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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Schenectady District Curriculum
The new Common Curriculum Standards were devised to ensure that all public schools are offering the same quality educational experience to their students. The Language Arts curriculum is geared toward teaching students to read, write, listen, speak and effectively master the language. The focus is on developing literacy skills and the ability to show reading comprehension through progressively more advanced reading material. Analyzing and evaluating research material is stressed in the older grades.
The curriculum for Math is used to produce students who are mathematically literate and can use math skills for real world problem solving. Students begin with basic computational skills, measurements, numbers, and the simple fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry. In High School students take Algebra and Geometry and are encouraged to continue their math education with courses such as Trigonometry and Calculus and Statistics.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Schenectady students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Schenectady District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Schenectady City School District serves more than 9,700 students who attend the twenty public schools in the district including three pre-K centers, nine Elementary Schools, four kindergarten through middle school programs, one Middle School, and one High School. The district offers some unique programs such as an International Baccalaureate Program, a school dedicated to fine arts, language study in Mandarin Chinese, and programs in Robotics and Nanotechology. They also follow the goals of the Common Core Standards and New York State Frameworks which require that students are prepared for advanced studies in all subjects.
We currently cover the following Schenectady-area school district: Schenectady City School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Schenectady Educational News
- 6th Graders from Woodlawn Visit Mission - Students from the sixth grade class at Woodlawn Elementary School recently visited the City Mission in downtown Schenectady. The students had a tour of the facility and were able to help with food preparation and serving the Mission's clients. The field trip is part of a program that has been set up by the school's student council with the City Mission. In a continuing program students from the elementary school will help with programs at the Mission throughout the year including the Holiday Shoppe, and Toys for Tots.
- Girl's Circle - Community volunteers are being sought to be a Muse for the 7th grade City school girls program and the Schenectady Working Group on Girls. A muse or mentor will work with the 7th grade students on a biweekly basis and help contribute to developing girls' self-esteem, confidence and also have fun. The Girl's Circles programs are for girls in Middle School and are offered at lunch and after school every other week. An annual Girls Day Out program is held once a year.
- Rowing Club - Schenectady students who like rowing can join with other students from different school districts and towns such as Scotia-Glenville, Guilderland, Mohonsen, and Schalmont to compete in rowing competitions. The group, SGS Rowing Association, competes in rowing competitions at the local, regional, and state and national level. The association rows on the Mohawk River.
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My son’s math marks in high school have always been weak so I found it very beneficial that his ACT tutor worked on solidifying his fundamentals while prepping for the ACT.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
My daughter was able to improve her test scores after a few months of tutoring with SchoolTutoring. However, while raising test scores is great, the real payoff is in the self-confidence that she gained.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank-you! My son is very impressed with his tutor and looks forward to each session. What’s particularly amazing about this is our son has never really looked forward to math or school for that matter!
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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,
My name is Davis H. and I am a certified English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
My name is Jane W. and I am certified SAT/ACT Tutor from San Diego, California.
My name is Ken B. and I am a certified Math and Statistics Tutor from California.
My name is Kevin L. and I am a certified Social Studies Tutor from Guelph, Ontario.
My name is Daniel C. and I am a High School Math, English and Economics.
My name is Amy B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Darlington, South Carolina.
My name is Owen M. and I am a Math, English, Languages, ACT Tutor from Dundas, Ontario.
My name is Daniel H. and I am an English, ACT, SAT, Social Studies Tutor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
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Chalk Talk: Digitized Children's Stories
For students and parents there is a website sponsored by National Geographic that has all the Grimm's Fairy Tales in digitized form for reading the stories together. The site has all twelve original stories and is based on the original English translation made in 1914. The stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm include Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Snow White, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, The Frog King, The Bremen Town Musicians, Little Red Cap, and Little Briar Rose. These are the original stories and older students may find them interesting to compare to the watered down stories of their childhood. Some of the stories are accompanied by audio.