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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Shawangunk District Curriculum

Instruction in Shawangunk schools’ English Language Arts classes is based on benchmarked standards that require students to develop important literacy skills that can be applied to all subject areas. The skills include, but are not limited to, reading closely and attentively, comprehending a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, researching, and writing. Students compose both short and lengthy writing pieces in all subject classes, the majority of which is informative and summarizes what they have read.

Instruction in Shawangunk schools’ math classes is also based on benchmarked standards. These standards develop students’ understanding of core mathematics concepts in the earliest grades. Once students master concepts like abstract thinking, numeration, and problem solving they go on to learn how use their knowledge of these concepts to solve real world problems connected to science, technology and engineering.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Shawangunk 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.

Shawangunk District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

Shawangunk, New York, is part of the Wallkill Central School District. The district operates three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. It has a total enrollment of 3,700 students. Math and literacy standards are governed by the Common Core Standards. Instruction in all Shawangunk schools’ other classes, including art, social studies, and health, is based on the New York State Learning Standards.

We currently cover the following Shawangunk-area school district: Wallkill Central School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Shawangunk Educational News

  • Olympics of the Visual Arts - Wallkill students recently participated in the Olympics of the Visual Arts competition. A team of talented artists represented Wallkill Senior High School in the competition. Team members walked away with awards in both the photography and the sculpture division.
  • PAWS & Student Jobs Party - Plattesville Elementary School is preparing for its PAWS & Student Jobs Party. The party is a reward for students who won PAWSitive awards and students who held student jobs during the school year.
  • Common Core Parent Forum - To help parents understand the transition to Common Core Standards, the district has created a forum for discussion, finding resources, and learning about ways to supplement the new, more rigorous standards, at home.

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Tutors that are highly-qualified K-12 and university educators

Our instructors hail from Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other top institutions

Our tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood

Staff Tutors with Outstanding Credentials

Our educators have graduated from top academic institutions, and many of them have achieved in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized tests. Equally importantly, they enjoy coaching students across a variety of subject areas and standardized tests

Educators Beyond What You Find Down the Block

Students work collaboratively with their private tutor who is a top-notch college graduate well beyond the academic caliber that you’ll typically find in your neighbourhood

Experienced Academic Directors to Create and Adjust Learning Plans

Every student is paired up with both a private tutor and an Academic Director responsible for creating a comprehensive learning plan and constantly tweeking it to optimize for results

Fully Customized Programs with Regular Progress Reports

With regular progress reports and archived copies of your lessons, you can easily track your progress and review concepts from past lessons

Meet Our Tutors

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.


My name is Akosua A. and I am a Math, Science, English, ACT Tutor from Brampton, Ontario.

My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

My name is Jania B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Eight Mile, Alabama.

Chalk Talk: School Jobs

While community service requirements and community outreach efforts have become a mainstay of education, many young students also benefit from having a 'job' at school. You just don’t see as many children working as hall monitors, water fountain monitors, and classroom assistants as you once did. That is a shame because these and other similar school jobs taught many students lessons about responsibility, safety, and fairness. Of course, insurance laws are different than they once were, and with schools facing concerns about litigiousness, but that shouldn’t stop schools from putting students with good behavior records to work. Students who do small jobs at school will gain experience and knowledge that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. All they need is a chance to prove their responsibility to themselves.


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