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St. Catharines District and Curriculum
SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for St. Catharines students start with a ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT with an Academic Director. Call us now for a personalized quote! Our services include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-weekly progress reports, learning profiles and parental conference calls.
St. Catharines District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The students in St. Catharines learn according to the curriculum plan laid out in the Ontario Curriculum. This is a framework for teaching and learning in all academic, enrichment, and career-oriented subjects. It is designed to build from a foundation to the advanced concepts within each subject. Each subject has its own framework which are put together, and revised, by educators and subject area professionals so that the academic and applied skills that students need to master are provided for in the expectations for each subject. The learning expectations represent the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities should develop each year.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the St. Catharines District Curriculum
The District School Board of Niagara uses the Ontario Curriculum as a framework for teaching and learning in Math, Science, Language and Social Studies. The Curriculum describes what elements within each subject needs to be learned for a student to become proficient in the subject. The Niagara Catholic District School Board also follows the Ontario Curriculum and supplements it with a religious education program. The Ontario Curriculum has assessments developed in alignment with the standards of math and literacy learning.
The provincial assessments are given to students at critical junctures in their education to gauge their proficiency in the content areas. Literacy and Mathematics are assessed at the elementary, middle and high school level across the province. The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is used to measure whether students have the necessary skills to read across all subject areas and have a basis in mathematical practices they can draw upon. Students are required to pass the OSSLT in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
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Keeping Informed: Recent St. Catharines Educational News
- Crossroads School - This is a new state of the art elementary and middle school facility which opened in 2011 bringing together students from Colonel John Butler and Virgil Public School. This new school has been embraced by the two existing communities and is laying a foundation for community minded-ness for the students through celebrations and community outreach.
- Student Talents - Local students recently performed at the annual Monologue Competition, with a St Catharines student receiving a top award. This competition allows students to perform monologues from classical or contemporary works and brings together students who are interested in pursuing the performing arts.
- St. Catharines Area Test Results - Literacy proficiency rates are on the increase in St. Catharines. In grades 3 and 6, student proficiency levels have increased between 8-16% on the Reading and Writing assessments over the past five years. For 9th graders, there was also an increase in Math scores over the past five years. On the literacy assessment in high school, the OSSLT, students also had a strong showing.
St. Catharines Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Note-Taking
It is nearly impossible for a student to take down every word that a teacher says during class. But, there are important materials to be honed from the lectures. To help to make sure that the student is catching the important information, help them to go over their notes after a test to see if they have the answers to the questions. If not, advise them to talk to a classmate to check their notes, or talk with the teacher on improving note-taking. To aid the student in studying, encourage them to study with a partner. The student also needs to find a method of note-taking that is best for them. Perhaps they are a visual learner. If this is a care they could use different colored index cards for their notes. Or perhaps they would remember better by placing material to music. Another method is to re-write the notes daily. By working on it diligently, the student will be able to find the method that works best.