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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Tacoma District Curriculum
The Math curriculum in Tacoma Public Schools follows the Washington State High School Math Standards. The publishers adopted by the district for all levels of math except calculus and precalculus is Prentice Hall, which uses a holistic approach to mathematics instruction. In order to graduate from a Tacoma Public School, a student must pass either Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 1, 2 and 3.
The Science curriculum in Tacoma Public Schools focuses on the integration of science in life-long learning. It encourages students to focus on nature and nurtures the natural curiosity of humans. All tenth grade students in Tacoma must take Biology which can be followed by classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Technology. In the arts, students experiment with various artistic methodologies and techniques, developing a repertoire of skills that can be employed to fulfill their artistic vision. Artistic critique is part of the curriculum as well.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Tacoma 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.
Tacoma District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Tacoma Public Schools follow a comprehensive curriculum plan modeled after the Washington State Standards. The English Language Arts curriculum includes a reading and writing curriculum that allows students to enhance their writing skills through narrative, persuasive and expository writing. A focus on oral communication skills is also embedded throughout the English Language Arts curriculum and is practiced through oral presentations and collaborative projects. Each standard taught in these strands builds on the year before. Students are required to take three years of English Language Arts for graduation from the district and four years if they plan on attending college after high school.
We currently cover the following Tacoma-area school district: Tacoma Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Tacoma Educational News
- The Lincoln Center - The Lincoln Center is a small learning community located at Lincoln High School. The focus is on high academic achievement, character and civic education. This academic community is one of the diverse features of the enhanced program offerings at LHS. The school also has an award-winning Culinary Arts program and prolific Drama Department.
- AVID at Mason Middle School - Mason Middle School recently received a substantial grant toward the goal of starting the AVID Program for students in grades 5 and 6. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) has long been a successful program that promotes high academic achievement and is being implemented to help focus students on their goals during grades 5 and 6, which are significant transitional years.
- Tacoma Virtual Schools - Tacoma Public Schools offer virtual learning for students who do not, or cannot, attend traditional high school and for students who would like to take advanced classes which are not offered in the traditional high school. Students are also able to retrieve lost credits through the Virtual Academy because all the teachers are certificated in their subject area.
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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.
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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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My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,
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Chalk Talk: Helping the Child who Hates School
Trying to send a child who does not school to the daily event can be testing. To help make this easier parents can show a child how going to school does not need to be a chore by taking a community class or craft class. Then come home and share the excitement and what was learned with the child. Next, many children learn through reading, so find out what the child is learning at school, take a trip to the library and find book to share with the child each night. This provides a different point of view and if it is a piece of fiction based around the facts, the child may find that learning is fun. Next, a child may enjoy going to school more if the parent volunteers either in the classroom or in the school office. They will see this as a way for the parent to show interest in their lives and what they are doing.