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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Urbana District Curriculum
The goals for Social Studies are to help students understand how society works by understanding geography, civics, cultural matters and as they advance, politics, economics and other concepts. In Social Studies, students also gain in research skills and are able to self-direct their learning by choosing projects to work on about different parts of the world or different cultures. These courses are important in laying a foundation that is drawn upon in many college courses, and in real life.
The curriculum in Language Arts builds students reading, writing, communication and research skills, in such a way as to make these applicable to all areas of learning. Students are taught comprehension and interpretation strategies for both fiction and non-fiction, and they focus on building vocabulary each year. Writing is an integral part of the curriculum and students are expected to learn different modes of writing such as persuasive or informational. Students also learn research skills that help them to discern and evaluate quality information.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Urbana 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.
Urbana District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The district follows a comprehensive curriculum that lays out key standards for students to meet each year in each core academic subject. The goal is for students to increase their depth of knowledge in each subject so that by the time they are ready for college and career, they have a whole host of critical thinking, reasoning and logic skills with which to approach the world. Core subjects are assessed through a variety of assessments from classroom based projects to statewide standardized tests; these assessments are aligned to the goals in the curriculum.
We currently cover the following Urbana-area school district: Urbana School District 116.
Keeping Informed: Recent Urbana Educational News
- 21st Century Community Learning Center - The 21st Century Community Learning Center offers enrichment classes for students and parents as well as opportunities to receive extra support and explore various career opportunities. This gives all members of the community to learn something new or enhance their career skills.
- Guidance Services - The Urbana High School guidance department offers many opportunities for students ranging from educational support to college application information. Information is also available for parents and mentors to ensure the best support for students.
- Extra! Extra! - Looking for information on the Urbana High School happenings? The Echo, Urbana’s high school newspaper is written by Urbana students and includes articles about the school and school related happenings.
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My daughter was very self-conscious about her difficulties with the math section of the SAT. SchoolTutoring Academy’s Academic Directors created an action plan that boosted my daughter’s score and confidence level.
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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.
One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
Tutoring at your child's pace & schedule - available 7 days a week
Personalized instruction in the comfort of your home
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.
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Chalk Talk: Art School’s Easy, Right?
One of the biggest misconceptions about college is that art colleges are less rigorous than other programs. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Art colleges are highly competitive, rigorous schools that push students to work tremendous amounts. Instead of the more familiar hour-long classes in other degrees, art classes may last many hours, allowing students to explore and produce more quantity. Students then, often, offer up their work for critique, which can be a harrowing experience. Most art colleges focus on internships, showings, and career guidance, so that students are kept aware of “life after college” and guided towards professional careers, often using art in more mainstream settings. Even getting into these colleges involves providing an accomplished portfolio which might take many months for a student to produce. Of course, not every school is as rigorous as others, but the reality is that many are. The payoff is that students get to work hard at something they love and learn how to make a career from it, and to many students, this is worth the hard work and dedication.