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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Utica District Curriculum
In Mathematics, students at all levels are expected to learn how to use math in their daily lives. This comes from learning basic mathematical components including a fluency in mathematical procedures, a fundamental understanding of math concepts, the ability to solve math problems, and knowledge of math procedures. These fundamentals start with learning numbers, basic arithmetic skills and move on to advanced algebra, geometry and statistics.
In the Language Arts program students learn how to read, write, speak and listen to develop the literary skills that will allow them to demonstrate a command of the language. Students begin with the alphabet and phonics to learn to read and talk and write about the reading material. Students move on to more complex reading material in both fiction and nonfiction and learn to use critical thinking skills to analyze the reading in terms of its structure, theme, and content. They then learn to incorporate these traits in their analytic and creative writing.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Utica 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.
Utica District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Utica City Schools utilize the Common Core Curriculum which is now the state standard for curriculum in New York State. The evidence and research-based curriculum standards have been adopted to ensure that there is standardization in the curriculum across New York State and that all students receive a quality education. The progressive curriculum starts with the fundamentals and then builds on these skills as a student moves through their school experience. Character education programs promote the development of responsibility, respect, and an appreciation for multiculturalism. These values are important as the community continues to become more and more diverse.
We currently cover the following Utica-area school district: Utica Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Utica Educational News
- Educators Honored - The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region recently honored two educators from the Utica City School District of New York. The principal of Proctor High School, Steven Falchi was presented with the award of outstanding educator. Margaret Buckley from the UCSD School Board was presented with a lifetime achievement award for her contributions in the field of education in the Mohawk Valley Region. She was also made a new member of the Genesis Group Education Hall of Education.
- Superintendent's News - Bruce Karam has been Superintendent of the Utica City School District for more than a year. Both the School Board and the Teacher's Union have praise for the work the Superintendent has accomplished in his time in the job. His major responsibilities after becoming Superintendent included raising the test scores for the district, dealing with budget constraints, and revamping the administration. Karam also was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the state's new Common Core Curriculum in the district which is touted as one of the most significant changes in education in over thirty years.
- Donovan STEM Night - The JFK STEM Club Raiders recently competed at the First Lego League Competition which was held at HCCC and SUNY IT. The club was able to advance to the final championship which was held on the SUNY IT campus. The team of students provided presentations on robot design, a new design for a movable closet system for seniors, and a talk on core values.
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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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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.