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Waterloo, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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Waterloo District and Curriculum
The curriculum used in the Waterloo Community Unit School District follows the Illinois Learning Standards, which are internationally referred, rigorous standards intended to ensure a quality, equal education for all students. Faculty, staff, and other students model accountability. Students are expected to make healthy life choices to benefit themselves, both physically, psychically, and socially. Students are taught to take responsibility for their own actions and their own education. The hope is that engaged students will be more likely to pursue success and to be engaged in their own communities after graduation.
We currently cover the following Waterloo-area school district: Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Waterloo District Curriculum
There are many high school options available to students so that they have a level of choice in determining what they study. During freshman and sophomore year, many electives are available to help them recognize areas of interest. There are also advanced and honors courses available, which students should be preparing for during their first years of high school as well. Students can also take on an independent study which may focus on one topic or take an interdisciplinary approach. There are also career-technical courses available for students interested in studying topics related to a future career.
The curriculum stresses critical thinking skills across divisions. Students learn to tackle problems using logic. They also learn critical reading skills by reading a variety of challenging, complex texts in varying formats, for comprehension but also structural questions and authorial intent. They learn analytical writing skills and develop opinions about their reading, which they discuss and write about using information they’ve gathered to support their ideas. Oral presentations are also emphasized so that students can show what they have learned.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Waterloo Educational News
- Waterloo Foundation for Excellence - Community members have organized the Waterloo Foundation for Excellence to promote academic achievement and excellence in classroom experiences for the students. Through fundraising, the group is able to support teacher grants, students scholarships, and support extracurricular activities.
- WCUSD5 Wellness Team - A new initiative in the district is the WCUSD5 Wellness Team, which has both online and in-person resources available. The group promotes wellness among students, staff and families and works on developing activities for everyone to participate in. Parents who are interested in participating in these initiatives should contact the department.
- New Illinois State Standards - The district provides resources for parents to understand the changes made to the curriculum. The new Illinois State Standards for English Language Arts and Math are described on a grade-by-grade basis so that parents can understand what is expected of their children.
Waterloo 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: College Interviews
The first thing to consider when being interviewed by a college representative is who is interviewing you. Is it an admissions representative or an alumni? If it’s an alumni, this might not have the desired impact. Many alumni who conduct interviews are simply sharing information about the college. They often aren’t trained, and they don’t have much influence. It might not be worth the time. Some are, of course, and their recommendations can hold weight, but a good rule of thumb is to aim to have a member of the admissions committee conduct the interview, even if that means doing it over Skype or some such way; even though it isn’t in person, it will hold more weight. Of course, not all colleges offer interviews, and if they don’t, pursuing one probably isn’t as valuable.