The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in the subjects of English and math that the states voluntarily adopt. 45 states including Massachusetts have signed on. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college or the workforce. They claim that the standards are “ . . . clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.” It remains to be seen if this is in fact true. Tomorrow we will take a closer look at some of the changes coming soon.
We take the students whose hopes were fading and give them the courage to look ahead.
Congratulations to all of the Y3K Tutor In Your Home students and families for another successful school year! Your hard work paid off. Now as you begin to unwind, remember we will always be here for you from the time you need us to the time you do not need us anymore. As always you will never have to sign a contract. Enjoy your summer!
Y3K Tutor In Your Home is proud to donate our tutoring and test prep services to the Marian High School of Framingham, MA auction. Make sure when attending their annual gala “A Night For Marian” also called “Monte Carlo Night”, be on the lookout for our auction donation and bid generously. Our support will help enhance their educational and extra-curricular programs. The event this year will be held at the Natick Elks Lodge which is located at 95 Speen St. Natick, MA.
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The Memorial Elementary School in Natick, Massachusetts will be holding an auction fundraiser again this year. We hope you look for our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutoring and test prep auction donation when attending this coming Saturday.
The funds raised will be used to support the academic and cultural activies of the Memorial Elementary School’s approximately 430 children in kindergarten through 4th grade, over the next two years. These activities will include class field trips supporting the academic curriculum, visits by literary writers and poets to the school who inspire children to think and write, and performances at school by theater and musical groups to expose the children to the arts. The auction funds raised by the the Memorial Elementary School PTO will also be used to maintain the school playground equipment and provide classroom supplies. These programs and resources will not exist without our auction donation and your generous bid.
A great pleasure in life is having your student do what others including the know-it-all “experts” say your student cannot do.
A full slate of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school does not necessarily save incoming college freshman time or money. Some colleges now cap the number of AP credits they will accept for placing out of classes. Some no longer accept any at all! In the past students could take high school AP courses, take a standardized test, and get college credit without having to take the class in college. Yet at the same time a school like Weston High School places 5th in Massachusetts with 66% of underclassmen enrolled in AP courses.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home often receives calls to help students with various standardized test prep. Recently there has been an increased demand for ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) The test prep support we provide for the ISEE includes concepts in math, reading comprehension, and writing. Our tutoring helps students become familiar with the subject knowledge needed to be successful for the ISEE standardized test.
Be sure to contact us as soon as you know you would like our help before all the most convenient times get claimed by other families.