At this Coronavirus time, teachers and school administrators are beginning to have school closures in some areas, urging teachers and students to stay home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to prepare for possible school closures due to the risk of an outbreak. While this may be a direction to keep children healthy, it impedes children’s study, social interaction and educational progress leaving families as alternatives.
Prevent from Coronavirus
As countries are working to contain the coronavirus and prevent its spread, concerns are rapidly changing for the health and safety of students in classrooms across the nation. Medical experts have started thinking about the importance of “social distancing”, but what does this mean for students?
Those who feel anxious know that teachers are working harder than ever to ensure that students can continue their education in the highest quality in a safe environment. At TutorPace, the health and safety of our students and tutors is our top priority. Supervising a network of over 94,000 tutors, I see for the first time that our education advisors and tutors. They are collaborating with students, families and teachers to provide the best possible education in a safe environment.
TutorPace is currently offering our online tutoring resource to families. Online learning can be a great education supplement, but only if it is best suited to a child’s needs. Even in the online space, a tutor must know how to engage with their student, tailoring their program while constantly providing guidance and valuable learning skills.
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We have worked hard to give students the best possible experience of online tutoring. Like our in-person tutoring experience, students are directly matched with a tutor based on their needs, and are given a learning plan suited to them. No matter the environment, our mission helps guide students through their educational journey, helping them succeed in academics and life will always be their top priority.
I urge parents to talk to experts in their community. Be informed by talking to your doctor and check for updates from the World Health Organization and other reputable sources about what you can do to keep you and your community healthy.
We asked online tutors about their tips on how it works.
Create a field of study
Although you are competing with others in your home, try to mark the work space. Even if it is temporary every time you use it, keep some physical objects around you to optimize it. Make it comfortable, Set boundaries with others. If your study space is now a kitchen table, try for an agreement that it be alone for a set time period.
Keep it clean
At Coronavirus time, it is difficult to be disciplined to work at home, and it is difficult even if the place is disorganized. If you have piles of dishes or laundry around, it can be difficult to concentrate. I like to set a timer for 15 minutes and do a quick blitz of a room. It makes for a relaxed atmosphere.
Although you may personally miss the campus and socialization, establishing and making contact with staff and other students can maintain a sense of community. Use online systems to maintain social interaction. Although it can feel lonely, posting on discussion boards and reading posts from other students can help. Set up informal discussions via Skype or FaceTime if you can.
Reach out for help
Not everyone has access to a laptop and reliable WiFi. Some students are relying on mobile data to connect to their online lessons and many are missing physical resources such as libraries and laboratories. If you do not have access to the right equipment, contact your university. We are asking employees to make content easier to view and interact with on a smartphone. It needs to be much more inclusive.
Manage your time
Recognize that different functions require different levels of concentration. Watching a video can be easier than reading a complex text and taking notes. Split your work into manageable time slots and take appropriate breaks.
Plan your day
The fact that you can stop watching recorded lectures until later can be dangerous. Make sure you focus all your attention on the recording – don’t squeeze it while eating or listening to music. Set a routine to use time efficiently. If you’re not tired or not feeling great, just sit there – be a little careful, and apply yourself when you’re feeling more alert.
Be clear when messaging colleagues
Like other social media platforms, a simple misunderstanding in writing can quickly escalate. “What has been intended as an ironic comment can be misinterpreted.
When a storm of epidemics passes, this experience can lead to a revolution in schools. Or, they can return what they know. But the world they will exist in – one marked by rising unemployment and a possible recession, will demand more. The pace of change in education may be slow, but the post-coronavirus economy will demand it.
We are looking forward to the day when the coronavirus is ingested by our medical experts and we can once again resume our normal routine without worry. Until then, our tuition network is there to help your children continue to achieve their educational goals.