Here we are in a new school year, the first full one of its kind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last March, most school systems made the best of what was left on the calendar while teachers, students and parents navigated a strange, new normal. As we accept this modern reality, school children have been particularly affected. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids sharp and unaffected by the shifts in learning. Many are turning to online tutoring.
The New Normal
When the COVID-19 pandemic gained its foothold in the spring, most never thought it would last this long and so strong. Back then, warm weather and outdoor time was just around the corner, a sure sign that the illness would break. Online tutoring wasn’t as prevalent. Of course, now we realize this isn’t going away anytime soon. While some schools have adapted to changes in instruction, for children this adjustment hasn’t been so easy.
Experts have braced us for the fact that this pandemic will easily last the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. But what if it continues into next school year?
Pandemic Impact on Learning
Any teacher will tell you that a successful learning plan means we must adapt to learning in school and at home, with backup plans for each. School districts learned from last spring, but many still don’t have the resources to deliver devices, reliable Internet and resources to families. Some states have asked for permission not to conduct federally mandated standardized tests.
There’s also the emotional toll this takes on children: their need for physical, in-person interaction and socialization with teachers; the structure that only in-person school can provide; and, freedom from the fear of contracting COVID-19. All of this diminishes the teachers’ capacity for instruction and for children to learn.
Learning Centers & Online Tutoring
Who’s picking up the slack? More and more, learning centers are becoming a viable option for families who don’t want to see their children slide or struggle.
Huntington Learning Center of Newark offers online tutoring whereby students connect with tutors using the best of technology. It provides students with a solid educational backup plan from the comfort and safety of their home. The service helps families stay ahead of the curve even when learning environments change.
Be Ready with Online Tutoring
If you school system plans to cancel or postpone standardized test dates – no problem. Huntington Learning Center of Newark will help your child continue to prepare for when the time comes to take the test. Online tutoring is sure to give you one less thing to worry about during these uncertain times.
Date: Tuesday, October 6