The Importance of Tutors in Times of Crisis
School is coming around the corner, and the rise of COVID-19 is making students and parents doubt the capabilities of the education system. Every district is handling the new school year differently, whether it’s reopening full-time, implementing hybrid classrooms, or remaining remote. Some schools are also giving families the choice for in-person or online education. During this time, schools are scrambling to set their standards and realign their curriculum as public updates are made by governors. They are doing their best to keep students safe while accommodating their educational needs.
No matter what decision is ultimately reached for your state, it’s important to keep your child’s education top of mind. Each student is different, and some are handling remote learning better than others. One student may find remote learning helps limit distractions, while another feels that it maximizes them. In either case, you should pay close attention to your students and hear their concerns to give them the best education possible despite the circumstances. The education community is already hearing talks of the “learning loss” COVID-19 has had on students. The results aren’t definitive yet, but we shouldn’t wait to account for this loss once it’s proven. We should try to prevent it altogether.
One way you can help prevent this loss and supplement your child’s education is with the help of tutors. Tutoring can help scholars from kindergarten through college, and is especially useful for anyone learning to work in a new environment. Many parents are concerned about the effectiveness of remote learning and the learning loss they are experiencing. Though some states are starting to launch ambitious efforts to provide more tutoring for their students, you should still look into tutoring on your own and find what’s right for your scholar.
A tutor can help provide the accountability and support that students may feel they are lacking being out of the classroom. They can also give more personalized help that is customized to their specific needs. Our goal at Texas Tutors is to provide this individualized support to help struggling students stay on track. We know what the data says about students that fall behind, and we know how to help prevent that for your scholar during these turbulent times. Let us be the ones they can count on when they are feeling lost, frustrated, or even lonely. Contact us to learn about our services today.