It's been almost a year since Covid-19 came into our daily lives. Since then, much has changed from our long-term travelling plans, visits, and business trips to the day-to-day matters connected to our work and school responsibilities. And it was the schools, especially their pupils, students, and their parents, who had to orientate themselves within the situation in a concise time. If you feel that, despite all the schools' efforts, the situation is insufficient for your children, we are here with a solution. With School Populo, you can help your children not only with the preparation for various exams but also with the daily preparation for the studied topics. You no longer have to trouble yourself with textbooks and exercise books every night. We will, at least partially, solve these worries for you.
Although schools and educators do everything they can, sometimes that may not be enough. Some teachers may not be proficient in working with IT technologies or simply have a technical problem that they cannot solve. On the other hand, there are students who, for various reasons, do not have access to the Internet, a computer or are again facing technical issues. Another chapter is the complexity of such online teaching, where one teacher is in charge of the whole class and can barely pay attention to each student individually, even if they would want to. In such a situation, it is difficult to consider the abilities and progress of individual students and give each of them their own space. In our opinion, this is the main issue of online teaching.
When is the right time to start with tutoring
Some children may start to get lost in the topics after a few weeks or months. They start to get assignments they do not fully understand, it is not clear to them what was the mistake in the test, or they just do not know in which textbook or on which page they can see the current topic. In classes with up to 30 children, teachers might have difficulties answering every student individually and address their particular issues or queries. In addition, many teachers have their own children at home and are thus dealing with similar problems and ambiguities.
Therefore, it is a good idea to see how your child is doing during online classes. Not only to see if your kids have all the necessary equipment and actively participate in online learning, but also how they understand it. When students are unsure whether they understood the assignment correctly, would like to review and practice a topic or re-take an unsuccessful test, then it is the right time to start thinking about tutoring. At this point, many parents may begin to think whether to be tutors or not. Sometimes a discussion at home is definitely enough, and the problem is solved, but sometimes it is not a sufficient solution. At that point, School Populo offers a helping hand to all parents with tutoring. We can make your life easier, especially during the coronavirus period.
How to find the right tutor
Many parents start addressing an important issue, which tutors trust for tutoring their child. Surely everyone wants an experienced, empathetic, and knowledgeable tutor. And these are exactly the tutors we have at our School. This is also confirmed by numerical data, which says that we taught 520 online lessons in January 2020. By January 2021, however, there were already 8,800 online lessons, and the demand is still growing. Based on our experience, online school teaching covers only about 50% of the taught topics. Often, children have only two or three online classes a day, focusing only on the main subjects such as English and Maths. Therefore, parents turn to us mainly at a time when their knowledge is not sufficient for tutoring older children or when they do not find the capacity due to work or taking care of younger siblings. Many parents have finally understood that school reopening won’t happen any time soon and that sticking to only online schooling is not sustainable in the long run.
That is why we do everything we can to keep our online tutoring at the same high-quality level as we have done so far. We want to help children and parents supplement the often insufficient online school education. This is ensured by our one-on-one tutoring system when one tutor works only with one student during a lesson. Both of them have enough time to get to know each other. The tutor can evaluate the student's current knowledge and, of course, finds out which teaching method suits the student best. Together, they can always agree on what they can work on more and which topics are clear. Depending on the situation, they can practice more, explain, or go more in-depth with a certain topic. This individual and flexible teaching approach gives every student space that cannot be provided during school group online lessons. Such students then achieve better results at school, feel more certain, more confident, and know that they always have someone to turn to. For those interested, we also offer the possibility of renting IT equipment, thanks to which online learning will be even easier.
If you have a pupil or student at home who would like to practice topics that are omitted from online schooling due to time constraints or would like to study a foreign language or subject, he/she has only been studying as a self-study for several months, do not hesitate to contact us. All tutors at School Populo are here for you, not only at the time of the coronavirus period. To learn more about the complete tutoring offer and inquiry form, please visit www.schoolpopulo.co.uk/tutoring. We look forward to hearing from you!