Online System Progress Update
As we approach our third week of online tutoring, we would like to give everyone an update about how it’s all going. The general consensus has been overwhelmingly positive. Initially, we know a lot of our clients were slightly hesitant about moving online as it was new for all of us, however, because of how well we prepared before the lock-down came into place, the transition was almost seamless. We are tutoring more than ever which is a testament to how successful the change has been.
In terms of the actual style of tutoring, we know that the children are spending more time in front of their screens than ever before and this is why we are asking all of our tutors to ensure that any work is being written down on paper to keep up that practice of writing and written maths. We still have no idea how long the schools will be shut, but it is looking more and more likely that they won’t reopen until the beginning of September. Therefore, maintaining the ability to put pen to paper is of paramount importance.
Please make sure that your child has everything to hand that they may need for the lessons: pencil, pen lined and plain paper. Also that the work area is as clear of clutter as possible. If possible, try to make sure that any worksheets sent through are printed out in preparation of the start of the session.We ask that the children work in a quiet independent space, as having family activity going on around them can be slightly distracting. Where possible ensure there is no more than one device operating in the same room as this can cause disrupting interference.
Obviously, because we are not currently teaching alongside our tutors, we are ensuring that, where possible, reports are being sent out at most 48 hours after the lesson. This allows the admin and management team a chance to see which resources are being used and how the overall lesson went.
From everyone at The Fulham Study we just want to say thank you all for being so patient, it’s a very unusual time for everyone but we’re getting through it very well and this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our clients.