As the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus is extremely dynamic, The Tutoring Expert will continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care for our families, tutors and staff alike.
An announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Education was made on Tuesday March 31st , regarding extension of school closures until May 4th, 2020 as well as the launch of Phase 2 of the “Learn at home” program to support the continuation of learning for Ontario students.
The resources being provided by the government are intended to support Teacher-led learning with the following guidelines:
– K-3: 5 hours of work per student/week with a focus on Math and Literacy
– Grades 4-6: 5 hrs of work per week, with a focus on Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies
– Grades 7-8: 10 hrs of work per week, with a focus on Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies
– Grades 9-12: 1.5 hrs of work per week per course
All our private tutoring sessions have effectively moved online as of Friday March 13th. Our online tutoring is offered in lieu of the in home support, but is meant to simulate the same feel. We use our interactive whiteboard specifically designed for tutoring purposes, and with all the capabilities to be able to conduct the session online (including webcam, Screen share, writing tools, and session recording for review)
We have received incredible feedback from all our families who are striving to strike a balance with the academics and school closures whilst using the online platform with their private tutors.
The Tutoring Expert continues to be your committed partner, whether it be for 1-on-1 tutoring, homeschool tutoring support, or micro-school tutoring support, in ensuring students are not left alone while navigating the complexities of education in an already uncertain time.
These are unprecedented times, and we are learning right alongside you as we navigate COVID-19 together. We will continue to monitor the developments and evolve with the responsibilities as provided by CDC and other experts.
Please check this page frequently to obtain any new updates as we continue to monitor and manage appropriately.
The Tutoring Expert Team