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4 Do’s and Don'ts for Online Learning

As a parent of primary school or high school children, you have likely experienced a move to online learning from home by now, or are facing a second adjustment to a return to lock down measures. If you’re making the switch to online learning, you certainly aren’t alone. If you haven't already, preparing for a situation where your child is moved to online learning can help to save a lot of time and get your family adjusted to balancing school work with tuition.

Even with a plan, does learning from home and online feel like a big change for the family compared to at a centre and in class? We’ve created ways that can guide you to get the most from this new way of learning. Check out the 4 Do’s and Don’ts of balancing online tuition and schooling below:

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2020 STEM Skills for Jobs of the Future

We can all appreciate that the world is rapidly changing. While some may feel a sense of uncertainty in predicting how learning and workplaces will function in a post COVID-19 society, what we can be sure of is that jobs of the future will be relying on Generation Z’s STEM skills more than ever.

The term ‘essential work’ has entered into all of our consciousness where we have all been challenged to think about what professions are vital to support society to function at its best and when remote work and social distance is the new norm.

 

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Parent Q&A: Tailored learning for each child to boost their confidence

“As an occupational therapist, my belief is that a strong foundation in English and maths in the young years is really important as part of children’s development. We decided to commit to tutoring and not look back in terms of costs to get it right. 

“What made the assessment so effective, was somebody sitting down with my daughter and giving one-on-one attention which I really liked. They were a trained teacher and referred to how many specific words she knew. It was very in-depth and provided me with an idea of her current level and how we would progress. Once she got rolling, I felt she had more confidence. So, that was the big tell-tale sign.”

We spoke to a parent of four, Amelia, about her initial experiences with the NumberWorks’nWords teaching team, what she enjoys most about the programme and her future plans for her children’s education.

Read the Q&A to discover how with a focus on confidence, each child has embraced their tutoring experience and is on a path to making exciting progress at school.

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5 Ways to Get Back to Basics with reading, writing, counting and calculation

When parents are asked to consider a ‘return to basics’, this brings a whole range of focus areas back into the equation. Establishing or reinforcing their child’s focus on fundamental skills can include: counting, calculation, reading and writing and for younger ones - even the art of play!

Rather than preparing for a specific test or exam, some parents have started to request a de-cluttering of the curriculum to allow for mastery of these essential skills.

Here are five tips for children from 5-years-old through to high school, whether they are back learning in the classroom, are on school holidays or are learning from home that will strengthen their abilities with a return to basics.

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Tutor Q&A: A Vibrant and Positive Environment

“The most rewarding moments I’ve experienced have been seeing students crippled with self-doubt finally starting to become not only confident in their work but proud of it as well.”

When parents invest in tuition, they not only consider the type of learning program they are choosing - be it online, in-person or blended learning. Likewise, they are not solely weighing up the content that is assigned: based on a child’s school grade level or on ability. From speaking with a number of families that have chosen to partner with NumberWorks’nWords, a huge factor has been the role of the tutor, who they recognise as a vital motivator and mentor to their children.

So what motivates a tutor to bring their best to NumberWorks’nWords sessions, day in and day out? We recently spoke with a Tutor who shared, “I enjoy how tutoring allows me to utilise a variety of my skills, from teaching children how to read the alphabet through to complex tasks such as thesis development or essay building.”

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