It has been a little over a week of online classes for your student now. You might have heard some complaints about the change or even some enthusiasm from your fellow student. Regardless, there is only a little under a month left of school, so Parents of Georgia wants to provide you with some tips to send your student in hopes that this change gets easier.
Tutoring. Janine the Tutor by OneClass offers online tutoring that might be compatible with your student. SAGE, which is a resource of the university, offers free tutoring that your student can sign up for with a tutor for a specific class.
Get ahead. Remind your student that this is not the time to procrastinate. Urge them to get ahead while they can. Not only will it make things easier in the future for them, but it gives them time to realize what work might be harder and more time consuming, so they are prepared for it.
Ask professors for help. Professors understand this is a tough time and believe it or not, they are struggling too. Encourage your student to email their professors and work through online office hours.
Find a quiet place to focus. Change up scenery every once in a while, some parks are still open so give your student a blanket and tell them to socially distance from others while doing some work. Other places to work include the backyard, driveway, a home office, or the kitchen.
Keep a schedule. Get your student to act like they are going to class. Have them get into routine where they can wake up, eat breakfast, and “go to class” then they can set aside time for lunch and their personal activities and hobbies. Remind your student that it is okay to take a break!
During these next couple of weeks, remind your student to take things one step at a time. Please feel free to reach out to Parents of Georgia with any concerns or even if you want to chat! We hope you and your families are healthy and can’t wait until we are all back together again.