Many Educators Offering to Help Exasperated Parents with Homework During School Shutdown
In recent days, many schools have announced that students will be continuing their education for the next few weeks at home. My daughter is in first grade and I'm happy to report that yesterday, when she started her at-home assignments, I had to call my husband over to help her figure out a math equation because I was stuck.
I know what you are thinking... I am a complete idiot. I won't argue with you there. But, in MY defense, what would have been a simple addition question turned into a convoluted word problem that dealt with ten pods and one pods and brackets and moving things into designated arenas. We got through it okay, but I had to post a joke to Facebook to ease other parents who are actually dealing with the nightmare of helping their older kids with homework.
I already said the words, “I’m sorry, I can’t help you with this first grade math.” 😐😐😑
We will get through this! #bettertogether
If you have a child that could benefit from one on one instruction during this time I would love to offer some one on one FREE tutoring through Zoom (an online meeting app). The sessions are 25 min long. I am a licensed IDOE teacher with endorsements in mathematics and science. I also have experience teaching ESL. If interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org pr PM me here. Please share!
While we are homeschooling/remotely/digitally educating our kids, if you need assistance with understanding something that has been assigned for your child, or if you need more resources, just give me a shout. I am a high school social studies teacher certified in grades 5-12, having taught a majority of the high school core courses over the years (with an emphasis on World History and AP World) I’ll be happy to answer questions. We WILL get through this! #bettertogether ❤️
Then, I thought - let's take this a step further. If you are having an issue in a particular subject, search it on Facebook. Turns out, there IS a Facebook group or page for just about everything.
And if you are really hard up, I'd say your child's teachers won't be too upset if you contact them directly on Facebook or via email.
Let's all work together and we WILL get through this - even if we have to put on our big kid britches and go back to school alongside our kids. <3