Tutoring during a pandemic has definitely been different in Canada along with other parts of the world. There have been many changes that have affected the industry. This article will take about the numerous changes that have happened with Covid-19, along with some helpful tips to help you manage. The last year and a half have been a year of uncertainties, but the tutoring industry has found ways to continue to offering services to their students.
Online tutoring was a perfect option for a lot of students. They will able to offer tutoring sessions online in the comfort of their own home while keeping everyone safe. Online tutoring will continue to be popular even as Covid-19 guidelines change, and things may open back up. Tutors should continue to follow their local guidelines when making decisions about the safety of their students. Below is more information about tutoring during the pandemic.
- The education system was impacted by Covid-19 including tutors. Source: Ivan Samkov, Pexels
Coronavirus and Tutoring
Covid-19 has affected many different areas of work, including tutoring. Before, in-person tutoring was the most common method. People would tutor in cafes, libraries, their homes and anywhere else in person. But the Covid-19 has made in-person meetings also non-existent for a while. Online tutoring has always been around, but it has been less popular for in-person tutoring. Now, the tables have turned, and online tutoring is the most popular method for tutoring.
Even as regulations and guidelines lesson, tutoring online could still very well remain above in person. It protects the student and tutor by being safe in your home. Not to mention online tutoring also gives the tutor a lot more freedom. They'll have a more extensive reach to help more students along with being able to teach anywhere. Covid-19 has impacted tutoring, but tutors are finding ways to provide the service to students still. Coronavirus has changed how tutors operate, but there still able to help their students.
To learn more check out our article Has Covid-19 Effected Tutoring?
How to Teach During Covid-19
As we mentioned above, tutoring online may stay the new norm. It's an excellent option for both tutor and student. Although it certainly brings on its own sets of challenges, Covid-19 has already brought on challenges. The whole education system, along with tutoring in Canada, was impacted. Teachers had to learn how to teach online while trying to keep their students entertained. Parents had to keep their kids focused on learning. The students also have been through a lot in adjusting to the new style of teaching online.
As everything else gets affected, so has tutored, but online tutoring is becoming a good option. It is still a practical option for students to get the help they need, especially now when struggling with online tutoring. It will continue to take time for tutors to adjust from in-person to online learning. We have to have patience and stay diligent.
To learn more check out our article How to Teach During Covid-19.
- Tutors are doing everything they can to help their students. Source: Tony Schnagl, Pexels
Tutoring During Covid-19
Tutoring during covid-19 may have disrupted your lesson if you are already working as a tutor. If you're not working as a tutor but are considering it's still disrupted how you feel about tutoring. Tutoring can still be a viable job option for those in the field or who want to get into the area. It'll take time to adjust, but it is possible.
Tutoring during Covid-19 can look the same as before. You'll have a lesson plan with everything you need for each session. You'll still be able to provide the accountability and personalized learning that a student may need. You have to be willing to spend the time adjusting. Whether we're allowed to tutor in person or not, you'll have to stay updated with local guidelines. As well as ensuring your following proper procedures even as things open up. Tutoring during Covid-19 can look a little different, but the premise of tutoring stays the same. You want to help your students/clients.
To learn more check out our article Has Tutoring Changed with Covid-19?
How to Find Students During Covid-19
Getting clients during Covid-19 can be a little more trickery than it was before. But there is still a need for tutoring. One thing to consider is income associated with Covid-19. A lot of people have had reduced hours or aren't working entirely. Existing clients you may have had before may have to stop seeing you for funds alone. Of course, this is okay. You have to branch out and find new clients. One of the best ways to get noticed as a tutor is to connect with others. Often, we don't tell anyone about our business.
We keep it to ourselves most of the time. Your friends and family may know your working as a tutor, but they know you're actively looking for clients. Chances are your friends or family know someone that can benefit from a tutor. If you tell five people you're looking for tutoring clients, they each feel five more people than 25 people know about your services. It seems simple this method is, but it works. Talk more about your services as a tutor, and you may be surprised about what comes your way. Tell people about your business.
To learn more check out our article How to Find Students During a Pandemic.
- Online tutoring may be the more common option for tutoring. Source: Artem Podrez, Pexels
Coping with Covid-19 as a Tutor
Being a tutor for the last year and a half has certainly been stressful. Hopefully, you have found ways to de-stress and relax after work. It can be difficult to find time for yourself amidst everything. Taking the time for yourself allows you to continue to benefit your students. There are a number of ways to relax. Here are some ways to get started and try out for yourself.
Exercise - It's a common method to de-stress, and for a good reason. It works. Even exercising for 10 minutes can help release your stress. You just need something to get your heart rate up. It could be yoga, walking, or running. Find something you enjoy.
Breathe - Taking a few deep breaths can make you feel more relaxed. The next time your feeling stressed, take 5 deep breaths and see how you feel.
Organize - Organization won't help you deal with your stress, but it can help prevent it. Setting a schedule and sticking with it can help limit your stress. Spend a few moments getting everything ready for the week, ensuring you're well prepared.
Mediate -Mediation has been backed by numerous studies that help show the benefits of mediation. Reducing stress is one of those benefits. There are lots of videos and apps that offer guided mediation practices.
Positive Self-Talk - Self-talk helped when your feeling stressed. It helps you have a positive outlook on things. Reassuring yourself, you can do something that will lower your stress levels. It may feel weird at first talking to yourself, but after a few times, that goes away. There can be a lot of power behind self-talk. Experience the benefits for yourself.
Try these tips out and see which ones for you. It's not healthy to hold to that stress. We don't know what will be next for Covid-19 and tutoring, but we are sure we will be able to continue to do everything we can to offer our services to students. Continue doing great work as a tutor in Canada.