Parents across Canada are deeply concerned and anxious about their children sliding academically as their schools remain closed due to the coronavirus. They are looking for high quality, online educational programs to keep their children engaged academically. To help, Varsity Tutors has launched “Virtual School Day” – a free program that includes live, online classes and educational resources intended to help keep students from falling behind. Although this program is from the USA, Canadian parents may find it useful. Here’s what the Virtual School Day entails:
- Each student receives over 30 hours a week of free, high-quality live, online instruction each week.
- Each class is led by an expert tutor with experience in the course topic, as well as familiarity with virtual instruction.
- Classes refresh weekly, with age-appropriate options for all K-12 grades.
- To equip parents with topics that are both educational and enjoyable for their learner, Varsity Tutors has curated a diverse course catalogue in Virtual School Day for students of all ages.
- Adaptive assessment tools to help parents build grade-appropriate school day plans, practice questions and problems with step-by-step solutions
- Content designed to aid parents during this unprecedented time.
Also, millions of families rely on summer camps as a way to fill the days with engaging and educational activities, so Varsity Tutors will soon be launching “Virtual Summer Camp” – a free online summer camp for kids ages 5-18. Each half-day camp will be a week long, with interactive enrichment-based classes, like “Recycled Art”, “Make Your Own LEGO Movie!”, “Detective: Crack the Case”, “Is it Ready Yet? Cooking 101”, “Travel the World with Google Earth”, and many more.