COVID 19 Strategies for Tutoring 

COVID -19  Strategies to Support Families as of Thursday March 19, 2020

 

As you are no doubt aware the COVID-19 virus (and the risk mitigation plans introduced by the State and Commonwealth governments) is going to impact and change the way we do business over the coming months.

 

While it is not clear how COVID-19 will directly impact tutoring in The Busy Room at Naturally Learning, I am planning for the scenario where I may be required to cease Face to Face tutoring for a period of time.

 

Importantly, I must put the safety and welfare of the broader community ambition of trying to minimise / slow the spread of the virus where possible.

 

In order to support families during this COVID 19 pandemic Naturally Learning has taken the following measures. The Busy Room Tutoring services at Naturally Learning follow the guidelines of Accredited Tutors Association.

 

Immediately:

  

  • All participants are expected to wash their hands with soap and water upon arrival.  

  • Face to Face lessons are currently offered outdoors with adherence to the current social distancing requirements of 1.5m.

  • Masks are optional.  

  • All surfaces, furniture and shared equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before and after every lesson.

  • Online lessons using Zoom will be available as an alternative to Face to Face lessons as of Monday March 23.  Participants will be required to set up a Zoom account and share their Zoom account details with me via email sarahleearrowsmith@gmail.com if they choose this option.

  • Do Not attend lessons if you are sick. Absences will be credited with 24 advance notice.

  • All students will be given a whiteboard and markers in anticipation of further restrictions on Face to Face tutoring. Whiteboards and markers will assist with the provision of online lessons in the event of a lockdown. 

  • An App is now available to participants for all bookings and messages. Download the app for updates and more.  https://apps.wix.com/place-invites/join-lp/7a30fc7c-5b50-4d53-acab-fbb43ad02e18

  • Free DIY learning activities available on the website for preparing for home learning.  www.naturallylearning.net 


 

In the event of a Lock Down:

 

  • Online tutoring will be available and participants will be prepared.

  • All participants will require a Zoom account for online tutoring. Online lessons using Zoom will be available. ( Also available as an alternative to Face to Face lessons as of Monday March 23).  Participants will be required to set up a Zoom account and share their Zoom account details with me via email sarahleearrowsmith@gmail.com if they choose this option..

  • All students will be advised regarding materials required to participate in online lessons.

  • Online lessons will provide 30 minutes online tuition and a project, game or activity to complete at home that should take approximately 30 minutes.

  • Parents are expected to participate in the first two online lessons to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Online lessons will be recorded in the interests of child protection..

  • All activities provided with online lessons include instructions for ‘How to Play’, ‘What you’ll Need’, and ‘DIY’

  • Participants may receive resources to download and print to support their learning when relevant.


 

Additional Useful Websites

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-news-and-media

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-resources

https://coronavirus.app/map 

 

Please reach out if you require anything. I greatly appreciate your understanding. 

 

Kind Regards,

Sarah Arrowsmith