If you’re a parent like me, school closures due to COVID-19 have added teaching to your already lengthy list of responsibilities. Instead of trying to learn the new math or spending time arguing over assignments, why not make life easier by signing your child up for virtual tutoring? Here are some places around Birmingham offering just that.
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2. Birmingham Tutoring Club
Helping Kindergarten to 12th grades, Tutoring Club of Birmingham is your one-stop-shop for all your online educational needs.
Here’s what subjects they cover:
- Reading & Writing
- Foreign Language
- SAT + ACT Prep
They also offer comprehensive beginning reading programs focused on mastery of phonics, reading fluency and sight word proficiency.
3. Magic City Tutoring
If you’re a high school or college student who could benefit from tutoring services, consider Magic City Tutoring. When you sign up, you’ll be paired with a professional tutor who provides a personalized approach to traditional learning.
Along with helping you with subjects like math and science, they can also enhance your skills and prepare you for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and GRE.
4. Masterminds Tutoring
Through online tutoring via Skype and Zoom, kids can get the school help they need from Masterminds Tutoring.
They specialize in K-12th grade subjects, including:
- Elementary math
- Pre-algebra, Algebra 1 + 2 (with trigonometry), Geometry
- Pre-calculus, Statistics
- Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- History & Government/economics
They also provide homework help and ACT/SAT test prep.
Math was always one of the tougher subjects for me in school. If the same goes for your student, consider signing them up for tutoring with Mathnasium@Home.
This online, face-to-face tutoring program helps kids in grades 2-12. The best part—tutors teach kids in a way that makes sense to them.
6. Sylvan Learning
While schools are closed, Sylvan Learning Center is offering online tutoring. Using their proven, digital curriculum, kids will receive face-to-face customized learning sessions from the comfort of your own home.
The best part is that Sylvan uses local teachers as their tutors, so they know which areas students should focus on most.
Sylvan works with students in grade K-12 in the following areas:
- Study Skills
- ACT Test Prep
Consider Fellow Students and Classmates
Another idea to consider when looking for a tutor is to seek help from fellow students and classmates. Many offer tutoring services for a variety of subjects. So ask your friends, neighbors, teachers and fellow classmates if they know who may be able to help.