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We're Open, Tallahassee: Engaged Academics moves tutoring online, helps teachers transition to e-learning

Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:41:13-04

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Engaged Academics says, "We're open, Tallahassee!"

School districts around the country, including those in the Big Bend and south Georgia, are moving to online learning as the coronavirus pandemic plays out.

As teachers, parents and students adjust to this new way of learning, one local business is offering free help to teachers making the switch.

Lance Davis began his tutoring company, Engaged Academics, three years ago with personalized, face-to-face tutoring for students.

In August, he opened the homework and learning center.

When the schools recently shut down, he closed his center as well, moving all tutoring sessions online to socially distance students and staff while still providing academic support.

He's also now offering free 45-minute brainstorming sessions to any teacher who is stressed about the shift to e-learning.

"We'll talk about things that you are good at, find a platform that you can integrate pretty easily," said Davis. "Right now, everything is so different, it's changing so rapidly, that it's not about reinventing the wheel. It's more about finding what works for you, and being able to engage your students, and keep them progressing academically."

Since they have more flexible hours now, they're able to take more students.

Davis says they plan to provide same level of service in the virtual setting that they've been able to do face-to-face tutoring.

You can check out Engaged Academics on Facebook and Instagram.
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