Homeschooling and isolation can present many challenges to children and teens. In addition to struggling with academics, it is important to also pay attention to your child’s mental health. Online or private tutoring can help provide students with a mentor that they can bond with and get extra one on one help to lessen the frustration of learning completely independently. In addition, tutors can help improve a student’s self esteem who may be struggling with online learning.
Beach Cities Tutoring also have credentialed and other experienced professionals that know how to work with students with special needs. If your child has an IEP, we can work to provide the necessary accommodations. Tutors can break down the material and give students additional tools to problem solve. They can also monitor student progress and bring additional resources if needed.
Making sure your child includes some exercise and possibly yoga/meditation during the homeschool day is important to prevent depression. Writing in a journal is another great way for students to get out their feelings of anxiety during this challenging time. Additionally, instrumental music is another way to engage and motivate students who are used to a nosier environment and are suddenly stuck during their work in silence. If your child seems to be struggling with anxiety or depression, there are online support groups for children and teens. It is best to familiarize yourself with the signs that depression does not further progress.