As the pandemic nears the one-year mark, many parents and educators are concerned about measuring students’ learning loss and providing fair grading and assessments. After the time missed from school closures and the understandable learning curve adapting to remote learning, one thing is clear: the pandemic’s impact is far-reaching and will likely exacerbate issues for special student populations.
FEV Tutor has been serving K-12 students, educators, and their families for over ten years. During that time we have found that as education evolves, it is critical to remain informed about the growing library of information across education research.
Our team works with research partners consistently to integrate the latest research into our platform, and to ensure every FEV Tutor user is engaging with the most evidence-based virtual tutoring program in the industry.
As we work closely with leading research organizations and top universities to ensure that our platform is always informed by the most relevant educational strategies and practices, we wanted to share some of the research that has informed our product since its inception and throughout the evolution of the platform.
As the year comes to a close, we have much to reflect on as a company and as individuals. It has been a challenging year for sure, but we learn and grow through our struggles, and we find strength and triumphs in unexpected places. When this pandemic hit, we were all left wondering, “what now?” collectively questioning how to face the challenges that seemed insurmountable at the time. I’m so proud of and encouraged by our team and network of K-12 education partners, who, in the face of chaos and uncertainty, rallied around a common goal of helping students reach their academic potential no matter the circumstances. It’s the day-to-day moments in working together, collaborating and problem-solving, and watching each and every team member have such a positive attitude and growth mindset that inspires me. As our marketing specialist, Isabella Cigna, reflects, “It’s great to make plans and set goals, but - as we’ve all learned - life doesn’t always pan out the way we expect. So a great quality to have is to be able to make changes on the fly and be prepared to adapt to whatever happens.”
This pandemic and the following events have affected us all in a multitude of ways. For many students and families, the impact goes beyond education; it affects their mental health. A study by Gallup has shown that in the U.S., Life Ratings have plummeted to a 12-Year Low. The disappointment from friends unseen, milestones quietly passing, and most recently, the tragic killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor; many students are left feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated.
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FEV Tutor's Family and Student Engagement (FSE) Team equips families, students, and educators with the tools they need to work towards shared academic goals. Our FSE Team powers data-driven instruction, comprehensive data and progress monitoring, and acts as an extension of our school and district partners.
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Live 1:1 At-Home Instruction During COVID-19 Closures
Moreno Valley USD (MVUSD) is a diverse, Title I District located in the San Bernadino-Riverside Metro Area of California. Many schools in California have incorporated Live 1:1 Online Tutoring while remote learning, and numerous MVUSD schools have launched At-Home Tutoring initiatives powered by FEV Tutor's Live, 1:1 Online Instruction.
Topics: Personalized Learning, Virtual Tutoring Model, Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Online Tutoring, Math Tutoring, EdTech, Partnerships, California Success Story, California, Intervention, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, At-Home Learning, Customer Spotlight
Due to the spread of COVID-19, we understand that for schools/district to make sure virtual learning tools and technology available for students has been challenging. Not all students and families have access to the technology needed for distance learning (laptops/desktops/WiFi). At FEV Tutor, we believe in providing equitable access to all learners alike to continue accelerating academic growth. We have developed two remote learning apps available on the iPad and iPhone.
Topics: FEV Tutor Announcements, iPad App, Student Engagement, Online Tutoring, EdTech, FEV Tutor, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, Remote Education, COVID-19, Device Agnostic, Virtual Learning Tool, iPhone App, Remote Learning
Here at FEV Tutor, we are truly inspired by K-12 School & Districts around the country and their ability to adapt, innovate, and rapidly transition to Remote & Distance Learning during the current national crisis. We recognize the circumstances have been constantly evolving and new research from NWEA’s Collaborative for Student Growth Research Center suggests that students heading back to school next fall will be impacted by an academic skill loss (COVID-19 slide) that will require planning strategies to bridge these skill gaps.
Topics: Personalized Learning, Virtual Tutoring Model, Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Online Tutoring, Math Tutoring, EdTech, Intervention, NWEA Map, FEV Tutor, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, Remote Education, Customer Spotlight, COVID-19, Summer Slide
Live 1:1 At-Home Instruction During COVID-19 Closures
Garfield Middle School (GMS), located just outside of Boston, MA, is a diverse public-school serving grades 6-8, with 84% of students from Low-Income Families. To keep their pupils academically engaged during district closure, GMS School Leadership worked with FEV Tutor to transition intervention models and incorporate At-Home, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring schoolwide into their remote learning plans.
Topics: Personalized Learning, Virtual Tutoring Model, Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Online Tutoring, Math Tutoring, EdTech, Partnerships, Intervention, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, At-Home Learning, Customer Spotlight
As school shutdowns persist, teachers are striving to find a balance between supporting their students virtually, planning lessons while navigating new technologies, and managing their own families and personal lives. Now schools have had some time to transition their students and teachers to remote learning, but that brings a new element to structuring the classroom and keeping students engaged. A teacher's schedule is hectic under normal circumstances, and while we believe educators are superheroes, it's a challenging time for everyone.
Topics: Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Online Tutoring, EdTech, At-Risk Students, FEV Tutor, Getting Started with FEV Tutor, Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, How to Get Started with FEV Tutor, Remote Education, At-Home Learning, Google Classroom, 1:1 Instruction