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You have school-age children.

You can't work and provide unless you have some plan for them.

Last term went badly, and so far your school doesn't have anything better in the works for the upcoming term.

According to USAToday

The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for working parents, especially single working parents.

Some families are "podding up."

Interest in additional, at-home educational support has flooded social media over the past few weeks. One Facebook group called Pandemic Pods had more than 26,000 members as of Saturday.

The trend is in part a reaction to the general feeling that online school this spring was awful, with disengaged and lonely students, hours of schoolwork, unreasonable expectations for parents and, in many cases, little new learning for children. Parents want this school year to be different. Many of them work and can't manage their kids schoolwork alone.

What are learning pods?

A learning pod is a small group of families with similar-aged children that agree to do supplementary learning or complete at-home coursework together. Often the families hire a teacher or tutor to lead instruction and help students with assignments.

The hope is kids can have some social interaction with less coronavirus exposure, and the parents don't have to personally manage every day's schoolwork for their child.

"In-home teaching is very attractive to me," said one mother. It allows my son to socialize. It allows my son an actual teacher to come in and give him what I think he needs to be on par with his age group.

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Maybe I can help?

I've been teaching online since 2005. Most recently I've been tutoring Pre-Calculus (a review of all your high school math).

In this pandemic and quarantine...

All bets are off now, aren't they, in this pandemic and quarantine? I don't want to see our kids stopped by this.

Let's talk about your needs. Maybe I can help.

Let's talk about your needs. Maybe I can help.

Most math and science

In a pinch I can tutor most math and science.

Most grade levels

At most grade levels.

English too

I can help with English too. Lit and composition. I went to Princeton Grad School thinking I would teach college Shakespeare. As an honors student I carried a double major, math and English. I've written some books for Kindle. I know the tools and methods.

Let's talk about your needs. Maybe I can help.

Let's talk about your needs. Maybe I can help.

I'm a parent too

My daughter recently graduated from Pawling High. I would hate to see this pandemic stop our kids.

At half my usual rate

I know money is a problem for everyone now, especially parents. I'm retired now. I can afford to take half my usual rate.

Online or on-site or both?

Online tutoring is great for math. Math has so many good tools online. Other subjects? Not so much.

How to get ahead during all this

Online tools are good for groups, between in-person sessions. I know the tools.


Yo estoy aprendiendo español. I read German and some French. I'm learning Spanish.

Language tools online

You'll find great language tools online. I know the tools.

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Pandemic Learning Pods

  • Learning pods help kids bridge social divide
  • A Parent's Toughest Call: In-Person Schooling or Not?
  • Advice for online learning: Do less, and turn off the camera
  • At least 3 dozen states have reported coronavirus cases on college campuses
  • Rhode Island shows child-care programs can safely reopen, CDC director says
  • "A national crisis": As coronavirus forces many schools online this fall, 17 million disconnected students are being left behind
  • Thousands of students, staff sent home nationwide as COVID gnarls school reopenings
  • Mississippi Is What a School Reopening Sh*tshow Looks Like
  • I Run a Tutoring Company. I Get Dozens of Calls a Day About Learning Pods. This is what the scramble to teach from home looks like.
  • "Impossible": School boards are at heart of reopening debate
  • Georgia high school closed due to coronavirus in district with 1000 in quarantine
  • Coronavirus may spread up to 16 feet indoors
  • Among the 101 largest school districts in the country, 63 will start the new academic year remotely over virus concerns.
  • Yes, children get coronavirus and spread it
  • With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America
  • 90% increase in Covid-19 cases in US children in the last four weeks
  • COVID-19 cases in U.S. children soared in late July
  • Tips for creating a good learning environment at home
  • Chicago: Students remote, teachers teaching from their classrooms, attendance mandatory, normal grading
  • Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at night
  • Gov. Cuomo voiced caution Sunday over plans to reopen schools
  • Will Kids Follow the New Pandemic Rules at School?
  • What are learning pods?
  • New coronavirus cases must stay under 3 percent for schools to stay open
  • What the 15 biggest US school districts are planning for reopening
  • Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp
  • Students can safely return to college if tested for coronavirus every two days
  • Without day-care, with only remote learning, many women can't work through the pandemic
  • A School Reopens, and the Coronavirus Creeps In

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