To say we didn’t see the massive shift in education triggered by the global COVID crisis would be an understatement. For more than a decade, we at Chariot Learning have focused fanatically on working with students live and in-person. Sure, we’ve always been happy to tutor students across the U.S and the world at large, but home–meaning mainly greater Rochester and Syracuse–is where our hearts are… or were. Now that we’ve all been forced to learn to make the most of videoconferencing and online instructional tools, amazing new possibilities for better teaching and learning have opened up. This is exciting!
When New York schools shut down in mid-March, we moved all of our classes and tutoring online.
When libraries closed, we moved all of our free proctored practice tests online.
When I realized how much I missed speaking to parents of high schoolers, we moved our free Parent SAT/ACT Q&A sessions online.
And so far, so good. We’ve been able to work with students we’d have met normally in our region along with many other families outside of comfortable driving distance. And the reason we’ve been able to maintain our focus on student success without missing a beat has been the resilience, curiosity, and commitment of our teachers. I’m so proud of every member of the Chariot Learning team who has, in the middle of coping with this shared disaster, mastered new tools, platforms, and ways to make the most of remote instruction. I hope you enjoy as much as I do these snapshots of some of Chariot Learning’s most dedicated professionals doing what they do best…
Hilarie covers the finer points of weighted averages with her class.
Jim combines classic curriculum with modern technology and lots of screens.
No matter how large the class, Patty can work with all of them from home.
Dave’s cat seems to be taking the amazing instruction going on in stride.
Kaeti invited a special teaching assistant to this lesson.
Whether online or in person, we look forward to working with you. Stay healthy and sane!