Wyzant is doing its bit to help students whose exam preparation has been disrupted by the pandemic by hosting over 30 free virtual workshops in April and May.
America’s largest tutoring marketplace, and our top choice of all the best online tutoring services (opens in new tab), says the workshops will provide an insight into the testing experience ahead of the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The sessions, which are running now through May 6, will also examine some of the strategies and methods students can adopt in their pursuit of the top grades.
In a recent study conducted by Wyzant (opens in new tab), 43% of tutors said their students felt they had experienced learning loss as a result of COVID-related interruptions to their education, and the difficulties associated with remote learning.
"For many high school students, school closures and remote learning over the past year have disrupted their preparation for standardized exams," said (opens in new tab) John Barth, Wyzant head of digital marketing.
"Wyzant is committed to providing students with resources that support their academic success. With these free, live workshops, learners will get the information they need to reach their goals on these important assessments."
What subjects do the sessions cover?
The workshops, which are taught live by expert tutors from Wyzant, cover everything from Biology through to World History, with the available courses all aligning with AP exam content. A full list can be found here (opens in new tab), with students permitted to sign up for as many workshops as they wish.
Languages are covered too, but if you’re not quite up to AP level just yet, maybe take a look at the best learn Spanish online (opens in new tab) and the best learn French online (opens in new tab) software first.
Technology's greater role in education
Since the pandemic, technology has been thrust to the fore of teaching life, as students and educators have had to quickly adapt to remote learning. Indeed, Wyzant itself reported a 264% increase in homeschooling sessions year over year from 2020 to 2019, as the crisis accelerated the adoption of such innovations.
Despite technology's fast-tracked role in aiding the education effort over the past year, 71% of tutors admitted many students were suffering from a lack of real-world connections with teachers and fellow students. In further evidence of the impact that lockdowns have had on students, 78% of tutors indicated that students who are learning remotely in a virtual classroom needed the most assistance with supplemental help.