In an effort to make academic instruction and explanation more available, Warren County Schools will soon offer assistance through a program it will be implementing.
“This new program we’re launching is really bred out of some conversations we’ve had about students, teachers, and parents in the hybrid,” said Director of Schools Grant Swallows. “The parents come home at night after a hard day’s work and there’s no opportunity for them to get help. We’re going to use some tutoring money to offer what we’re calling Tele-Teacher.”
“It’s basically an academic support system,” said Swallows at Tuesday night’s meeting. “It’s going to be Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and we’re hoping to have a teacher at each school to be on call. Parents will be able to call the number we’re going to send out and advertise and speak to a teacher in real time.”
“Each school is selecting the teachers who would be interested in participating. Obviously, we’re trying to hit content areas most people have trouble with such as math,” Swallows said. “We’ve gotten a lot of tools available to us, so they could use Zoom or something like that if they need to be able to see to help our students who are in the virtual program or the hybrid environment they’ve been learning in during the last few weeks.”
The Tele-Teacher program is still being developed and a definite start date hasn’t been established.
“We’re going to get it off the ground as quickly as possible,” Swallows said. “As soon as the program is ready we will definitely communicate it out.”