Online Learning

Keep Your Kids Engaged with These 18 Smart and Creative Homeschool Ideas

Homeschooling your kids may seem like the perfect solution at first, until you realize it’s not that easy to engage a bunch of 6-year-olds for longer than 5 minutes at a stretch. So you might be in search of creative homeschool ideas to make homeschooling fun and boost their engagement.  Even with older kids, creating …

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Wyzant’s 10 Million Hours Giveaway Winners!

Back in early 2020, we announced that Wyzant was fast approaching the biggest milestone in our platform’s history – 10 million hours of lessons. To celebrate, we decided to go big: the student whose lesson took Wyzant over the 10 million hour mark would receive an entire year of free tutoring, and their tutor would …

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12 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Learning a New Language

So you want to learn a new language. There’s never been a better time to take the plunge! “How to learn a second language” has over three billion search results on Google. The world is more connected than ever before and language apps, online tutoring, tips to learn a language, and classes are available at …

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Important Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Tutor

In a matter of months, the 2019-20 school year has morphed into something none of us could have expected. With schools and universities closed due to the coronavirus threat, education has transformed almost instantaneously from an in-classroom to an online experience. Forced to learn on the fly, teachers and students are still striving to get …

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Why 8 Hours of Private Tutoring Means a Letter Grade of Improvement

While letter grades are important (especially when we think about the increasingly competitive college application process), they rarely tell the whole story. They’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to private tutoring and one-on-one learning outcomes. Private tutoring offers a customized learning plan tailored to the specific needs of each student while …

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5 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed the Meaning of Tutoring

It seems that every day the ripple effects of COVID-19 keep expanding. As the nation’s largest tutoring marketplace, Wyzant and its 60,000 tutors have observed major changes to students, their needs, and the role of tutoring. In many ways, tutors are on the frontlines of the education crisis, working to keep students learning as their …

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Making Sense of the Different Types of Remote Learning

With the global COVID-19 pandemic requiring educational institutions to remain closed, many schools are taking to remote learning, and most parents have to find a way to “homeschool” their kids. For those completely new to the concept, it may be difficult to understand what remote learning really entails. What kind of at-home learning options do …

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“How Does This All Work, Exactly?”: Remote Learning and Homeschooling FAQ’s

This is truly an unprecedented sequence of events we have recently experienced, and perhaps the most astounding aspect of our current circumstances is the way time is moving. In a paradoxical manner that we haven’t before witnessed, time seems to be simultaneously dragging along and moving at warp speed. In less than a month, schools …

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WATCH: Explore the Wyzant Online Learning Tool

There are tons of advantages to online tutoring. It’s convenient, and geographical constraints are virtually irrelevant, so students and parents all over the world can find the exact right fit. Since demand for remote learning and homeschooling has vastly increased in the last few weeks, more tutors have taken their lessons online, opening up a …

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