“By teaching online, I am allowed to work one-on-one with each student and parent. I am able to specialize my teaching to each specific student’s needs. This is something that is very difficult to accomplish in the brick-and-mortar setting because of the large number of students in the classroom at one time; you usually only talk to the parents during parent–teacher conferences. In an online setting, parents can call me anytime. We teachers are partners in their child’s learning.
Making the sacrifice to stay home and take part in your child’s education is a hard decision to make, but I can almost guarantee that new Learning Coaches will not regret this decision. When students receive one-on-one help, you can see them flourish. Parents have the ability to take part in their child’s education without buying or creating a curriculum from scratch. The lessons are planned, the materials are provided, and you can utilize the curriculum as is or add to it to fit your student’s personality and interests.
Alabama Connections Academy prepares students to take ownership of their education. I love equipping students with the ability to find answers for themselves. This environment requires students to be self-motivated at times. They have to learn how to use a computer and communicate in the digital and virtual world.