Nana is a Learning Coach to two elementary school students, Jatalie and Savannah. When her oldest was experiencing
bullying, Nana looked for alternative education options and was overjoyed when her students were accepted to Tennessee
Our Online School Experience
Connections Academy has so much to offer. My students are only five and six years old, and they’re learning how to use
computers and developing typing skills at a young age.
We work side by side, and they do their work at their own pace. First I go through the course and see what pages they
need to complete. If they struggle with reading and completing their work on paper, then they’re going to run into
issues doing it on the computer, so I have them focus on their book work first. I give them additional work to make sure
they understand it, and then they complete their work online.
I communicate with their teachers online via WebMail and over the phone. I speak to Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Wingler in the
mornings on the live chats.
The teachers go above and beyond to make sure the students have what they need.
Advice for Prospective Families
My advice for families and Learning Coaches is to hang in there! It gets easier. We’ve completed our first semester, and
it has been excellent. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure the students have what they need.