Schools in the UK have now been shut for weeks, the new term is starting, and home-schooling has been adopted by parents all over the country. It has been fantastic to see the amount of support that has been summoned – from Joe Wick’s PE sessions to Carol Vorderman’s maths lessons. Some parents, however, are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of resources now available, in addition to the day to day burden of working from home whilst managing their children’s education.
MyTutor – the UK’s leading online tutoring service – in a bid to support those working diligently on their studies at home – have launched a new, free Online School which is packed with help for students. The homepage is a centralised hub, with links to various resources; streamlined to provide fast, easy and simple access from one place.
The platform offers daily live group tutorials on key topics and new resources are added every day. Pre-recorded videos focussing on popular topics are also uploaded to MyTutor’s YouTube channel regularly, across a wide range of subjects, but are currently centred around the core subjects: Maths, the three Sciences and English.
James Grant – Co-founder of MyTutor – discusses the need for centralised resources to help take the burden off of parents during this time:
“Pupils working in isolation from home because of containment measures could face learning challenges at a critical period. Fortunately, online platforms can be accessed in a convenient and hygienic way across the UK. MyTutor are incredibly pleased to launch this new service for GCSE students, which we believe will be a vital resource for those looking to continue their studies from home.
MyTutor has advocated the use of EdTech in the classroom for a long time, and now we have the chance to assist schools, teachers and pupils as they work from home. We want to ensure we support all children with their continued learning during this tricky time and so are delighted to be able to provide this valuable and easily-accessible platform for free.”