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What Is Distance Learning, and Can It Work for You?

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COVID-19 forced students to leave the traditional classroom behind and complete their school year using distance learning and online learning tools. But while the coronavirus has increased demand for these remote learning opportunities, the road to a more flexible education didn't start with the pandemic.

Distance learning has been around since the early 1800s — long before online learning was possible. And to this day, there are some important differences between distance education and online education. So, what is distance learning? Here's a look at what separates these two flexible options and the learning experience you'll get when you choose to study from a distance.

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Your Complete Guide To Finding a Science Tutor

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Stumped by the periodic table? Struggling to understand the anatomy of a cell? Whether you need help with science in middle school or graduate school, you aren't alone. The study of science requires a combination of deep conceptual understanding and fact-specific memorization. It is difficult for many people.

From the study of the solar system in elementary school to high school physical science and beyond, the field of science is vast. It often requires mastery in order to advance from one level to the next. If you're feeling stumped by science or you just want to take your knowledge to the next level, it might be time to consider a science tutor. Here's where you should start.

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Academic Goals: How To Stay Motivated To Achieve Success

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The ability to set goals in high school can help you make important decisions regarding your future, and it can ensure you stay on track toward higher education plans.

Still, setting goals can feel overwhelming — especially if you don't know where to start. Here's how to create a straightforward formula for setting short and long-term goals that can guide you toward academic success.

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What To Consider Before Hiring a Computer Science Tutor

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Computer science is a growing and high-paying field. But before you can start working as a software engineer or web developer, you'll have to jump through a few hurdles. First and foremost is completing your computer science education. And to get the most out of your classes, you may need to work with a computer science tutor.

Whether you're just learning the fundamentals of computer science or are studying for your third professional certification, a computer science tutor can help. In fact, computer science tutoring can be an invaluable asset — helping students learn to love this in-demand field and overcome the educational inequality prevalent within it. (Less than half of elementary schools and only 56% of high schools offer computer science courses.)

But, if you expect your computer science tutor to help you understand your coursework, make up for any gaps in your foundational knowledge, and ignite your passion for the subject, then you're going to need a really good tutor. Here's how to find one.

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High School Math Help: Find the Perfect Geometry Tutor

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If you're the parent of a high school student and you're looking for a geometry tutor, you've come to the right place. There are many options for finding a tutor, whether you opt for a college-level student majoring in math or you get help from a local teacher.

But selecting a virtual tutor opens up the possibilities of finding a skilled, experienced tutor who can meet your specific needs — you can access tutors worldwide. This is especially important when it comes to high school math, because there are so many important subject areas and concepts within math — including geometry — and having more options can help you choose the best tutor for you.

And, finding a geometry tutor can help your student with test preparation for key exams, including the SAT math portion.

From education qualifications to teaching style, here's what to look for in a geometry tutor, plus how to brush up on concepts between tutoring sessions.

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