As you are undoubtedly aware, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be impacting almost every part of our economy and way of life. Schools around the country are being temporarily cancelled or switched to an online platform, major events are being cancelled, public locations and many private places of business have been closed down in some areas, we are being asked to practice social distancing and better sanitation habits, and some individuals are being asked to self-quarantine.
I am proud to report that High Performance Tutoring intends to remain fully operational during this unprecedented time. Schools are switching to online learning and students are still in need of math and science tutoring and SAT/ACT prep. We will make adjustments as needed and do our part to keep our community, our students, and our tutors safe. We strongly suggest students switch to online tutoring. We have plenty of great platforms for tutoring virtually that very closely simulate an in-person tutoring session. We have trained all of our tutors in online methods and will be happy to help you make the transition.
If you insist on doing in-person tutoring, we have some suggestions we have a few recommendations to help maintain good health for everyone.
1. WASH HANDS: We have instructed our tutors to wash their hands thoroughly before each of their tutoring sessions. We encourage students to do the same.
2. AVOID PHYSICAL CONTACT: It may be natural to shake hands, high five, or something similar when greeting your tutor. We suggest switching to non-contact greetings such as a wave, a bow, a nod, or something similar. During the tutoring session, try to avoid direct physical contact with each other as much as possible. Our tutors have already been instructed to do this.
3. CLEAN SURFACE: Try to wash down whatever table you are seated at to avoid exposure to COVID-19 through surface contact. Our tutors have already been instructed to do this.
4. AVOID TOUCHING YOUR OWN FACE: During the tutoring session, try to avoid touching your face (especially your eyes, nose, and mouth) with your hands during the tutoring session. This is a good policy to follow even outside of your tutoring sessions.
Please remain safe and healthy out there. Your education is our first priority!