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Learn together Just because you’re not in the same room doesn’t mean you can’t learn together. Work in pairs or in small groups over Skype, so you don’t feel isolated. Ask your teachers for regular feedback. If you find yourself procrastinating, choose an accountability partner [https://www.developgoodhabits.com/accountability-partner/] – someone to check in and keep you on track with your goals. Use the power of sound Trying to study while your parents are on Zoom calls and your siblings are
To all the parents juggling homeschooling and Zoom calls, we salute you. We’ve scoured the web to find the best teachers for your children to learn from. 1. PE with Joe There’s a reason why “this is literally every PE teacher in the world's quarantine homework assignment”, as one comment says. PE with Joe is a brilliant new live series on YouTube, led by fitness expert Joe Wicks. It’s full of basic exercises that don’t need a lot of room. Check back at 9am for the latest content. 2. Natasha La
How can you keep learning when the school gates are shut? We’ve pulled together 10 of the best resources to help students and parents during the coronavirus outbreak. 1. Scoodle: We’re encouraging our tutors to move all their lessons online. And over the next few days, we’re making it even easier for students to learn at home [https://medium.com/scoodle/how-to-learn-and-teach-online-with-scoodle-4765ea1aa5f6?sk=a323f7105ef59ed63ba27c5feb50f19f] . 2. National Literacy Tru
This is a difficult time for everyone. Sometimes, it’s easy to feel helpless. We’re here to help you keep learning and teaching — throughout the coronavirus outbreak. For tutors We hope you’ll continue to help students learn, no matter what situation we’re in. Here’s what you can do right now. 1. Mark yourself available for online lessons. We encourage you to teach students online, rather than in person. Let them know your virtual classroom is open. 2. Read our step-by-step guide to
Confused about how online lessons work? We’ve got you covered. Now Here are some simple steps you can follow to take your lessons online right now. 1. Book online lessons over chat. We encourage tutors and students to organise online lessons over chat. Skype [https://www.skype.com/en/] and Google Hangouts [https://hangouts.google.com/] are great platforms for this! 2. Make sure everyone’s on the same page. We recommend that you use Scoodle as a booking platform, so funds are exch
If you want to be inspired and motivated, be grateful. Our CEO Ismail shares the most powerful lesson he’s learned. Remember your first teacher I went to a primary school in north London. At the time, I was a good kid. I put my hand up to answer questions. I didn’t shout in class or anything like that. I was so into science that I thought the social stuff was a waste of time. Rocks, planets, space, plants — that was my thing. Which is weird because I graduated in politics and economics, so some
Our education system is broken, but it doesn’t have to be. As our head of product Rasheed [https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasheed-wihaib-88304767] explains, we’re creating a world where students can learn from everyone and teachers are superstars. We’re celebrating failure Some people say [https://www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-98-of-what-you-learn-at-school-is-a-waste-or-is-it-just-a-myth] that 98% of what you learn at school is a waste. In his TED talk [https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson
Safeguarding children’s well-being is essential and many parents and potential tutors [https://scoodle.co.uk/tutors] ask us about the requirements relating to criminal record checks. Here’s what you need to know. What is a DBS Check? A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate is an official document in the UK proving that there is no known reason why an individual may not work with children or vulnerable adults. It involves a background screening for relevant criminal convictions in pol
In the midst of some pretty big Brexit discussions, Scoodle made it to Downing Street. We didn't discuss Brexit because, well, where do you start? We did, however, talk business. By that I mean, what's it like starting a business here in the UK? What are the major concerns and barriers? The governments care about entrepreneurship and business because businesses create jobs and pay taxes (usually) - things the government values pretty highly. Of course, Scoodle is a startup in education. So the
It’s a really strange feeling being 16. You have some pretty big life decisions ahead of you. Should I go to university? If so, which one? Does it even make a difference? Schools try to make this a little easier for you. They bring in speakers that they think could add some value to their students. That’s where I came in. The accidental birth of Scoodle actually came because I couldn’t afford my tuition fees at university - so I built small classes for students. That was all pretty good becaus
This was one crazy day! Our small team of 5 woke up to new users signing up by the second. Scoodle had just been featured as App of the day! We'll tell you how that unfolded another day. But for now, here's what Apple had to say about us: If you've ever struggled with your homework or had difficulty grasping a key concept, Scoodle [https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scoodle-find-tutors/id1177686034?mt=8] can help - with highly trained tutors on alert to help high schoolers and students of all stri
Waiting for yours results is tough. OK, I doubt many of you are doing early homework prep just yet. But, it doesn’t change how stressful waiting on results actually is. What if you don’t get the grades? What if you miss the school you want?