A Tutor’s Perspective with Debby Laznik

Debby has started making custom fabric masks for customers all over the US. She also started donating them to frontline workers, such as nurses, postal clerks, and sanitation workers. There is a real need now because many companies that are advertising their mask products online are actually companies in China. People are paying for their products and not receiving them. This seemed like the perfect time for her to put her new sewing machine and skills to use and provide masks to all that are in need of them. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and dedication to keeping people safe Debby!

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A Tutor’s Perspective with Debby Laznik

A Tutors’ Perspective with Matt Sacks

Unfortunately the news and our lives have been dominated by coverage of the Covid-19 virus.  Yet, with this unprecedented situation has come some unforeseen educational opportunities for our students.  I have been covering geography with two students this year.  Primarily we discuss such topics as politics, climate, and cultural histories as they pertain to the various countries and regions around the world. Starting on Monday, March 30th we pulled up some of the various statistical maps available which detail the daily cases in Florida and worldwide.  The students were extremely inquisitive about the emerging numbers and why and how it’s…

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An Elementary Tutor’s Perspective with Rachel Johnson

Amidst this new era of education I find hope, strength and courage.  I see these very necessary emotions each day in the dedicated faces of my elementary students at Palm Beach International Academy.  They remain eager to learn and devoted to excelling within their academics. During this transition phase to online learning my students have engaged in a variety of virtual learning activities across all 5 core subjects: videos, quizzes, reading, Q&A, worksheets, field trips, games, hands-on crafts, experiments, dances, exercises and so much more!  We have utilized a plethora of online resources such as: Scholastic, Education.com, BrainPop Jr. and…

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An Elementary Tutor’s Perspective with Rachel Johnson

A Tutor’s Perspective with Camille Brown

It is always a good idea to steer off the beaten predictable road of what we should be doing and chart a new path with some novel, unrelated exciting venture – in all aspects of life really. With only 3 hours/week with a student trying to get those high school credits along with a rigorous sport schedule, it never seems like one has enough time to lend this steering off the beaten path. Though grades and course completion are extremely important, peripheral adventures within your subject matter and non-routine tasks are equally as important and (let’s face it) sometimes more lasting…

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PBIA’s tutor David and his students Mateo’s work!

Mateo has been an awesome person to work with this past semester. His joyfulness really illuminates what makes PBIA great. He is always excited about his coding course. Every Friday, he comes bopping into class with his I-pad and Virgo Robot, in hand, ready to program. At the start of the semester Mateo would program his Virgo to move through an obstacle course, jump ramps, and smash into blocks. As the semester progressed, he started using the program Code.org and had a fun time inputting code to make Minecraftcharacter move, with the code shown on the Right-side of the screen.…

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PBIA’s tutor David and his students Mateo’s work!