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1. In-Person Tutoring?
Learnmate advises that in-person tutoring is permitted in all States and Regions throughout Australia. Tutors and students are advised to continue to wear face masks, exercise safe distancing and high levels of hygiene where possible during in-person lessons. As always, all lessons will be logged on our system should contact tracing be required. If you are concerned about in-person tutoring, online tutoring is also available (option 2 below).
Group lessons (with two or more students) are allowed throughout Australia.
Please refer to the infographic at the bottom of this page outlining you how to keep yourself safe while attending in-person lessons. To summarise some of the main points:
- Lessons may be completed at home, a local library, school or any other location provided you practice safe hygiene.
- Keep a greater distance between student and tutor than you would normally do (i.e. 1.5m or more) and no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.
- No touching, handshakes or friendly body contact.
- We would recommend that students and tutors wash their hands before and after each tutoring lesson with soap and/or hand sanitiser.
- Group lessons (2 or more students with one tutor) are permitted but social distancing must still be respected.
- If you or your tutor develops ‘flu-like symptoms’, then we would recommend you not have lessons, and set up alternative arrangements (see dot point 2 below on online tutoring).
2. Migrating to Online Tutoring (Alternative Form of Tutoring)
If you wish to still have lessons with your student, but prefer not to meet in-person, then online tutoring is a great way to ensure they can keep up with school work but not be exposed. All students/families have been informed in a separate email on these options as presented in this message.
See more information here on how to get setup for online tutoring with your tutor.
Thankfully Learnmate has ample resources to learn how to tutor online, which you can learn very quickly!
1. See our comprehensive online training videos here.
2. Be sure to navigate to ‘Section 8’ onwards to see all the training on how to use online tutoring
3. Train and familiarise yourself on how to use online tutoring with Learnmate.
STUDENT SAFETY REGARDING ONLINE TUTORING
As online tutoring is more of a closed environment compared to in-person lessons, we urge tutors to follow certain safety protocols (which students are also informed about):
- If possible, ensure you and your student hold lessons in a communal area (e.g. a living or lounge room). We advise against having lessons in the bedroom.
- If possible, we recommend your student keep their speakers on loud (so not on headphones), so that they can talk into their device through the in-built microphone, and hear through the in-built speakers on the device (i.e. the speakers that come in-built in your student’s laptop). However, if this causes technical difficulties, then your student may choose to use headphones.
TO HELP ENSURE COMMUNICATION IS CLEAR ON BOTH SIDES (STUDENTS & TUTORS), YOU CAN SEE THE LINK HERE TO WHAT STUDENTS ARE BEING TOLD: https://learnmate.com.au/coronavirus-students-parents/
3. If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, breathing difficulties, a cough or sore throat, and have recently returned from an affected country, or come into contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, separate yourself from others and call the relevant health authorities. You should not engage in in-person tutoring during this time.
If you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, call 000 immediately and request an ambulance.
For general information on COVID-19, you can also contact the Department of Health national hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 020 080.
Please also see the infographic below on how to prevent the spread of the virus as stated by the Victorian Government. You can find the direct link here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19