Several months ago, I was looking into adding online tutoring to the tutoring biz. That would mean signing up with an additional tutor matching service since my current one didn't offer online tutoring. I halfheartedly looked around, but never got beyond the research stages. Build another profile, pass more tests, blah blah blah...
Yesterday I got an e-mail from my current service that they've added an online platform. It's still in the beta stages, but good to go for the most part. Yay!
So this morning I got myself all trained and certified. What timing! This, just after I was granted that Wacom tablet.
It's been a couple of years since I've done the online teaching thing. It's not quite as "personal" as face-to-face, but it is convenient. The other teachers and I used to joke how we could be all presentable from a headshot, yet be total slobs outside the boundaries of the webcam. Or totally naked from waist down if so inclined. And you can't beat the commute.
Sometimes, Meego would sit next to me and do his homework while I was in class, making faces the class couldn't see.
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I think we've come to expect to be able to do lots of things online, we take it for granted sometimes. Then when it's not there, what to do?
Each week, the elementary school principal e-mails a summary of what's going on. In her latest one, she mentioned that June has an "injury" and will be out for "a few weeks". What?
So I'm concerned about June. I'm not sure of her age. She looks to be about 60, but I know she takes good care of herself, so she's probably actually older than she looks. She's also one of those rare people who doesn't use e-mail. Can you imagine?
I know her neighborhood, but not her house. She has no cell phone. How does she do it?
Maybe that's how she keeps herself young.