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Group of Las Vegas teachers working to help relieve overwhelmed parents

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Feb 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Remote learning is proving to be too much for some valley students and their parents. Mom and dad are having to be teachers and technical support on top of possibly working from home.

Meanwhile, some kids need extra help and others just need more supervision. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean shows us how some local teachers are providing some much-needed relief.

"From the beginning of the pandemic there was no work that he wanted to do," local father Doug Heck said.

GREATEST SINGLE DECISION

He says remote learning had his 10-year-old falling behind. So he turned to The Learning Linq for help.

"It was the greatest single decision that we've made during this pandemic," Heck said.

He says his son's grades have improved thanks to this center on Buffalo Drive and Summerlin Parkway. It was designed as an educational and entertaining day camp for kids. But the pandemic has morphed it into so much more.

TUTORING & HOMESCHOOLING

"We provide tutoring after school to tutoring during the school day... We also provide a homeschooling solution," educational coach Amy Novak said.

She says most of the students here are remote learning. The staff helps each of them to stay on task.

KINDERGARTEN TO JUNIOR HIGH

"We help keep them accountable. We help them complete their work and beyond that with our students as well, we also provide pretty much one-on-one assistance," Novak said.

Student ages range from kindergarten to junior high.

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"It's really better than staying at home," says seventh-grader Emma.

She says she enjoys the chance to be around other kids. But she also likes the help she gets with her assignments.

75 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

"Especially with the teachers here, they all know different things," says Emma.

"I think between all four of us we've got over 75 years of teaching experience. So that's a lot and we all specialize in something," Novak said.

The center of course has COVID guidelines in place: temperatures are routinely checked, desks are spaced out and plexiglass separates the students.

But parents are also an integral part of the safety process when someone in the home tests positive for COVID-19.

"Because they don't wanna be responsible for somebody else being sick. So they keep their kids out for that quarantine period," Novak said.

GREAT OPTION FOR YOU

So far, the center hasn't experienced any COVID cases. Ms. Amy says parents want to do what's best for their child.

"You have to balance being safe. But you also have to balance your child still growing and developing and learning; socially, cognitively and emotionally. You have to be able to balance those two and if you can't find that middle, then this is a great option for you," Novak said.