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Tutoring services see increase in students ahead of new school year

Posted at 8:45 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 10:20:13-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tutoring services are seeing an increase in students enrolling in online learning options before the new school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

John Bruchhagen started Infinity - The Math Institute in 2019 as a tutoring firm that offers one-on-one tutoring and supplemental classes both in-person and online.

“We went from having about 10% of our students being virtual, to about 100% of our students being virtual,” said Bruchhagen.

School districts across the country cut the past school year early or finished the year off online.

Infinity has seen a rise in parents inquiring about tutoring services to continue their children’s education so they don't fall behind while navigating distance learning.

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“With distance learning being implemented, we decided to run a program during the school day,” said Bruchhagen. “You’re going to be able to log into their classes, that they’re on time and prepared to learn.”

For the new school year, many districts are choosing to continue the online route.

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously for a full-time distance learning model to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

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CCSD staff suggested the distance learning model for safety reasons amid the pandemic.

Bruchhagen is a former CCSD educator himself.

“I teach classes online and I cap my classes at nine kids per class in order to engage all of them and make sure they’re all learning and paying attention and involved,” said Bruchhagen. “I have no clue how these teachers are going to do this with 40 kids in a class.”

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