VTVLC Student Blog
Finding Support and Resources in a Virtual School Community
Making sure you are supported by a reliable group of people is so important, especially when you are going to school virtually.
In a virtual setting, when you need help, you can’t simply find your teacher in a school building or classroom. Additionally, in some rolling admission classes, it may not be possible to interact with peers that could assist you, either. If you need help from a teacher, the onus is on you to reach out and schedule an appointment to get the help you need. It is also important to have family or friends that can be there for extra support when you need it.
It requires a bit of self-direction, but becoming comfortable with reaching out to your counselors and teachers for extra support is crucial. At VTVLC, students may make appointments with their teacher to further understand course expectations or course materials, or receive one-on-one support from the student support team, where they may assist with pacing, time management, and making a plan for getting coursework completed.
Online learning also helps students to learn to find the answers to their questions with additional tools outside of the classroom. For instance, students can look to online resources like Khan Academy for extra help with difficult concepts from the course material. Furthermore, video walkthroughs providing more details on difficult concepts are prevalent. For example, if I didn’t know how to find an LSRL (Least-Squares Regression Line) for my math classes, I could look up “How to calculate an LSRL,” and find multiple videos online showing the formula for the LSRL, step-by-step.
Resources abound for students: teachers, counselors, online resources, friends, and family. It is important to make sure you know who are your most reliable and whom you can trust to reach out to when you need help.
Online learning also helps students to learn to find the answers to their questions with additional tools outside of the classroom.