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The Many Advantages of Virtual Learning

Mar 17, 2020
Virtual learning blog

Virtual learning can be an indispensable learning option for many families, especially in times when heading to school is just not possible. Among the many benefits of virtual learning, online programs provide students with a variety of options and opportunities that can help your child thrive and efficiently maintain and further their education in times when attending a physical campus is not conceivable. Even though families decide to embark on virtual learning for a variety of reasons, the following are some benefits most identified with this process. 

Flexible Schedules

One of the most significant benefits of online learning is creating a schedule that works for you and your child. Maybe the traditional learning model does not work for your kids, and you see their learning suffering. Attending a virtual learning academy can help your student create a schedule that aligns with their optimal learning times and leaves breaks for them to explore and enjoy interests outside of the classroom. 

More One-to-One Attention

Depending on the online program, your child will either be in a classroom with a small number of students or enjoy a one student to one teacher ratio, such as through the online courses available at Futures Academy. Not only does the one teacher, one student model  help the student get the individualized attention that they may need, but it can also help address any specific issues or learning problems they may have. As an extra benefit of this direct attention, the student will also be able to receive immediate feedback on what they need to improve on, what tasks they need to spend more time on, and how they can continuously grow in not only their studies but their future careers as well.  

Improves How Education Services are Delivered

Studies have shown that virtual education classes can be the perfect learning opportunity for many students that need a more personalized education approach. Not only because this layout helps students to learn better, perform on tests better, and provide them with more confidence to tackle difficult subjects as teachers can spend more time with them. But also, virtual learning can be extremely beneficial for those struggling students that need some extra help or for students that are ahead of their peers and do not feel challenged enough. Virtual Learning can provide these students with the following: 

  • Extra attention to help students that need more assistance to grasp new material. 
  • Allow those students that need a challenge to work on more difficult material.
  • Help rebuild confidence in those students that have experienced bullying. 
  • Assist students by allowing them the flexibility to manage their health concerns throughout the day and accommodate demanding schedules. 

Fewer Distractions

Virtual learning is the perfect opportunity to tailor education to each individual student. They not only get to choose their learning location where they feel most comfortable and confident in, but they also are not distracted by other students. Learning can be so much more rewarding when students do not have to worry about bullying, long car or bus rides, or inappropriate influences. Put simply; virtual learning lets students focus on just one thing: their education.

When traditional schooling methods are not working, or situations arise that make traditional schooling impossible, Futures Academy and its innovative teaching model helps students not only to excel but overcome any learning obstacle they may have. We make sure to create a positive learning environment for our students, where we focus on the whole student and deliver them a better way of learning. If you would like further information about our programs or would like to understand how our virtual online classes work, contact us today for more details. 

Futures Academy has transitioned to teaching 100% LIVE online one-to-one instruction for all courses to support students and families during this time. Enroll now for full-time, part-time courses-for-credit, summer classes and/or personalized tutoring. Call 888.425.7876, fill out the request information form or chat with us to set up a virtual campus tour today!