Education in the time of COVID19

Where We Go from Here

March was certainly a strange month here at Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep – particularly because us tutors had to pivot from regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings in person to online. Millions of children across the globe are now out of the classroom and are learning from home.

So how does online tutoring fit into this new normal, and how has Planting Seeds Tutoring responded?

Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep's Response

Abbott Cancels the STAAR Requirement
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are shutting their doors across Texas and extending Spring Break. Due to the prolonged break Governor Greg Abbott has canceled the requirement of the STAAR test on March 16, 2020. In light of this:

  • Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep will no longer host a STAAR-centered workshop in Austin

How to Talk to Children about the Virus
As households prepare for extended “staycations”, children and young adults will be curious and worried. The CDC has released guidelines on how to talk to children about the outbreak.

We believe it is important for students to stay informed about the coronavirus, but it is equally important that we prevent social stigma surrounding the virus and recognize that young minds are susceptible to anxiety. Consider the following:

  • Children are often unable to recognize truth from misinformation
  • Children overhear what is being watched, talked over, and will repeat what is said. Promote truth and wellbeing.
  • Stay busy during self-isolation, as busy minds may worry less (we have worksheets available for free at our website (check out our favorite educational websites here @

Pivot to Online

Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep’s tutors have answered the call to provide top-notch educational support while students are homebound. That’s why we’re now providing a reduced price for small group tutoring online



Tutors Ashley and Jennifer are hosting online “classes” through Zoom. This exciting feature to PST will allow for homework assistance and content review for students in:

  • Phonics
  • Elementary English/Math
  • Middle School English/Math
  • SAT Reading Prep
We will review multiple subjects in a small-group setting. Our tutors will work carefully with students to provide

  • Content Review 
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Progression Reports aligned to TEKS

Both tutors have online tutoring experience under their belt, so we’re expecting big results from our classes.  Each tutor will have a specific Zoom link that will be sent to parents as soon as registration is complete. And the best part? Prices are significantly reduced for these classes – as low as $10 for a 45-minute Phonics session!

Spots are limited because these classes (though in a group) are intended to provide top-notch tutoring.


Want a deeper look into how our tutoring could boost your student’s grade?

Would you, or your student, benefit from our in-home or online tutoring offered in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio? Absolutely! Contact us today to receive information regarding tutoring for English, Reading, Math, Science, History, and Test Prep. Curious about what subjects we teach? Click here to visit our website at You can also contact Planting Seeds Tutoring with your questions at (972) 342-6496, or via email at

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