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Nashville tutoring center hopes to ease burden for students learning virtually

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 10:09:53-04

EAST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As Metro students get ready to begin classes online next week, two sisters have created a tutoring center to help parents with virtual learning.

Metro Schools announced that all 86,000 of their students will begin their school year virtually on August 4th.

As parents navigate the coronavirus pandemic, they're also trying to figure out how to make sure their kids are getting what they need when it comes to their education.

"Me and my sister were thinking if schools open virtually a lot of people on social media saying what can I do, I have to go to work," founder Stacey Jones said.

That's how teachers Stacey and Dr. Brenda Jones came up with Nspire Tutoring Center.

The East Nashville center will have certified teachers to help assist about K-12 students Monday through Friday.

"Parents have to work and even if they don't might have background to teach kids," said founder Dr. Brenda Jones. "We wanted to do something to fill that gap."

Metro schools plan to have students remain remote until at least Labor Day as coronavirus numbers continue to spike.

To make sure the space is safe during this pandemic, the center will be adding plexi glass to each table, students and teachers will wear masks, and there will be temperature checks.

As we all continue to readjust to the pandemic, Dr. Jones says they hope this center will at least ease some of the burden for parents.

Full time rates cost $250 a week. If you want to learn more about the center or want to sponsor them, click here.