There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one the most challenging years in the history of the world. Many industries have been forced to completely rethink their operations to comply with the overwhelming health restrictions. This has caused a huge spike in fear in people all over the world and at this point nobody really knows when it will return to a state of normality.
In this post I’d like to focus on the effect this crisis has had on college students. With such strict health restrictions most if not all colleges were forced to drastically reduce class size or go completely online.
How Are Students Reacting to New Online Learning Restrictions
As you can see from the video above from abc news, it’s apparent that students across the nation are having a difficult time adjusting to the new online atmosphere. It has students and parents alike questioning if they are getting what they paid for and if this new way of learning is really effective.
What about those who Graduated in 2020?
If you are a college grad who graduated in years past you will remember the honor you felt when you heard your name called to receive your diploma in front of your fellow class members. This year of course was very different as no in person events could be held forcing colleges to graduate their students online. A perfect example is California State University, San Bernardino who held four virtual ceremonies to honor their 2020 graduates.
Seeking out Support for Struggling College Students
After speaking with several college students who recently graduated they said that their biggest struggle getting through this year was the lack of real support with their academics. This is nothing new as many students along with parents seek help with school work every year but due to forced isolation many students had an extra hard time.
There are many college tutoring companies out there to choose from that offer great support but Buffalo Academy really caught my eye. Mori, the founder seems to have a very strong focus on not only the academics but the emotional challenges college can bring. He has a wide range of excellent tutors that have already graduated that are ready to help existing students do great on exams. The Academy also offers full support for those who suffer from ADHD which makes focusing on school work extra hard.
If there is one positive thing to take from 2020 is that things can only get better from here. If you are currently in the middle of your college career then keep pushing forward and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel that will lead to success.