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Academic Pods, Learning Pods, Pandemic Pods, oh my!

Some call them “academic pods” some call them “learning pods” but whatever you call them, they are popping up all over the place. I myself would call them learning pods. Learning pods are small, in-person groups of students learning together with the support of a tutor. The tutor use the students’ school district’s virtual curriculum and work out of one of the parents’ home. Also, in some cases these pods rotate between homes. Parents can pay up to $100 an hour for a certified teacher, the cost is split by the number of students, so the more in the pods the less cost per child. Six students