Based on studies, home visits have a great influence on the academic achievements of students. Different researches show that when teachers visit the student, parent involvement increases. That is why the Educational Sponsorship Program, also taking on the educator’s role, will stop by to see how each SPECS Foundation scholar is doing academically.
Many students fail to reach their potential in academics due to the impact of negative factors emerging from the home. These factors include the lack of parental support and an unconducive environment. It may further be made worse by a shortage of money, poor living conditions, unhealthy diets, and the student’s lack of interest. Sometimes there are kids whose academic needs, which can also include both emotional and physical, are not being met at home. They may become underachievers, and this could negatively influence the rest of their academic advancement. The ESP Team visits the scholars to make sure that their needs are being met at home, especially during this pandemic where students attend modular classes or blended learning (modular lessons with online classes). The team checks on several factors existing in the home.
What Happens During a Visit
The main reason for the visit is to know how the student is doing. And things start from that concern. For this school year, since things took a different turn because of the COVID-19 crisis, a visit now means discussing concerns about the student’s module and how the ESP Team can help him/her. The team also talks to the parents regarding the child’s academic needs and how the parents can assist their child.
No Goodbyes, Just See You Around
The social call, as one may also call it, does not end with the usual goodbyes. The team will be back to check on the scholars. They will continue to do this until they say bye-bye on Graduation Day. But, still, no goodbyes, just see you around!