Here's a collection of tips to help you get the most out of Outschool and to be a good member of the community.  

Choosing Classes

  • Fully read descriptions of any classes you enroll in, and ask the teacher if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach the teacher through the "ask a question" button on the class listing page.
  • Message the teacher before enrolling if you have questions or if you wish to enroll a student outside the listed age range.
  • Understand that teachers use schedule request to help plan their classes, but may not respond to requests individually.
  • Keep communication on Outschool.
  • Enroll each participating student individually. Read more about enrolling multiple learners in the same class. 

Preparing for Class

  • Subscribe to your 'enrolled classes' calendar to easily see your learner schedules in your calendar app.
  • Test a live meeting with Zoom before the class begins.
  • Provide an appropriate place for your learner to join the class, including a quiet location and background that is not disruptive to the class or other learners.
  • Make sure that any required materials are ready before class starts. Your teacher will let you know in the classroom if your learner needs to bring anything to class.

Taking Classes

  • Be on time.  Put your class on your calendar and check your calendar.  Provide advance notice if you’ll miss class.  You are not entitled to a refund if you miss class.
  • Provide appropriate monitoring for your learner: don’t let them disrupt class for other students.

Working with teachers

  • Be kind and respectful in communication.
  • Let teachers know in advance if there are particular ways that they can help your learner be successful in class.
  • Reviews: Give thoughtful, honest, constructive feedback.
  • Keep communication online. In order for Outschool to help resolve issues and ensure quality, it's important to keep your communication with Outschool teachers within the Outschool platform.

Working with Outschool

  • Go to the teacher first with any issues. Come to Outschool if teacher doesn’t resolve the issue.
  • Share questions, ideas, and constructive criticism 

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