As events unfold and our communities respond to the emerging situation surrounding COVID-19, PrepMatters is committed to keeping our students and families safe while continuing to provide excellent educational assistance.
With that goal in mind, we have created a collection of resources below that we will update daily to help you navigate the evolving environment.
Latest news for Standardized Tests
Read Dr. Aaron Golumbfskie’s take on what comes next for students who are wondering what will happen with these tests.
All registered testers will be emailed instructions on how to register for another national test date for free.
With many schools cancelled without access to online learning platforms, we want to do our part to help students stay on track in such a peculiar time. We welcome all learners to come join us for our free online courses, but we especially want to be a resource for Juniors facing a critical academic spring and upcoming AP exams.
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Take a look at how one of our tutors addresses some of the challenges that come along with online collaboration.
Local Public School Resources:
With uncertainty comes anxiety. The best thing we can do for each other is to stay informed and take every new development as it comes. PrepMatters will continue to monitor the situation and follow the lead of the CDC and local authorities.
Private School Resources:
Please check your school’s website for further updates on how they are handling the situation.
Publications & Videos
Ned Johnson in the Washington Post – How we can help kids increase their sense of control as the coronavirus approaches
When people don’t feel like they have control in a situation, it can get pretty stressful. Students are not immune to this – in fact, they probably experience that lack of control even more than adults. We can help alleviate some of that fear and stress by finding things students can control, and letting them take the lead on them.
Sleep is by far the best thing we can give ourselves in this situation. When our bodies are sleep-deprived, our amygdala (the threat-detector in the brain) is significantly more responsive, making us perceive nearly everything as a danger. Getting enough sleep will help you remain calm, and will help your body fend off any unwanted guests.
Stress is a balancing act: too much and you’re overwhelmed, too little and you may not take things seriously. Finding the right ratio is crucial to maintaining a healthy and responsible mindset.
The main thing we can do to help our bodies in this situation is to get enough sleep. Initial feedback tells us that COVID-19 gets worse if you try to “push through it” like a cold. Our bodies need rest in order to do their jobs, so take a break from yours.
Liquids, liquids, liquids – it’s a virus, what did you expect? Hydrating is one of the most important things we can do to help our immune systems fight off an intruder.
Experiencing a little more anxiety than you’re comfortable with? Here are some tips on how our students can relieve some of that stress by finding the things within their control.