With its background in substitute teacher placement, Swing Education is answering the need of families seeking in-home teachers to help their children with distance learning during school closures with its Bubbles service. This new service, created in response to families wanting to create small in-home learning groups called pandemic pods or learning pods, where students complete distance learning assignments at home with the support of an in-person teacher, utilizes Swing’s extensive network of classroom teachers to match families with qualified K–12 educators.
Parents can request a teacher for a learning pod of anywhere from two to eight students. The company uses a comprehensive matching process to quickly find the best-fit teacher for the learning pod. All educators are W-2 employees and undergo and complete an extensive screening, including fingerprinting, background checks, and health screens.
Swing Education handles the teacher and pod agreements, as well as weekly teacher payroll, to make the process as easy and streamlined as possible for families. All participating families have ongoing access to the learning pod support team.
Swing Education is also working with funders to provide scholarships for students from low-income families or children of teachers in order to make Bubbles accessible to as many families as possible.
The Bubbles service is currently available for families in California, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC.