Impact Brief | Whole Classroom Virtual Instruction

Schools are looking for ways to expand their course offerings to students without having to source content area experts in their local area. With increased staffing challenges, finding qualified educators can be difficult depending on the course topic. Schools have turned to virtual instruction to provide courses for one or more periods during the school day when a teacher isn’t already on staff.


Learn how students can receive for-credit instruction from a state-licensed educator remotely and receive an increase in their course catalog options.


The Highlights: 


  • Almost 50% of districts in the U.S. report vacancies, with positions serving students with disabilities (special education) and languages proving the most challenging to fill. 
  • The rise in online learning has offered educators unique ways to re-enter the classroom and initial evidence shows comparable academic achievement in virtual and face-to-face settings. 
  • With approximately 1,000 educators certified in 14 broad subject areas, iTutor is able to meet districts’ varying instructional needs, staffing commonly understaffed positions.
  • In one academic year, iTutor supported 33 school districts in staffing whole classrooms with virtual instructors. These educators offered 3,000 virtual classes, while keeping class sizes small, with an average of 14 students per class.
whole class virtual instruction - Impact Brief



Featured Research Briefs