Melody: I have a learning pod and two of my other friends decided to do VAVA K12 this year because of COVID. And we all thought, "Well, since we're all friends, we all know each other, and we're all doing the same material, why not do it together?"
During the school day, we would go through all of our schedules, and see what we had and do our subjects at the same time, help each other prepare for tests and quizzes, and help each other with projects as well.
Tina: I host it at my house. It's very low key. Everyone gets in about eight o'clock and we start our first classes. I take all their schedules and match them up, make sure that they're at least in the same vicinity with their learning, whatever module it is, and then if they need to stray to another module, then we'll adjust. And then we take breaks in between.
I would say the biggest change that I saw in Melody and my pod is just the maturity of doing something and forcing . . . not forcing like just doing it on your own, by your own means and being just ultra-organized and being able to follow.
I mean these are 12, 13-year-old kids. Like they totally ran with it like career professionals.
Melody: VAVA has really changed my way of thinking and my mindset because it's given me different opportunities to think more as an individual. Some of those opportunities were feeling like I could understand the content more deeply because I was a bit more on my own. And I feel like I could really take my time and take my own pace and to do things my way.
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