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Tips For Taking Online Beauty Classes April 16, 2020

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During the peak of the 2020 pandemic, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) launched temporary distance learning or temporary online learning for our Rapid City esthetician program and cosmetology programs. We were all a little stressed and adapting to the new world had to be done efficiently, and as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the online beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you launch your online beauty classes –

Tips For Online Learning:

Manage your time

Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.

Be a good participant

Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 

Build your social community

Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Create a Dedicated Study Space

To excel in online beauty classes, it’s crucial to establish a dedicated study space in your home. Choose a quiet, well-lit area where you can focus without distractions. Make sure your study space is comfortable and equipped with all the tools and materials you need, such as a computer or tablet, reliable internet access, textbooks, and notebooks. Having a designated study area helps you mentally separate your learning environment from your relaxation space, making it easier to stay organized and productive during your online beauty courses.

Stay Engaged and Seek Help When Needed

Online learning can sometimes feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. Stay engaged with your instructors and fellow students. Actively participate in discussions, ask questions, and seek clarification when you don’t understand a concept. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your instructors for assistance; they are there to support you in your beauty education journey. Additionally, explore online resources and tutorials related to beauty topics that interest you. The internet offers a wealth of information and tutorials that can complement your online coursework and help you refine your skills.

By creating a conducive study environment and remaining engaged in your online beauty classes, you’ll set yourself up for success and make the most of your beauty education, even in the virtual world.

Contact a South Dakota Beauty School Near You

If you’re interested in attending a beauty program at our Rapid City beauty school, Wendy in admissions is just a call (605-342-0697) or an email away from your future.

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