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Listen: She’s tutoring her siblings while learning remotely. How one Texas high school senior navigates the pandemic.

Spend a day with Isabel Suarez, an 18-year-old Pflugerville High School senior who's taking on the challenges of virtual school as well as tutoring her two younger siblings during the pandemic.

Isabel Suarez works on homework at her home in Pflugerville. Dec 9, 2020.

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Remote learning has been challenging for students this fall, especially because Texas gave schools little time and few resources to prepare. The Texas Tribune talked to one of those students: 18-year-old Isabel Suarez, who cares for her siblings during the day while their mother is at work.

We asked her to record moments throughout a typical day of virtual school and show us what it's like to be a high school senior during the pandemic.

Like many other Texas high school students this year, she is struggling to stay caught up on her assignments and pass all of her classes. Her goal is to be the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college.

Listen and then read more about Isabel here.

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