The Seven Benefits Of Online Tuition
With Online Tuition enquiries on the rise, we round up our top seven reasons for choosing to go digital…
It’s much easier to find a time… and a tutor
More often than not, the hardest thing about finding a tutor is not getting the ideal person, but finding the ideal time. Between parents having jobs, kids having busy after-school schedules and tutors having other commitments, finding that magical hour on a Tuesday evening when everyone is available can be tricky. It can be near-impossible for a tutor do more than two jobs per evening with travel taken into account, but online gives them far more time, and far greater availability. And because it’s more convenient for tutors, you will also have a wider range of brilliant people to choose from, and will usually find someone faster!
More regular contact with your tutor
Because our online students have already been in contact with their students via Skype, AppearIn, or Google Classroom, they are often in contact more regularly between sessions, asking for help over their phones. Students benefit from this increased communication, as the tutoring can be more of a continuous dialogue than just a weekly one-hour session.
With online tuition, it is much easier to account for last minute changes, having to bring a lesson back, or the tutor/student being suddenly unavailable. It is unlikely to throw off anyone’s day, and without having to worry about travel or potential delays, it is usually much easier to rearrange.
Technology can improve learning!
Last week we spoke to Jenny, one of our professional tutors, who said that one of the best things online tuition is that it actually gives you more teaching options. The use of an online whiteboard, and the possibility of sending files, links and videos gives the tutor freedom to be more creative with their teaching – while still interacting face to face!
Perfect for independent minds
By GCSEs and A-levels, most students are organising their own time and activities, and require less parental intervention. Online tuition allows students to take ownership of their learning, and work more independently. They can be in direct contact with the tutor, and do no need to rely on everything being sorted out by a parent, which is usually a positive step!
It’s cost effective
Due to the lack of travel time and costs for tutors, online tuition is cheaper to run than face-to-face sessions, and we pass on the savings to parents.
Parents love it!
We’ve spoken to several parents who have been getting online tuition for their kids, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive:
‘I am very happy with the Arabic tutor, Nizar. He is excellent on so many levels. I also feel Omar’s progress. It is excellent to have this option of tutoring via Skype as I find it very effective and convenient.’ Parent, Year 5 pupil – online Arabic tuition
‘We’re very happy with Thomas.’ Parent, Year 11 pupil – online coding lessons
‘The one to one attention from Minerva’s Tutors has been an invaluable boost for my children. The flexibility of online tuition makes it an ideal resource that I would definitely use again. I would absolutely recommend Minerva.” Parent, Year 11 – another happy online tuition parent