What are the Benefits of Online Tutoring?
This article has been written by Lydia McClelland, a VCE French, Music Theory, Literature & VCE English Tutor at LearnMate.
The decision to engage a tutor is a big one. It involves bringing someone new into your life to help you achieve the goals that are important to you. In addition to finding a tutor that is the right fit, you will need to decide how to engage with them – in-person, or as is occurring more commonly, online. What is online tutoring? And how much does it differ from in-person tutoring – does it even compare?
Online tutoring takes place through a web-based video call platform such as Skype or Zoom. Tutors and students can use software (such as Google Docs) to share notes so that they can work together in real-time. Online tutoring allows tutors and students to draw from new technologies to engage with each other without the need to leave the comfort and safety of their own home. The ability for students to remain in an environment that they are relaxed in with easy access to all of their books and study accessories can considerably enhance the learning process. Also, let’s not forget that working with online technologies is an incredibly important skill to develop for the future.
One of the biggest advantages of online tutoring for both student and tutor is the time saved. With no need to spend valuable time travelling to and from an agreed location, students and their parent driver will have more time to do the things they need and want to do. This also allows more flexibility around the scheduling of lesson times. Usually, tutors will reduce their rates if they do not need to travel anywhere – resulting in financial savings to you. Online tutoring is a convenient approach to learning for everyone involved.
The key drawcard of online tutoring is its ability to give everyone access to quality tutoring. There are many students who live in remote areas, making it difficult or impossible to find a tutor who will travel to them. Online tutoring ensures that distance will no longer hinder the learning process: if you can access Wi-Fi, you can access a quality tutor.
In fact, online tutoring isn’t that different from in-person tutoring. Tutors and students still communicate in real-time and can easily discuss and work through whatever the student needs. Students do need to be organised for online tutoring and ensure they can share their work with a tutor digitally; a great skill to develop. If students send their tutors the work they would like to go over in their session ahead of time, the tutor will come to sessions well-prepared, leading to more productive and well-organised learning experience.
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