Online tuition was once an obscure and unpopular part of the tutoring industry. However, over the past few years it has become one of the most common ways for children and adults of all ages to receive tutoring. Nonetheless, some parents (and students) are still weary about online tutoring. In today's article I'll be revealing 5 benefits to online tutoring that could potentially change your outlook on it entirely.
It's more affordable
Because tutors have to travel to students homes for 1:2:1 lessons, they often charge more money to compensate for the time and expense involved. However, with online tutoring the tutor does not need to leave their home and can simply switch on their computer and begin tutoring. For this reason online tutoring is wonderful because it reduces costs and makes tutoring more affordable than traditional 'live' lessons.
There are several tutoring platforms that allow students to be fully engaged when learning online. For instance, some online tutoring platforms allow students to draw on the screen and effortlessly share their work with their tutor.
Online tutoring simply involves switching on a computer, tablet or laptop and learning almost immediately. It's as simple as that. Furthermore, students can learn when they're abroad, on holiday, staying with family or are at home.
It saves time
Time can be wasted if you're travelling to a tutor's home for lessons. However, one of the benefits of online tutoring is that parents don't need to spend hours each week travelling to the tutor's home for lessons.
It can be shared
If your child learns better in groups or would love to learn with a friend then online tutoring can be great for them! Platforms like Google Hangouts allow up to 10 students to be tutored at one time. This means that it's easy to have group lessons online. This can also make learning more affordable because the cost of tuition can be split between students.
So there you have it, 5 reasons why online tutoring rocks! What are your thoughts on online tutoring? Do you love it or hate it? Leave a comment below telling us what you think.