How Chronically Ill Students Can Benefit From Online Tutoring

In the United States, millions of school-aged children are living with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, according to the CDC. These illnesses include types 1 and 2 diabetes, cancer, sickle cell disease, asthma, and chronic pain. What these illnesses come with that few people talk about is the chronic stress of trying to keep up with everything and the toll the regimens and appointments take on the mental well-being of everyone involved. Keeping up with appointments and make-up work for school can be stressful. While parents of other students certainly experience the stress of parenting the parents of students with chronic illness experience this on a new level. Helping their children with their homework can become a tipping point for both children and parents adding stress that harms children’s recovery and detracts from parents’ ability to be supportive and to stay organized.

With appointments and days off for dealing with both the effects and side-effects of a chronic illness, it’s not a surprise that students with chronic health conditions tend to experience lower academic achievement related to their grades (GPA) and behavior toward and during school. What educational experts know is that it’s a lot harder to keep up with school when you miss key lessons, and it’s a lot harder to have a positive attitude about something that you’re massively frustrated with. 

However, with the convenience of online tutoring, one small part of the stressful parts of managing your child’s chronic illness doesn’t have to be increase your emotional and organizational burden. Online tutoring services with flexible hours can alleviate stress from the daily lives of the parents and the children struggling with chronic health issues.

Flexible Hours

Online tutoring offers flexible hours. Because tutors are remote and have a variety of hours available, the likelihood that you will find a tutor to work around your tight schedule is very high. Some tutors are available through the middle of the night, while others are available all day, every day. Online tutoring opens up a much more flexible schedule for tutoring than the environment of an in-person tutoring center that operates on a set afternoon/evening schedule.

Additionally, some online tutoring sessions are recorded, so you and your student can review sessions as many times as you need to get the most out of your learning time. When you have a lot taxing you mentally and physically, it’s easy to forget details when you walk away from a learning situation, but with recorded sessions, you can go back to them with questions time and time again.

Open-ended Locations

Because online tutoring is done virtually one-on-one with a tutor, location is not an issue. As long as you have an internet connection, you can connect with your personal tutor. This provides a healthier option than heading into an in-person tutoring center, and eliminates the inconvenience of having to go to a certain place for the session. You can meet with your tutor in any building, in any city, in any place at all as long as you’ve got access to internet.

Cost-Effective Pricing

Online tutoring also tends to be far more financially friendly than in-person tutoring as well. With in-person tutoring costing upwards of $100 an hour, it can really start to increase the financial burden already present for families experiencing health issues. Online tutoring is usually priced by the minute, with a set amount per 60 minute session, and with packages that offer more time for less as you increase the number of sessions you’re purchasing. 

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If your student is struggling to keep up, consider giving Train The Brain a try by registering and seeing how we fit through a free 30 minute session. Train The Brain is an innovative online homework help and tutoring service that you can access anywhere you have a solid internet connection. You no longer have to leave your home and sit around at a tutoring center. You can set up and attend tutoring or homework help sessions with our highly qualified content area experts in the comfort of your own home, the library, an office, or even in a classroom at your school. If you want to learn more about TTB and the services we offer, feel free to check out our services and our blog. Additionally, you can reach out to our Train The Brain admins online. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.


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