How Online Tutoring Helps Remote Working Parents


You might already be familiar with some of the benefits of online tutoring. Students with gaps in their learning have a safe space to bridge those gaps in the comfort of their own home; tutors can help struggling students set achievable goals; and – especially during school breaks – tutors help students reinforce skills learned during the school year. Online tutoring isn’t just for students who are struggling in school though. It’s been proven to increase student engagement, either keeping them motivated or helping to increase motivation for learning.

Less obvious are the benefits of online tutoring for parents who are working from home. Whether your children are young or are teens, anyone who works from home can attest to the added stress they feel when they’re trying to divide their attention between work and caring for their family members. As an online tutoring service, Train the Brain supports working parents, so here are some of the ways online tutoring can help alleviate some of that division of your attention. 

Fewer Distractions

The first benefit is that online tutoring provides both you and your student with a distraction-free environment. With so many people working from home, parents have found a great way to save money on after school care by having their children come straight home after school. This is a wonderful benefit of remote work; however, when your young children or teens hop off the bus in the afternoon, you might not be done working. 

Train the Brain offers convenient online tutoring options from the comfort of your own home, at times that work best for you. This means that homework time can also be tutoring time while you’re wrapping up your work day. You don’t have to worry about your kids sneaking video games or watching tv instead of taking care of their responsibilities if you set up routine after school tutoring sessions through TTB. 

One-on-One Attention

While you’re working, you don’t need your attention divided, but the guilt that comes with the constant reminders that “I’m still working,” can be pretty heavy. With experienced tutors giving your student one-on-one attention, you can breathe a little easier knowing that a professional is helping your child catch up with skills or excel in their studies. In fact, you have a choice of tutors at TTB and can select the one who is the best match for your child’s needs, giving you even more peace of mind that your child is getting the one-on-one attention they deserve. 

Relieve Stress & Anxiety

You can’t do it all, so division of responsibilities is an important step to take if you’re going to maintain your mental health. There are so many benefits of working from home from comfy pants and avoiding rush-hour traffic to being able to reach over and pet your cat (who is most likely lying on that stack of papers on your desk). However, the extra stress and anxiety that comes when you’re juggling children and work-from-home duties can start to pile up.

When you schedule your student’s one-on-one tutoring while you’re working, it will reduce some of that parent stress while providing your child with another adult who will give them attention, teach them new skills, and provide them with the confidence to tackle their school work independently.  

The goal of all good tutors is to help their students learn how to think independently so that they can problem-solve on their own. Watching your child grow as a critical thinker and start to tackle even the most difficult assignments calmly and methodically will help lift some of that heavy weight off your shoulders. It’s okay to call – or in this case log in – for reinforcements!

By enrolling your students in online tutoring, you will find that maintaining a positive relationship with both work and your family is actually an achievable goal. Times change, and we all have to learn the tricks to remaining stable as we change with the times. From mental health benefits to a chance to perform more effectively while you’re working, looking into online tutoring options for your students is a good first step to taking back some control over your remote work-life balance. Train the Brain is here for you to get the support you and your student needs.  Sign up today and see what a difference our professional tutors can make!


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