Today there are more than 6.3 million students studying online. While many parents and students recognize the benefits of online schooling, not many recognize the benefits of meeting with a virtual student online. There are, however, a number of advantages that virtual tutoring can provide that are actually superior to in-person tutoring. Let’s take a look at some of them.
There is no guarantee that the topic you need tutorial help for will have local tutors. With online tutoring, you will get the help you may not get face to face. This is especially true for smaller towns and rural areas.
If you are looking for in-person tutoring, you may not be lucky enough to find a tutor who can work with you and meets your criteria in your area. With online tutoring, you have a larger selection of available tutors that lets you be more discriminating. If the topic has different areas of study, you also have the benefit of working with multiple tutors who are specialists in those areas allowing you to choose the expert in the area you need help with.
The biggest benefit for using online tutors is that geography or time zones are not a limitation. There is nothing more frustrating to finally finding a tutor but then you have to go out of your way to meet their tutoring schedule, which may be in direct conflict with your work and study schedule. Online, you can obtain tutoring that meets your needs.
Utilizing the services of an online tutor is very convenient. You can meet in your home or dorm room, avoiding travel time, fuel costs as chances are you will have to go to the tutor. It is rare for a tutor to come to your home. And just think, you can get the help you need in comfort and your pj’s.
- Advanced Technology:
One of the biggest questions when it comes to online tutoring is technology. For today’s young student who is used to social media, chatting on Skype, it is an advantage. Young people today are comfortable and not intimidated with new software. Another benefit is that the sessions can be recorded for future reference and the tutor uses technology as an enhancement to the session. Both student and tutor also have information at the click of a mouse that is not available sitting at a table.
In this case value is not about getting more for your money. It is about the fact that the tutors have to rely on their ability as opposed to “being close”. You do not have to settle for the only game in town. You have choices and tutors that compete for your business.
At Train The Brains our mission is to provide students with the highest standards in teaching. Our goal is for our students to be successful! Whether its full-time tutoring or homework help, our highly qualified tutors connect well with students and provide personal attention to every student. Contact us today for a free 30-minute session to determine what your educational needs are.