Making the Transition From Offline to Online Tutoring

Uncategorized on December 13th, 2009 Comments Off

For many years, students had to rely on face-to-face individual or group tutoring in order to receive academic assistance outside of the classroom. But tutoring has changed as technological advancements – namely, the Internet – have come about.

Where once before, the only option was to invite a stranger in the home – or meet outside of the home – to receive assistance, now it can be done online. However, if you’re accustomed to this form of tutoring, you may be a bit hesitant about making the switch. If this is the case, here are a few benefits to making the transition from offline to online tutoring.

Still Working with Live People

One cause for hesitation with online tutoring is the fact that you no longer get the face-to-face, live interaction. While it’s very true that you don’t have access to body language and facial expressions, you do have access to a live person in many instances. There are a number of great resources available that make sure to have a qualified tutor ready to chat with students so that they feel that same sense of companionship and camaraderie that they’re used to when working with a person in the same room.

Added Convenience

One reason that many students jump at the chance to work with an online tutor versus taking on the face-to-face tutoring session is the convenience that online tutoring can provide. Think about it; in the past, you had to coordinate schedules with a tutor, find a place to meet, make sure you had all of your materials, and actually arrive on time. However, with an online tutor, so much of this hassle is reduced or eliminated entirely.

For instance, whereas you had to coordinate schedules offline, in an online environment, you normally will be assigned a time by the tutor to meet that you agree upon without much hassle. This of course is coupled with the fact that meeting times are not as difficult to schedule when you can physically meet anywhere as long as a computer is in tow. You can sit in your house, visit your favorite caf

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