If you’re considering hiring a tutor for your child, you’ve likely wondered whether or not your child will benefit more from an online tutor or a traditional on-ground tutor. Technology has helped make online tutoring an excellent choice that many parents (and children) prefer. What makes online tutoring a suitable option?…
On-ground or person-to-person tutoring can be quite expensive— we’re talking $70-80+ an hour per child. On-ground tutors factor in their travel costs as well as the time they spend educating your child. Online tutors are more affordable as they use video chat to connect with students. This can also save you time and money as you won’t have to bring your child to and from tutoring sessions.
Work Around Your Schedule
On-ground tutors often have a set schedule with limited availability and only offer tutoring for certain subjects at certain times. This makes it difficult for you to work this into your schedule. Online tutors are more flexible because they do not have meet in person. Your child can learn in your home, free from any distractions.
On-ground tutors usually try to maximize their profits by meeting with multiple students at one time in a small group. If your child is struggling, they may fall behind in their setting. Online tutors work one-on-one with students so you can be sure that their attention is focused on helping your child.
Move at Your Child’s Pace
On-ground tutors typically follow a syllabus leaving students going through lessons they are already familiar with before they get to the focus on concepts they are unsure about. Online tutoring allows your child to move at their own pace. This gives your child the opportunity to focus on the areas they need help with and once they have mastered those, they can move onto the next area of focus without waiting on anyone else. This also allows you to monitor their progress because you can supervise their sessions.
Children are Comfortable Working Online
This generation hasn’t known life without technology. They are not only familiar with the internet and smart devices, they are comfortable using them to connect with other people. Online tutoring keeps them in their comfort zone. If your child works better from a distance or has developed anxiety regarding any academic subject, online tutoring might be their best option.
Find the Right Tutor
On-ground tutoring usually consists of one tutor. Online tutoring give your child access to a pool tutors. This makes it easier for you to find the best tutor to meet your child’s needs. You have the opportunity to review the tutors skills so that you can determine which tutor will make the biggest difference in your child’s education. If it doesn’t work out with one, there’s more to choose from.
Unlike on-ground tutoring sessions, online sessions can be recorded which allows your child to review what was discussed in case they have any questions later. This also gives you the opportunity to see what was discussed and how they are doing if you are unable to supervise a session.
Deciding on which tutor to hire is important! Weighing out the pros and cons of all your available options can help make your decisions easier. Online tutor is more convenient, budget friendly, and allows your child to get the most out of their time.
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