Again, as with the overall school process, technology has changed the
way students used to be instructed. Of course, tutoring can still be
accomplished individually in a secure environment. But now there is the
ability to tutor entirely online without having to meet the child in person.
There are numerous benefits to online tutoring that can actually
overshadow the experience of in-person tutoring. One of the main
benefits is the availability that students now have for the best tutors in
the world. Geography and distance are no longer a concern. Students are
no longer stuck with having a tutor sometimes below average just
because they live two more streets. The guardian could be literally
thousands of miles away in a foreign land.
The student being instructed online can also record the lesson if it is
being done on video or go back and read the instructions again if they do
not fully understand something. This means that the tutor does not
always have to be available at the same time as the student. They can
prepare the lessons in advance and provide the student with additional
material if they need it.
Another great aspect of online tutoring is using different online tools that
allow you to share documents between the tutor and the student.
Interactive lessons and quizzes can be quickly created and shared with
the student at any time. The best part of document sharing is the ability
of both people to be in the document at exactly the same time. It really
presents an active tutoring session for the student.
As with in-person tutoring, effectiveness depends on the actual tutor. It
is essential that both the tutor and the student do everything possible to
have a beneficial learning experience. The good news is that there are
many online tutors to choose from who have excellent credentials. If one
doesn’t provide the results you’re looking for, go ahead and find another
that is better rated.
However, some parents will always prefer to have their child instructed
by someone in person rather than online. It is just a preference and they
feel more comfortable abo