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There are Many Advantages to Online Learning

By Guest Author On February 26, 2011 Under Personal Development, Success Secrets

The Net has helped the tutoring industry in several ways in the last several years.  There are numerous advantages of online learning that classical tutoring just cannot contend .  The benefits are on both sides of the spectrum, for the tutor and for the student.

The programs that incorporate tutoring online have come far over the last several years.  The option that use email exclusively is still one technique of receiving assistance but not the best .  The back and forth nature of this technique is not always the most beneficial to either the student or the tutor.  

You will find there are many online methods to receive tutoring that is interactive.  Many are using microphones and speakers so that the communication can be only through the written interactive boards, but through speech.  This allows the communication to be instantaneous almost exactly like in person tutoring sessions.

Students these days are very computer and electronic capable .  Most children have used at least one of the following if not several :  iPods, Xboxes, PlayStations, Email accounts, MySpace, and cell phones.  The more interactive it is the more it draws their attention .  For that reason this has become a real problem that teachers are struggling with in the classroom.  By tutoring online, it captures the student’s attention , much more than a pen and paper ever will .  This way helps the student to be more involved in the learning process and helps them retain more of the teaching .

The flexibility that online tutoring gives you is at the top of the list for beneficial compliments to education in schools today.  The sheer craziness of running a student to a tutoring session while needing to be somewhere else at the same time is gone .  Tutoring in the evenings just got simpler  , dinner can be prepared while the tutoring is going on in the other room .  The house will no longer need to be cleaned up before the tutor comes over, saving lots of time.  These are all simple things that all add up.  

Tutoring sessions can now be set up for any hour that is convenient for the student and the tutor, location no longer plays a role in the process.  If a last minute question comes up or an unexpected test, many online tutors are easier to arrange last minute sessions with than private tutors can .  

The online tutoring sessions are typically secure programs.  A log-in is needed by both the tutor and the student , this leads to a more secure session , where your child’s privacy is respected .  The tutors can also be background checked , as many offer email and telephone contact information, along with background information about the tutor.

Most tutors even thought they are on-line not only offer , but encourage parental involvement  so that the progress of the student and any additional information can be dealt with .  Many offer weekly updates and suggestions regarding the sessions .

As in any tutoring , different types of students will benefit differently.  The ones who are struggling are able to bring up their grades in a comfortable secure setting.  The students may feel more at ease using the online approach, since they are not forced to sit face to face with a “teacher”.  This may help them feel more at ease, and they ask the questions that they really need answered.  

A student that is at grade level, or above level , will also benefit from online tutoring.  This type of student will be able to move ahead at the pace they need.  The computer based process is typically more interesting than sitting with a teacher, this allows the student to feel challenged at a pace that moves them along as needed .  

One final benefit is the cost .  Online tutoring is typically less expensive than a private tutor  .  The hourly rate for an online tutor may be lower than that of others , but as with all things, keep in mind that lower rates may reflect lower standards.  Some online tutors offer package deals that allow them to cut their rates by allowing blocks of hours at a reduced rate.  Doing this allows the tutor to keep their prices down, and the student to receive the hours needed at a reduced fee .  

There are many questions that need to be discussed when choosing a tutor such as:  Is the session one-on-one?  Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?  What subjects do you tutor?  Are you a certified teacher?  And what hours are you available?  

The benefits of learning online will truly make your online tutoring a pleasant experience for everyone involved.  It is becoming the preferred way to receive the help that your child needs that fits into most everyone’s schedules and their needs.

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