What Are the Advantages of Online Tutoring?

What Are the Advantages of Online Tutoring?

Karen Gross 21/12/2021
What Are the Advantages of Online Tutoring?

All of us have been witnessing how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, both professionally and privately, as well as in terms of education.

Fortunately, with technological advancements, new opportunities for effective e-learning have been created, one of which is online tutoring. The process of tutoring in a real-time online environment has made it a popular learning method among students, and the demand for online tutors is increasing rapidly.   

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Nowadays, it’s more accessible than ever, with many reasonably priced online tutoring options for students who feel they’re falling behind grade levels due to school closures, as well as those who simply want to improve their accomplishments in specific areas.

In this article, we’ll look at the main advantages of online tutoring and why it has become a successful learning concept.

1. Online Tutoring Is More Convenient

Any parent will tell you how much organization and logistics go into making sure their child gets on time for their after-school activity. And when you add tutoring into the mix, things get even more complicated. Most tutors will try to accommodate students’ other school commitments, but sometimes the free slot they have may require you to travel from one place to another for your weekly tutoring appointment, which, let’s be honest, no parent has the time for.

Unlike in-person tutoring, online tutoring allows more flexibility and can take place in the comfort of your own home, meaning there’s no traveling involved or wasting time making small talk with the tutor. Online tutoring allows you to focus on the task at hand and saves everyone precious time.

2. Academic Improvement

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Online tutoring can encourage students to build a positive relationship with learning. The right tutor with vast experience in teaching will know how to make the student feel better about school and motivate them to get more curious, and ask questions, and take the initiative with their schoolwork and homework assignments, all while overcoming learning obstacles.

For example, natural sciences, such as physics, have a reputation for being one of the most difficult school subjects, so most students need extra assistance and support. This is where online tutors can offer excellent physics help and are available to help whenever someone needs it. You’ll get reliable academic guidance through audio, video, file upload, all of which will ensure a dynamic, productive tutoring session in front of the home computer, with a qualified tutor.

Online tutoring allows many students to feel more at ease in a non-classroom setting where they don’t need to worry about catching up with the pace of other students. In this way, they gain a better comprehension of certain topics and concepts than they would in a traditional classroom environment.

3. Interactive and Innovative Learning Environment

A major advantage of online tutoring is the potential it has for improved student engagement. Today’s youth is growing up in the digital age, so they thrive and feel more confident in a virtual environment.

The options that are available in online platforms guarantee that the student’s learning experience is improved and tools, such as sharing screens, whiteboards, etc. contribute to an excellent collaboration between the tutor and the student. All this creates an exciting, fun, and unique experience.

4. Personalized Tutoring Experience

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One of the other positive benefits of online tutoring is that it offers personalized tutoring by allowing tutors to take their time to strengthen the specific areas the student struggles with. 

Many students flourish in a typical classroom, but an online tutor can identify which are the weak points of a particular student and plan the lesson according to their needs, which, in turn, makes the overall learning more personalized and makes students feel confident that they have more control over their educational experience.  

The learning process can also be customized and created around things the student already enjoys like music or video games, for instance. This type of approach can make any subject that the student is usually not thrilled about more fun and engaging.

5. Flexibility and More Confidence

Last but not least, online tutoring can give students a new uplifting experience and a much-needed learning outlet that can allow them to reach greater achievements in school.

As they experience success, their confidence will grow as well. Students become more comfortable with what they learn and they get a strong drive and motivation to undertake new challenges and explore different opportunities.

Final Thoughts

Online tutoring can be the right solution for families looking to provide their children with an accessible, affordable, and flexible way to move their education forward. 

They can receive a much more convenient and interactive experience, customized lessons to fit the student’s specific needs and learning style, which in the end will boost their confidence when they get back to their classroom.

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Karen Gross

Higher Education Expert

Karen is an educator and an author. Prior to becoming a college president, she was a tenured law professor for two plus decades. Her academic areas of expertise include trauma, toxic stress, consumer finance, overindebtedness and asset building in low income communities. She currently serves as Senior Counsel at Finn Partners Company. From 2011 to 2013, She served (part and full time) as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. She was the Department's representative on the interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families. From 2006 to 2014, she was President of Southern Vermont College, a small, private, affordable, four-year college located in Bennington, VT. In Spring 2016, she was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in VT. She also teaches part-time st Molly Stark Elementary School, also in Vt. She is also an Affiliate of the Penn Center for MSIs. She is the author of adult and children’s books, the most recent of which are titled Breakaway Learners (adult) and  Lucy’s Dragon Quest. Karen holds a bachelor degree in English and Spanish from Smith College and Juris Doctor degree (JD) in Law from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law.

   

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