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How is online tutoring better than traditional tutoring?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

How is online tutoring better than traditional tutoring?

There are many situations when going just to school classes is not enough for children to grasp the complexity of the curriculum and tutoring is required to help them understand difficult subjects better. And by tutoring most parents understand hiring a teacher to come by their place and spend a couple of hours doing additional exercises and explaining lessons that the student didn’t understand during classes. However, a newer and more modern approach is starting to gain ground: online tutoring. The concept is the same, the only difference being is that tutoring takes place over the Web instead of face to face. If you’re intrigued by the concept, but don’t know if this option is better than the traditional one, these points will help you make a decision.

 

 

Kids are more open to technology

First of all, it is common knowledge that kids love technology and they are very open towards it. Learning using the Internet sounds peculiar to parents, but for kids, it’s something that comes naturally. If the idea of having a tutor might make your son or daughter cringe and argue, an online session will actually be met with more enthusiasm. Children love everything that has to do with computers and Internet, so online tutoring is the perfect solution.

 

Online tutoring is cheaper

No matter how much you might want to help your child, tutoring does come at a cost. In addition to the cost of teaching per se, the price per traditional tutoring session will be higher if the tutor has to commute to get to your place. This is where online teaching is much more convenient option. Because the professors don’t have to travel to get to your house and everything takes place over the Web, prices are lower, so not only can you afford more classes per week, but also cover more subjects without compromising your monthly family budget.

 

Online tutoring is less intimidating

The entire point of tutoring is to cover things that were not completely understood in class. However, if your child is more shy and intimidated by the tutor, they will not ask all the questions for fear of being embarrassed or scolded. Working with teacher over the web is more comfortable for children and the distance will help them feel more at ease and ask right away if they don’t understand something. As mentioned previously, young students are used to using computers and video chatting, so they will have the confidence to interact with the tutor more.