Tutoring used to be perceived as being sort of like psychotherapy – a remedy for a defect, only needed if there was a problem. More and more, though, as the weaknesses of traditional education become more clear and the public school system becomes more financially burdened, tutoring, particularly online tutoring, is coming to be seen as something that can supplement any student’s education and even help exceptional students to excel. Here are just six of the unique ways that online tutoring can benefit any student.
Most students in schools today suffer from attention deficit disorder: a deficit of attention from teachers. For many years, teachers have remained overburdened with too many students and too few resources. Recent financial changes have only made this situation worse as government budgets have dried up from the local to the federal level, meaning there are fewer teachers employed.
With fewer resources available to them, it has become impossible, on a daily basis, for even the saintliest of teachers to appropriately manage the sheer number of students they are expected to teach, inspire and be responsible for.
An online tutor is able to provide one-on-one attention, after hours, in the comfort of the student’s home. Not only is this a more effective teaching environment for the tutor, who can effectively meet the student’s needs without interference, it is also a more effective learning environment for the student, who doesn’t have to suffer the burdens of social pressures or incessant distractions.
Partly because of the comfortable, one-on-one learning environment, partly because of similarity of perspective, and partly because of other, intangible factors, it tends to be easier for a student to bond with a tutor, even an online one, than with a teacher. Unlike a teacher, a tutor doesn’t have to see to the needs of two dozen other students at the same time or double as an authority figure.
Since a teacher has to present material to a whole class of students at once and doesn’t have time to tailor presentation methods to individual students, invariably with any concept presented in the classroom there are some students who “get it” and some who don’t. This tends to make the students who get it feel “smart” and the ones who don’t get it feel “dumb”. The limitations of the teacher’s methods tend to get internalized by the students who don’t “get it”, who come to accept them as limitations of their own learning ability. By presenting concepts in a way that is natural for the student to understand, a good tutor is able to permanently boost a student’s self esteem and learning ability.
A tutor, especially an online tutor, can be available as much or as little as a student needs, and can be available at any time. Teachers generally don’t work after hours, but tutors are generally available whenever the student needs them. Plus, with on online tutor you don’t even have the potential inconvenience of having to meet with somebody or having to leave your home.
Choosing to use an online tutor makes tutoring talent from all over available to you, making it easier for you to find a tutor whose personality and skills are a good match for your particular needs.
Having a wide selection of tutors available from all over also means that you can be more assured of getting a good value. If you pay for an in-person tutor, not only will you be limited to a locally available selection.
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Combining the one-on-one attention and relatability of a traditional tutor with the ease of availability and selection provided by the Internet can make greater educational achievements a reality.