Some years ago I worked as an English tutor for elementary kids. Now that my daughter is in school I saw the importance of what I was doing back then. I also saw how different it is to tutor my own kid, I thought aside from having to work, this could be a reason why the parents of kids I used to tutor for wanted one for their kids. Finding tutors though can’t be that easy nor is it cheap.
Since I am not at home in the afternoons, my daughter goes to an after school institution to do her homeworks. I am now opting for an online tutorial website, which means I also should opt working at home (how about being an online tutor myself?).Like many parents utilizing online tutoring websites like Smiletutor, I would opt for one that has a no child left behind program, meaning all grades and level can get a tutor in different subject they offer. Are you considering to opt for online tutoring? Here are some of the Pros and Cons one should consider when opting to have an online tutor.
Aside from saving up on gas and time spent going to a particular location, online tutoring can also be convenient for you as your child can spend it by himself and you can do other things you need to do. It also is less burden for him to go on an in-location tutor, saving up on energy and thus giving him more time to learn.
There is a wide range of skilled tutors available, and you can certainly find one you need. Their profiles are readily available (perhaps resume too) and you can choose one with a personality that your kids would get along well with. You can also review testimonials to get a clear picture of how a particular tutor conducts sessions. Another way is to ask for friends and families who had experience with online tutoring. What worked for others’ kids might also work for yours.
Works Best for Particular Kids
Some kids shy away from people, and if yours is one, doing online tutoring might just be more comfortable.
Being online meant a child should focus on the tutor and lessons, not on online games easily accessible to them, or messages sent by friends.
Needs More Discipline
Online classes is not far from a physical one, there would be a lot of distractions, specially when at home. You need to make a conducive area for learning, free from distractions that may come in the form of pets, smaller siblings, even TV.
As mentioned above, other online things that pop up onscreen might distract a child. A beloved cat might come in for snuggles and he forgets what he should be doing or concentrating on.
May Not Be Easy For Particular Subjects
Some subjects may not be as easy to teach like others for online tutors. For example, in foreign language learning, mouth movements are important in getting pronunciation right. And audio could also affect how the words might be heard from the other end.
Online Tutor or In-Location One?
Every kid is different, some learn easily and some don’t. Even kids who love books have trouble with certain subjects, and that’s ok. If your child is having trouble with certain subjects and you don’t have the time to teach him yourself, a tutor is your best choice. You can both have a regular in-person tutor and an online tutoring one to help him with the difficulties at school. As a parent, you need to make sure that your child is comfortable and that the learning environment is best for him. Assess your child’s needs before committing to an in-person tutor or an online one and consider these list before deciding.