Online learning, what's the right option for you?

March 31st, 2015 by Sara

What is online tuition?

Although online tuition has been around for some time now, it has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Tutors have brushed up their IT skills so they can comfortably use software programs and tools that online tuition requires such as VOIP (Skype), interactive whiteboards, cloud sharing platforms, video, etc.

What are the technical requirements?

You basic requirements will be a computer, headphones and a good broadband connection. Most children from the age of 13 upwards will have sufficient PC skills to be able to receive online tuition and with a few clicks a tutor can help pupils with the setup during the first lesson.

Is online tuition only between a tutor and a pupil?

Certainly not! All online tuition is similar but some methods are more suited to young adults rather than children. Below are the three most popular ways of learning online.

Online courses

These are live interactive classes that allow the student to communicate and interact directly with the tutor and other students within a face to face online classroom. Ongoing assessment and feedback is provided. Classes are structured and scheduled at set times during the week.

Online distance learning

Although online distance learning can offer some live sessions either within a classroom environment or directly with a tutor, most of the time the student will study alone and upload their work to be corrected. Students normally have access to online videos and forums so they can interact with other students. This option is popular with adults that are committed to independent study and aim to obtain a degree during their spare time.

One to one online tuition

Lessons are only between the tutor and the tutee via video conference. A popular tool is an electronic pen that the student connects to their computer via USB and provides shared access to the tutor's white board.

What are the benefits of online tuition?

Students that live in remote areas or are unable to travel can find the perfect solution receiving ongoing help from a private tutor. With no travel arrangements necessary, both tutors and tutees can save time and money. Parents can monitor lessons from home and with the tutor's permission these could also be recorded for study purposes. Lessons can be booked to fit in around family life.

If you are looking for online courses or one to one private online tuition, we invite you to register with us today. It's free to contact as many tutors or companies as you wish.