How was your college or school life? Did you just breeze through it or were there times that you needed help with assignments, homework or projects?
Although most people say that their college life was the best time of their life, it would have been unavoidable that there were some bumps along the road, especially with regard to academics. Whether you are a student or a parent of a student, there comes a time when you feel that you need instant help from someone else who is knowledgeable in a particular subject matter. Enrolling in learning centers can be beneficial for long-term guidance, but when it comes to spur-of-the-moment help for homework and projects that are due the next day, or for quick questions regarding upcoming exams, consultation with private tutors may be the best solution.
With the technology today, online tutoring has been available to people that need help. What is great about it is that most tutors go through rigorous testing and have credentials to prove their knowledge. Most are working tutors and university undergraduates or postgraduates. Rates vary for different sites as well as for the private tutors because of their subject expertise and credentials.
Another thing that’s great about online tutoring is flexibility. Scheduling a session depends on your and your tutor’s availability so it’s easier to work around one’s free time. Also, some online tutoring sites offer some kind of forum, where you can just ask questions and get answers right away if other students or tutors are online and are willing to provide the information aside from your private sessions with an individual tutor. The forums are a great way to interact with other students and tutors because you will be sure that the topic discussed is common to all.
Have you tried the traditional tutoring method? What are your thoughts about private online tutors? Do you think that online tutoring is another avenue to learn more and increase your knowledge at a faster pace?