Adapting to Tutoring Online - Diana’s Story

September 10, 2021 by Tas F
Image Diana B joined the Tutorfair Foundation team as a volunteer this summer. She took part in our 6-week online Summer School Programme, where she quickly adapted to the challenges of online teaching.

What got you into online tutoring and volunteering?

Until a year ago, I was a classroom teacher at a school in the West Midlands. I stepped down in order to embark on an MA in Mathematics Education. However, I didn’t want to stop teaching altogether so I decided to do some tutoring alongside my studies.

How have you found tutoring online? 

I didn’t think tutoring online would suit me at all, but I adapted quickly and was surprised to find it just as rewarding as face-to-face teaching. It works very well and I no longer think of it as a second-best solution.

How have you found the online tutoring technology? 

My first lesson using Bramble was quite difficult as I was trying to master the technology as well as get to know my student. In addition, my student didn’t have a camera on his device so the entire set of lessons was conducted without us ever “meeting” or seeing each other’s faces - a very strange experience initially, but one I got used to in the end!

Would you recommend the programme to other tutors? 

I would recommend this programme to anyone. It’s great to feel you are making a difference in a young person’s life and helping them to achieve their potential.


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