What are the benefits of online tuition?
First and foremost, the main concern for both students and teachers are time and money. Generally, face to face tuition is more expensive as you have to take in to account the travel time for tutors to go to their client’s addresses. (i.e. if I have 5 students/5 hours of teaching, and each one is a 20-30 minute drive, I will be spending 3 hours at the minimum just driving to each house as well as back home!) Due to this, naturally my price for face to face tuition will be much higher.
Secondly, parents often wish to shadow lessons in the background ensuring that their child is receiving everything they need. One great benefit of online tuition is that the parents can see for themselves what they are paying for each and every hour and ensure it is money well spent.
Is Face-Face tuition better than online tuition?
The general consensus of the public is that face to face tuition will always be more efficient and beneficial for the student than online tuition. This was also my opinion too, however, my opinion changed.
Why did it change? Well this was first and foremost due to my experience in both face to face teaching as well as also trying online tuition. If there are no technical internet issues on both sides (i.e. the student’s internet and the tutors), online classrooms have the facilities available to teach a lesson as though you were teaching it in real life.
If I had to choose, of course I would say face to face. But that doesn’t mean that online tuition isn’t just as good!
What platforms are there available for both teachers/tutors and students?
Well, first and foremost, Tutorfair offers a free online classroom portal for both teachers and students. My experience of the Tutorfair classroom has been great due to the online interactive features available which makes the Tutorfair virtual classroom seem like an actual real classroom. In the classroom, there are facilities to screen-share your Powerpoint presentations, write on a virtual whiteboard and many more things that are very useful in teaching for tutors, and learning for students.
Having said this, most of my student’s parents prefer Skype as they are used to the Skype platform. Although Skype doesn’t have as many facilities as the Tutorfair classroom, it does have enough facilities to teach a lesson efficiently.
Some other platforms require tutors to subscribe and pay a monthly or yearly membership in order to gain access to most of the facilities. In my experience, the Tutorfair classroom and Skype are just as good.
Do I have a first lesson guarantee with online tuition?
With both face to face tuition and online tuition, Tutorfair guarantees your first lesson. This means that if you are not happy for any reason, i.e. you didn’t like your first online lesson, all you have to do is e-mail or call Tutorfair and request a refund for your first lesson and the money you paid will be deposited back into your bank account. In other words, you will not be losing out if you decided to take a chance on online lessons.
As we are living in uncertain times currently where there is a pandemic (COVID-19), I do encourage all clients to take advantage of this first lesson guarantee for a lesson online as there is no way of receiving face to face tuition at the moment.
I do highly recommend all clients and tutors to try the Tutorfair classroom or any other platform that they feel is user friendly to them and give online teaching a try! We are living in times where a virtual classroom has all the tools necessary to efficiently teach a full lesson. You have nothing to lose!
I hope this helps and good luck!
Juba A is a fully qualified teacher and one of our top tutors on the Tutorfair platform. Juba offers a range of subjects including: Maths and English (up to key stage 2 primary), Science – Chemistry, Biology and Physics (upto Key stage 1 to GCSE) and 11+ (English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning). To contact Juba, visit her profile.