Despite the standardized formal classroom teaching, not everyone can learn or understand the same way. As the education world begins to progressively incorporate technology as part of the system, more and more virtual classrooms are being created. Subsequently, such a scenario leads to the rise of online tuitions. As students nowadays want to get a better understanding on their formal learning outside the classroom, online tuitions are getting high demands. Students believe that by getting an extra needed boost, it will limit the chances of falling behind lessons.
However, choosing online tuition can be a daunting prospect for both parents and students because they would need to assess a few things before finding the right one carefully. Unlike the common classroom or home tuition setting, you can’t see what’s truly going on behind the curtains (or in this context; the screen). As convincing as it seems, there are a few precautions that should be considered before you take up online tuition.
Is it worth the money?
Before you hastily choose an online tuition, you need to think about whether it’s worth the money you paid. After all, it isn’t cheap! A good online tuition should have a reputable and experienced tutor to begin with. The tutor should be able to cater to the student’s learning needs by identifying the student’s weak spots and provide in-depth explanation to the queries raised. Interactive activities and good demos will make the learning process easier. Hence, find a tutor that ticks all the necessary boxes.
Avoid getting scammed
The net is full of surprises, both good and bad. Not only that, it’s also full of scammers waiting to trick people into giving them money. Scammers will go to great lengths by posing as ‘verifiable’ sources providing services deemed trustworthy enough. No matter if you’re a parent or student, doing a background check on an individual or company that’s offering an online tutoring service is extremely vital. You can look at their social media profiles to find out whether they’re genuine. If they have their own website, see whether they have positive reviews given by previous students. If those don’t convince you enough, having a phone conversation with the tutor to check on his credentials won’t hurt!
One of the disadvantages of learning online is miscommunication. Your internet connection might go off while your tutor is teaching and that can cause a gap in receiving information. Besides, you might miss out on the notes or presentations because you got too distracted by other things while being online. Hence to avoid miscommunication, don’t just rely on communicating through Skype or Zoom alone. Instead, get in touch with your tutor via phone calls or text messages too to get better clarifications if you missed out any of the lessons.