Yorkshire Tutoring has gone digital and now combines the best of one-to-one, bespoke maths tuition with the flexibility of online delivery. What's not to like?
1. It's more flexible
Online tutoring is far more flexible than face-to-face help. If parents have time constraints it can be difficult to make after-school trips to a tutor's house. If the tutor comes to you, you and your family might have to tiptoe around the house while the tutor is in session.
With online tuition, it's easier to pick a time that suits you both. Now all you need is a computer with internet connection and they're good to go (and you can get on with the 1001 other things you need to do).
2. It's cheaper
Private tutors can be expensive, especially the ones who charge for travel. Removing factors like travel costs can help make it more affordable. Yorkshire Tutoring provides a one hour online session for £25 and a 20% sibling discount.
3. Location is not an issue
Because location isn't an issue, you can use Yorkshire Tutoring wherever you live. Bad weather is no longer a problem as no travel is required. If your child lives between two or more houses, their tutoring can remain constant each week regardless of their location (even on holiday if they're really keen!)
4. You get a chance to try it out
Yorkshire Tutoring offers a free, trial session. This gives each student the opportunity to meet me online and to try out the online tutoring environment to see if it’s a good match.
5. It's bespoke
At Yorkshire Tutoring, we don't do pre-packaged tutoring. Each individual session is carefully planned and prepared for your child only.
6. Children can be more comfortable with online tutoring
Private tutoring can be intimidating as a face-to-face session with an adult can be a bit scary, but online tutoring provides the comfort of your own home and perceived anonymity which can be easier for children.
To be honest, most children actually enjoy it! Who knew that they'd enjoy doing maths....
7. It's great for tech-savvy children
Children are increasingly tech-savvy, and using technology can help impart information in a manner in which they're comfortable and enjoy.
According to Matt Leeser, head of buying for electricals and home technology at John Lewis, today's children have "grown up in a world surrounded by technology and the internet, and they are using mobile phones, tablets, e-readers and computers on a daily basis."
Using these technologies for learning could greatly benefit your child's education.
8. The benefits of technology for teaching
Online tutoring offers many technological benefits. Yorkshire Tutoring uses Zoom for video, audio and screen sharing and BitPaper as a collaborative whiteboard.
Resources, such as past papers and homework questions can be uploaded to the online lesson space, which students can access whenever they like; an interactive whiteboard allows both student and tutor to type and draw; and lessons can be recorded.
For maths, graphs, diagrams and charts can easily be created on the whiteboard through the online portal, visible to both tutor and student. A toolbox at the bottom of the whiteboard offers all the necessary tools for drawing, colouring, text, allowing for easy visual explanation of all mathematical problems.
9. Saving the lesson
At school, it's not always possible to jot down every piece of information from a teacher, and the teacher won't get a chance to repeat each point in the limited time.
That's not an issue with online tutoring, as lessons can be easily saved and uploaded to your hard drive and accessed at any point.
Firstly, there's the safety and comfort of learning from your own home. And with all tutors vetted and sessions recorded, your child is safe as can be.
So what's not to like? All you need is an internet connection and something to connect with (PC, laptop, ipad etc).
Book a free, trial session today. Click on the link below:
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(Adapted from an article which first appeared in The Telegraph, December 2017)