Online Tutoring & Test Prep
MyGuru provides both 1-1 in-person tutoring and online tutoring. A majority of our tutoring relationships are still conducted in-person. However, we have many online tutoring success stories too. When students give the online approach a chance, they often find it more convenient, affordable, and even effective, since we can often record the sessions and make them available for review later.
We’ve carefully researched online tutoring options and would actually recommend a few different options:
- One-on-one online tutoring from MyGuru
- Free, self-paced online instruction from Kahn Academy
- Low cost online, video-based test prep from Magoosh
One-on-one online tutoring from MyGuru
We realize many people are hesitant to consider online tutoring, but those who try it often find it more convenient and just as effective. Our online tutoring approach includes:
- Audio and/or video chat
- Uploading and sharing of files
- Screen sharing
- A virtual whiteboard
- And a simple process with no software to download.
We typically use WebEx, but some tutors prefer using Skype.
Free, self-paced online instruction from Kahn Academy
If you are concerned about cost and are looking more for online examples of how to do problems than you are customized answers to your questions, Kahn Academy is a great option. Our tutors sometimes combine online tutoring with homework assignments from Kahn Academy to help students build their skills. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Low cost online, video-based test prep from Magoosh
Magoosh provides online test prep solutions (e.g., videos, lectures, practice tests) for the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and more. Its goal is to take the best of traditional teaching and share it with students everywhere online. It is widely recognized as one of the better content development companies, and we've incorporated its products into some of our 1-1 tutoring packages. It shares MyGuru's commitment to building students' core quantitative, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills.