In a previous article, we scanned the distance learning landscape and explained how online tutoring can help parents and students navigate it.Read More
Improving Academic Performance
As a result of Covid-19, we're all living in a strange and unsettling new reality, and none of us knows exactly how long things are going to continue like this. While all of us are experiencing and dealing with the situation in our own ways, students across the country and around the globe have a particularly new set of circumstances with which to contend, and they, as well as schools, teachers, parents, administrators, tutors—every single one of us involved in education—need to learn ways to adapt.
The world today is not the same as the world we lived in two months or even two weeks ago. The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has completely disrupted all economic and social life, and its true effects are only just beginning to be felt. We are all entering a time of uncertainty such as none of us have faced before, as individuals or as a collective. As the virus infects more and more of the global population, greater numbers of people are going to be forced into isolation within their homes, having their work-lives transformed or completely shut down. What are we going to do? How should we be spending all the extra energy and time many of us will now have, but which none of us asked for?
I’ve come to firmly believe the benefits of online tutoring far outweigh the downsides. From online GMAT tutoring to online statistics tutoring to online chemistry tutoring and many other subjects (some of which require a virtual whiteboard, some of which don’t), we have a long list of success stories around delivering private, customized tutoring online.
I recognize that for some students, the stress associated with not understanding key concepts and being generally behind in a class can be exacerbated by trying to become familiar with new technology. But I believe many students who have just a slight bias toward in-person and away from virtual tutoring would be well served by re-considering an online approach.Read More
As the web continues to become more and more of a fixture of everyday life, more and more students are looking for the convenience and accessibility of online tutoring. A wide range of college tutors for all subjects can be found online, but finding them can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. That’s what this post is for. If you are looking for a college tutor online, here are five places you can start your search.
Join Discussion Boards
There are discussion boards you can join that are related to tutoring in general as well as to specific subjects. Some of these are just online, attached to websites, and others are groups on social networking sites like Facebook and Linkedin. Similarly, discussions happen via mailing list groups as well. These can be good places to ask for leads or advice or to actually meet tutors who hang out there.