- No Travel Time: Students have busy schedules. Students have classes, homework, research papers, midterms and finals, extra-curricular activities and events, jobs, familial and personal responsibilities, etc. There can be a lot to balance in a day and a long commute can feel stressful during a busy day. This is a benefit of online tutoring. Not only can students create their own schedule, they can also reduce their amount of stress.
- No Location Restraints: Since travel time is eliminated through online tutoring, students then also have the freedom to be tutored from wherever they are, as long as they have a device and access to the Internet. This allows students to save time on busy days. For high school students, they have the ability to be tutored after school from their local library before basketball practice or music lessons. For university students, they have the ability to be tutored in between classes or before their work shift starts. This ability to be mobile reduces stress and can open up students’ schedules.
- Privacy: Students may be hesitant to give their trust to a tutor of first impression, which is reasonable and understandable. Tutoring online gives students the privacy to learn in an environment that they’re comfortable in. A comfortable learning environment is optimal to a students’ success as environmental stimuli can emotionally and cognitively affect how a student learns.
- Utilizing technology: We live in a tech generation. Online tutoring allows us to utilize and take advantage of the technology available to us today to better our lives. Through online tutoring, tutors can connect and support students through online cloud storage (Drop box, Google Drive, etc.) by sharing folders and documents that contain notes from the tutoring sessions, study material, practice material, etc. This way, students have the ability to take initiative without needing instruction from their tutors when offline. It also allows students and tutors to stay organized. Tutors also have a larger pool of resources to use online. This allows tutors to find the resources and teaching methods that are most appropriate for each student because each student is unique and has unique needs. Tutors also have access to online whiteboards and screen sharing to teach in a more traditional style, though in a modern digital classroom. Because there is a lot of information on the Internet, a tutor can teach a student how to filter out the useful information. This is a valuable skill for students to have as digital literacy is becoming more and more important as technology develops. Through tutoring online, students are learning how to work in an online environment cooperatively, productively, and professionally. At the end of the tutoring session, students can save lessons as PDFs and also save a recording of the session to study from or review once the session is complete
Why iSmart tutoring?
Here at iSmart tutoring, our tutors are highly professional and experienced. Our tutors are experienced in 1-1 sessions as well as group sessions, giving them the skills needed to give each student the attention they need. Our tutors understand that each student is different and our tutors focus on creating lesson plans catering to the needs of each individual student.
Here at iSmart, our tutoring material is diverse. We have material to supplement students who are looking for extra practise or to get ahead, and we have material that is meant to help students grasp concepts and find the confidence to be in the classroom and to do work on their own.
Aside from tutoring students, we also assign homework to students. The theory behind tutors giving students homework is not to increase the workload or add pressured deadlines to students, but to increase their opportunities to practise and improve.