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Finding an Online Tutor

Apr 2, 2008
Homework is an unavoidable part of a student's life. The load of homework a student gets can be overwhelming and my struggle with their academics. This struggle may result in a student falling behind in their studies. Tutoring can help.

Online tutoring is a popular choice for today's students. Many online tutoring services are available on the World Wide Web to assist students in different subjects.

Finding a tutor for your child can be difficult. Sometimes it is difficult to find a quality tutor near you that tutors in the subject that you need. An online tutor can help alleviate this problem. An online tutor communicates with you and your child through the computer. These tutors work from home and may sometimes contact the student by phone. Using the internet assists you in finding a wide range of tutors and it is easier to find the right tutor for your son or daughter.

Keep a few things in mind when trying to find an online tutor. First decide what type of tutor you are in need of. List the subjects that your child needs help in and list the qualities you want in an online tutor. Be sure to decide how much you want to pay a tutor. The majority of tutors charge by the hour and the price can be as little as twenty dollars or as much as two hundred dollars per hour.

Next, search the internet for tutoring sites and choose your tutor from there. Some online companies hire tutors and train them to use tutoring software specific to their company. You will pay the tutoring company a fee and then the company will pay the tutor. A parent can be confident in choosing a tutor from one of these online sites because the tutor has been screened and trained.

You can also find individual tutors online. You will deal with the tutor personally and come to an agreement on the fee. You will then schedule the tutoring sessions. Tutors can be located using the classified section of some websites. Craigslist is one place to look for an online tutor.

Be sure to interview your child's potential tutor through e-mail or on the phone. Make sure the tutor has good communication skills because this is very important when choosing a tutor online. Ask what the tutor charges per hour and ask about what experience they have. Ask for references as well. You will get a good idea about the kind of tutor you are hiring by talking to other clients of theirs.

Once the tutor is hired, be sure to always keep in communication with them. The tutor should have a clear understanding of you and your child's needs. If for some reason you find that the tutor is not right for your family, be honest and let the tutor go so you can find one that is more suitable.

It can be challenging finding an online tutor but if you find an excellent one, it is worth it. A top-notch tutor will work with you and help your child meet their educational goals.
About the Author
Tristan Andrews is a freelance author who writes articles about Tutoring Services and the Tutoring Club.
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