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Online Tutoring is Getting Popular Among US Kids

Jun 28, 2008
Online tutoring is proving to be a boon for quality education starved students especially in developing countries where tutoring charges are very high. Online tutoring is the best way for such students to get extra help in perusing their study smoothly. Just with a click of mouse, you get access to professionals and tutorials of desired subjects. The popularity of online tutoring has seen a steep increase in recent times and everyone is realizing its utility and importance. It is being preferred by both students and their parents alike due to various advantages that it holds.

Professionals of the online tutoring agencies interact with students through two ways, video transmission and verbal communication. Use of whiteboards facilitates both students and teachers to express themselves in a much better way. Students feel more comfortable while learning online because it's a one to one based approach of study. The delivered lessons are permanently stored over the system and can be easily accessed whenever needed.

In US itself, online tutoring costs 30-40% less than traditional tutoring. Apart from monetary concerns, students save a lot of time and energy as in this case the scope of commuting is out of question. Students can avail online tutoring anywhere, be it public library, school, home, cyber cafe or a friend's place. Online tutoring facilitates the students to chart out their program according to their own preferences. Flexibility of timings in online tutoring doesn't force the students to cancel or postpone their other important engagements. Students can avail online tutoring anytime, be it early hours or late night without disturbing their regular study hours and tasks.

Moreover students don't need to stick with a single tutor till the completion of entire course. Online tutoring facilitates students to change the tutor in between the course if they don't feel comfortable over a specific topic. If students get stuck while doing homework or they need help for a surprise test, online tutoring provides all. Portals like Transtutors have helped in redefining the concept of online tutoring. These portals works a single source of all your educational needs, whether its Physics or mind blogging Economics, they have professional tutors for all subjects. Companies like Transtutors, Transwebtutors saves lot of your effort of finding suitable tutors according to your needs. Almost all online tutoring portals have a pool of subject experts.

Individual tutoring provides the students guidance that improves their existing capability of solving problems and doing their homework in less time and in more impressive manner. Tutoring can help in considerable improvement in results. Another important aspect of online tutoring is that student himself can set the pace of tutoring depending upon his abilities and capabilities. Chatting with VOIP, Power-Point presentation and use of flash movies and animations make online tutoring interesting and friendly.

By now, seeing all these benefits, you would have certainly decided to join an online tutoring portal. But selecting an appropriate online tutoring source and getting maximum advantage out of that, are two important but complicated aspects of online tutoring. Below we give you certain tips that can ease these complications.

> Ask questions about the processes and professional involved.

> Always emphasize on the weak areas of your child which require more attention and ask the tutors how they are going to manage that.

> The tutor you are selecting should be familiar with US-based curriculum besides being capable of properly assessing the abilities and weak points of your child. Many online tutoring companies depute US based tutors also, so you may ask about this probability.

It's a common perception that parents think that tutoring is required by only those students who are performing poorly in their exams. But this is not correct.

Attitude of student is a key factor in getting a positive result out of online tutoring. If a child is not willing to learn, you can't compel him. Now it becomes important for the tutor, to adopt right measures, to convert the negative attitude of that student into a positive one. During online tutoring, tutor patches up the weak points of the students and as a result students perform better in their daily studies. It is also possible to avail online tutoring just few days before the examination. This will give your child an extra edge over the other students who perform almost equally good or slightly better than your child.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of America worked as a catalyst in the growth of online tutoring industry. Outsourced tutors are being used to fulfill the supplementary education requirements of knowledge starved American students. Indian companies like TransWebTutors, Tutorvista, and Transtutors are providing online tutoring services with utmost perfection. These companies work hard to train and to make their tutors familiar with American curriculums. Tutors of these companies easily assess the capability of students and match the pace of tutoring according to individual capability of students. The statistics of success in US, UK, Canada, Australia and other developed countries, confirm the quality entrepreneurship, perfection and excellence of management people and employed tutors of these companies in online tutoring.
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Andy Roberts, Educationalists For more information about online tutoring, please click Online Tutoring Resources.
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