As with home tuition, online students benefit from one-to-one academic support from their tutor. However, rather than taking place in person, online session take place via an online platform with student and tutor connecting through their computers.
Through the use of audio and visual software (such as Zoom, Skype or Google Meets) and programmes that allow real-time collaboration, online sessions are highly interactive. Both the student and tutor are able to write, type, highlight and draw on the same document. By making use of ever-evolving technology, each session can be diverse, dynamic and - dare we say it - fun!
Most Owl Tutors are able to provide online tuition. Perhaps the main benefit of online tuition is that it allows students to work with the best tutors in the world, not just those who happen to live closeby. By accessing a global pool of teaching talent, you are far more likely to find a tutor with the right skills, experience and personality. There are many more benefits of online tuition which you can learn about here.
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By cutting out travel costs (in terms of both time and money), tutors are likely to be in a position to lower their hourly rate for online tuition. On average, online sessions will be 33% per hour cheaper than home sessions with the same tutor.
In many ways, online session can be more interactive - and produce higher quality work - than home tuition. For example, it’s easier and clearer to complete a graph or annotate a passage (and amend any errors) on a purpose made programme! At the end of each session, all work can be saved in one place, readily accessible for when it comes to revision time.
Travel can disrupt tuition, and weeks worth of sessions can be missed when either the student or tutor goes away. With online tuition, sessions can continue to take place regardless of where in the world you have travelled to. We do of course encourage both students and tutors to take well-earned breaks!
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