Online learning can be an adjustment for those new to it. Online tutoring sessions involve logging into a virtual classroom where the student and tutor will interact via video chat. Much like an in-person tutoring session, the student and tutor will discuss concepts, practice problems, and utilize tools like a whiteboard to go over examples.
The Effectiveness of Online Tutoring
It’s natural to wonder if online tutoring can foster the necessary one-on-one connection for a successful learning relationship. It’s an essential question we have asked, too. The research demonstrates that online tutoring is effective in helping students learn new material, improve their test scores, and grow more confident academically. Harvard research and the Fordham Institute concluded that online tutoring can substantially benefit a child’s academic performance, socioeconomic skills, and general sense of well-being. Let’s get your child connected with a tutor that supports them with encouragement and kindness.
Advantages of Online Tutoring
Online tutoring offers many advantages in our fast-paced world, and each can be further customized to support your child’s needs and circumstances. Some examples of the ways online tutoring is superior to in-person include:
Comfort: Virtual tutoring brings education into your child’s comfort zone. They can learn from their favorite nook at home or under the shade of a backyard tree. A relaxed learner is a more receptive learner.
Convenience: No more racing against traffic to make your next appointment. Connect with a vast world of certified teachers and schedule your child’s tutoring sessions to work with your family’s preferred schedule.
Safety: Online tutors provide learning opportunities in the safest possible environment—your home. In addition to shelter from school-related stressors like teasing or bullying, we protect students by screening and background checking our tutors. Our platform also ensures your data is secure and private.
Personal Attention: In-person services can often involve small group settings. Online tutoring ensures they are not lost in the crowd. They receive one-on-one focus, giving them the personal attention that builds confidence and mastery of the subject matter.
The Right Fit: Select a tutor specializing in your child’s subject of need who builds a personal rapport. Whether it’s English, math, or science, our tutors tailor their approach to ensure your child’s mastery of the material, adapting their teaching methods to suit your child.
Overcoming Challenges in Online Tutoring
Despite its many benefits, online tutoring has its challenges. Each represents an opportunity to further personalize your child’s education and learning environment. A common issue is securing a quiet, distraction-free zone at home. To overcome this:
- Set up a learning corner in a peaceful room or quiet spot outdoors
- Use comfortable seating and good lighting
- Eliminate external digital distractions like mobile phones
Another common challenge can be internet and computer reliability. Some things you can do to minimize this from interfering with your online tutoring session include:
- Limit active devices on your network
- Use a newer laptop with more memory
- Familiarize yourself with our online tutoring platform & leverage support when needed
Why Online Tutoring?
Reduce Your Stress
Let’s face it, helping your child catch up or get ahead is rarely going to be stress-free. It’s a difficult time for parents and students. Let us help you. With our online tutoring services, you get:
- Screened & background checked tutors you can trust
- Stride Tutoring stands by its services with a grade & satisfaction guarantee*
- State-certified teachers who are familiar with real world curricula
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Frequently Asked Questions
Studies have generally shown that online tutoring is as effective as in-person, but there has been conflicting research as well. Some of the effectiveness of online tutoring will be dependent on the learner’s ability to focus and the quality of the teacher. Like most services, learning can be easily accommodated through a screen.
When considering a tutor, it is important to define the qualities most important to a parent and/or student. For example, some people value where a tutor was educated, how many years of experience they have, how much availability they have, or personality considerations. Other factors might include finding a tutor who handles special needs, such as dyslexia, ADD, or other learning challenges.
The biggest benefits of online tutoring are that it is safe for students, is much more convenient, saves time, expands access to a wide range of qualified tutors across the country, and can be done in an environment comfortable for students. There may be more advantages that are specific to learners and their individual needs.
Most often, basic internet connections are sufficient for video sessions. However, there is always a possibility of internet disruption. For that reason, we recommend having a plan with your tutor if you get disconnected. This could include rescheduling, finishing with a phone call, or waiting a certain amount of time to re-establish connectivity. If you know your internet connection to be less reliable, we’d suggest ensuring you schedule tutoring for lower peak usage times and minimizing the number of devices using the shared network.