Although the majority of the tuition we provide involves in-person sessions in the homes of our customers, our tutoring provision also extends to online learning.
Online tuition sessions are clearly different to in-person sessions but they’re also similar in many ways. Our level of service remains the same and we still ensure that we match one of our tutors to your particular requirements following our initial discussions with you.
The success of any tuition session is dependent on two main factors:
Online learning should be no barrier to either factor, particularly with the advancement of the various online platforms now available, such as BitPaper and Zoom.
Like in-person tuition, online tuition can still take place in the comfort of your own home.
The major benefit of online learning is that nobody needs to travel anywhere. Sessions can take place when tutor and student are miles, sometimes countries, apart. This often proves to be beneficial when a customer lives in an area that makes it difficult for the most suitable tutors to travel the distance to their home.
Some of our customers have utilised our online tuition provision following either their own or the tutor’s relocation. Because they have built up a strong relationship with their tutor during in-person sessions, they would rather continue with the same tutor via online sessions rather than start in-person sessions with a new tutor.
Another benefit is that work done in a session is often easier to back-up and save.
Our online learning provision also facilitates international students based overseas to receive the expert guidance they require for their various courses, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), from our specialist UK tutors who are fully experienced in the delivery of each course and the specifications involved.
The coronavirus pandemic has hugely impacted all our lives – the consequences of which haven’t all been negative. Of the benefits, it has taught us to be mindful to safeguard the health of everyone around us. In that respect, the safety of our tutors and students remains of paramount importance to us.
With safety always in mind, it is vital that high quality tuition remains our top priority. We have been delighted that the service and support we provide have been able to continue throughout the pandemic, albeit with appropriate social-distancing measures applied when necessary.
We are extremely fortunate to be blessed with a strong and caring cohort of tutors and have been very pleased with the positive feedback we continue to receive from parents, including that relating to the online sessions being delivered during the crisis.
The pandemic hasn’t impacted the quality of the delivery of sessions nor our level of service; if anything, we have been working harder than ever in order to ensure that our online learning provision is at the same in-person standard that our customers are accustomed to.
Despite the lifting of restrictions, the demand for online tuition remains relatively high, however we have placed ourself in an unrivalled position to meet that demand and to continue to deliver the expected level that our reputation commands.
Most of our tutors set up their online sessions via our tailor-made online whiteboard. It is totally interactive and allows the tutor and the student to type, write, talk, screen-share and interact in real-time in a manner that is as close to resembling an actual face-to-face session as is possible.
The whiteboard is very user friendly and, following a demonstration by the tutor, students of all ages are easily able to navigate through the screens involved in the session and utilise the various tools on offer.
The system requires a tablet, laptop or PC with audio and video and is accessed simply by clicking on a link which is emailed to you by the tutor. No software needs to be downloaded although the system works best if supported via Google Chrome or Apple Safari.
There are many other online platforms and methods of delivery and we don’t insist that our tutors use our own whiteboard. Due to differing teaching and learning styles, it’s so important that each tutor and student find a method that both are comfortable with and which ensures that student learning is positively impacted.