Although the majority of the tuition we provide involves face-to-face sessions in the homes of our customers, our tutoring provision also extends to online tuition, sometimes referred to as distance learning.
Online tuition is obviously different to face-to-face learning but is 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:
Distance learning should be no barrier to either, particularly with the advancement of the various online educational platforms now available, such as BitPaper.
Like face-to-face 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 face-to-face sessions, they would rather continue with the same tutor via online sessions rather than start face-to-face sessions with a new tutor.
Another benefit is that work done in a session is often easier to back-up and save.
Our online tuition also provides international students based overseas with 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 and subsequent lockdowns has meant that, in order to safeguard everyone’s health, our tuition is currently being delivered online. The safety of our tutors and students is of paramount importance to us.
During the lengthy closure of schools this year, continuing their child’s education remained a top priority for many of our customers and we were pleased to provide the necessary support.
We are extremely fortunate to be blessed with a strong and caring cohort of tutors and have been very pleased with the positive feedback received from parents relating to the online sessions being delivered during the crisis.
The quality of both the delivery of sessions and our level of service have not been impacted; if anything, we have been working harder than ever this year in order to ensure that our online learning provision is at the same face-to-face standard that our customers are accustomed to.
Despite the reopening of schools, the demand for online tuition remains 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.
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