It goes without saying that technological development greatly affects the future of education and the best way to understand just how deeply this correlation goes is to examine the concept of online tutoring. Namely, more and more people are getting interested in these services, especially due to the fact that it provides both potential employment and a chance to upgrade one’s knowledge conveniently and on a budget. Due to the fact that it allows flexible learning hours, this is great for those who are working or taking care of family members. All in all, here are five other reasons why online tutoring might be the future of education.
1. Cheaper and more convenient education
The first reason why online tutoring is such an amazing opportunity is due to the fact that it gives you a cheaper and more convenient education. You don’t have to leave your home, which means that you don’t need to invest in commute or even change your clothes for the lesson. Moreover, the cost of a lesson is somewhat lower due to the fact that your tutor doesn’t have to do these things either. Remember that we’re talking about the price in comparison to the traditional one-on-one lesson.
2. Being in one’s home environment
A lot of learners out there are introverts, which means that they feel the most pleasant in their own home environment. The anxiety that comes from large unfamiliar classrooms may, therefore, somewhat diminish their learning efficiency. Also, there are those scenarios where you forget a notebook, a power bank or a book at home, which puts you in an awkward spot. By learning while you’re in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to avoid all of these scenarios in the simplest of manners.
3. Greater selection of experts and courses
The biggest advantage of online tutoring lies in the fact that as long as you have your device and your internet connection, you have a myriad of options when it comes to the selection of experts and courses. With the traditional model of education, you would be limited to those courses and tutors that are locally available. On the other hand, with the help of online tutoring, you have the privilege of getting access to everything from math and English to courses on various other (less popular) subjects.
4. All the best learning resources are online
One of the things you need to take into consideration is the availability and format of your learning materials. First of all, you have so many traditional learning books transferred in e-book format. Second, you have the privilege of finding video tutorials on some practical skills that you may be forced to acquire to become proficient in a certain field. Most importantly, you get a simpler way to exploit the concept of microlearning, which is quickly coming to reshape the field of education as we know it. Googling things and looking them up is simply easier when you’re working from home, especially for those using the dual-screen setup.
5. Sophisticated learning tools
The last thing you need to understand is the fact that while learning in the online environment, you have a chance to enhance this learning experience with a plethora of sophisticated tools to make the learning experience more effective. For instance, a tutor could share screens to show their students how something is done or even assume command of their own device via a tool like TeamViewer (although this is quite risky). Not to mention digital whiteboard and similar other tools. A collaboration tool with a to-do list could be used to assign learners some homework.
With all these conveniences in the mix, the option of online tutoring seems like something too appealing for you to miss out on. There has to be that one skill that you’ve always wanted to learn but never had the time nor the resources to do so. With the help of the concept of online tutoring, you can finally overcome these challenges.
Salman Zafar is an ecopreneur, consultant, advisor, speaker and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection, conservation and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Salman is the Founder of EcoMENA, a popular voluntary organization based in Qatar. He is also the Founder and CEO of BioEnergy Consult, a reputed consulting firm active in biomass, waste-to-energy and waste management segments.
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