Before lock-down, I’d been very reticent about online teaching – feeling that it was of a lesser quality to the ‘gold-standard’ of face-to-face tuition. However, I’ve now found myself completely sold on this new way of working.
Firstly, it must be said that our already amazing tutors have been nothing short of stunning, delivering superb lessons for our students, using the latest software and screen-sharing options. I think this is working well for the following reasons:
- Many students are very happy online and we find they are more focused on the tutor, so more intensive work is completed.
- Our tutors report that students are fully ready for them at the appointed time, meaning that they get more tuition in the allotted time.
- We’re able to put the tutor best suited to work with the student, rather than the very best tutor who can travel to them.
- Our tutors can help more students overall because they’re travelling less, so can deliver more lessons.
However, face-to-face tuition is still a great option for many students and with the appropriate social distancing is continuing to work well. In fact, for some students, for example, students who are out of school for health or behaviour reasons (alternative provision) it’s often the only option that will work effectively.
Whilst we don’t know if we’ll be faced with a national or multiple local lock-downs, moving forward, it’s reassuring for us at Tutor My Kids to know that we can accommodate most options.