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Alarming revelations show that last year it was documented that up to 58% of teachers are considering leaving the profession and would opt for tutoring to replace their teacher wage.

A Gov survey showed suggested that morale has plunged so low within the profession due to teachers searching for a better work life balance and a lesser work load as the most popular reasons for leaving. Teaching is always a popular career choice, however those who choose to remain in the teaching profession are dwindling.

HB Tutoring have seen a huge rise from teachers approaching them to become a tutor. Tutoring has the potential to provide teachers with the flexibility which help to enhance their desire to teach and connect with the students.

Online tuition is observing the largest area of growth. This is most probable due to the flexibility, you don’t have to accommodate a tutor or donate a room for study due to everything taking place on the computer. An additional advantage is the platform which is used at HB Tutoring. We are now able to record our lessons and send these over to the student via email. The advantage of this is that it makes a fantastic bespoke revision resource as students file each lesson recording into a folder on their desktop.

The classroom environment is not suited to all students, and we are seeing a rapidly increasing number of students suffer from educational needs, who may find the lessons are quite fast paced or just need a top up. Online tuition is ideal for home schooled students as this gives the parents flexibility and they are not having to be tied to the house at specific times for a tutor to attend.

The Benefits of private tuition via online tuition

CUSTOMISED LESSONS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL

One of the biggest advantages of private tuition is that lessons can easily be customised to suit each student.   In school a student may be at a disadvantage, for example they work at a different pace to the rest of the class, or should they need to focus slightly more attention on a specific aspect of the course, private tuition largely solves these problems.  Students will benefit from the fact that a tutor can adjust the pace, focus and goals of a lesson depending on the requirements and abilities of the student ensuring that learning efficiency will be maximised.  This is an especially important point to note for any students that have learning disorders, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.  A good tutor will be able to take this into account and be a great benefit to a student.

ONE-TO-ONE TEACHING, MORE TIME AND ATTENTION FOCUSED UPON THE STUDENT

Another positive gained from private tuition is the increased amount of time a student will receive from a teacher.   As private tuition is on a one-to-one basis, teachers are able focus their attention fully on a student.  This is a huge advantage in comparison to classes of twenty to thirty pupils where a teacher’s time is divided and students can very easily become lost in the crowd. 

STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN CHOOSE THE RIGHT TEACHER

Students will respond better to a tutor that is suited to them, in terms of both temperament and learning style.  Unlike school, where students generally have very little, if any, choice in regards to who teachers them, having a private tutor does allow the student or their parents to pick a tutor that they feel comfortable with.  As there is a wide range of tutors available, each with their own strengths, specialities and learning styles,.  Finding the right tutor, that can engage and inspire, can really make a big difference for the learning.

HELP WITH HOMEWORK AND TEST PRACTICE

Homework can often be a boring, and occasionally a daunting, experience for students.  Left to their own devices, many will work through it without really engaging in the subject. Having a tutor who is able to keep the student focussed and interested will ensure that the homework is not only completed to a higher standard.   These adaptations can be a great help, as they prevent students from becoming bored whilst at the same time pushing their boundaries and providing them with a challenge.

FLEXIBLE

As a mode of teaching, private tutoring is becoming increasingly flexible and convenient.  Tutors will often be able come to you, which saves a lot of time for both students and parents in regards to travel.  Organising a suitable timetable is also easily achievable, allowing sessions to be structured around school or other extra-curricular activities.  With the rise and growth of online tutoring, this has become even easier, allowing lessons to occur where and when you want.

VIDEO RECORDING OF EACH LESSON

Each lesson is recorded and sent to the student, enabling parents and students to view time and time again. This is helpful for the student as well as the parents who may not otherwise see the full lesson.

We’d love to talk to you about online tutoring, regardless of whether it is for a student or for a tutoring role, please get is touch and let us know how we can help.

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