Online versus Face to Face Tutoring

The growth of online tutoring raises a lot of questions about quality of teaching and safeguarding. When deciding which is best for your child consider the following:

  • Do you know anything about the quality of the teaching and in particular whether the teachers are qualified to deliver the content for the needs of your child?
  • Are you able to monitor the interaction between your child and the teacher?
  • Do you feel your child is safe with the tutor online, has the tutor a recent CRB check?
  • Do you want your child to remain even longer in front of a computer screen in their bedroom instead of interacting with people face-to-face?

The benefits of face-to-face tutoring.

  • The teacher can read the way children react to explanations in their facial expressions.
  • Help is immediate.
  • Lessons can be targeted to the child’s needs even when a last minute request is made to help with a particular topic.
  • Teachers can motivate their learners more easily.
  • In an educational centre the atmosphere is one of learning which does not have the distractions of the bedroom or the kitchen table.
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