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.