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Tutoring: Yay or Nay

I always joke when the time comes for my child to need help with math homework, they just might be out of luck because I am not… in any way, great at math. I have no problem telling her that. I may just have to do my research now on home tutors that way we can be prepared.

No, really… I value the importance of tutors. Growing up, I had a wonderful tutor who helped me in math (whom I am still friends with on FB, weird.)

Up until recently, I thought a tutor was someone who came to your house to help with homework. However, that’s not the case. There are quite a few different kinds of tutors. For example: Online.

According to Wikipedia, Online tutoring is a new way for a student to receive help, either scheduled or on-demand. Sessions are done through a proprietary application where a student and tutor can communicate. Common tools include chat, whiteboard, web conferencing, teleconferencing and other specialized applets which make it easier to convey information back and forth. For example, there may be a specialized applet designed specifically for mathematics which allow the use of symbols.

Who would have thought that online tutoring is gaining popularity, especially over the past couple of years due to the ease of being able to connect to a tutor at moment’s notice when help is required. This is especially effective when a student is studying for a test that is scheduled for the next day at school and is stumped on a particular problem. Not all online tutoring companies offer an on-demand tutoring service.

Have you worked with a tutor before?

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