While it’s not a completely new concept, online tutoring seems to have finally started becoming very common all around the world. Besides providing students and knowledge-seekers with a plenty of advantages, online tuition provides tutors with many benefits too. Since online tutoring is even becoming a more preferable option than the traditional face-to-face tutoring, no tutor should miss on
the opportunity to start tutoring online right now. Don’t know how and where to start? We got you covered. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this revolutionary method of tutoring.
Online Tuition: The Way Forward
If you have realized that online tuition is the way forward, there are some things you should know before you start your first online tutoring session. The demand for online tutoring is increasing for all subjects, as people from all ages are looking for additional support and help in just about every subject.
First online tutoring session
Those looking for tutors are attracted by this method because it is much easier to connect with a tutor at the most convenient time for them, while tutors are no longer limited by geography.
Now tutors can easily reach out to students from every corner of the world that has Internet connection. Furthermore, tutors will no longer have to spend money on transport, as well as the students. Unlike traditional home tutoring, online tutoring can take place from anywhere. Tutor from your balcony. Feel free to tutor while you’re at the beach. Any place that is comfortable to you is a good place for tutoring. However, since online tutoring is carried out in real time, keep in mind to ensure you have a stable Internet connection and you have the right tools for flawless learning experience before calling your student.
Another great benefit of online tutoring is that you can actually make more money in a year than traditional tutoring. Although both methods have the same rate per hour, by online tutoring you’re cutting down on transportation expenses and you can have much more students per day given the fact that your base of operation is not an issue.
How Do You Get Started?
As aforementioned, you need a stable Internet connection, but more importantly, you need your computer to be well-maintained and prepared for meeting with your students online. This means, check the communication applications you’re using if they are running and if they are up-to-date. Also, regardless if you’re using College Pirates or other tutoring platform, check if all settings are adjusted per your preferences. And lastly, make sure your webcam, headphones and microphone are providing your students with the quality sound and picture they are paying for.
Since video call will not be enough for you to teach your students, you will need a tool that will provide you a whiteboard. This will greatly increase the effectiveness of your tutoring sessions, as well as improve the learning experience for your students. You can look for whiteboard apps on the search engines, but here are few great, quick suggestion to help you get started quicker: Scribblar and Idroo .
Also important before you start, check if the whiteboard app you selected is working properly
If you think you won’t be able to handle running this sort of Skype-whiteboard app combination, you can also find video conference services. In addition to quality audio, video and file-sharing capabilities, some also offer session recording, which makes a great modern version of diary for tutors and students alike. Here are few reliable video conference services providers: Zoom , WebEx and WizIq .
There are many new applications you will need to choose as your reliable allies in your future online tuition journey and that can be overwhelming for sure. However, you can test them all beforehand and see what works best for you. The more prepared you are, the less issues there will be, the more satisfied your customers, the more you earn. Speaking of earnings, there are several ways you can get paid for online tuition. However, it largely depends on the tutor and the students’ personal preferences. From PayPal to bank transfer, go for the payment method that is of mutual liking.
Now that you have a great understanding of online tutoring, are you eager to get your online tutoring career started right? Say no more. You can become a College Pirates tutor as soon as you register on our web site and we approve your application and your qualifications for tutor. Connecting with students at College Pirates is simple, easy, fun, flexible and effective. But less talking and more action,
get started right now!