In schools many students have diverse learning abilities and are unable to keep pace with the education imparted as a single teacher teaches a minimum group of 20-30 students at the same time. A constraint to complete the course curriculum within the academic year compels these students to engage tutors who impart tuitions after school hours. These tuitions can be imparted by tutors through home visitations or through online tuitions. Online tuitions facilitate teaching of various subjects to students through e-learning products and materials. The main services offered are academic assistance to school students, Test Preparation and Application assistance. Online tuitions helps students’ learning and helps them develop conceptual clarity, apply these concepts in problem solving by practicing tests extensively and monitor performance through regular assessments conducted by the pedagogy.
Online tutions: Technology
There is an extensive use of technology to provide the best online tuition services to its students. An example of its technology is Mentoraide which enables students to be remotely tutored via computers in the conventional notebook and pen style. Mentoraide uses a whiteboard and stylus system in which both the teacher and the student can write on a digital whiteboard using a stylus pen which is akin to writing on a notebook. This enables the experience of online tuitions to be more real and natural.
Mentoraide provides the following benefits for online tuitions: In Math tuitions, each student and his tutor interact one-on-one over an online whiteboard, where both can write (using a stylus pen) just as they would on a real whiteboard. The tutor will guide the learner during the problem solving stage at each step of developing his clarity. This enables the student to solve successive similar problems independently
Mentoring: Apart from a tutor teaching the student and assessing his development, an independent mentor can be provided who tracks progress of up to 30 students in each program. The mentor reviews the tutoring sessions and spots learning difficulties of the student by observing and monitoring his class activities and assessment scores. The mentor also conducts customized tests of students to evaluate their learning stage.
MathRating: MathRating is a rating and reward system for a student and indicates the student’s development in learning Math by quantifying the progress made by students through an objective analysis of his performance. The mentor is responsible for ensuring a good score on MathRating by each student.
The above technology is just one of the examples of how online tuitions provide great benefits in areas of learning, performance assessment and overall development of the student within a given time period. Every such online tuition provider optimizes its technology and resources in the best possible manner to become a leading online tuition service provider of the country.
Content for online tuitions
A holistic approach is needed to use online tuitions effectively for a student’s overall learning requirement. Various forms of teaching are used to enable a student to achieve excellent academic scores. These teaching styles may vary from collaborative learning, fun filled activities to enable active participation and individual mentoring and guidance for customized teaching. The teaching process should include:
1. Objective-Student and tutor identify the aim and purpose of the session
2. Material Required- The tutor recommends learning material that is required by the student
3. Procedure- The tutor is also provided with teaching material and instructions to facilitate ease of imparting knowledge as per the student’s capabilities
4. Assessment and Evaluation- The tutor is provided criteria for assessment and evaluation to assess the progress of the students.