Perks of Online Tutoring
Updated: Mar 18
We know it’s a little nerve-wracking being stuck at home, especially when you have to adjust to a new style of learning. With so many schools switching over to a virtual classroom model to combat the spread of COVID-19, it might seem like your teachers don’t know how to help you get the most out of your learning in this very different learning environment. It’s understandable that they might be overwhelmed, as many teachers and professors have never had to teach through a computer screen before.
Not to brag, but that’s where the similarity between Strive to Learn and your school ends. Unlike most middle and high schools, we’ve been tutoring online for years, to great success and the benefit of many students. Over the years, we’ve had time to think about what makes online tutoring so great, and why so many students choose to learn online with Strive. Scroll to read just a few of our favorite reasons to try online tutoring with Strive to Learn!
We’re in your bedroom (practically. That came out weird.)
All you need to meet with a tutor online is a computer and a WiFi connection, so Strive goes wherever you go! Whether you’re traveling or bed-bound with the flu, a tutor can help you schedule time to work whenever, wherever.
There are lots of resources out there for online students, from Khan Academy, to Shmoop, to Sparknotes. However, few offer the same face-to-face communication that we do. For students who need discussions or explanations to understand content, online meetings can provide the missing piece in the road to fully mastering your math homework or conquering chemistry.
By cutting down on your mileage, you’re saving gas money (and by extension, minimizing your carbon footprint!). Keep those extra miles (and dollars) and tack them on to your next road trip.
Can’t study without salsa music playing? No problem.
Because your online tutoring sessions are still one-on-one, they are fully personalized to fit your learning style. Your tutors make it their top priority to keep your academic needs met by offering multi-modal styles of learning; you might prefer videos, drawing on the screen directly, written instructions, or step-by-step breakdowns - those preferences are always taken into account by your online tutor. Whatever you need to learn effectively is exactly what we want to provide. Even if it’s a lively Latin playlist blaring in the background.
Compatible with snack breaks
Actually, this should have been #1 on the list - our tutors don’t mind if you need a sushi/pizza/smoothie/popcorn break.
Get good at Zoom so you can teach your 63-year-old college Physics professor how to unmute on a video call
Many colleges utilize online learning in their regular classes, while high schools may not be as familiar with the technology involved in an online meeting. By learning how to use this technology, high school students can feel fully prepared for any kind of university class or learning experience.
Stop hitting your head against the wall and cure boredom for good
Especially during a semi-quarantine, it’s easy to slip into the passive boredom of letting Netflix autoplay eat up your time. Instead of spiraling into a pit of Disney+ and ice cream from the carton, take the opportunity of extra time and ward off “summer brain!” When you return to school, you’ll want to pick up where you left off, not feel overwhelmed by the work and how much you’ve forgotten.
Protects your health #flattenthecurve
Finally, online tutoring offers a further safety buffer between you and anyone whose health may be compromised. It also prevents you from getting others sick if you’re recovering from any illness.
Alright, that’s it for now! Call, text, or email us to learn more about our online tutoring services.