What do we mean by tutoring? It is an act that facilitates or provides a structure of learning. The purpose of this age-old practice is to help and guide students as a supplementary support with their regular institutional education. By the help of tutoring they can able to grasp the lessons clearly and make themselves prepared in their home works.
As the technological advancement makes our daily life easier, faster and more effective -- method of tutoring also could not avoid the technological involvement. Now it is in online with the aid of the internet and became time-saving, inexpensive, effortless and easily conductible. Unlike traditional face to face tutoring, online tutoring requires a user interface and technical support to maintain both the hardware and software sides of the operation. Students need not to move or invite tutor to home. One can get homework assistance and guidance any time, from anywhere. Only he/she have to have a computer with an internet connection.
There are so many advantages in online tutoring if it is compared with traditional tutoring. In online, time of tutoring is most flexible and if the material is pre-recorded, tutoring can be held 24/7. The hours would be limited if the tutor conducts it lively. In online method the scheduling is not as rigid as traditional. Most online services offer a connection with a live tutor to help the student. They arrange for an hour-long real time sessions via chat or voice conference with the Skype Volp service. Parents need not request the tutoring agency for a progress report of their son or daughter. They get it in online 24/7.
The online tutoring methods are of various types and used for various purposes. Mainly it is a distance learning system in a virtual environment, participated in a single or a group of learners and mostly used for students of elementary school to college level.
The online tutoring services can provide other sorts of tutoring. It can be an ongoing homework help or just help with a specific assignment or project, or for preparation for quizzes or tests or exams. No matter if it is for basic concepts or for gaining a deeper mastery of the subject matter.
Research has proven that online tutoring is beneficial for slow learners as extra essential help. Within last five years the online tutoring service increased tremendously and became more useful and popular with students as well as their parents.