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12 Benefits of Online Maths Tutoring

Benefits of Online Math Tutoring

 

Many parents find themselves at a point where their child is struggling at school.  One-size-fits-all curriculums and large class sizes can result in children falling behind with their learning.  This is especially the case when it comes to subjects that some students find particularly difficult, such as maths.

 

Many parents struggle to help their children with maths problems and in-person tutoring can seem unaffordable. If the problem isn’t addressed quickly, the child’s confidence and maths skills may suffer; however, a growing number of parents are finding a solution through online tutoring platforms.  If you are interested in learning what online maths tutoring is, and what benefits it could offer your child, read on.

 

What Is Online Maths Tutoring?

Online maths tutoring is becoming one of the most common forms of maths learning in the UK.  As with in-person or private tutoring, an online maths tutor guides your child’s study, helps them improve their skills, and perhaps even to come to love maths!  The tutoring process takes place on an online platform, which brings many benefits.

 

12 Benefits of Online Maths Tutoring

 

1. Affordability

Affordability

Most parents are aware of how costly in-person tutoring can be, especially when the tutor is experienced and in high demand.  Parents on a tight budget can struggle to offer their children the help that they need because of the high prices of private classes.

Online tutoring is much more affordable, partly because there are no travel costs, making it much better value for money than in-person tutoring.  You no longer need to compromise when it comes to your child’s education.

 

2. Time-saving

Time saving

Extra travel to a tutoring centre is unwelcome to both parent and child, particularly on a school day.  Moreover, tutoring centres often have limited opening times. 

Online tutoring not only offers increased flexibility, it also saves time and money and is environmentally friendly.  

 

3. Flexibility in Location

Flexibility in location

One of the biggest advantages of online maths tutoring is that you and your child can pick the location in which they feel most comfortable and ready to learn.  

Whether this is at home or somewhere else with internet access, online tutoring fits in with your preferences.

 

 

4. Algorithms

Algorithms

It’s so important that your child’s tutor is a good match for them.  A tutor who works well with one student may not be the right fit for your own child.  Hence, testing the waters before jumping right in is a wise move.

The good news is that online tutoring centres use algorithms to match your child with the right tutor.  You will be asked a series of questions when booking your first session so that the best possible match is made.  Additionally, many online tutoring platforms offer free taster sessions so that you and your child can ‘test out’ a tutor.

 

5. Personalised Learning

Personalized learning

Even in a good school the one-size-fits-all curriculum can leave some children behind, leading parents to seek extra help.

Online tutoring solves this problem since a personalised curriculum is tailored to every child’s diverse learning needs.  Subjects like maths often require that level of customisation to ensure that students achieve their potential.

 

6. Increased Choice

Increased choice

You may have numerous options when you choose an in-person tutor.  Nevertheless, you’ll always be restricted by geography, meaning that the right choice could be too far away.

With online maths tutoring, there are no location-related limitations, hence, there are more available options, so you won’t need to settle for a tutor or centre that you are not 100% confident in.

 

7. Improvement of Technological Skills

Improvement of technology skills

Before the Covid-19 pandemic many of us had never encountered video conferencing programmes such as Zoom, and many found it a little confusing at first.  Now, most of us are adept at taking part in remote gatherings – including children.

In today’s world, a child’s technological skills are almost as important as motor or reading skills.  Online tutoring will benefit your child not only in the subject matter but also in vital digital skills.

 

8. Making Maths Fun

Making Math Funs

Although most parents and teachers don’t like to admit it, many children find school learning boring, repetitive, and uninspiring, particularly subjects like maths.  It can be difficult to keep children engaged in textbook learning.

Many online maths tutoring programs include gamification and interactive activities that help young learners forget that they are learning a school subject.  Instead of growing to dread certain subjects, children will start to look forward to them.

 

9. Focus

Focus

One-on-one tutoring is more effective than teaching students in large groups; there is no doubt about it. 

Your child is the online tutor’s only priority and has their full attention.  In a school setting, many students are in classes of 30+, leaving some feeling neglected.

In addition, it is much easier for your child to focus when there are no classmates to distract them. Effective learning is much easier when there are no other children talking and vying for the teacher’s attention.

Ultimately, one-on-one maths tutoring sessions are far more productive, and children can learn more in one hour of online tutoring than in weeks of maths lessons at school. 

 

10. Downloadable Resources

Downloadable resources

Another advantage that online maths tutoring has over other types of learning is downloadable resources.

During school lessons and in-person tutoring, children must choose between focusing on the lesson or making notes. 

If they focus on the lesson, they will not have the resources to study with when they are alone; if they focus on making notes at the expense of listening and absorbing the lesson, they may not fully understand what they are writing.  This is another reason why children often have unproductive experiences with traditional learning.

However, online maths tutoring allows your child to focus on the lesson, use effective learning tools, and download all the resources and past papers that they need to properly absorb the material.  Moreover, some online tutoring providers allow students to access their previously completed learning by simply logging on to their online whiteboard.

 

11. Safety

Safety

Online tutoring is not only about the convenience of the child being in their own home, but also their safety.  Sessions are recorded and parents can check in on their child during sessions, which is impractical with in-person tutoring.

 

 

12. Immediate Feedback

Immediate Feedback

Parents can be in the dark about how well their children are doing in maths at school.  It is impossible for a teacher to give regular, meaningful feedback to the possibly 150+ students they teach. 

Online maths tutoring shines once again in letting your child know how they are doing through immediate feedback.  Whether it is through email or during the session, the tutor can offer immediate feedback and address any weaknesses.

Positive feedback makes the child feel rewarded for their efforts and encouraged to do more, while targeted feedback identifies specific areas they need to improve.

Hence, children progress much faster using online maths tutoring than other methods of learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Benefits of Online Tutoring?

Online tutoring has many benefits for the child and parent.  It saves both time and money and is convenient in terms of location and choices. Both the tutor and child communicate better and share feedback more efficiently.  The learning is tailored for the child, the learning process is more fun and engaging, and all the resources and tools are available 24/7.

 

Is Online Tutoring Effective?

Online tutoring is all about effectiveness.  The child learns in a familiar environment and has the undivided attention of their tutor.  The tutor tailors the learning according to the areas in which the child needs to improve.

Additionally, the learning process is often more fun and engaging than with other forms of learning. The fact that children have access to all kinds of resources and tools means that they can spend more time studying and revising effectively. 

 

Is Online Tutoring Cheaper?

Absolutely! Online tutoring is much more affordable because there are no travel costs, saving time and money, and the environment.

 

Do Maths Tutors Really Help?

Yes, they do.  Maths is one of the most tutored subjects on the planet, and the right tutor makes an enormous difference.  Maths tutors provide your child with undivided attention to guide them through this tricky subject.  Most students show considerable improvement and many even come to enjoy maths once they are able to understand it.

Tutors also provide students with personalised materials that target their unique skills and personalities, something that schools have neither the time nor resource to offer.

 

Why Do Students Need Tutoring?

Most parents do not have the time or skill necessary to help their children with maths. Additionally, children often respond better to outside help and are more willing to accept support from a tutor who is not mum or dad! 

Children become increasingly less motivated if they struggle with maths at school, which in turn affects their confidence and can result in a rapid downward spiral.  Getting help from a professional tutor can turn the problem around by motivating the child, increasing their confidence, and getting them back on track.

 

Final Thoughts

Overall, online maths tutoring is highly beneficial for any child struggling with the subject or looking to reach their maximum potential.  It is cost-effective, timesaving, convenient, productive, personalised, fun, and safe.  There are virtually no compromises to make, and that is what your child’s education deserves.

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Suki

During her time at primary school, Sukirith struggled with maths finding it difficult to truly understand the more challenging topics.  Despite these initial struggles, Suki worked hard to overcome her low confidence in maths and achieved top grades in both GCSE and A-level maths!  Suki has shown that it is possible to turn a weakness into a strength and that lacking confidence in maths at an early age does not need to determine future success in the subject.  Suki has since helped students struggling in maths at her local primary school and she is currently completing a BSc in Economics at Aston University.  Suki is friendly, patient and understanding of the struggles students face in their learning and she takes great pride in the fact students love their online lessons with her.

Uswah

Uswah is an incredibly compassionate and enthusiastic tutor who embodies Tutoring Heroes’ core philosophy of helping others.  Uswah prides herself on helping students lose their fear of maths and English, replacing this fear with a newfound enjoyment of the subjects.  As an active member of her University’s Muslim Society, Uswah has played a leading role in raising over £6,000 for charity.  In addition to this, she volunteers weekly for the homeless charity, Strathclyde Street Care.  Uswah is able to build incredibly inspiring and productive relationships with her students, who benefit not only from her subject expertise and tutoring skills, but her ability to act as a role model.

Tiana

Tiana has volunteered as a primary school teaching assistant, been an Economics Subject Leader, and mentored children through her roles as House Prefect and Year 7 Prefect during her A-levels, and so she has extensive experience working with and teaching students.  Tiana has a natural ability and willingness to form genuine relationships with her students.  Due to her experiences, and having gone through the 11+, GCSEs and A-levels herself, Tiana understands exactly how challenging preparing for exams can be.  This is why she is so passionate about instilling perseverance into students, through her patience and enthusiasm, along with the belief that they can do anything they work hard at.  As well as her academic success, Tiana is an avid singer and enjoys playing netball for her university team.

Zaynab

Currently studying Maths at the University of Strathclyde, Zaynab is a tutor who excels at building positive relationships with her students and instilling them with confidence.   Recently described by a parent as being ‘so thorough and yet so fun’, Zaynab excels at making maths both accessible and enjoyable for our students.

Jessica

 Jessica is currently studying Clinical Pharmacology at St George’s University of London.  She is an avid reader, netball player and Formula 1 enthusiast.  Jessica has always had an affinity for teaching and learning.  Throughout both secondary school and sixth form, Jessica took part in multiple tutoring, paired reading, and peer mentoring schemes to help support other students.  These experiences helped her to gain valuable skills which are essential for tutoring.  Jessica really understands the positive impact 1-to-1 tutoring can have on a student.  She believes that tutoring is not only about improving the student’s performance in a subject, but also about instilling self-belief in them.  Jessica is committed to being as patient and supportive as possible to ensure each student can achieve their goals.

Aliceah

Aliceah is currently studying for a degree in mathematics at the University of Sussex.  She loves sharing her passion for maths with her students and has a wide range of experience supporting young people to achieve their ambitions, including through her role as Widening Participation Ambassador at Sussex University.  Outside of her love for maths and helping younger students, Aliceah is a keen artist (achieving A* in A-level fine art), photographer and crochet enthusiast!

Arianna

Ariana is a second-year biochemistry student at the University of Nottingham and she loves all things maths and science.  In her spare time, she enjoys developing her artistic skills, such as: creative writing, photography and playing the cello.  Arianna is a strong believer in the value of maintaining a diverse skill set and she uses her creativity to personalise the learning for her different students.  She is acutely aware of the importance of demonstrating patience and compassion to bring the best out of her students, which ensures that they make excellent progress in both their subject skills and self-confidence.

Autumn

Autumn has a stellar academic background, holding a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, MSc in Psychology and MSc in Phytochemistry.  Autumn has a talent for instilling a passion for learning in her students and being able to explain challenging concepts in simple ways; we are very lucky to have Autumn as a member of the Tutoring Heroes team.  In her spare time Autumn plays the saxophone and is a keen diver and martial artist.

Ben

When it comes to tutoring, Ben has lots of experience from both the student and teacher perspective.  Currently completing a Masters in Engineering, Ben has practised maths for many years at a high level, enhancing his understanding of the foundations of mathematics, which he loves passing on to his students.  However, learning has not always come easy to Ben and he has first-hand experience of struggling in school and needing to catch up with his peers.  As a result, it is easy for Ben to empathise with students who are currently struggling with their learning.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and a wide range of sports including football and table tennis.

Alexis

Alexis is currently a Year 2 Undergraduate at New York University, pursuing a double major in Economics and Sociology at the College of Arts and Science.  In secondary school, Alexis achieved stellar results in her A-levels, with straight As across the board.  In particular, Alexis enjoys mathematics and literature, and strives to share her enthusiasm with her students.   Alexis has significant experience tutoring both in a private and voluntary capacity, and is known to be exceptionally friendly and patient, often going the extra mile to ensure students have a deeper understanding of the subject.  Beyond academia, Alexis loves hiking across new terrain, trying her hand at embroidery, and watching the intensely thrilling sport that is competitive figure skating.  Needless to say, she looks forward to meeting and interacting with her students during their weekly lessons!

Chloe

Chloe recently completed A Levels in Maths, Psychology and Art, achieving grades A*, A, B. She is now at university studying Primary Education in the hope of becoming a Primary School teacher.  Chloe struggled with English in school, but with the right support was able to achieve a grade 8 (A*) in her GCSEs.  Therefore, Chloe is aware of the importance of extra tuition for children and strives to not only improve their understanding but also their confidence.  Throughout school, Chloe gained experience working with children, including SEND children and young adults, and has recently been teaching on placement for her degree.  Chloe is very patient, calm and encouraging and thoroughly enjoys seeing her pupils make progress.

Farah

Farah has significant experience helping children improve their skills and understanding across a range of subjects (English, Maths, Coding and TOEFL), as well as being a young leader at her local Girl Guiding group.  A lover of the English language, Farah is currently studying for a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy.  Farah is an incredibly friendly, calm and patient tutor, who takes pride in the fact her students love their online sessions with her.

Grace

Grace is currently studying Architecture using her talents in art and design, combining them with her love and aptitude in maths, English and history to help to create her projects.  Her university career follows on from her successful school and college years where she gained the highest grades in her GCSEs and A-levels.  Grace has a wealth of experience working with younger students to help instil confidence and enjoyment - from peer mentoring, sports coaching and English and maths tutoring.  Having recently worked through exam processes herself, Grace understands the difficulties and pressure on young people, and is passionate about supporting students to achieve their full potential.  Grace strives to create a positive and reassuring learning environment where she can support her students with the most appropriate learning strategies and techniques for each individual student.  Grace is very proud of the partnerships she has built with her students, and how the subjects she supports them with often become her students’ stronger subjects.

Gregory

Gregory is currently a second-year law student (LLB) at King's College London.  However, getting into such a prestigious program was no easy task.  Prior to entering University, he would often burn the midnight oil, pushing himself to go above and beyond his studies. His efforts were not in vain, obtaining straight As in his GCSEs and A-levels, and securing a place at such a prestigious institution in London.  Gregory is motivated by wanting to ensure his students do not have to go through their school studies alone, and wishes to be there for them both as a tutor, and a source of inspiration.   Gregory prides himself on being patient and kind with those he is tutoring, focusing on understanding rather than mere memorisation of concepts.  He believes that with a strong foundation, all students can build up their understanding and tackle harder problems without difficulty.

Mel

Mel is currently studying for her Masters in Theoretical Physics, and enjoys being able to pass her enthusiasm for maths onto her students.  From experience, Mel appreciates the importance of having confidence in your own abilities in order to succeed.  This inspires Mel to focus her teaching on building her students’ confidence, knowing that it will in turn improve their maths.  In her spare time, Mel loves to read and crochet, as well as being a gym enthusiast.

Prisha

Prisha has a fantastic record of academic achievement in not only English and maths, but across the board, which makes her a very well-rounded tutor.  Prisha is currently pursuing a BSc in Product Design, which deepens her understanding of maths (and how it is applied) which enables her to bring maths to life for her students.  As an avid reader, English language and literature has always held a special place for Prisha, and this passion helped her to score full marks in the IELTS test.  Having worked on educational projects with young people, she is experienced at how to interact with them and explain concepts in a manner that is not only fun, but also does not overwhelm them.  Prisha works hard to ensure lessons with her students are not considered a chore and strongly believes that with the right support, every child is capable of great achievement.  Outside of education, Prisha plays for her university basketball team and is also a big fan of baking and dancing.

Rabia

Rabia is a highly organised individual who, throughout her GCSEs and A-levels, had been a peer-mentor to younger students, aiding them to build confidence with their reading and writing skills.  Through her Audiology degree at university, in which she supports patients of varying ages, Rabia has attained an appreciation of how to modify and adapt her communication style, in order to facilitate effective communication with different individuals, something that she also utilises in her tutoring sessions.  Being an avid reader, Rabia spends her free time reading books of different genres and time periods, and enjoys discussing with others the themes and messages in a particular novel/text.

Shair

Shair has a notable range of English tutoring experience across the student spectrum, teaching from KS2 and up to GCSE level.  Her aspirations to make a difference in the field of education continue to grow.  As well as through Tutoring Heroes, she teaches a range of students at her local tuition centre, ensuring they also receive the 1-to-1 support they need in order to fuel their progression in English.  An avid reader with an immense love to learn about different cultures and writings, Shair is currently in her final year of studying BA Comparative literature.  Shair is an approachable, friendly and considerate tutor, who ensures her students leave their lessons feeling confident and ready to take on new academic challenges.

Sipeng

Sipeng was originally educated in China where she developed a very strong understanding of maths.  After moving to the UK, she achieved the highest grade (A*) in GCSE and A-level maths.  Crucially, in addition to her strong maths ability, Sipeng has significant experience of tutoring and inspiring younger students to achieve beyond their expectations.  Sipeng recognises the positive impact that several teachers have had on her own education, and is driven by the desire to help her students in a similar way, so that they too develop confidence in their maths ability and achieve higher grades as a result.

Shatha

On moving to the UK aged 11, Shatha found that her maths skills were behind the standard expected, so Shatha has first-hand experience of what it feels like to struggle with maths.  Despite this initial struggle, Shatha achieved a Grade 8 in GCSE Maths and Further Maths, and an A grade in A-level Maths, proving how it is possible to turn a weakness into a strength.  Shatha has a range of experience helping children, including two years’ tutoring at a Kumon centre and volunteering at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  A keen tennis player and trilinguist (English, Arabic and Spanish), Shatha particularly loves watching her students overcome their fear of maths, just as she did.