Private Tutoring Expert Mary Wanser: Choose Safety, Comfort, and Convenience
Is it necessary that I meet with my tutor in person?
In modern society, meeting for in-person sessions is no longer necessary. I work with clients from all over the world via Skype. Using this free forum, we can see each other, hear each other, view the same screen together, exchange documents, and use a whiteboard. The only thing we cannot do is shake hands!
The Internet allows students to learn from the safety and comfort of home rather than a public location. During the rare times that the Internet is down, a variety of options on cell phones makes for an effective temporary alternative. Consider the convenience of working via Internet and phone, like not having to drive from one location to another for every appointment. Some tutors do make house calls, but there are issues to consider for both sides: the spread of germs if one is ill, the discomfort of allergies due to pet dander, and the distracting presence of other family members are a few examples.
Opting for Internet-based sessions also opens your options for choosing a tutor. You are not limited to your geographic area. An exception would be if a student needs a tutor's help constructing a model of some sort, or a similar activity that would be impossible to address if not together in person.
Safety, comfort, and convenience are only a few of the many benefits to choosing online tutoring sessions rather than in-person ones. Contact me today to get started!