A Clip from one of the Online Tutoring Sessions
Learning Math Online
Many parents are too hesitant to switch to online tutoring because of the technical requirements and a preference for in-person tutoring. Let me ease this hesitation for you.
Technical Requirements for online classes:
- Good Internet. Preferably a LAN connection that would let you make decent video calls.
- A Laptop or a desktop to make video calls is preferred.
- A good headset or a microphone, speaker, and webcam (Available on Amazon starting at $20)
- A digital writing board (Available on Amazon starting at $100. Strongly recommended for lower grades.)
Most people have an internet connection and a working computer. The only things you have to purchase are the add-ons to learn math. You can buy an excellent webcam for $20, writing board for $100, and a headset for $15, which would equal the money you spend on three traditional classes put together.
For the software, we mostly use free software like Bitpaper, Google Hangouts, Skype or Zoom. You might have to download Zoom which is again free of cost to make video calls. It is not as tedious as many think.
Online tutoring is as good as in-person tutoring:
Online tutoring has a number of advantages over in-person tutoring. If you think your child will do better with online tutoring, then here are some of the testimonials from students and parents on online tutoring (My testimonials on online learning are here.). The youngest kid I know of being tutored online is 3 years old. In fact, kids love being with technology. They enjoy learning online. Most of them feel less intimidated by the tutor’s presence.
I worked with a 7th Grader who attended classes only with her mom’s mobile phone. If you are curious and want to give it a try, you can book an assessment and a small demonstration of math lessons for free here. Again, All it takes is a video call from your end.
Is Online tutoring a better option that In-person tutoring?
I don’t know. But, online tutoring has a number of advantages over in-person tutoring. If you think your child will do better with In-person tutoring, then here are some of the testimonials of students and parents about online tutoring ( These are not mine, My testimonials are here and this is to explain how younger kids enjoy online tutoring).
The youngest kid I know of being tutored online is 6 years old. In fact, kids love being with technology. They enjoy learning online. Most of them feel less intimidated by the tutor’s presence.
If you are curious and want to give it a try, I offer a no obligation, free 45-minute session to each of my new students to make sure we work well together. You can get started here
Still not sure? Check out these testimonials from students and parents happy with my service.