How I tutor online

If you are thinking about having a tutor you may have in mind the idea of student and teacher sat at a desk together, like at school. This is how I started tutoring. But over the last couple of years I have gradually been moving online. I wanted to share with you how I work and so have made a short video.

Remote learning is nothing new. If you are of a certain age you might remember watching Skippy..The Bush Kangaroo. I have vivid memories of seeing kids in the Australian outback sat in front of huge radio sets, getting schooling via The School of the Air – that’s been going since 1951. I’m a graduate of the Open University; they discovered the power of remote learning, taking on their first students in 1971.

You may have noticed that online learning is really gaining ground now, with the likes of Coursera, FutureLearn and Udemy providing first class educational content. You can watch whole lecture series from the likes of Stanford, Harvard and Princeton for free. Technology now is ideally suited to online teaching and our children are growing up in an online world and are well used to the tools used to learn online.

 

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