Making the most out of online tutoring

In recent years, online tutoring has become increasingly popular with K-12 students. Information technology has attained a new heights during the past decade, contributing significantly to the growth of online-based learning. Since classroom-based teaching often fails to provide personalized attention to each student, online tutoring became a new hope in the world of education, and is gradually increasing its foothold.

Below are a few simple tips to help students get the most out of the online tutoring experience.

Power up and log in before the scheduled time

Students will have to be ready before the scheduled start of the online tutoring sessions. If students are ready with electronic devices, notepads, and other supporting materials, they can start the sessions the moment their online tutor logs into the whiteboard. Such preparations will help students to save time, especially in situations where operating system demands the online students to install new software or update a file, the website asks student to download a new plugin, or other technical issues arise.

Stay organized

Students will have to be organized and consistent to ensure regular lessons are learned in a proper way.  The most effective learning takes place when online tutoring sessions are planned in advance with the support of education managers. Entering an online tutoring session in a convenient and disruption-free environment helps students eliminate distractions, thus improving the odds for a better online learning experience.

Stay active

Sometimes, students may become passive and inactive during a tutoring session. Such sessions are rarely conducive to learning. By asking questions or engaging in exercises, both the online tutor and student can stay active. Staying active not only improves the sessions but also increases the rapport between the tutor and student.

Relax and reset

It is always good to have some relaxation after each session. Sitting at a table through an entire hour-plus online learning session can be a bit wearing. It is always advisable to take engage in some activity after each online tutoring session. A simple exercise break will help students to re-energize both body and brain.