An online tutoring agency has put a call out for individuals willing to teach children whilst playing popular video games, including Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty. iNews reports
Increasing focus Tutors will teach the children subjects such as English, maths and languages, all whilst playing a video game.
The new service has been launched by Tutor House after research showed that one hour of video gaming can increase the brain’s ability to focus. Research revealed that the practice can increase the brain’s ability to focus and that expert gamers had “more brain activity associated with attention than non-experts”.
The tutors will teach and discuss the learning material with their student at the same time as playing video games together. Regular breaks will also be taken in order to complete the learning material.
Alex Dyer, founder of Tutor House said, “There are loads of children who cannot concentrate in usual teaching environments, however that is normally the only option they’re given.
“We should always be thinking of new ways to make learning more enjoyable for children and, as kids spend a lot of their free time on video games now, it seemed like a great idea to combine the two.”
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