Tutors become part of the app culture

The BBC is reporting that even tutoring is becoming more and more urbanised with the creation of apps. 

Tutor Hunt, operating in the UK, allows parents and students to browse through a list of tutors offering subjects in their area, correspond with them and arrange lessons.

Tutor Hunt’s John Underhill says taking tutoring fully online certainly has its benefits, opening up a much bigger student base to tutors, while also giving students more choice.

“In the past it’s been quite difficult to deliver good quality online lessons as the technology wasn’t there,” he said. 

“Things have changed over the last couple of years, as the online technology has improved. We have found that more tutors are using interactive whiteboards, often in conjunction with VOIP [speaking over the internet] services, to deliver their online lessons. 

“They have become more adept and proficient at using all available online resources, and incorporating them fully into their lessons.”

Read more about the benefits and concerns of online tutoring: Tutors become part of the app culture

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