Online Tutoring & Mentoring – A Boon For Students

Internet, Video conferencing,Skype,Team viewer are some of the words associated with the university as well as school going students who are internet-savvy these days. All the above mentioned technical word assist or helps a person to give access or gain access to his/her computer remotely by sitting anywhere in the world. This not only means giving access but gaining access through internet and advanced technologies.

Given, the present era of globalization almost all the day to day activities ranging from business to education have been outsourced. When it comes to education many students, teachers and professors resort to internet. Gone are the days when we did our home assignments using bulk of papers and submitting on time to our school teachers or college professors. Now a day all the assignments are submitted online by typing it either on MS Word / MS Excel (in case of mathematics assignments).

With the advent of internet and advanced communication technologies many Online learning and tutoring companies have come up in numbers. Students and universities find it easy to approach online tutors and online education provider companies by the click of a mouse.

So as a mentor, online tutoring is a tough and a challenging task too. Online coaching experts should keep themselves abreast with the latest technologies and the online teaching methods. Since, students need assistance 24/7 during their exams they seek help from online tutors and online tutoring companies. In order to keep up with the students pace, online tutoring should be user friendly and it should be understandable by the student and not confusing. In order to make a student understand his query an online professional tutor should be flexible and deliver his content very clearly and make the student understand what he is delivering.

For example, if a student comes up with a problem in Mathematics or Statistics the online expert tutor should either make use of software's like Team viewer or Skype to give access to the student to the tutor's computer and show him how to solve a problem using either spreadsheet or other advanced statistical or mathematical tools like SPSS/SAS. This will not only build trust in the student but also a mutual understanding between the tutor and the student thus making the student satisfied.

Making use of advanced internet technologies and software's like Team viewer, Skype and Video conferencing helps the students to understand the subject clearly and also one of the strategies to market the tutors skills online. A satisfied student would spread word of mouth publicity to his friends and it would be beneficial for the online tutor to get more number of students.