by Sarah Scribe
Posted on Thursday 14th of July 2011
You may have noticed online articles and other news about online tutoring opportunities as a growing phenomenon and an alternative for tutors and students. With more activities moving to the online world in one form or the other, it’s inevitable that online tutoring is becoming more attractive to many people.
Educators and tutors now have the internet as an option to find students and work, and students in turn can also reap the benefits of online education. A quick Google search of online tutoring jobs will bring up several websites like ehomeworkhelp.com or tutorfi.com that offer online tutoring opportunities by arranging a place for tutors and pupils to meet. These services provide worldwide tutoring and tutors can find work without being hindered by geographical location.
Observing current web trends, telecommuting and online education can only increase as more online technologies are developed and improved. Web surfers are increasingly finding new ways to incorporate the web into their lives and many are making money in places like eBay and freelance auctions. Some are even making a full-time living online.
On many popular online tutoring sites, educated and qualified tutors from all over the world are making fairly good income or subsidizing their regular income by tutoring students in developed countries and taking advantage of the exchange rates if they are in a less developed nation. Online tutoring provides these bright professionals a new stream of work that they might not have had access to otherwise.
There are many advantages to online tutoring and online education if it is done right and with the right commitment. More and more employers are accepting online degrees as sufficient and equivalent to non-online degrees. Therefore, in the online tutoring world, a good tutor and a good student can have a good learning experience that is mutually beneficial and helps the student improve their grades. The fact that location is no longer an obstacle means tutors can work from the comfort of their homes and have more free time on their hands. Since they won’t have to do house calls, they can save on expenses which they can later pass on to their students as lower rates.
A typical tutoring website offers registration for both students and tutors and once they are accepted into the program, they will be provided with the tools they need for their online sessions. Common tools for online tutoring are email, instant messenger, web cam, online forums and white boards. Some sites offer a specialized site or software that is all-inclusive and has the features listed above so that all parties can have their communication in one place and can even have records of the sessions.
As mentioned previously, online tutoring provides global reach and many advantages for skilled tutors. Tutors and other online workers in countries like India have been featured in articles for the reduced prices and services they can offer to American, European and other developed countries. Tutors with degrees in subjects like Math, English, Science, Computer Science, Engineering and almost all other subjects can put their hard earned knowledge to work and make extra or full-time income right from their own computer.
Online tutoring opportunities are definitely out there and are gaining increased exposure. So if you have the skill and knowledge and are comfortable working with computers and helping others, it could very well turn into a lucrative opportunity if you put the right amount of effort and determination into exploring online tutoring opportunities.
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