Why you should try Online Tutoring

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

We all know the benefits of language tutoring: more attention from the tutor, more corrections, and the ability to study anything you want at any time you want. But, did you know that most of the things you do in person, can be done online at a lower cost and in less time? You also have even more tutors to choose from. Today, we’ll talk about three reasons you should try online tutoring.


1. Save Time & Money But Still Learn Effectively The biggest benefit is the savings. In general, online classes are cheaper than offline classes, and they are becoming more and more popular with students. Offline tutoring usually requires you to meet somewhere with your tutor, which can be tiring and expensive, on top of your studies or your work. With online tutoring, you can save this time and money and use it on other things!


2. Find Tutors Anywhere and For Any Purpose With offline tutoring, there’s always the struggle of finding a tutor near you. If you live in a small town, there might not be any tutors nearby. Even if you live in a city, you might still struggle to find a tutor close to you, and even if you do they might not be very good. With online tutoring, this is not a problem. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can learn with tutors around the world from the comfort of your own home. What’s more, you have a greater variety of tutors to choose from. You can find tutors who suit your learning style, and even ones that specialise in certain aspects of the language you’re learning, whether you want to focus on conversation, business English, or test prep. This is a key advantage of tutoring, especially online tutoring. Unlike classroom teachers, online tutors have the freedom to focus on the aspects of language that they care most about. As a result, they usually become more specialised. With a few searches, you can find tutors who share your hobbies and interests, or have experience working in your field.


3. Online Tools Another great thing about online tutoring, is that you get to use a variety of online learning tools and resources. For in-person classes and tutoring, you might use traditional textbooks accompanied by CDs. But with online learning, you’re more likely to learn with the latest English language content – not just traditional learning materials, but also things like podcasts, Youtube videos, and news articles on the internet. Also, teaching on a computer means that your tutor can take detailed notes for you. When they teach you a new word, they can quickly send you the spelling online. If you don’t understand a word, they can also quickly send you a picture of it. So at the end of the lesson, you’ll have a list of new vocabulary words to review, with links to pictures, grammar explanations, and anything else your tutor might send you. Online tutors tend to have a large library of online resources. Finally, online platforms often have features like screen-sharing, so you’ll feel like you’re in the same space as your tutor.


We’ve now covered the three advantages to online tutoring:

  1. You can save time and money.

  2. You can find tutors anywhere and for any purpose.

  3. You can use online tools.

At All Things English, we’re proud to say that we offer all three of these advantages. In terms of savings, just know that you can take a lesson for as little as R75/$5. In terms of our range of tutors, we’re also confident that you can find tutors for your specific needs. Let’s say you want to improve your business English. On our platform, you can easily find tutors who are passionate about teaching this aspect of English and/or have experience in business themselves. Learning with a variety of tutors will help you to get used to accents from many different people and train you to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds. At All Things English, you simply take lessons from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. You can also share your own images and PDF documents through the chat box! So if you have a stable internet connection, why not give online tutoring a try?



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