Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Bubble: Online Tutoring Vs Old-School Tuition Centre

I was just having an interesting debate with Nick just awhile ago … attending tuition class the old-school style or via online tutoring. I was more inclined towards the old-school tuition centers but of course, this echo boomer from the Millennial Generation begged to differ.

Born into a period when the world was becoming borderless through ICT, he is very sure of himself when it comes to internet-related issues. What’s more, he’s already partially doing his studies and assignments online nowadays with his college.

To prove his point, he showed me an online tutoring site, TutorNext that offers one-on-one supplemental education for K-12 and college students. Students connect to a tutor as often as they may need to learn and seek assistance. Qualified tutors are available around the clock 24/7 and this service is available to all interested across the globe. On further examining, their service does look convenient and affordable, possibly the cheapest rate so far.

Nick had always love algebra but yet weak in its application at the same time. He then showed me how he had obtained detailed step by step explanations to solve his Algebra 1 problems. He even showed me his latest developments on Algebra 2, from equations to functions, sequences and series, relations and functions and factorization.

Ouch! I hate to be proven wrong but I was tongue-tied by his vast improvement as well as how fun and easy it was for him to just show me around the Algebra 1 Help and Algebra 2 Help sites.

Well, what more could I say? He has certainly found a very effective way to improve his weaknesses on algebra.  I was more than impressed and rest my case. So to you, parents out there, you may want to take an Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 or maybe both 'free demo sessions' and experience the benefits yourselves. It may just turn out to be the perfect solution you’ve been looking for. Good luck!

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap.

6 Bubbles:

I wonder if his experience with on-line learning is typical or is he more motivated? Some students need the comforting feeling of a teacher's knee in his back to help him learn. =)

Well, I do agree with you and Nick had been the type ... constantly requiring not only a teacher's knee in his back but his Mum's too! Anyhow, sometimes his developing maturity does show some surprises.

am olskool tuh.... face-to-face babe... but in this case, whatever or whichever works best for u

Haha, that reminds me of something. A female co-worker once nagged me terribly to apply for her boss' job. When I told my wife, she said, "Tell her I don't want another woman's knee in your back. There's only room for mine!" ahahaha!

Hope your weekend is going well.

Ps - It's great that Nick can be so disiplined on his own with the studies. =)

Thanks Rick and Lily. Y'all have a great weekend too!