The other day my 14-year-old got stuck with his mathematics homework & needed help. His dad always looks the other way when it comes to his homework and leaves the poor kid with lesser options. Surprisingly, I found myself not quite equipped to pitch in for a ninth grade mathematics homework. Syllabus & stuff have changed drastically. Gone are the days when we sought help from private tutorsâ€™ access to whom was restricted to kids from well-off families.
The advent of digital technology has been an enormous influence on the social dynamics as well. Today, help can be sought from online tutors from the comfort of your own home & as per your convenience. I was pleasantly surprised to find the professional help available instantly over the internet for a particularly challenging mathematics assignment.
Availability of such help is certainly a step towards social equality wherein all students irrespective of their social & financial status can seek support for their tough assignments and get an immediate professional resolve without any bias. Itâ€™s a fascinating move that is appreciated worldwide & gaining popularity with each passing day.
Advantages of tutoring:
No one, not even a highly qualified college professor can deny the support of tutoring. No wonder then, a lot of tutorials, study workshops have mushroomed throughout the city compelling even the modest income group parents to queue up before them to get their kids enrolled in a formal session post school.
With both parents busy in respective career and a drastic change in the school syllabus, we are bound to provide some external support to the children to ensure better grades in school. This is a personal belief that external support should be as much about fun as it is about grades. The tutors should be competent enough to captivate the studentsâ€™ attention & make the subject interesting. Grades will automatically follow.
Once we are settled on the issue of having an external support for the children education, the next question arises as to whether or not we can depend on online homework help given the instant availability or go ahead with good old private tutors. Having said that, am completely aware of the mindset of some people who find it difficult to let go of their good old method of private tutoring their children & can choke me with their several rounds of logic & reasoning supporting private tutor.
Let us explore the pros & cons associated with online homework help vis-Ã -vis private tutor to find out which one is suitable for our precious kids. End of the day, all the exercise makes it worthwhile if we are able to choose the best for our children.
Pros &cons of online tutoring
With so many positive factors supporting online homework help, you might wonder that private tutors have lost their places forever in this digital twenty-first century. However, that is certainly not the case as private tutors are still much in demand evident from workshops &tuition classes carrying their nameplates & glow sign boards.
Pros & cons of private tutoring
Learning a subject should not be merely confined to â€˜getting good gradesâ€™ concept; it should spread beyond & enable the learner to obtain a holistic view of the entire world through the lens of the subject.
Parents should not end up pushing their children hard and make a nerd out of them. Instead, give them a patient hearing, understand their need and accordingly choose an option wise enough to support your childâ€™s education without committing a blunder of spoon-feeding them.