Like most of the early teens, Mike had recurrent nightmares about numbers in his math book. He lagged his school lessons but was too shy to ask for help. His mother tried to help him out but her expertise lied elsewhere.
Then Mike found help. A genie in a bottle! A genius who could answer his any doubt anytime!
Welcome to the world of online tutoring, the way the new world teaches itself. Millions of students are tapping into their mobile devices to find tutors to coach them on anything under the sun. Online tutoring sites are proving to be the panacea they have been waiting for.
“I had my doubts since the whole concept was entirely new to me.” Says Mike. “But I was pleasantly surprised by the tutor’s method of teaching.”
Mike’s mother Micheale Walker, who introduced him to TutorComp.com, says her son is able to solve a problem in just a few minutes.
Micheale says she was constantly nagged by her son over his math homework. “It’s not always easy to help out, there were number of times when I went clueless.”
Micheale is not alone. Many working parents like her have found online tutoring sites the best way to help their children stay competitive. These sites provide a convenient and cost-effective way for the students to excel in studies.
The groundswell is matched by data projections. The online tutoring sector is set to breach $100 billion in revenue by 2018, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc (GIA). The trend is fast catching up in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.
“Parents and students alike have started to understand that the need of the hour is to make learning more engaging and personal, thus encouraging them to gradually swing from the conventional educational methods to Online Tutoring alternatives,” says Mr. Gigo Joseph, the CEO of TutorComp.com
However, Mr. Joseph added that the real challenge lies in educating the parents and students alike on the possibilities of online face to face tutoring.
“There is still some apprehension among parents to leverage technology to the fullest.”
The beauty of online tutoring is the freedom it offers to the student and the tutor. Students are no longer reliant on the convenience of the tutor. They have help whenever and wherever they seek it.
“When once it was a virtual pipe dream, now online tutoring with the advent of technology has opened up a new frontier in learning, giving opportunities for students and parents to access the best tutor talents from any part of the world.” Says Gigo Joseph adding that TutorComp is very well on its way to expand its horizon to new markets.