Can’t Find The Right In-Person Tutor?

Being not able to find the right in-person tutor is a common problem, especially for those living in rural areas.  In smaller towns there are only a few tutors available. And even if you’re lucky enough to live in a great metropolis, you might be out of luck if you need professional tutoring help in a highly specialized field, such as differential equations, business cycle theory, NBME or crypto currencies.

Behold, solutions present itself. In short, we can characterize these solutions as technological innovations which we will discuss in this article:

Recorded Video Lessons

Today we have such a cool service as video tutorials. Everyone can find already recorded video on a specific topic for free or for a small fee. For example, a lesson on the pronunciation of Spanish words. The advantage of this method is that the video may be watched as many times as needed. The disadvantage of this method of learning is the inability to ask a question if something is unclear. And it is like a school lesson, not like a class with a tutor. Mostly, if you do not understand something, that is your problem.

Lessons via Skype

The next step in the development of online learning is the ability to have an interactive video tutorial. The connection between tutor and student or students can be accomplished through a variety of apps. Currently, the most popular app is Skype. You can not only gain knowledge on a particular topic but also ask some questions.

Skype gives an opportunity to send a picture of the task, or documents, or text messages to speed up the understanding between tutor and student.

TutorZ now has more features than ever before catering to students looking for online help via Skype (and other apps like TeamViewer and Google Hangout.)

Google It

Essentially, the world’s information is now available online. It is enough to Google any question and you can get the answer immediately.  You will end up on information rich sites like wikipedia.org (encyclopedia), mises.org (economics), and stackoverflow.com. And not just one answer, but several of them. With detailed specialists’ comments. You can read different people’s opinion about everything and everyone online. Any kind of tips is available. It is hard to figure out, what is right and what is not.
The variety of information does not exempt us from analyzing what we read. To choose the correct answer to your question is not less than hard work in modern life.

We live in a truly amazing world in which tutoring is abundant and available not just in person, but also via Skype, video and simply by Googling it.

 

 

Dirk Wagner

About Dirk Wagner

Dirk Wagner is owner of Tutorz LLC. He holds a M.S. degree in computer science and has 8 years of experience as software engineer and researcher. Dirk has tutored math and computer science to dozens of students in Southern California. You can find him on Google+, youtube, facebook, twitter, tumblr, quora and pinterest.

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