Online Tutoring: The Cons

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As I said in a previous post, online learning has distinct advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, the advantages far outweigh the counter (in more ways than my initial outline) but it’s well worth looking at the disadvantages which are equally as important. Initially, parents and kids should be confident the tutor teaching them is... Read more »

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Deciphering the world of Online Learning

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It’s quite clear to me, and anyone else who’s interested in education, that in recent times we’ve witnessed a boom in the trend of online education and homework help. Every day more people, parents and pupils, log on to search for the extra help they need, but to be honest deciphering the different options isn’t... Read more »

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Online learning: The Pro’s

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Whenever man makes some great advancement in life, it always seems to be down to a bit of technological boffinry. The wheel, the internal combustion engine, the Sinclair C5 … alright, we can’t get it right every time. Either way, it’s technological innovation that seems to be the only thing capable of perpetual motion. It goes without saying that... Read more »

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Can Online Learning combat rurality?

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After my recent musing on how VLE’s could signal the death knell for the snow day, I got to thinking about the other ways in which the internet can help overcome some of the challenges facing education. So picture the scene: you live in a small community, with a small school, on a small outcrop somewhere... Read more »

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All hail the tutor

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Wading through the Wall Street Journal archives yesterday (don’t ask why) and I come across a bizarre article that might turn the heads of some of our tutors. In Hong Kong, it seems tutoring has been taken to whole new levels. It’s big business there and a handful of tutors are revered as deities in their own... Read more »

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