The New Wave of Online Private Tutoring

There was once a time when there was no such thing as online tutoring. It may seem like that was a long time ago, but it was really much more recent than we think. As video chat was introduced to the world, the idea of online tutoring probably became more feasible, but that did not mean that the world was ready for such an innovation. It is not that we are not mentally capable, but the big issue was that video chat was not reliable enough.

I remember in the early days of Skype where you would spend 20 minutes on every call just figuring out if the person that you are talking to is connected, able to see you, and able to hear you as well. Halfway through good sessions, everything might freeze up. As much as connecting the world seems like it was right on the precipice, we were just not there yet.

These days, everything has changed. The access to fast internet has drastically increased and the quality and consistency of video chat applications have reached new heights. We are finally able to have online tutoring such that you can receive help from someone anywhere on the planet and that new freedom is exhilarating. There are so many new opportunities opening up for both students and tutors and we are finally getting able to take advantage.

One of the biggest issues for tutors in the past has been marketing. In essence, any tutor is operating their own small business. Most tutors just get into it because they are passionate about teaching and want to get more opportunities to teach and pick up a little cash on the side.
They are not signing up for the other side, which involves selling yourself and your abilities to pick up new clients. This is vital to successful tutoring hustles, which is something that a lot of young tutors do not think of. Getting your name out there takes a combination of awareness and strong word of mouth, which takes a lot of extra work. What seemed like a flexible part-time job might balloon into something that you did not expect when you factor in all of the time that you spend matching with students.

That is where tutoring companies come in and they are especially helpful for online tutors. When you are advertising yourself, the chances are that you do not have the resources to expand your marketing efforts beyond your general vicinity. The good news about working with a company is that you can take advantage of their national or international scale to pick up more clients than ever before. There are a lot of great companies that offer a great partnership, letting you take advantage of their reputation and relationships in exchange for a small commission on your price. It might sound like something that is too costly in an industry with low margins, but you can make it back with the clients that you gain. There are a lot of reasons why it helps you out, in the long run, to work with a company.

In choosing the right online tutoring company to work with, there are going to be a ton of options out there. Ultimately, the best choice is the one that is right for you and the measures of what makes something right are unique to the individual. Instead of telling you what is subjectively best, here are a few options of companies that tutors have found great success working with.

Started by Salman Khan in 2008, Khan Academy is a great resource for students looking to learn a specific subject. They have resources for even the most granular lessons, so you can get help in whichever subject is ailing you, all the way down to the exact topic that you are struggling with. They also have great video resources to go with their established platform.

Although they highly encourage in-person tutoring (which is better tutoring anyway), HeyTutor has online resources that are second to none. They benefit from a massive network of incredible tutors, so you are sure to get one that is not just great, but tailored to your specific needs.

It is in the name that they are the premier and that is no lie. Their network of tutors is as strong as HeyTutor and the flexibility in scheduling is something that parents have been vocally supportive of.

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