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From a distance: Meet your teacher through the mouse.
The size of the conventional classroom seems to be shrinking. With e-tutoring coming up in a big way, learning for many students, happens in front of the PC.
Tutors Worldwide ( http://www.twwi.in), one of India’s largest online educational service provider, offers solutions for students, teachers and educational programme development.
Known for their English and Math modules, they also provide online support for science and arts. Their services include online tutoring, writing skills programmes, homework help, training students for exit tests and examinations, online support for teachers, teacher development programmes, and development of content.
Tutor Vista, a global education services company based out of Bangalore, enables students from all parts of the globe to get in touch with an online tutor, no matter what time of the day it is. With about 2,500 students, primarily from the United States and the United Kingdom, they have 500 teachers working for them from over 20 cities in India.
“Tuitions and coaching classes are common in India. But it is difficult to find personalised coaching outside school in other countries. They find our service immensely useful,” says K. Ganesh, founder and CEO of Tutor Vista.
Retired teachers, professors and highly qualified homemakers take turns and work, making tutors available online 24 hours. And, if a child wants the same tutor during his entire course, the schedules could be drawn in advance to suit both the teacher, and the student.
Companies note that the demand for online tutors is, at present, more in countries such as the U.S. and the U.K., where school education has become more challenging. However, the demand for online tutors seems to be growing.
“Tuition in India depends on how good the teacher is. The absence of standardisation, regulation, scientific assessment and progress tracking make this a viable option for those who have access to the Internet,” Mr. Ganesh says.
Individual attention, specifically designed assessment tests and flexibility are some of the advantages of this medium, companies point out.
Online tutoring, besides emerging as an effective educational support system, seems to be an interesting career option. Teachers get an opportunity to work with international students, they can work from home and get paid about Rs.12,000 - 15,000 per month for about 40 hours of tutoring per week.
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