The NY Times recently published an article about tutoring as a financial investment in your children. We certainly agree that tutoring is about making an investment in your children, but wanted to bring up some additional ways that online tutoring can save you money and maximize your investment.
On-demand, online tutoring helps homework questions from becoming learning problems
It’s always easier to take care of a problem while it’s still small. A simple misunderstanding about a question on tonight’s algebra homework can quickly turn into a major math problem. If you get help early on and in the moment you need it, you can avoid a bigger problem, which may require expensive and intensive tutoring and remedial classes to solve.
Online tutoring saves time as well as money
With private tutors reaching into the hundreds of dollars per hour, online tutoring is affordable and be easily worked into your monthly budget.
When you connect to a tutor online, you save money on travel and gas, too. It means no driving to appointments, shuttling multiple students to multiple appointments, or dropping off the tutor at home. You save money not only on travel, but also free up time in your often busy schedule.
Online tutoring means greater access and flexibility
In-person tutoring can be a hassle. You first have to find someone in your neighborhood, qualify that they are reliable and safe and that they can help you with your subject. Sometimes you need help with on more than one subject. Chances are, your physics tutor can’t help you with your social studies research.
Online tutoring solves that problem. Whether you connect to an expert who can help with your physics homework, or a teacher who can edit your essay, being able to connect online means you don’t have to limit the talent pool to your neighborhood. And it means you don’t have to let strangers into your home, or drive to another appointment. All of Tutor.com’s tutors are already screened and qualified subject experts.
The other great part? Online tutoring is available day and night. You don’t have to make an appointment, worry about changing your schedule or last minute cancellations.
Online tutoring can even be free
Tutor.com works with public agencies to make online tutoring free for millions of students. We have six state-wide programs (including our newest library program in Louisiana) and thousands of public libraries that offer our service for free to the students in their community. There is even free tutoring for military families. If you aren’t eligible for one of these free programs, it’s easy to sign up for a Tutor.com subscription. Check with your local library or school to see if you have access!