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Top 5 reasons educators become online tutors

Apr 27, 2017

It’s no secret that our network of incredible tutors love what they do.

Students see it every night, in every session and returned draft submission. The tutors' enthusiasm, encouraging tones and dedication to every unique student enquiry has often been described by students as 'above and beyond'.

But enjoying the job is not the only motivator, I have discovered. There are many reasons why academics, teachers, and professionals become online tutors. Here are some of the most prominent ‘whys’ from within our network.

3 Key Benefits of Online Tutoring

Sep 10, 2015

The modern classroom has changed in recent years. Teaching methods, technology, subject choices and assessment metrics have all transformed education for the students of today. But one thing remains constant: Learning has always been enhanced by personal, one-to-one support, and students who receive personal tutoring perform better than those who don't.

How Matt used Online Tutoring to get a 99.9 ATAR

Aug 25, 2015

Meet class of 2014 student Matt Bishop, who attributes much of his success in achieving his amazing ATAR to help from YourTutor. 

In 2014 Matt graduated from St Stephens College in the Gold Coast, receiving an ATAR score of 99.9 and Dux of the school. This year, Matt was offered an impressive full scholarship to Melbourne University to study Commerce and Engineering which he is deferring for a year to take a break from study and travel. He took some time out to chat to us about his experiences of using YourTutor.

Why Tutoring? And What Exactly is Online Tutoring, Anyway?

Aug 17, 2015

A couple of weeks ago a book entitled Why Tutoring? arrived at our offices. Written by Andrea Nelson-Royes, Why Tutoring? is a comprehensive analysis of the history, pedagogical benefits, and current state of the art of tutoring. 

When she began researching her topic, Dr. Nelson-Royes reached out to me to learn more about the origins of online tutoring. I was happy to help and we corresponded for several months via email about the origins of YourTutor, why Australia is a pioneering nation when it comes to online education, and some of the benefits of online versus face-to-face tutoring.

How To Develop Good Writing Skills

Jun 17, 2015

There are few academic skills more difficult and time-consuming to develop than learning to write a good essay. As every English teacher knows, there are no short-cuts to becoming a competent communicator with the written word. It takes time and practice. If ever there were a poster-child for the “10,000 hours” rule, it’s learning to write.

Top 5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Tutoring

Apr 7, 2015

Although online tutoring has been around for a while, it still may feel somewhat unfamiliar to many families trying it out for the first time.  

Online tutoring is a great way to get personalised learning support when you need it most, without the hassle of having to arrange appointments or travel.

If you’re new to online tutoring, or thinking about giving it a go, here are some key things to consider that will help you have a productive, efficient and enjoyable experience.