Online Tutoring by John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.
Tutoring via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or any other software that is used on the Internet is often the best medium to receive tutoring. ADHD ADD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger, Executive Function Disorder and other learning issues call for Internet lessons. Students whom receive tutoring on a weekly basis are far more likely to reach their scholastic goals, than if they are inconsistent in receiving tutorial sessions.
Facetime, Zoom and other online formats that are similar in nature greatly increase the likelihood of this taking place. Specifically, students may seek to cancel due to extracurricular schedule conflicts, or are sick, or need to travel with their family can often reschedule. Albeit, if students receiving tutoring in person need to set up a different time for a tutoring session, it often leaves them without other times to meet a tutor; this is due tutors' driving time to and from a students home in order to have a session take place. There are many cases in which I can reschedule an online tutorial session if I do not need an extra hour or more to drive to and from a learner’s home.
Some of my students are online for their tutorials, and they site the following reasons for favoring it; my training, experience and most importantly proven track record in most cases is far superior than those with less training and experience, which means they get to work with me because of the Internet when they would be too far away otherwise; they enjoy being able to have more flexibility on when we meet for online session; they do not mind having tutorials during trips with their family. For example, a student of mine wanted to continue tutoring, while visiting relatives on the West coast. He simply had his online lessons with me, and still did all the activities with his relatives, so it was convenient for him. Other students have been sick and would have to cancel not because they felt too bad to work, rather they did not want me to catch their airborne health issue, which could included a mild flew. Online sessions are the ultimate mask to not catch someone's flew.
In my experience, online tutorials through Skype, Zoom, Facetime, and other Internet tutoring technology has usually proven to be more effective for people who receive tutoring. Naturally, online exceptions are one hundred percent when they take place; there certainly are some cases where students need to be met in person.
ADHD ADD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger, Executive Function Disorder issues have been effectively addressed through online including Zoom, Skype, Facetime and other formats in my many years as a learning specialist tutor.
Times of COVID-19, otherwise known of Coronavirus call for Internet tutorials as a viable online options.