Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.
Don't forget to look at the how to guide.
Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by bramblesarah, May 6, 2020.
I'm sure you're right, I'm just not as enthusiastic about remote tutoring as you and others are.
I'm certainly not enthusiastic about it either and I hope it will be possible to return to face to face tuition as soon as possible. However realistically I fear this could still be quite some months away.
I am starting face to face next month. Considering teaching in the garden. I believe this is allowed. Just hope it doesn't rain.
I heard cleaners and nannies are allowed to go to work in other people’s homes. So I think that’s comparable to a tutor visiting.
I’m sticking to online for now, I have lost some students but have kept about 60%. I had a new enquiry last week and the request was for face to face tutoring with social distancing. I’m holding off for now. I may stay online for those it works well for but start to do some in person in a few weeks.
I’m saving travel cost & time. Pleasantly surprised with how well some online lessons have gone but look forward to getting back to face to face ....some day.
I'm probably going to keep online until September but may consider face to face if things change in the meantime. I prefer face to face and preparing resources for online is taking quite a lot of time but it's going better than I expected.
I agree. There are so many anomalies and things to go wrong with online tutoring. I prefer face to face as it's fantastic 'seeing' my tutees in person. I also became a bit of a 'sound board' for the older/teens. They felt they could talk to me about their woes & I kinda became an unofficial social worker to some of them! I'm happy doing online tutoring, but, it's really difficult to 'read' students online, so you're never quite sure that they're 'getting' what you're saying; or the work you give them. Not sure when I'll go back to face to face though.
To all tutors here, I highly recommend putting yourself up on Craigslist. In the height of Coronavirus, I created a profile there, and I received an enquiry on the same day that I made the profile! The same day! Since then, I’ve been getting an enquiry from there at least once a week. Check it out!