The Seven Benefits Of Online Tuition

October 14, 2016 by Minerva Tutors,

With Online Tuition enquiries on the rise, we round up our top seven reasons for choosing to go digital.

Please note, this article was updated on 20th August 2020.

1. It’s much easier to find a time… and a tutor

More often than not, the hardest thing about finding a tutor is not getting the right person, but, finding the right time.  Between parents having jobs, kids having busy after-school schedules and tutors having other commitments, finding that magical hour on a Tuesday evening when everyone is available can be tricky.  It can be near-impossible for a tutor to do more than two jobs per evening, with travel taken into account, but online tuition gives them much more time and far greater availability.  And because it’s more convenient for tutors, you will also have a wider range of brilliant people to choose from, and will be more likely to find someone faster!

2. More regular contact with your tutor

As our online students have already been in contact with their tutors via Skype, AppearIn, or Google Classroom, they are often in touch more regularly between sessions, asking for help over their phones.  Students benefit from this increased frequency of communication, as the tutoring can be more of a continuous dialogue than just a weekly one-hour session.

3. Greater flexibility

With online tuition, it is much easier to account for last-minute changes, having to bring a lesson back, or the tutor/student being suddenly unavailable.  It is unlikely to throw off anyone’s day, without either side having to worry about travel or potential delays – this means it’s usually much easier to schedule.

4. Technology can improve learning

Recently, we spoke to Jenny, one of our professional tutors, who said that one of the best things online tuition is that it actually gives you more teaching options.  The use of an online whiteboard, and the possibility of sending files, links and videos give the tutor freedom to be more creative with their teaching – while still interacting face-to-face!  

5. Perfect for independent minds

Perfect for independent minds By GCSEs and A-levels, most students are organising their own time and activities, and require less parental intervention.  Online tuition allows students to take ownership of their learning and work more independently.  They can be in direct contact with the tutor and don’t need to rely on everything being sorted out by a parent, which is usually a positive step!  Online tuition also has the benefit of developing individualised learning plans and even allowing the study of specialised subjects that your children have the aptitude for or an interest in.  With individualised learning plans, students can learn at a pace which suits them, with teaching adapted to the learning styles which help them improve their results.

5. It’s cost effective

Due to the lack of travel time and the costs for tutors, online tuition is cheaper to run than face-to-face sessions, and we pass on the savings to parents.  

6. Parents love it!

We’ve spoken to hundreds of parents who have been receiving online tuition for their children, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive:

‘I am very happy with the Arabic tutor, Nizar. He is excellent on so many levels. I also feel Omar’s progress. It is excellent to have this option of tutoring via Skype as I find it very effective and convenient.’ Parent, Year 5 pupil – online Arabic tuition

‘We’re very happy with Thomas.’ Parent, Year 11 pupil – online coding lessons

‘The one to one attention from Minerva’s Tutors has been an invaluable boost for my children. The flexibility of online tuition makes it an ideal resource that I would definitely use again.  I would absolutely recommend Minerva.” Parent, Year 11 – another happy online tuition parent.

Visit our parent testimonials hub for more glowing reviews of our tuition services.

Book a brilliant tutor today. If you’ve come this far, it’s more than likely that you’re looking to book the services of an online tutor

We have a team of highly trained expert tutors to suit any education requirement for children aged 6-18.  We aim to motivate students to perform to their highest ability, with our individually structured bespoke one-to-one sessions.

Before arranging online tuition, we’ll match your child with a tutor who’s best suited to help your child get the most out of tuition.

Your child’s online tutor will have a huge effect on your child’s future.

Call us on +44 (0) 208 819 3279 or get in touch today.


Meet Our New Online School!

If you’re thinking of schooling your child at home, then our brand new, thriving online school could be the perfect solution.

  • All lessons and learning material supplied
  • Group lessons with other pupils
  • 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Suitable for pupils in Years 9 & 10 (GCSE)
  • Free trial period available
  • Rolling monthly payments, cancel anytime

All you need is a computer with an active internet connection, and we’ll do the rest. Visit Minerva’s Virtual Academy now to register for an immediate start!

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