Finding a Tutor for Online Learning
By Ashford University Staff
Everyone, and that includes you, needs help with their education at some point. They need to ask questions, be pointed in the right direction, hear differing views, and have complicated ideas broken down into simple equations. However, it’s not always easy to find someone to do that, is it? Especially if you attend a non-traditional campus which may or may not offer tutoring.
But that is changing. Since the early 2000s, there have been several online learning sites that offer tutoring services such as Class of 1 and BrainMass, which both provide a broad spectrum of help over different areas of educational focus. There are others, like Rayku, which focus on specific areas of online learning such as mathematics. And then there is the “exciting bunch” that offer mobile access from your phone or tablet, including Motuto, Tutor.com, and Speakingpal. These sites can help you learn anytime, anywhere regardless of where you want to study with a tutor.
These are all great resources to help with your online learning experience. But as we hunted down new ways to find online tutoring, one site kept coming up – Tutorspree. Tutorspree uses online technology to connect you with tutors in an offline setting. Additionally, it allows for tutors to offer up personal details in a profile, including a bio, education, areas of focus, and locations they serve. And students can review tutors to say if they are nice, informative, valuable, or pointless to work with before you commit your time and money to them.
This unique approach to online learning allows more human interaction, which can be very helpful when someone is trying to explain the details of how to learn a topic. In online education, you do a lot of work by yourself, which is great until you hit a really difficult topic. Sometimes an online course discussion or an email from your professor just isn’t enough. It can be as simple as your tutor giving you a high-five when you finally figure out a difficult problem that has been stumping you. It’s the same as your family or friends telling you how proud they are of you going back to school, making the Dean’s List, or reaching graduation. It’s having a person there when you hit the hard spots and need a little help that can propel you forward.