How to Get the Best Online Tutoring Service
More people are opting for online tutoring services because of the convenience and affordability attached to them as compared to physical tutors. Since there are so many of these services on the internet, the following are the main features to consider when looking for the best.
1. Qualified tutors
You must only use online tutoring services that require their tutors to substantiate their skill levels. All registered tutors have to do various tests in the subject they will be teaching, interpersonal communication etc. If all tutors are sufficiently skilled, you can be sure that hiring them for test preparation, homework help, general study etc. will not be a waste of time and money.
2. Variety of subject matters
You should only opt for online tutoring services that cover many subject matters at all levels. This will mean that you can use only one service for all your academic work. For instance, a good online tutoring website should service grade level e.g. 9-12 college, masters level etc., subject area e.g. sciences, arts, computing etc. and specific study areas like homework help, test preparation etc.
In that respect, it should be very easy to select the exact area of study and specific tutors you want. Such hassle free use on any subject matter is important when you want to save time and money on academics.
3. Reasonable pricing options
This is another important thing to consider when looking for the best online tutoring services. You should avoid services that overcharge clients because this means that you will not afford to use the service when the need arises. On the other hand, prevent tutoring websites that are too cheap because this signifies a problem with the quality of services. You should only use online tutoring services that balance quality and price. It should also offer discounts or lower prices for repeat customers as an incentive to continue using the tutoring services.
The tutoring service should also allow many secure payment options like credit cards, PayPal, Alert pay etc. for maximum convenience.
You should only use online tutoring services that require their tutors and customer support to be on call at any time of the day or night. This will allow you to get homework help or test preparation services immediately the need arises. There should be an option to contact your tutors and customer care using email, live chat or telephone. A service that has this feature will have it prominently displayed on the home page.
5. Follows a country’s curriculum
You should only use online tutoring services that have a reputation of following a country’s curriculum. For instance, if you are in the US, they should follow the US system, if you are in Kenya, they should follow the 8-4-4 system, GSCE etc. This will allow you to study only relevant information during test preparation and homework help.
Online tutoring services with this feature just require you to select the education system you want assistance in from a drop down menu.
In a nutshell, getting a good online tutoring service entails a lot of careful research but the results are usually well worth the efforts.
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