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  1. What to Expect From a Tuition Company

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    The fact that you are reading this right now suggests you are interested in hiring a private tutor…

    Yes, our powers of deduction really are that good.

    But have you Googled ‘Tutors in Warrington’ yet?

    Believe me, if you haven’t yet, you need to sit down when you do because the proverbial floodgates are going to open up right on top of you.

    All Tutors in Warrington are Equal

    As George Orwell famously once wrote, All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” 

    The same, unfortunately, can also be said about tuition companies.

    One thing is for sure – on the eighth day (when God created tuition companies), he most definitely did not create them equal!

    What to Expect from a Typical Tuition Company

    There are a vast choice of tuition options available on that there internet but some things are a constant. You can expect any tuition business to ensure that all their tutors are appropriately qualified and trained, for example. You have a right to expect that all tutors are vetted and DBS-checked. All tutors in Warrington should have easy channels of communication and should make the payment process simple and straightforward.

    However, all of the above does not constitute some sort of ‘Tuition Company Gold Standard.’ Far from it, this should be the minimum – the least you can expect from any tuition company.

    Hiring a Tutor is like Booking a Taxi

    For some tutoring companies, hiring a tutor is just like calling a taxi. You ring up and say where you are and where you want to go. The taxi company then sees which drivers are close by and sends one of them to your door. In the same way, you ring up for a tutor, you give your details, and the company sends a tutor to your door. Just as you would expect a taxi driver to be insured and to have a driving licence, you would expect a tutor to come appropriately qualified and DBS-checked.

    Unfortunately, for some tutoring companies, the above analogy is just about the level of service you might get. Yes, the tutor you get could be great – but ultimately, it’s all about convenience and finding the ‘nearest available tutor.’

    TutorRight – a Personable Approach

    At TutorRight we aim to provide a service that is above and beyond what you can typically expect from a tutoring company. Let’s face it, when you are dealing with something as important as your child’s education, we’re pretty sure this is exactly what you want too.

    Above all, we aim to be personable and approachable. To this end, we have a dedicated admin team on hand to make the whole enquiry experience as personalised and bespoke as possible. Whether your request is simple and straightforward or specialised, ultra-specific and unusual, we work hard to match students with tutors that are best suited to your needs.

    There are various types of tuition that we can offer too. Many prefer one-to-one tuition which takes place face-to-face in the student’s home, but it’s certainly not the only option. The tuition can happen in any other suitable venue. Not only that, it can also take place online if that’s more convenient for you. 

    In fact: individual, small group… whatever you want the tuition to look like, we’ll do our very best to meet your requests.

    It all starts with a Conversation

    As the saying goes, ‘It’s good to talk!” And, it is – and we are good listeners. For general enquiries you can send us an email at info@tutorright.co.uk. If you prefer, you can fill in our online contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

  2. Online or Face to Face Tuition?

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    So, you’ve made the decision that your son, daughter (or maybe even yourself) would benefit from tuition… that’s an important first step. But it’s not the only decision you have to make. You also need to decide whether online or face-to-face tuition is best for you.

    Don’t worry though – choice is good! And we’re on hand to help you make the right decision for you, whatever that might be. So, let’s look at the pros and cons of online and face-to-face tuition.

    Online vs Face-to-Face Tuition – the Similarities

    Although the focus of this blog is to highlight the differences between the online and face-to-face options, it’s also worth remembering the ways in which the learning experiences are similar. First of all, every session will be bespoke and carefully adapted to the individual needs of the learner, whether it takes place online or in person. Similarly, there is no difference in how engaging the sessions will be – or how successful they can be in helping the learner to progress and meet their goals.

    However, as everyone knows, we all learn differently and each of us have particular preferences. So, let’s take a look at the key differences between online and face-to-face learning.

    Online Tuition – the Pros and Cons

    One thing’s for sure, technology has totally transformed how tuition (and teaching in general) can be delivered. Lockdown forced it upon us in many ways, but the potential of online learning in the future is limitless. The truth is, we’re only just scratching the surface of the possibilities. But that’s for another day; back in the here and now, online learning simply means you can have your tuition wherever you are. Online tuition is definitely the most convenient option. If a student is nervous, they don’t have to show their face either. It’s completely up to them.

    The flexibility online tuition offers is a big plus. WiFi connection permitting, a student can take their tuition literally wherever they like and wherever they happen to find themselves at the time: bedroom, home office, or by the pool or at the beach on holiday! There are various platforms out there: Skype, Zoom, Teams… if you have a favourite, that’s fine. Our tutors are more than happy to use whichever provider you are most confident with.

    Of course, nothing’s perfect and online tuition certainly isn’t for everyone. Some people find it difficult to concentrate and engage with online learning. What’s more, although it’s still possible, it can be harder for a tutor to build a rapport with a student if they are only on a screen rather than sat next to them. The trust and the relationship that builds between a tutor and tutee can be instrumental in helping the learner to become more confident, so this issue is certainly something to bear in mind.

    Face to Face – the Lowdown

    Face-to-face tuition can be just like having the experience of a classroom (albeit on a much smaller scale!) in the comfort of your own home. It’s the most familiar style of delivery. Not only that, because of the fact it is one-to-one or small group tuition, it can be the most bespoke style of tutoring too. A friendly tutor can spend time building the confidence of the student and settling any nerves they might be feeling. It’s convenient too. The tutor can come to you, so everything can take place in the comfort of your own home. There is no travelling required.

    However, if things are bit hectic at home with the kids running around and such like, having a tutor come to your home might not be ideal. Also, there might not be a suitable quiet space for sessions to take place at home either. If this is the case, online sessions could be a sensible way forward and the most obvious alternative.

    Ultimately, you will probably know better than anyone which type of tutoring session would be best for your child. Don’t forget that regardless of the option you go for, you’ve still got absolute flexibility. There’s nothing to stop you from starting with face-to-face and switching to online at a later date or vice versa. You could even ‘mix and match’ sessions – it’s really up to you!

    If you want to have a chat with the team to discuss your options, feel free to get in touch. We’re always on hand to answer any questions. We’ll help you to choose the right option for you!

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