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What is online tuition & how to start online tuition at home

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Evolution of Education

Education has been a precious ornament for a learner since the very beginning of civilization. Ancient humans used to learn the art of haunting, cooking food, building shelters, cultivation ideas from mother nature. You can call Mother Nature the ‘First Tutor’ of this world. Eventually, these knowledge bases got transferred to the next generations through Rock scripts, Symbolic Art sculptures, Novels, and holy scriptures.

With the advancement of time, people started living their lives in Social boundaries called Society. Moral values, ethics, and rational thinking were developed in every society. Public administration came into the picture. It brought a massive revolution in the Education system. The introduction of schools, colleges, universities took place and people started learning the art of living along with science and technology. The horizon of education got broadened and new topics were introduced to cater to the knowledge of scientific subjects in a systematic way.

How did Tuition come into the picture?

Entry of the Tuition system can be understood well if you start analyzing both earlier scenarios and modern scenarios.

Earlier Scenarios:

1- Schools and colleges were not that crowded with students.

2- Teaching subjects were less in number.

3- Most of the teachers were free enough to spend the entire day with students.

4- The competition was less among the students.

5- Individual Doubts could be easily resolved because of less crowd.

6- Additional learning skills were not essential to lead a successful life.

Modern Scenario:

1- Schools, Colleges, and Universities are comparatively overcrowded.

2- The number of teachers/ Faculty members is negligible in comparison to Student strength.

3- The number of subjects/ Courses has been increased drastically.

4- It is almost impossible to resolve all the doubts of every individual in-class hours.

5- Competition among the students to acquire skills is getting tougher day by day.

6- To grab job opportunities students, need to learn additional skills which are not included in the normal syllabus.

7- In the search for quality education students need to consider coaching from eminent faculties from all over the globe.

Because of the above-mentioned points People need to focus on additional teaching resources. This kind of added-learning mechanism is referred to as Tuition. Tuition has become part & parcel of every student’s life. It has also given opportunities to millions of job-seekers who always desire to make teaching their career.

How did Online tuition get popular?

With the advancement in Information and technology, almost every manual system started to get automated with online solutions. Upgraded internet technologies paved the way to such a digital revolution. Some critical manual systems could be realized in terms of Online mode. Similarly, tech experts started realizing the Online mode of teaching and mentoring.

The popularity of online tuition was also hiked because of the following essential factors-.

1- Students started to learn a wide variety of courses that were not easily available in local coaching centers or tuitions.

2- In most of the cases, students were not satisfied with the local tutors in terms of quality of teaching and study materials.

3- In the search for quality education students need to consider coaching from eminent faculties from all over the globe.

4- Finding different tutors as per their credibility was very easy and transparent.

5- Students could hire tutors online for their desired period of time along with reasonable tuition fees.

Online Tuition- Need of the hour

As you know the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education sector badly since last year. The government has not allowed schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to reopen in full strength. Students are suffering a lot due to such a situation.

[Estimate of the accumulated number of students and teachers affected by the suspension of face-to-face classes during March 2020 in Latin America and the Caribbean (in thousands). Source: UNESCO IESALC estimate.]

The continuity of learning could have been affected seriously but thankfully Online tuition in India has emerged as the ultimate savior. Online education in India has gained trust from millions of students and professionals.

Online tuition classes have provided a lot of benefits and convenience in terms of the followings-

I- You can attend classes anywhere and anytime.

II- You can easily use smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops to access online tuition classes.

III- You can interact with eminent tutors from all over the world sitting at home.

IV- You can raise questions and get solutions almost immediately.

V- You can appear in online examinations and webinars.

With these advantages, Online tuition has emerged as the need of the hour.

How to start Online Tuition at home?

As a Student

To start online tuition at home, a student can do some minimal arrangements to avail of the complete benefits of it. You can go through the following steps to start learning online -

1- Arrange a normal quality smartphone/ tablet/ Desktop/ Laptop. As you know smartphones, tablets and laptops usually come with built-in mics, speakers, and cameras but in the case of a desktop, you have to arrange an external mic, speaker, and camera.

2- Ensure a good quality internet connection. A standard broadband connection is preferable but if your mobile network is good enough you can also go with a Mobile Hotspot.

3- Browse the internet and visit different online tuition providers. Register yourself as a Student there and hire tutors online as per your subject requirements.

4- You can also subscribe to thousands of Online course packages directly. Packages may include online tuition classes, Doubt clear sessions, online study materials in the form of pdf, video, ppt, etc.

5- You can install some popular video conferencing applications like- Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, as per your requirement. Live classes can be attended using these free Video Conferencing software. In some cases, E-Learning platforms have their own Video Conferencing tools, which can be utilized as and when required.

        

6- You can even record the entire live class session both on your PC/ Laptop and Smartphone using several free Applications. For PC/Laptop you can install Camtasia, OBS Studio, Movavi. Similarly, for smartphones, you can install apps like- Mobizen screen recorder, AZ screen recorder, etc.

 

As a Tutor

You can easily manage a few low-cost pieces of equipment to start teaching at home itself. You can go through the following steps to start tutoring online -

1- Arrange a normal quality smartphone/ tablet/ Desktop/ Laptop. As you know smartphones, tablets and laptops usually come with built-in mics, speakers, and cameras but in the case of a desktop, you have to arrange an external mic, speaker, and camera.

2- You can arrange Touchpad and pointer pen to implement a virtual whiteboard during online tuition class. Alternatively, you can go for a real whiteboard and a mobile tripod stand.

3- Ensure a good quality internet connection. A standard broadband connection is preferable but if your mobile network is good enough you can also go with a Mobile Hotspot. Kindly ensure a good Uploading speed to share a virtual whiteboard and other presentations.

4- You can install some popular video conferencing applications like- Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, as per your requirement. You can conduct Live classes using these free Video Conferencing software. In some cases, E-Learning platforms have their own Video Conferencing tools, which can be utilized as and when required.

5- A good quality text editor, like- Notepad++, Microsoft Word, needs to be installed. You can even use the Microsoft Powerpoint application to share agenda points of an online class. OpenBoard is a good quality virtual Whiteboard software to collab with Touchpads.

6- You can even record the entire live class session both on your PC/ Laptop and Smartphone using several free Applications. For PC/Laptop you can install Camtasia, OBS Studio, Movavi. Similarly, for smartphones, you can install apps like- Mobizen screen recorder, AZ screen recorder, etc.

7- You can easily find so many interested students for your subject online. There are several web applications like Urbantuition which directly provides interested students to eligible tutors. You can register there as a tutor and directly get potential students’ calls.

Top 5 Best Online tuition & E-Learning websites in India

As you know the digital education platforms have suddenly gained popularity during this COVID pandemic time. Several new startup organizations have already plunged into this business. Their ultimate goal is to provide some unique and user-friendly services to both the students and tutors. These E-learning portals have focused primarily on School subjects. Online tuition for maths, physics, chemistry, and biology are gaining popularity these days. Moreover, these Online Education providers have targeted several core areas like- Job exam preparation, Engineering & Medical entrance preparations, Professional skill development courses like- PHP, MySQL, JAVA, PYTHON programming languages, MATLAB, AUTO CAD, CAM, etc.

Because of such aggressive competition, learners and tutors are yielding tremendous advantages. Here are the top 5 best Online tuition & E-Learning websites in India as per a recent study in 2021.

I- UrbanTution

II- Udemy

III- BYJU’S

IV- Unacademy

V- NIIT

Future scope of Online tuition

The digital revolution has already conquered several vital fields like- Banking, Finance, Insurance, Shopping, Healthcare, etc. The education sector is now on the verge of complete digitization.

If you start analyzing the status of online education during the past decade, then you will find it in a very miserable condition. There are so many obvious reasons behind such kind of situation. Lack of awareness and digital infrastructure can be considered as prime reasons.

Things are past now. High-speed internet infrastructure, technology awareness, entry of giant corporate players have strengthened the platform of online education in India. Social isolation during the COVID-19 era is acting as a catalyst to accelerate online learning concepts.

Students and parents have become habituated to the digital counterpart of education. As schools and colleges are unable to cater educational needs of students these days, Online tuition is rapidly gaining popularity. This business has succeeded to satisfy its clients with optimum quality, ease, and convenience.

This is quite clear that the future of Online tuition is going to be very bright and promising.

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