Online Tutoring – Learning from a Distance

SOSteacher offers an expert service in online courses around Canada!

 

Whether you live in a more remote area or simply wish to remain in the comfort of your own home, SOSteacher offers a personalized online tutoring service provided by one of our tutors specialized in distance learning. So, whether it is for a regular follow-up or a spontaneous request about a particular concept, our tutors can easily answer your request as soon as possible. They will be able to support you in your approach so that your experience will be as user-friendly as possible. Do you need tutoring in mathematics, French, English or science? Our online tutoring service will meet your academic needs. We work in accordance with the programme of the Ministry of Education.

 

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Our statistics show that our online tutoring service is just as successful and satisfying as our face-to-face tutoring service. Our tutors have risen to the challenge and we are proud to be able to respond to a greater number of students through our online distance learning service.

 

Who is online tutoring for?

 

  • Students who have a minimal base in technology and who are comfortable with the Internet;
  • For ALL AGES including kindergarteners;
  • Clients who do not benefit from quality home tutoring service in their area;
  • For the many students of today who are used to technology and virtual meetings. This is the case for our children adept in texting, Facetime, Messenger, Zoom and so on. Online tutoring is gaining ground with these students fascinated by technological advances – that is, today’s generation!

 

After doing a lot of research online, in order to help my daughter fill in the gaps in her learning, I finally found this organization called SOSteacher. I became aware of their values, their operating criteria as well as their objectives regarding their services and the expectations of parents and students. This is our first experience with them and from the very first session, I could already see a difference with my daughter. For this, I strongly recommend that you go with SOSteacher, because they are the ones who give the best service in the field.

– Marie-Pascale, April 2020

 

SOSteacher online tutoring

 

How are the online sessions conducted?

 

Online tutoring sessions differ particularly in terms of preparation. Similar to private face-to-face tutoring, the tutor is not the master of the content (except for the summer private tutoring or the academic remedial service). From the outset, the tutor works with the teacher, supporting the teacher’s approach and respecting the teacher’s pedagogy. Thus, the tutor works mainly with the student’s teaching material. Prior to the online course, the sending of  the exercises and the content of the session will be the key to success. You can do this by email or SMS to help your tutor prepare adequately. Nothing could be easier! These SMS (pictures) can be sent during the online tutoring session to add additional content.

 

Sarah-Maude presents in detail how it works. She is a true STAR of ONLINE teaching.

 

 

Here is an example of online tutoring with Rosalie from SOSteacher:

 

What do I need in order for online tutoring to run smoothly?

 

Ideally a high-speed Internet connection, if possible. Since live videos require a large amount of bandwidth, the better the connection you have, the more you will avoid technical problems.

 

What tools or software are used for online tutoring?

 

  • Our interactive whiteboard that allows the recording of session notes in PDF format;
  • Many of our tutors opt for Skype, which among other things allows screen sharing and is a very stable, user-friendly, powerful application;
  • Other software or websites are just as powerful, such as Zoom or Hangouts.

In all cases, please note that the choice of distance learning tool remains at the tutor’s discretion. Since the tutor is an expert in online tutoring, they will guide you before and throughout your session.

 

Adaptation time for online courses

 

To conclude, it is important to allow yourself a period of adaptation as in everything else. Keep in mind that even when your tutor provides services at home, the learner and teacher are initially strangers who develop a partnership and a trusting relationship over time. Today’s youth are born with the Internet and social networks: online tutoring is a much more viable option for them than for you, the parents, who might be a bit more concerned about it. We encourage you to help your child propel themselves through their academic challenges to a promising future!

 

Comparing private classes with small group classes:

 

Individualized private lessons:

  • Flexible schedule that fits with your prior commitments;
  • Personalized and diversified tutors;
  • Very quick and efficient targeting of the student’s particular needs (where the student is in their learning process);
  • Can be done at home or online;
  • No adaptation to a new group, reducing some anxiety;
  • Immediate feedback;
  • Number of class hours to achieve the same result DIVIDED BY THREE since there is no time wasted managing a group.

Group courses:

  • Fixed schedule;
  • Teacher selected by the institution;
  • Teaching according to a fixed program that does not consider individual needs;
  • Are given in an institution;
  • Brief or absent feedback;
  • Adaptation to a group of strangers;
  • Number of hours to achieve the same result MULTIPLED BY THREE due to group management and individual learning pace. Just think of those famous group swimming lessons where your child actually only has a few minutes of attention for the duration of the class. The rest of the time is unnecessary waiting.

 

SOSteacher is:

 

  • A dynamic team that listens and understands your needs;
  • Accredited tutors carefully selected based on their experience with young people, their specialized academic background, their passion for teaching and their security clearance (based on a background check);
  • Fast, affordable and safe service.