When you ask parents why they want in-person tutoring, they typically say that their child will be more focused with someone in the room with them. Certainly, most students are used to following someone in person, and the format is what most people have grown up with.
But in our experience, the tutor and the content are more important than the format. A great tutor online will engage a student more than an average tutor in person. We’ve helped dozens of students with significant learning needs, including ADHD, autism, and dyslexia through online tutoring. By going online, you can find the best tutor in the country for your child, not just the best person in your suburb (or your friend’s friend's 16-year-old).
Finally, we shouldn’t understate the potential of online tools. Tutors can use fun and engaging digital tools during the lesson. Platforms like LearnEd let them set goals and track results, reward students for achievements, and record lessons so that parents know how sessions went.
Winner: split decision