Online tutors are absolutely the way to go these days.
They are so much more convenient than having someone in your house, and with the spread of Covid, no one wants to be wearing masks unless they really have to.
So the answer is online tutors.
**Disclosure – there are affiliate links in this post. I received one lesson for free, but I was not required to write a positive review.**
Long gone are the days when you could only get tutors that would come to the house. At least with online lessons, you don’t need to clean the house, haha. But in all seriousness, MyTutor has the best of the best tutors and they are just a zoom call away. What’s even better than all of that is the price is very reasonable, from £20 an hour!
Why Online Tutors?
There are so many reasons why online tutors are so popular:
- Homeschool assistance
- Preparing for exams
- Deeper knowledge in a subject
- Struggling in school
- Have a lesson anywhere and any time to suit you
- Recorded lessons, so you can go back and revisit a lesson if you need to.
I am more than capable of teaching maths, and history. But science and anything remotely arty is just not my forte. I buy workbooks and curriculum of course, but if he still doesn’t grasp something that I just can’t teach, we get an online tutor.
MyTutor Online Review
Not only does MyTutor have exceptional young and talented tutors, but they also have over 10,000 FREE study notes. This is an example of one of the questions and answers.
The tutors are handpicked from the UK’s leading universities. Each tutor is interviewed and only 1 in 7 applicants get accepted to be a MyTutor tutor.
What is great about this, is the tutors are not old. Not that there is anything wrong with old people, but, we have found that Freddie connects more with these tutors than someone who is older. They talk about video games and sport, and it is just more natural.
MyTutor is trusted by over 600 schools and universities in the UK.
They have delivered over 1 million 1 to 1 lessons!
213,699 5 Star Reviews!
9.6/10 on Trust Pilot
What Saftey Measures Are in Place?
All online tutors have an enhanced DBS on file, and they never share personal information with the student.
All lessons are recorded, this is both for safety purposes, but also so the student can go back and revisit the lesson.
Improved School Grades with Online Tutors
Now, this doesn’t apply to us as we homeschool, however, knowing that the kids are getting a greater knowledge in a subject is still incredibly important to us as a homeschool family.
MyTutor claims that the children make one-grade improvement in just ten lessons, over twice the progress of their peers.
How Much are Online Tutors at MyTutor
The prices vary depending on the teacher, however, prices start as low as £20 per hour.
You get a FREE 15 minutes before you book with as many tutors as you like until you find the right one.
You only pay for what you use, there are no sign-up fees or subscriptions.
Chose your tutor and you pay as you go.
MyTutor is a registered tutoring company with the National Tutoring Program (NTP). The NTP is a government-funded initiative that aims to make high-quality tutoring available to schools, at a heavily subsidised rate, to help disadvantaged pupils whose education has been affected by school closures. If this applies to you contact your school teacher and see if it is something they already have in place.
Maths Online Tutor, English Online Tutor
We have recently had an English online tutor through MyTutor, however, the tutor was also able to teach maths and economics as well. I was not expecting the tutors to help with more than one subject. So I was super happy.
The free 15 minutes with the tutor was so helpful. Especially as we homeschool and use an American curriculum that he was not familiar with. This was not a problem, though as we just scanned over the work he was doing that week to the tutor before the lesson.
The meeting was held via the MyTutor website and it takes you to a whiteboard, with a small image of yourself and the tutor in the corner. It was very easy to write on the virtual whiteboard, so for calculations, it was great.
The tutor was incredibly engaging and very smiley (which really put Freddie at ease).
Why we Recommend the online tutors with MyTutor
We just love the flexibility of MyTutor, you can have one-off lessons if you are struggling with one particular subject, or you can have ongoing lessons (with a 15% discount).
I love the fact you can have as many FREE 15 minute sessions until you find a tutor you like. Although according to them 3 out of 4 students have lessons with their first tutor! I have to say I can see why we used Oliver and he was fantastic.
After you have had your FREE 15-minute chat, you can book your lessons. You don’t book anything before this chat. You can discuss your schedule during your session to see if the tutor can fit you in.
If you are interested in the advantages and disadvantages of online classes check out my recent post.
Last Updated on 27 July 2021 by homeschoolof1