Attractive Online Education

Education as we all know is a lifelong activity. At any time, whether you drop out of school or get an award at your graduation, you will need an education. Dropouts who have found a calling or job need education to be more productive, dropouts who have realized the need for school but are ‘past school age’ and want to go to school clearly need education, managers and employees need further education to keep pace with a changing world quickly current and get a raise in wages and status respectively. Somehow, the society that relies on the traditional education we have created for ourselves and considers the ‘best’, limits our quest for continuing education. For many people, formal education ends the day they drop out of school or graduate from High School, College or University, even though technology allows us to sit at home and still get a quality education.

As technology – computers and internet connectivity – replaces physical classrooms and allows for distance learning in real time, it seems that the problem of continuing education for everyone, including dropouts and the working class has been solved. It seems, and still is, that now teachers do not need to leave their students, apply for study leave or leave to continue their education. It seems that the fifty year old woman who dropped out of school a few years ago is now able to school from home and it seems the father can learn what his daughter studied in College using the same device he used to summon her. That’s what appeared. Those who drop out of school due to financial problems and haven’t had a breakthrough will not benefit, and those who have money will not want to put their money into certificates, employers and academics alike will be disliked. Little seems to have changed for these two groups of people, although online Colleges and Universities abound.

Two main problems are to blame. Firstly, online education is too expensive for the target group of learners and secondly, there is a perception that online Colleges and Universities do not provide holistic education like traditional Colleges and Universities. As Ed Vosganian – founder and CEO of College Funding 123 points out, on-campus University fees for undergraduates are estimated at 42,000 dollars while for the same group it costs around 21,000 dollars for online universities. In comparison, we will say that the cost of studying online is much cheaper. But we need not forget those who mostly enroll in online Universities. Those in the middle and lower classes who choose online universities.

They include; employees who sacrifice pleasure for higher qualifications in exchange for better wages, unemployed who wish to acquire job skills, dropouts who wish to return to school in the hope of a brighter future, and people living in remote parts of the world , especially in developing countries, which don’t even have the money to pay the fees and so have to study and work at the same time. For 21,000 dollars this is huge money, very hard to collect. There are people from the high-income class who enroll in online universities, but online learning is not popular among them because of the low prestige and myths associated with online education.

The online institution will tell you, they won’t put anything on your certificate to show that you received a non-traditional education. This kind of advertisement talks about how society values ​​online education. Online education is considered a cheap way to ‘make it easy’ education. Online Colleges and Universities until recently were considered diploma factories. This perception still exists, although empirical evidence tells us that there is no difference in the quality of students from traditional Colleges and Universities on the one hand and online Colleges and Universities on the other. Online Universities and Colleges do their best to make online learning prestigious and lower the cost of study, but they cannot do it alone. With government intervention, online learning can become prestigious and friendly to the lower middle class.

How to Make an Informed Decision of Private Tuition

With a growing number of public schools and private subscription schools struggling to survive in today’s economic climate, more and more concerned parents are turning to private tutoring as a more affordable option to meet their child’s academic needs in the subject they are dealing with. However, finding the right private tutor can be very difficult if you don’t know where to look or what to look for. So what are the available options?

Private tutor

Many private tutors can be found in local newspapers, directories and on the Internet. However, it will be your responsibility to ask to see their credentials and a valid Criminal Bureau Examination (CRB), which all reputable tutors must have. Many parents find private tutors through personal recommendations, so check with friends and other parents at the school.

Private Agencies

Private Agencies should reduce your pressure to find a tutor, by doing the work for you. Any reputable agency, will have strict screening procedures, so you can be sure that your chosen tutor is qualified/experienced to offer lessons in the specific subject you need and has a valid CRB.

Cost

All private tutors and agencies set their own fees, but here are approximate guidelines:

Elementary Tuition £20-25

GCSE tuition fee £24-28

A’ Level tuition fee £25-30

Study from your home

If you have requested lessons from your home, then the tutor will need an area to teach successfully, such as a dining room or kitchen if you have a desk in it. It is advisable to leave the room door open and close to you as this will calm both your child and the tutor.

Tuition fees from tutor’s house

If tuition has to be paid from the tutor’s home it is advisable to stay on site but that is a personal decision you, as a parent, have to make based on how much you know about tutors etc… If you are going to leave your child then I would suggest that you stay for the first few sessions until you are sure of the arrangements.

Timeframe for results

This is difficult to estimate, as it all depends on the results of your child’s assessment and how much support they need. Most clients ask for tuition of one hour per week and therefore if your child needs maximum support to bring them to an acceptable level then tuition may be required for a full academic year, remember it is only one hour per week. However, if your child’s assessment shows only the minimal support needed, then improvement may be seen within two or three months.

In conclusion, the time frame for results depends on the level of support required and how many hours of tuition per week you can comfortably afford.