Online Teaching Advantages

The advantages of online teaching

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One of the biggest advantages of online teaching is that there is no travelling involved, simply position your laptop or iPad and you’re ready for your lesson!

Just like regular one-to-one, face-to-face lessons, with online lessons the teacher and student are one-to-one and face-to-face through Skype video calls, Facetime or similar platforms, remotely through the internet.

I happened upon online teaching by accident when I could not offer one of my regular students a teaching slot. After thinking of a way round the problem, I thought why not use Skype video! The student agreed and the lesson worked like a dream, the student has since switched from traditional to online teaching.

There are many benefits to online teaching using the many platforms, whether it be Skype, Facetime, Messenger or Google Hangouts. In my case I live in a sleepy Andalusian town in Spain, miles away from my place of work where my students are based. Online lessons are easier to arrange, and both teacher and students don’t have the usual hassle of travelling to the lesson.

Another major advantage of online lessons is that I find my students concentrate much more during the these lessons than traditional lessons.

There’s so much more choice for students. Quite often when a student is looking for a teacher, the choice is limited and you cannot find exactly what you are looking for. You can choose the best teacher for your needs and you won’t be limited to a teacher who lives close by to you. If you opt for a teacher who teaches online you can choose from some of the best teachers worldwide!

In a nutshell:

  • There are some good benefits for teachers.
  • You can teach internationally and expand your student base.
  • You can teach at any time of the day or night.
  • You can become among the first in this relatively new method of teaching which will soon become the norm.
  • Students don’t need to leave the comfort of their own home or office!

Teaching online could be attractive to people who:

  • Have a busy timetable and don’t have time for to go to a lesson.
  • People in isolated areas without access to teachers.
  • People who find travel difficult or who have limited access to transport.
  • Carers or parents who can’t leave their premises for long periods of time.

April 19, 2013