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What is the best online tutoring website?

What is the best online tutoring website?

Private tuition is a burgeoning market that sees growth year upon year. With students and parents alike becoming ever more busy, the fastest growing sector with the tutoring industry has without a doubt been online tuition.

The flexibility of online tutoring, along with the wealth of online tools available, makes online learning appealing to students and parents across all school years and abilities.

Hiring an online tutor to provide extra support for your child can be an excellent step to help them along their educational journey, but it can often be difficult to know where to begin your search. With so many tutoring websites, agencies, and platforms now available, it can be hard to filter through them all and narrow down your search. In order to help you find an online tutor for your child, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best platforms that offer online tutoring, in the hopes of simplifying your search.

Tutorful

Tutorful allows you to search its database of vetted online tutors to find the perfect fit for you and your child. This site also gives you the ability to read reviews left by past and current students, and they also offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed – if you’re not happy after your first lesson, Tutorful will pay for it.

An added benefit is that Tutorful has its own integrated online teaching platform, allowing for video calls, document sharing, and screen sharing, meaning you don’t need any additional platforms for your lessons. All lessons and payments are easily organised and dealt with through the site itself.

MyTutor

MyTutor is a platform which combines online tuition and a wealth of resources for students. As well as offering free initial online meetings with tutors, MyTutor provides an online interactive whiteboard and video call service which can be used for all lessons.

These sessions can be recorded and kept for students to refer back to in the future, and the site also offers a number of learning resources for all subjects. The site is user-friendly, and offers a number of payment options, such as pay-as-you-go or block payments.

Tutor House

Tutor House is a site which offers an online, interactive learning platform where clients can find tutors who have been chosen to exacting educational and experiential requirements. With profiles also offering an overview of each tutor’s personality, it’s a great platform if you want to get a better insight into potential tutors.

The site also offers live chat services, and access to educational experts who can help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a tutor. Moreover, Tutor House also offers services such as revision and retake courses. 

TutorHunt

Tutorhunt is an online tutoring service that combines a tutor database, online whiteboard, and educational resources, to create a well-rounded tuition platform. The site provides an online teaching platform complete with video call, interactive whiteboard, and screen-sharing capabilities, as well as the ability to upload and share documents.

In addition, TutorHunt provides resources such as Primary and Secondary school guides, and an academic question and answer section. Lessons are paid for and managed through the site, making it easy to use for tutors and parents alike.

Spires

Spires is an online tutoring platform that works to a slightly different format. Clients are asked to post their tutoring requirements on the site, and tutors will then come forward and ‘bid’ for the job. You are then able to check their credentials, and Spires also offers free calls and instant messaging with any tutors you may be interested in before you make your final decision.

After you have decided on a tutor, classes are taught through the Spires’ online whiteboard, which comes with the added bonus of being able to record and save classes, so that students can refer back to them in the future. In addition, Spires also provides dedicated tutors specifically for Oxbridge Entrance, and payment for all lessons is taken through the site itself.

The Profs

The Profs markets itself as ‘the UK’s number 1 tutoring company’, combining the top tutors across the world in all subjects. Although the tutors are of a high standard across the board, the one aspect of online tuition through this site that you’ll need to be aware of is that you’ll need additional platforms for your lessons – e.g. Skype/Zoom, and BitPaper.

This being said, these applications are easy to download and use, but just require slightly more time than other sites where the teaching platform is incorporated into the website. The Profs site also has a blog than contains useful articles and advice on everything from revision hacks to tips for successful university applications.

Fleet Tutors

Fleet Tutors provides online tuition for students of all ages – from primary to university level – and all abilities. The site also provides a more personalised tutor search, as you are asked to fill out a call-back form with your tuition requirements and will then hear back from a consultant who will help you to find the perfect tutor.

One the right match has been found, all lessons take place through Fleet Tutors’ online whiteboard, which comes complete with screen and file-sharing capabilities, as well as the ability to record and playback lessons. Payment and invoices are all dealt with through the site, and help is available from dedicated consultants through phone or via email.

Teach9

Teach9 has a database of background-checked tutors from top universities, who provide tuition based mainly around STEM subjects. With your first lesson free, and a choice of payment options, such as set hourly rates or a pay-by-the-minute option, Teach9 provides a flexible, forward-thinking online tuition platform.

All lessons are carried out using the site’s online, interactive whiteboard, which comes well-equipped for Maths and Science lessons, with the ability to draw diagrams and graphs, file-share and, of course, video chat. Teach9 also has an academic ‘Answers’ section, where students can get help with any educational questions or problems they may have.

Explore Learning

If you are looking specifically for English or Maths tuition for your child, then Explore provides great online courses for primary school children right through to the 11+ exams. The site provides a database of experienced Maths and English tutors and gives clients the ability to book a free trial session to see how their lessons work. If you’re pleased with the session, you can then choose to go ahead with either general tuition, or targeted 11+ sessions, both of which take place through Explore Learning’s interactive platform.

This platform comes complete with exercises and educational games, developed to keep students interested, and keep their motivation high. The site also offers free Maths and English resources for students, and advice for parents too.

Online tuition is an increasingly popular form of support for students of all ages and abilities. No matter which subject your child needs some extra help with, there are numerous sites to help you find a tutor that’s the right fit. While it can be hard to narrow down your search results, these ten sites combine the best tutors with multi-functional online classrooms, allowing for online learning that’s effective, flexible, and fun.

Natasha Saednejad

Natasha Saednejad is a French, Spanish, and ESL tutor in Surrey. A graduate of French & Hispanic Studies from King's College London, Natasha runs her own tutoring company in Surrey, NMS Tuition.

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