The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all of our lives, none more so than the move to online learning for the majority of children in the UK. This move has been a challenge to many of our tutors, as you have adapted to delivering the same high-quality lessons online.
As we knew you would, our Tutor community have risen to this challenge and we have continued to see amazing results being produced across our platform. A recent internal poll of Tutors saw an overwhelming 87% of tutors preferring online teaching over face to face, indicating a strong preference to not return to in-person tuition once we are able to socially interact again. Our students, who have told us online tuition has allowed them to meet fantastic tutors from all around the country and the flexibility of learning online has allowed tuition to fit into families’ busy and often hectic daily lives better than ever before. For tutors, there are many benefits of moving to online learning:
- Online allows you to knock down geographical barriers and connect to students all over the country.
- Online lessons are much safer for both tutors and students.
- It’s more convenient and frictionless. There’s no travel time and it fits in with the busiest of schedules.
In the coming weeks, we will be moving to online tuition only and we will be removing the ability for students to search for and book in-person lessons from the website and app. This work is expected to be completed before the end of March 2021, however, you will still be able to book in-person lessons for the foreseeable future.
We recognise for some of our tutors this will be a sharp transition, but we commit to working with you on the support and tools you need to succeed. We’ve been listening to all your feedback and we will be launching our in house developed online classroom to everyone in the coming months, which is being tweaked and perfected to offer the best online learning experience. We will be offering all of our tutors more support for the online classroom if you need it, and of course, you are able to speak to our Customer Support team or book to attend our online classroom focussed live session with a member of the Tutor Team