As families prepare for coronavirus, one-to-one tutoring franchise, Tutor Doctor, offers e-learning capabilities
As medical experts coalesce around the importance of social distancing to help delay the spread of coronavirus, Tutor Doctor has reported a surge in demand for its online services as parents recognise the need for continued education that can be delivered safely, without leaving the home.
Tutor Doctor is already recognised as the leading person-to-person, in-the-home provider of supplementary education in the UK, with nearly 80 offices across the country. It says it has seen a 120 per cent increase in demand for its online tutoring services in the last week alone.
Introduced in 2018, the brand’s bespoke online learning platform allows for personalised, one-to-one tuition between student and tutor with impressive functionality – which some families say adds to the overall learning experience.
“There’s now a very real concern in many parts of the UK over the spread of the virus throughout schools and colleges,” says Frank Milner, president of Tutor Doctor. “Parents, and even students themselves, have been taking proactive measures, reaching out to us to find out exactly how we can support them as they attempt to minimise the risks. For many, this is a crucial time of year with the run-up to exams so it’s essential that any learning breaks, which may occur as a result of the outbreak, are plugged. Whether it’s continuing to run with the national curriculum or providing specialist revision sessions, the convenience and safety of online sessions is unmistakable.”
Under normal circumstances, Tutor Doctor education consultants assess a child’s needs based on goals, personality and learning style. Tutors then visit students at home, at a time that suits them. However, the brand’s online platform offers a unique solution for the same level of personal, one-to-one tuition, directly into the home. Merging audio and visual elements from best-in-class software like FaceTime and Skype with a highly interactive Whiteboard, real-time, on-screen editing enables total immersion and connectivity between tutor and student.
Participants see and hear each other’s actions as they happen which is proven to enhance cognitive learning, problem-solving as well as the retention and recollection of knowledge. Unique ‘record and playback’ functionality allows sessions to be utilised like never before as revision resources and reporting tools.
“We’re poised and ready to react to a national outbreak,” adds Milner. “With over 36,000 tutors across the length and breadth of the country, we’re well-resourced and ideally placed to support families in this difficult and understandably worrying time.”