How Online A Level Maths Tuition Works

Busting Myths About Online Tuition

Myth #1: Online tuition is less interactive than face-to-face tuition

  • This is simply not true. With recent advances in tablet technology, online tuition has become as effective as face-to-face tuition. There are many different whiteboard software packages available for free which both student and tutor can write on at the same time, making instant feedback and checking of methods/answers as easy as if the tutor and student were in the same room.

Myth #2: You need expensive equipment to be able to access online tuition

  • It really depends on how much you want to spend. There are a number of affordable technologies out there that are ideal for helping students get the most out of online lessons that cost no more than the technology they already own. I will give an in depth insight into such technologies further down the page.

Technological Requirements for Online Tuition

Technological Requirements for Online Tuition

To get the most out of online lessons, it works best if a student owns a tablet PC with a stylus. This could take the form of

  • A windows tablet PC with a stylus such as a Microsoft Surface or HP Envy. These range in price starting from about £350;
  • An iPad with an apple pencil. These range in price depending on power/screen size and start at around £300.

The advantage of making such a purchase is that these technologies can be used throughout sixth form and then at university for note-taking, eliminating the need to reams of paper and hence decreasing the likelihood of notes getting lost. At A Level and beyond, organisation is key!

How Online A Level Maths Lessons Work

Once the technology is in place and set up (I always make the first lesson free as a significant portion of it is taking time to get the technology working), then the lessons can begin. There are a range of pieces of software we can use to make lessons work so it really depends on what software the student prefers.