Learning new things can be a challenge, and it can be especially daunting when you are trying to do so on you own without professional guidance. As a student or a working professional you are probably already tight on time and super busy juggling lots of responsibilities, so it is more important than ever to use your use what time you have as wisely and effectively as possible.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to broach learning something new then perhaps private tutoring is the solution for you. Ask yourself these 4 simple questions to determine if a private tutor is right for you.
1. Do I have the time to learn things on your own?
Often there are simply not enough hours in a day to accomplish everything on our to-do list. That’s why time management and prioritization is essential. A good tutor can help you manage not only your time better but help you digest new information more succinctly and thoroughly. They are the ones who will spend the time collecting resources and lay out the best possible lesson plans for you so you can focus on what you want to learn. Having a private tutor is like taking the highway instead of winding back country roads to your learning destination.
2. Am I my own best cheerleader? Do I hold myself accountable?
Sometimes, we all need a cheerleader to encourage us to move forward. It is hard to accomplish everything we set out to do on our own. We often get distracted and discouraged by the tasks of everyday life. It can be enormously helpful having someone to encourage us to move forwards as well as hold us accountable for the goals we set forth. Having a set meeting time can make learning goals real and concrete. In general, students tend to prioritize items that they need to answer to another person first. Also when we need to convey new information to someone, we learn it more thoroughly.
3. Do I like working with other people?
Studies show that more people learn better in groups than sitting alone at their desk. If you are one of those people that does not thrive on going it alone, then private tutoring might be the best option for you to learn something new. It can be enormously helpful having live discussions with a person passionate and knowledgeable about your subject of interest. And unlike a large classroom, you have the floor and can ask all the questions you want without having to compete for the teachers attention. Having someone’s undivided attention is an incredibly powerful learning tool.
Can I afford it?
At Eurekly, we belief that education should within everyone’s reach. We have a wide range of teachers offering free or low-cost trial lessons. Many of our teachers also provide support through smaller blocks of time that can be more affordable. Additionally some tutors offer discounted lesson bundles. At Eurekly, you won’t pay anything until your lesson is completed, so feel free to search and contact tutors within your budget. Our tutors are way more affordable, useful and flexible than you may realize. And if you don’t find the perfect fit, let us know, we are committed to finding the right tutor for you.
Through Eurkely you can learn anything, anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Geography, time zones, and commuting is never a limitation. We bring a worldwide range of skilled tutors right to your doorstep.
Imagine studying calculus in your pj’s? How about practicing some chess moves with your online tutor at 2 am because you are a night owl. How about keeping up with those Spanish classes while you are traveling on business? At Eurkely you decide when and where to study online. And because you don’t have to travel, you save the most precious thing of all: your time! What could be more convenient than that?
Rather than praying to get lucky enough to find a single tutor who meets your criteria, when searching our online database of tutors you will have a greater selection to choose from, which allows you to be discriminating. At Eurekely, we have the best and most dedicated tutors because we have built the friendliest platform to support them. You can meet and interview as many tutors as you like until you find the right one.
The corollary of selection is value. Being able to discriminate means that tutors have to rely on merit rather than scarcity to win your business, and you don’t have to settle for second (or third) rate. It puts you in the driver’s seat. And when a great tutor doesn’t need to travel to a session, he or she is often much more likely to charge less per hour.
Often people who haven’t experienced online tutoring fear that the technology will be a hindrance, but in many ways, it is an advantage. When sessions are online they are easily recorded for future reference. A good tutor will make use of technology for illustrative purposes by using photos, animations, drawings, and diagrams. It is easier to communicate without a room full of people or other distractions and to meet when and where is most convenient.
Tom Clancy nailed it when he said, “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.”
In our exciting new world of greater connectivity, it is possible to learn anything, anywhere, any time and Eurekly makes it easier than ever by giving you the best in online tutoring on demand. So why not learn something new today?
Here are 7 great reasons to dive into studying online that language, instrument or hobby you have always dreamed of learning. It is never too early to start tackling your bucket list!
1. Learners are earners. People who continually learn will earn more money than those who rely on a narrow set of skills and experiences even if they don’t have an advanced degree.
2. Learners live longer! There is a link between life expectancy and education. People who are better educated are healthier.
3. Learners are happier. People who seek adult learning opportunities are more socially connected and have lower rates of depression.
4. Learners tend to have more educated children who stay in school longer, get into less trouble and go on to have higher paying jobs.
5. Learners have more interesting friends drawing from a wider and more diverse social circle.
6. Learners are more confident and resilient. When people learn, they gain confidence and are willing to try new things and stretch themselves.
7. Learners have more grit! Continual learning contributes to higher levels of resilience and self-efficacy in completing a task or tackling a challenge.