Once you submit your learning requirement, it will be forwarded to tutors whose preferred categories, subjects and areas correspond to yours. This process may take up anything between 1 to 24 hours to complete. So, we request you to be patient and cooperate with us.
You may start getting emails or calls from tutors based on your privacy settings. If you want to maintain your requirement private and only want to contact tutors of your preferences, you can purchase contact details of tutors.
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Posting your learning requirements is easy and absolutely free of cost.
1. Sign into your account (If you are a new user, sign up on our platform first).
2. Click on the “Learners” tab and go to “Post Learning Requirement.”
3. Fill up the form that follows and you are done.
Signing up as a student on our platform is very simple.
You can either sign up from Gmail or through Facebook directly. Or create an account in the traditional way.
If you have forgotten your login password, follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Visit the Sign in page.
2. Click on “Forgot Password”.
3. Provide your registered Email ID and click on “Reset Password.” Password recovery instructions would be sent to your email address.
4. Open your mailbox to come across the password recovery link. Click on it, follow the instructions, and reset your password.
Alternatively, you can also do the following:
Write a “request for password reset” mail to our customer support mentioning clearly your:
We will get back to you as soon as possible.
The digital age has played a huge role in making the world more accessible, bringing people closer, making education accessible to all. But the realm of opportunities still to be explored also results in unwanted extras. It's like opening a portal full of risks of incoming threats.
Did you know that about 62% of children worldwide have been victims of serious online experiences, such as cyberbullying, receiving inappropriate content and sometimes worse? Students and their devices are exposed to theft or hacking via public Internet connections. These discouraging reports call for major steps in reducing threats to online security.
Now here’s the good news - you can take steps to protect your personal information, identity, and personal equipment. These tips can help.
1. Always be particularly vigilant about your personal information
As an online student, you may need to share a number of personal information for your online class registration, continuing your classes and other such details. However, before sharing your sensitive personal data, it is important to understand the following:
In this way, you can reduce security threats by up to 40%. If there’s a provision to circumvent these criteria, we would recommend you to refrain from providing this information. You must also pay attention to what you share when working on online group projects.
2. Be careful of viruses, malware, and spyware
At first, you would have to understand the types of threats you are subjected to.
You may be faced with threats ranging from simple malicious code known as malware and spyware to dangerous viruses that can remove sensitive information. And then there are hackers who can easily access your information and prove to be a major threat to your online presence.
Installing a firewall can help you avoid 90% of the issues.
3. Keep all your devices locked
As we become dependent on the digital world each passing day, we not only leave the course material and personal emails in the hands of the technology, but also our location, personal calendar, finances, and other sensitive information.
So, what happens when it is stolen or lost? You start to panic, right? And that's precisely why you need passwords and other computer locking mechanisms.
However, you must avoid two things when creating passwords:
4. Be careful on a free WiFi
As incredible as it may seem, free Wi-Fi is not without risks. According to David Kennedy, founder of the TrustedSec computer security company, "The proliferation of public Wi-Fi is one of the biggest threats to consumer data. A hacker can monitor the network traffic of an entire store with a device the size of an iPad hidden in his backpack. Can you imagine how drastic it could be?"
You must understand that nothing is completely private, online. Your online presence puts your personal information at risk. The only way to protect yourself from cybersecurity threats is to take precautionary measures and correctly follow the above steps.
Choose your activities carefully and consult an older person if you have any doubts about anything. And do not forget to report a threat as soon as you spot one.
After deciding the tuition model for your child, it's time to research and compare the available tutors. You must ask the following questions before hiring a potential tutor.
1. Are they full-time or part-time?
A full-time tutor is typically more professional than a student or a housewife working as a part-time tutor. A full-time tutor should also possess more experience in tutoring children of all ages and classes.
But then, do not take our word for it. In 2019, we can see that part-time tutors are also catching up.
2. What are their professional qualifications?
Do not hesitate to ask for the academic qualifications of the tutor. This includes the degree and diploma of the tutor, educational institution and work experiences other than tutoring (if any).
3. Tutoring experience
How long have they had private lessons? What subjects and grades have they taught in the past? What is their record of preparing children for entrance examinations?
4. Do they have any references?
Do not just go by their words, ask for references. If possible, talk to the parents of the children with whom s/he has worked before. Ask for honest comments about improving grades, the tutor's responsiveness to the child, and the professionalism displayed.
P.S. Reviews on our site can also help.
5. What tools and methods do they use?
Ask the tutor about the teaching methods and tools s/he use to facilitate the learning process.
6. Do they offer a trial class?
If you’re not so sure of the tutor, you may request for a free trial lesson. In fact, a session may not be sufficient to assess how well your child responds to the tutor. Check whether s/he accepts a paid trial week (two to three classes) of class to get a better idea.
P.S. Most tutors on our platform offer trial classes. Get in touch with those of your choice to find out more.
7. What are the terms of payment?
Check with the tutor about his/her payment terms and conditions, including refunding money for sessions you have cancelled well in advance. You may also want to reduce tuition fees by negotiating with the tutor. Some of them are willing to reduce fees for an initial two to three month tuition fee.
The idea of negotiation can get a bit intimidating. We, as consumers, have always been trained to pay the marked price on good or services without question. But when it comes to private tutoring, you should give fees negotiation a try. Here’s how.
1. Do your homework
Before you start the negotiation process, you need to know some important points about the tutoring scenario:
How much do others charge in the same category and in the same place? Know this because it lets you know that you do not have to accept the tutor's offer at any cost. You can walk away from the deal and still get what you want.
2. Ask the tutor to name his or her fees first
By allowing the tutor to name his/his fees first, you may have the chance to counter with something that is lower than what was initially proposed.
3. Try not to be reasonable
The classic model of negotiation is that two parties offer different prices, eventually settling somewhere in the middle.
If you are going to make the first offer or name a price in a counter-offer, make it ridiculously low. Not only does this set the fee anchor low, but it also puts the seller on the defensive end.
4. Ask for extras
This is an important tactic to use when you feel you are not going anywhere. You may want to include some extras in the contract, such as remedial classes, last-minute suggestions, and so on.
Have you been going around in circles in trying to shortlist the right tutor?
We have come to your rescue with our perfect strategies. Whether you are a student or a parent, searching for, locating, and employing the right tutor can get quite overwhelming. It is important to tread carefully in this stage because a little slip can cost you your whole effort and a lot more. We recommend you to go through the following steps carefully before getting down to business. Here’s a detailed look.
#1. Be Clear About Your Requirements
Ask yourself a few questions to start with.
#2. Take a Look at the Qualifications and Experience
Needless to say, credentials play a major role in shortlisting tutor profiles. A relevant qualification and a commendable experience in tutoring instantly push a tutor profile to the top of your list.
#3. Look through the Reviews
A good tutor is quite likely to be recommended by other students who have employed his/her services.
• Go through the recommendations, if any
• Take a look at the rating
These can tell you a lot about the tutor even before you employ him.
#4. Schedule a Call With the Tutor Before Confirming
Once you have shortlisted the profiles, the next step is getting to know them better.
So, what can you do to achieve this? Scheduling a Skype call can really help.
#5. Ask to See Proper Identification
You can ask your prospective tutor to send over copies of their identification documents to be on the safe side. These could include passport, driving license, and the like.
#6. Discuss about Your Educational Expectations
If you have a learning objective in mind, discuss that with your tutor before the start of the session. Be clear about what you want to achieve. You should also ask about the approach that your prospective tutor might follow to check if it aligns with your goals.
#7. Be Honest and Polite With Your Tutor
You should always treat your tutor with respect and courtesy. And you should expect an equal treatment from your tutor as well. Your code of behavior should strictly be polite and restricted to education. Refrain from lying to your tutor, since it always creates a bad impression.
#8. Have an Adult Present in Case You Feel Uncomfortable
You might find the one-to-one tutoring sessions uncomfortable. If this is the case, then you should always ask an adult to accompany you throughout the sessions. If you encounter even the slightest sign of misconduct, do not be afraid to raise your voice and seek help.
#9. Do Not Forget to Run a Background Check on the Tutor
Even though every tutor profile in our database is completely genuine, you must do your bit in knowing more about the tutor than just the profile information. For this, you can run a background check on the tutor’s details regarding residence, previous tutoring sessions, trace felonies, and other such violations, if any. In addition, you can also ask the tutor to send over copies of their certifications and degrees (although most of them usually upload their documents on our website).
#10. Avoid Meeting at the Tutor’s Place
You can schedule a meeting with your prospective tutor at a public place to take things forward. It could be a coffee shop or a library or any place you feel comfortable in. But not the tutor’s place.
#11. Do Not Settle for a Ridiculous Price Tag
You should not have to pay extra money for a tutoring service. Make sure that you are not being overcharged.
#12. Do Not Overlook the Prospects of Online Tuition
We bring online tuition at your fingertips. It saves you the trouble of traveling and showers a number of benefits aligned with the tight schedule of students. You can opt for online tuition according to your needs.
#13. Do Not Share Personal Details
You must not include personal details in the initial communication, because a slip can lead to severe consequences later. The information exchange should be completely professional.
#14. Do Not Rely solely on Your Tutor for Exam Preparation
Remember that a tutor’s responsibility is to aid in the education process of a student. You have to do your part by studying and preparing for your exams and not depend completely on your tutor.
#15. Do Not Shy Away from Clarification of Doubts
Ask as many times you feel if you are not in the clear about a certain concept. It is your tutor’s job to make sure that you have understood the topic. If you don’t ask for clarification in topics that are not clear to you, the learning hierarchy could crumble.
#16. Do Not settle for a ‘C’
It might so happen that you can do a lot better than what you are settling for. Not all tutors can bring out the best in you. If you get a hint that you are on the wrong side of good and you could tip the scales over, then you might consider looking for a better tutor.
A little bit of precaution can go a long way in making your tuition successful. Make sure to follow these suggestions for a rewarding experience.
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