Thiruvananthapuram: Having a tutor for their kids at a convenient timing, proximity and affordable fee is undoubtedly one of the major worries of most of the parents now-a-days. But the search for the perfect tutor has become an easier task now, thanks to Tutormine, a world-wide e-learning platform developed by Kochi-based Edyounet TeleClassrooms Ltd.
Tutormine is a complete education suit that enables tutors and students to meet and engage in live tuition. The e-platform aims to serve students across the country as well as Indian students in the Gulf in the first phase. The service has over 1,000 tutors already registered with it, the promoters claim.
“Our online tutoring software (OTS) is a technological marvel and has many futuristic features to make learning really enjoyable and engaging. The prime attraction of OTS is multicolored multiple-writing boards. Around 100 such digital boards are incorporated in the OTS. Both tutor and students can write on the digital board,” said Ram Mohan Nair, CEO, Edyounet TeleClassrooms Ltd.
To access the facility, the students will have to first register on the company's website. After referring the profiles of tutors, which contain details of their qualifications and experiences, students can post their requests which in turn will be flashed to all tutors, who meet the criteria. In response to the requests, tutors can directly contact students, discuss terms and finalize the methodology.
The students, who opt the service of a tutor, will be provided with a virtual classroom software platform which enables face-to-face live classroom interactive sessions.
The online tuition facility offered by the company has four levels. In the first level, tutors convert entire syllabus into small educational videos and each video will cover an entire chapter. The student can join for a live interactive virtual session with the tutor in the second phase. They can clear their doubts and undertake more exercises on the subject in the live virtual classroom. In the third level, the student can take online exams and the results will be published immediately after the tests. The last level facilitates an interactive session among fellow students wherein the participants can exchange queries and doubts and share answers with each other. “Peer-to-peer learning is the best way of learning and this capability of students is well utilized in Tutormine,” Ram Mohan said.
The student can log into the virtual classroom and attend the interactive live classes according to the time of his convenience. “Tutormine offers an opportunity to learn within the security of home. Parents can also overview tuition sessions,” the company claims.
The company said that one of the main advantages of online tuition is that tutors tend to charge less fee as they can offer their service to a large number of students without spending time to travel to them.
The students can deposit money in the tuition fee exchange fund in advance to pay the fee. The fee for each live session will be transferred to the tutor’s account from this fund after each class. “Students need to pay only for the tuition sessions attended by them. From the money deposited in the tuition fee exchange fund, a student can take up tuition for various subjects from different tutors,” said Ram Mohan Nair.
Tutormine also allows the students to choose alternative tutors in case they are not happy with the service of the selected ones.