How Online Tutoring works at BharatTutors:

In the current era of Internet, online tutoring is getting popular day by day. Equivocally, online tutoring is the best tool for one-on-one tutoring. The main advantage of online tutoring is that the tutor focuses all his/her attention on just one student during the whole tutoring session. When the student gets complete attention of the tutor, it makes a huge difference!

In simple terms, online tutoring is the way of performing tutoring activities using Internet and its applications. It is a process by which a student learns with use of Internet by an expert tutor in the concerned subject. Online tutoring can be performed by several web-based. Some of the most common programs or applications are email, GTalk, instant messaging, online whiteboards (such as provided with Microsoft netmeeting), Skype, WebEx etc.  Out of these, Sypke, Gtalk, and Yahoo Messenger are most common online tutoring tools in India. Through these programs and applications, a tutor can send test/quizzes, receive completed exams, and send results of test/quizzes and recommendations to students. Online tutoring is now more useful and popular in India for certain reasons. In metro cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Chennai the daily expenses are so high that sometimes single earning doesn't fulfill all needs. In these circumstances, the number of people who are accepting tutoring as second job is growing rapidly. Because the time is limited after work and weekends, the online tutoring is a boon for tutors and students. You do not need to spend hours or getting exhausted in the traffic and no need to spend money on expensive petrol. No doubt electricity and Internet expenses are far cheaper than petrol and your precious time. Online tutoring gives students and tutors an opportunity to learn at their own pace and from the comfort of their homes.

Online Tutoring Applications:

There are several freeware programs and applications available in the market. One of the most important is an instant messaging application like Yahoo and Skype. These are the applications through which a student and a tutor can communicate via text, voice and video. An online whiteboard is something which is more specifically crafted for the use of online tutoring. Using whiteboard you can write, draw, or visualize the concepts that they are currently being discussed. TalkAndWrite is a freeware for online tutoring, a product from Skype.  Online tutoring is most effective way of tutoring because voice, video, visualization, graphics, and text can all be used at the same time. However, this option may not be practical in the cities which have frequent power outage problems. Online tuotoring is also not a practical way of tutoring when the user uses dial-up connections or other low-bandwidth Internet connections. Although, most of the above applications are tailored for low bandwidth usage, real time video, full color document sharing, and high quality sound demands higher bandwidth. In most of the cases, any modern computer, laptop purchased after 2004 should easily be able to handle the applications required.

Differences between Regular Tutoring and Online Tutoring:

Traditional tutors have some advantage over online tutors as they have real life face to face communication capabilities. This allows traditional tutors to gain a personal bondage with the students. Researches has shown that traditional tutors have an upper hand in understanding the problem of the student, while in the case of online tutoring tutors take more time.  On the other hand, online tutors take more time in understanding the psychology of the student and the level of understanding of the student. Online tutoring has additional disadvantage that both tutor and student should have access to computer equipment like desktop or laptop, a fast speed Internet connection, appropriate online tutoring applications, and may be additional computer hardware that will assist in the tutorial practice. Some of these additional hardware peripherals might include a webcam, microphone headset, webpen, and drawing tablet. Because in India laptop or other form of computers are still not easily affordable online is limited to certain group people. Also, so far, broadband internet connection is only limited to metro cities of India, and thus limits the use of online tutoring.

Requirements for Online Tutoring:

For online tutoring, the following applications or programs and equipment are required.
1. A computer/ laptop with regular configurations.
2. A broadband connection with a minimum speed of 128 kilobytes per second is prescribed.
3. Webcam. If there is an inbuilt webcam in laptop, no need to buy another one.
4. Microphone with headset. If the laptop has inbuilt microphone with speakers no need to buy external microphone.
Microphones and cameras are used for online chat. This ensures that the tutoring process will be smooth. A headset containing a microphone and a speaker to be used in conjunction with voice chat applications is also required in order to save on phone bills. An online whiteboard or a shared screen where the lesson will be posted and discussed and a web camera for videos are also necessary.

Security is one of the primary concerns in online tutoring. Parents must do the back ground check of the tutors before taking his/ her tutoring services. This can be done by calling the tutor and asking for any references. Later on you can call to those references and make sure that tutor is safe and has good history of teaching.

BharatTutors provides you and online interface to create tutor/ student profile and search teaching jobs and tutors in India as per your requirements. The site gives you an opportunity to find one-on-one tutors, group tutor, online tutors, math tutors, home tutors and other subjects tutors in any cites of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad etc.