Parents have always had this issue and concern of where to get tutors for a specific subject or lesson for their kids. Some horror stories include tutors not meeting their expectations or tutor has been fully paid but “no show” and then the fee is gone with the wind.
If you’re one of the many parents who have been struggling about things like this, or parents who fear ever experiencing this kind of issues with tutors (like me), here’s some good news for you!
I recently stumbled upon Chalkboard, an online platform designed to match learners’ specific academic needs to a pool of expert tutors depending on availability and price.
I instantly said “perfect!”. With all the health-related issues happening in the country that’s a great threat to the well-being of our kids, this is the way to go! This a contactless learning session and I don’t have to worry about where did teacher come from or is she safe to come close to my child.
It’s a known fact that online tutoring provides many benefits not just to students, but to parents and learning institutions as well. The flexibility and ease of access to online tutoring are invaluable, especially in these increasingly busy times. Chalkboard is one-on-one online tutoring that occurs over the internet (of course), in a virtual environment, which is very convenient for modern parents. And this can certainly make a significant impact on kids’ academic future.
Basically, Chalkboard provides supplemental academic help outside of regular school hours. Highly qualified professionals deliver instruction, clarify any questions that students may have, and assist children with class assignments or homework. It is the Philippines’ first end-to-end solution that is easy to use, secure, and comes with complete and reliable digital tools that learners and tutors need to ensure a quality learning experience.
Sounds interesting, right? Let me run you through my personal experience of trying this platform out from booking, payment, and actual tutorial day for my little girl, Amaria.
So I had to register an account on the website. I must say it was smooth and quick having to fill up the important details only. No extra nothings. Straight to the point!
It was a bonus factor for me that they were very particular with the privacy of the student’s personal details, not having to ask for their photo upon registration.
You can choose and click the grade level, subject/lesson, and date and time preferred for the session. And then all the available tutors will appear and you can choose from them!
The tutors’ profile is available for you to review. Their name, degree, the university or college they graduated from, their subject focus or specialty. They even have a short quote or message which will make you get to know them a little better.
I actually chose teacher Ailleen not because of her credentials, but because she mentioned “love for teaching kids”. To me, passion is a very important element in anything you do.
Chalkboard tutors are screened and there are badges provided on their profiles once they are verified.
Next, payment. I chose GCash because it is the most convenient payment method for me. They do have bank transfers as well.
And that was pretty much it! On the day of the scheduled class, I just had to go to the website and our dashboard to click Launch Session for the class to start. Teacher Ailleen was already waiting with a big smile and greeted Amaria with a cheerful voice and face.
Everything happens inside the Chalkboard website. No other video conferencing platform to open and use.
You can watch this YouTube video to know more about Chalkboard. 🙂
During our first session, I witnessed that Chalkboard tutors have the ability to hold the student’s attention and help them grow cognitively through this powerful learning platform. The tutors create lessons and provide interactive assistance that incorporates such technology seamlessly.
Many students are visual learners and love to play games, sing or dance, and engage, especially for Gradeschoolers. I loved that Teacher Ailleen ended the session with a fun song about the Alphabet. That made Amaria end the 1-hour reading class with a big smile.
Online tutoring is definitely the way to go! Besides offering the benefit of enhancing student learning and knowledge retention, the flexibility of scheduling is what I love the most! We know that with traditional tutoring, most windows of opportunity are within a couple of hours after school ended. Tutors need to drive to an agreed-upon location, set up their materials, and begin tutoring the student.
Traditional tutoring has its limitations. Travel time and unexpected schedule conflicts can affect tutoring efficiency and consistency. Not to mention CORONAVIRUS! As a mom, online tutoring is the safest way to keep my child’s educational development on track.
Now, in the comfort of our own homes, tutorial services start as soon as tutors and students set up a virtual connection online. Thanks to this powerful platform Chalkboard invented and pioneered, tutoring services are easier and even accessible from any device. Busy parents, and the tutors as well, can work within their schedules to get the ideal time for tutoring.
I must say that online tutoring provided by Chalkboard is effective, convenient, and can be personalized to any student, regardless of learning needs.
Tutoring can be a powerful and dynamic addition to your child’s academic progress. One significant benefit of online tutoring is its potential for student engagement. Children today are products of a digital age, and many thrive in a virtual environment.
Life happens and changes fast. With Chalkboard, you can set your child’s tutoring sessions when it works for you. With availability in the evenings as well as weekends, Chalkboard can accommodate your busy schedule. You don’t have to rush your child to a meeting place to have a tutoring session anymore. That’s so old school! Instead, schedule it online through his amazing platform, turn on your device, and begin your virtual tutoring session!
If you want to know more about Chalkboard, you may check out their Facebook and Instagram or visit http://www.chalkboard.com.ph.
Their office is at Penthouse 1, One Corporate Center, Meralco Ave., cor. Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center Pasig and customer support number for your inquiries is +639088107090.
My Amaria sure had a fun reading tutorial session and she wanted to book another one! Tutorials are not only for students who need extra assistance on a certain subject matter outside of the regular class but also to get the kids ahead of the lesson and provide advanced learning, just like Amaria.
Let me know in the comments if you tried this one-on-one online tutorial platform for your kids and how was the experience.