Online Tutoring Improves Accessibility
By delivering education online, Tute can improve accessibility and better ensure educational equity. Getting children into a high performing school is no longer such an issue as we make the best in teaching available via the Internet, removing geographic restrictions. This opens up new opportunities – students can now avail from national and international resources containing the finest teachers, and which offer a breadth of subject matters which would be impossible to replicate at a local level.
About our Social Education Platform
Tute is evolving the UK’s first social education platform – an environment that will enable student, teacher and parental interaction and will be driven by a teacher cooperative from which learning excellence can be attained.
Our social education platform provides a mix of technologies and interactions, resulting in a socially supported, constructive, learning experience. This experience manifests through highly participative and collaborative communities offering students the opportunity to be both together and apart, a community of learners who can interact at anytime, anywhere because of the benefits that Tute’s platform provides.
Anytime, anywhere access to Tute resources
In this new world of learning, students can attach themselves to resources as best they see fit. Tute makes available a selection of expert tutors, all of whom are qualified teachers. Importantly, these teachers will be UK based and have a comprehensive understanding of UK teaching methods. This resource will be available on demand via the Internet for either private, individual tutoring sessions or for shared sessions with schoolmates or peers. We call this social learning.
At Tute, we're hugely excited about the potential for social learning as it makes great tutoring available to everyone. Sessions cost just £5 and if you introduce three more friends to the session then you get your £5 credited back. Tute is integrated across all of the main social networks, so inviting friends to join your online lesson is really easy.
Online set to Overtake Face2face Tutoring
In the USA, online tutoring has already overtaken face2face tutoring and is understood to work particularly well for maths and pre-examination revision.
Tute’s social education platform allows students to connect and learn with their teachers via a standard computer or tablet and an Internet connection. All activity on the system is recorded for safety.
The example tutorial below shows a screenshot of the online platform, and an English lesson on homophones between Sam (a teacher) and Marie (a student).
The lesson commenced with Sam using the Chat panel to talk with Marie and to ask if she was ready to start. When Marie said yes, then Sam invited her to open the audio function so that they could talk to each other as well. The audio session uses the computers inbuilt microphone and speakers, or external ones if you prefer. The Listener box on the bottom left shows who is active.