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Covid-19 Situation in Singapore
Due to the widespread phenomenon that is Covid-19, and given Singapore’s position as a prominent business hub as well as a densely populated tourist destination, it is no surprise that the country has been badly affected by this phenomenon, and has had to put measures in place to restrict the face-to-face contact between its citizens to control the spread of the disease.
The Singapore government has hence introduced the Circuit Breaker Measures – under these new measures, many non-essential businesses have closed, a large percentage of company staff have been advised to begin working from home, and students have been asked to stay at home to do Home-Based Learning (HBL) after a 2-month closure of schools. Due to the increased level of difficulty for teachers to fully equip their students with the material they need to excel, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and Ministry of Education (MOE) have removed some topics to be tested, but have otherwise chosen to proceed with national exams.
As parents, we now face a greater challenge in trying to ensure that our children’s grades or standards do not slip while the Circuit Breaker is ongoing, as well as pushing them to fully focus on studying so that they can excel in these examinations, especially since it is so easy for them to be distracted at home when they are constantly surrounded by electronic devices.
Here at Brilliant Tutors, we aim to help you achieve that goal. Despite the challenging times that we are currently in, we are dedicated to making sure your child gets the quality education that they need, and have expanded our services to now include online tuition so that your child will not miss out in the nationwide competition for good grades. Though we understand that some of you may believe that face-to-face, home based tuition may be more effective, we would like to think that online tuition has its own benefits too. In fact, it may even become the future of learning – there are many courses online for students to attend on all kinds of virtual platforms such as Udemy and Khan Academy. While we do not offer online courses, we specialize in creating and tailoring lessons for your child’s learning abilities, and we plan to take these endeavors online through the use of audiovisual platforms.
What are some commonly used platforms used for online tutoring?
Zoom is a widely recognised video conferencing platform that is largely used by businesses. This is due to the fact that Zoom is not only able to host group chats and video meetings, but also has a special function in store – it allows you to use your finger or stylus to draw and write on documents that have been uploaded by the meeting hosts, before uploading it to the main chatroom. Through this, it is clear to see why many businesses like using Zoom as a platform for conference calls and meetings. Of course, that is not to say that it’s only for businesses to use- tutors could use these platforms to upload exercises for students to complete, and coach them through the process of finishing the exercises.
Skype is one of the pioneers that was at the forefront during the emergence of video conferencing platforms. It is used by people from all walks of life for a multitude of purposes, and the best part is that it’s completely free for use! It boasts an easy-to-use interface that allows you to easily navigate through it. One feature that truly separates it from other platforms is that we are able to host multiple sessions at once, and allows you to quickly toggle between different video call sessions. However, it also allows for functions such as file transfer, screen sharing, and blurring your background. Not to mention, it can host up to 50 people in a call at the same time!
3. Google Hangouts
As its name suggests, Google Hangouts lies under the umbrella of Google Applications, which allows users to link across applications on Google, enabling them to use other tools such as Google Calendar and Google Drive simultaneously. It has many in-built functions, one of which is meant for recording video calling sessions, which comes in handy when you want to keep track of past online tuition sessions; You don’t have to download third party apps to do that! They also have a screen share function that will allow tutors and students to exchange information on their respective screens with ease.
With billions of downloads from over 180 countries and in 60 different languages, Whatsapp is the most used messaging application in the world. As such, it is not difficult to connect with colleagues or students, as pretty much everybody has it on their phones. Not only is it widely used, it boasts excellent audio and video quality, and has end-to-end encryption. This means that only the callers on both ends of the call can hear and see what is going on, making it the perfect candidate for business meetings and 1-to-1 tuition lessons.
5. Liveboard Interactive Whiteboard App
Not just a regular video conferencing platform, Liveboard sets itself apart from the other apps by being an interactive whiteboard as compared to the typical video and audio sharing platforms by having several unique features, including the fact that there is no limit as to how many people there can be on a call. Not only can you host video calls with others, you can share your drawings and notes which can be done in real time, making it a popular choice for online tutoring; it also has the in-built recording function. The application also doubles up as a notebook for notes made outside of tuition time!
With all that said, why should you choose online tuition? Here are just a few benefits of online tuition that we thought you should know about!
Given the nature of this disease, it is needless to say that safety is of utmost priority – surely no parent would want their child to contract Covid-19. Since the online tuition sessions will be conducted entirely online, there is no way for students and tutors to come into physical contact, assuring you there is absolutely no physical risk involved in the process of allowing your child to obtain access to the education and help that they would need in order to achieve stellar grades
With our newly introduced online tuition service, we hope to fulfill both the needs of getting quality education for your child, as well as keeping your child safe at home – it’s killing two birds with one stone!
Perhaps the main factor we may consider home tuition in the first place is the added convenience and comfort we get to enjoy from it – and online tuition is no different. Having online tuition makes things awfully simple for your child – all you have to do is switch on your electronic device! By conducting online tutoring sessions virtually, your children will be able to get access to their tuition needs from the comfort of their own beds, and we won’t have to worry about the issues that may arise through bad traffic or breakdowns in public transport anymore. This will help to ensure that our tutors will be able to provide the full duration of our sessions without causing disruptions to both your child’s and your schedules; We will ensure our tutors get to your lessons on time so that your child won’t miss a single second of it, or have to reschedule any prior arrangements. It’s fuss-free for both parties!
Most parents are concerned with the cost of all this. Is it really worth it? This is an area in which online tutoring definitely beats traditional tutoring. Online tuition classes are often much cheaper than home tuition, as it eliminates the costs incurred by the tutor in travelling to your house. Not only are the prices for online classes lower, they also give your child access to better, more experienced tutors that may not have been on the radar before because of how far your house may be. For online classes, the help of technology has definitely removed the issue of distance for us.
A feature of online tuition that we commonly gloss over is the fact technology provides us with the bonus feature of having additional functions that we are unable to utilise in the case of home tuition; the most prominent of said functions being the record button. With just a push of a button, we are able to record the entirety of the online tuition sessions and keep these sessions in an archive or folder. This makes it much easier for students to refer to these video recordings, which will come in useful for their revision. This way, students won’t run the risk of forgetting what they have learnt during a lesson itself, and will be able to find their notes all in one place instead without the risk of wasting time finding notes scattered all around the house.
Most students also tend to prefer an audiovisual input as compared to pen and paper notes, and will not have to waste time taking down what their tutors say word for word, enabling them to spend more time absorbing the contents of the lesson. They can also replay the recordings if they need a point explained to them again, which saves precious lesson time as the tutors do not need to be called up to re-explain certain parts to them. They will also be able to access these recordings while multi-tasking, and will help to ensure that their time will be used productively and wisely. Of course, there are other functions such as Wolfram Alpha, that provides tutors with online tools relating to different subjects. With this, students will have access to educational tools within the same medium, and are able to complete their homework more quickly and efficiently.
With all these benefits of online tutoring, it’s hard to find a reason not to try it out – so why not give our online tuition services a try today? Our friendly staff here at Brilliant Tutors will be willing to help you every step of the way!
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