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Six Unique Benefits of Online Tutoring, Part 6

Tutoring used to be perceived as being sort of like psychotherapy – a remedy for a defect, only needed if there was a problem.  More and more, though, as the weaknesses of traditional education become more clear and the public school system becomes more financially burdened, tutoring, particularly online tutoring, is coming to be seen as something that can supplement any student’s education and even help exceptional students to excel. This series of posts is about some of the unique ways that online tutoring can benefit any student.

Benefit # 6: Value

If your selection of anything is limited to what’s available locally, then you may end up having to settle for what you get.  And if you are seeking a tutor who is a specialist in an area like math, who is both highly knowledgeable about the subject and skilled at communicating with students, and who is available on demand, you just might be out of luck if you are stuck on meeting in person.

With online tutoring, the problems of selection and availability are removed.  Having a wide selection of tutors available from all over the country and the world means that you can be assured of getting a good value. If you pay for an in-person tutor, not only will you be limited to a locally available selection, you will also have to pay for their gas (and yours, if you meet them somewhere).

Value is just one more reason that an online tutor can be a valuable educational resource for any student. Combining the one-on-one attention and relatability of a traditional tutor with the ease of availability and selection provided by the Internet can make greater educational achievements a reality.


Dane Dormio is an online tutor and academic coach who specializes in helping all types of students achieve life and academic success, especially homeschooled students and those preparing for STEM careers. More information and resources can be found on his website at

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