Let’s unpack the different online tutoring models currently out in the market place.
- At a minimum a school could offer a non-human option where software gives you guidelines on your writing. This places a big burden on you the student to work out what to accept and what to reject.
- Let’s focus on having a real live tutor:
- Who could focus on only the nuts and bolts of language and punctuation. This is good, but should really be a last step. What if there are structural concerns that need seeing to first.
- Who focuses on the structural aspects of an essay. This is great. But without a nuts and bolts follow up, still leaves you feeling very uncomfortable.
- Who first looks at higher order structural concerns, followed by a good look at lower order concerns like grammar and punctuation. This is the Language Online model.
- Getting 2 looks from 1 tutor for each essay implies using the same person. In fact, Language Online believes in the same tutor for continuity.
- This allows a rapport to develop
- It allows a tutor to take you on steady journey of ever-improving writing.
- What could be better!?
- The next question is synchronous or asynchronous contact: real time or cyber time.
- Synchronous is great, but impossible if you are to use the same tutor.
- Asynchronous allows you and your tutor reasonable turnaround times that acknowledges that you are both human.
- Language Online follows an asynchronous model with reasonable turnaround times.
Next time a look into writing an essay!
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