-by Sheldon Soper of The Knowledge Roundtable
Technology changes and evolves at an astounding pace. However, people's opinions of technology do not always follow suit as quickly. No place is this discrepancy felt as acutely as it is in the world of education.
Whether its third grade or a piano lesson, people have their own memories and perceptions of what learning is supposed to be like. On the other hand, most people do not have personal experience with online educational platforms or virtual tutoring sessions. As such, there are extra barriers to proving the value of the online learning experience.
In many ways, educators can actually provide superior service in an online setting as opposed to an in-person one. That being said, it is up to the educators to make that case to their prospective digital clients.
Thankfully, there are several ways you can effectively prove your worth as an online music tutor.
When a lesson is taking place virtually, the session's video can be recorded for future playback. This allows students to revisit key lesson discussions, demonstrations, techniques, and feedback at any time. While these videos can improve practice quality from session to session, they can also serve as references for both students and instructors to refer to later on.Offer support between lessons
Establishing a digital tutoring relationship makes it easier to facilitate learning between sessions. Consider offering shorter check-in sessions between regular lessons as a way to help your students grow and maintain their motivation.Offer digital scheduling and payments
Not only does this support demonstrate a level of personal care and attention, it also helps promote accountability. In the end, students that are putting in the work between lessons will be the most successful. These success stories will always be your best form of self-promotion!
No one gets involved with tutoring because of a love for keeping a calendar or chasing down payments. Online tutoring can be very convenient for all parties involved when it comes to the business side of the relationship.
Using a reliable digital platform for both scheduling and payment ensures that sessions are easy to set up, payments are easy to make, and instructors are guaranteed to be compensated for their time.