The Covid-19 pandemic made us all realize the importance of online tutoring. Schools and other learning institutions were all under lock and key, yet school work still had to be done.
While offline tutorials are great where possible, online tutorials have become the way forward. Nothing beats being able to call up a tutor whenever you want, and now that our advancing technology has made that possible, nothing is holding you back.
It gets better. Online tutoring websites these days have thousands of tutors on standby for the students. What this means is that you can brush up on a challenging topic in your biology thirty minutes before the test or cram in a study session as you wait for your turn at the DMV.
That sounds like living the dream, right? Well, the tutors feel the same way too.
Now, they don’t have to drive to a particular location to teach a class; they can just do it from the comfort of their homes. And with such flexible schedules too.
That freedom also attracts instructors with higher degrees in their field, significantly increasing the value for students.
Speaking of value, these tutorials are usually packed with tools like digital whiteboards and collaborative text editing that make them seem like you’re right in the same room with the instructor. Talk about value for your money!
With these online courses, you can talk to any instructor you want to about any topic you choose. And they aren’t limited to academic work either. You can get help writing a resume or preparing for a job interview.
With all these perks, it’s clear that online tutoring is the way to go. So, let’s go over the best online tutoring sites, shall we?
Chegg has a few choices for students. You could pay $6.95 per lesson for a chat with a tutor. Or you could pay $30 a month for a virtual tutoring session with a whiteboard.
The prices are low enough for students to pay comfortably, and it is well worth it with the value you’re receiving.
Chegg also offers instructors to help you through your college admissions process.
Club Z takes a different route. Here, they don’t just match you up with a random tutor. Instead, you as a student can chat with your tutor online before booking an appointment so that you can get a feel of your tutor first.
Also, If you are not satisfied after the first lesson, Club Z can refund the first hour of your class.
Club Z offers music lessons too, and pre-k tutorials. And you can get these services with the basic plan that starts at $242 for four hours of tutoring.
This site formulates a work plan for each student that is tailored to their individual needs. All sessions in this app are recorded, and they make sure to keep your parents in the loop with regular check-ins with them.
They also offer free worksheets, which you can print out and solve in your spare time.
Their prices start from $21/month for one session per month to $900/month for 50 sessions over six months.
Khan Academy is an exception on our list. They don’t offer any one-on-one tutoring with live instructors. Instead, they offer tutorials that you could watch whenever you choose.
While the lack of live tutors may be a bummer, they do have a bright side. Their materials are free.
So, you can go on Khan Academy’s website and watch a few videos. With those videos, you can pinpoint the topics that you need help with.
Learn to be is a non-profit. They aim to provide tutoring services to those who need them but may not afford high-cost tutorials, so payment is voluntary.
Before you begin leaping for joy, you should know that it doesn’t offer on-demand tutoring.
They make you fill out an application, one that has sections for you, your parents/guardian, and your teachers to contribute. The tutorials begin after the form has been filled.
This website caters to students who wish to learn or improve their fluency in a new language by taking lessons from a native speaker.
The app hosts tutors from all parts of the world, so the language options are plenty. However, the tutors set their rates, and as such, the prices vary.
- The Princeton Review
Having acquired Tutor.com, The Princeton Review is bigger and better equipped to offer tutoring and prepping services to students. According to them, 5,000 students use their services every night.
Their pricing begins at $40/month for an hour each month and gets up to $1450 for 50 hours over six months.
- Revolution Prep.
With everyone in their staff a full-time employee, Revolution Prep is fully committed to getting you the highest quality tutors for your needs. That is why they undergo nearly 150 hours of training.
But these tutors don’t come cheap. Private tutoring costs $1200 for 12 hours, while a test prep for a small group costs $400 for 12 hours.
If you’re one of those students that pop into a teacher’s office for a quick question and hop back out again, then this website is for you.
With a pricing plan of $0.82 per minute, you can ask quick questions without being committed to a monthly plan. Very liberating.
You don’t have to worry about your time wasting after the tutor teaches you what you want to know.
- Smart thinking
According to this website owned by Pearson, 90% of their tutors have advanced degrees in their fields. You can be sure to get value for your money.
Smart thinking also offers resume reviews and interview preps. Its offers start from $25 for an essay or resume review and get to $125 per month for four hours of online tutoring.
This site is tailored for students with special needs. These students usually perform better in a familiar and comfortable environment, which is their home.
All of these site’s tutors have at least a bachelor’s degree in special education. They charge a flat rate of #25 per hour.
TutorEye is one of the most flexible websites on this list. You can learn with a step-by-step written guide or a video tutorial complete with whiteboards for more uncomplicated illustrations.
You can also choose between a pay-as-you-go plan ($0.50 per minute) or a monthly plan ($50 for two hours.)
This website offers on-demand tutoring, with audio and video chat, a screen sharing functionality, and as usual, a whiteboard.
This website would be the same as others if not for their claim that they only accept about 4% of the applicants, ensuring their tutors are the best at what they do.
Their prices begin from $1 per minute to $119 per month for four hours of tutorials.
- Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors has a mobile app that allows students and their tutors to jointly edit documents or solve math problems. That’s right, a mobile app.
This app is handy for students that are on the go. With a mobile app, you could squeeze in some studying whenever you have a bit of time.
Their pricing is only available after a request.
Wyzant is another one of the best online tutoring websites. The website claims to have 80,000 instructors on their payroll. With all of them ready to be of assistance to any student.
That is good, but even better for you are the numerous lessons archived on the site. You could use those quizzes to test yourself, maybe brush up on a few topics, and then decide which topics you need help with.
Your choice of tutor decides the price. More experienced tutors charge more than others.
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