Private tuition expert warns parents that unsupervised use of online tutors jeopardizes their child’
Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International, warns parents that failing to closely supervise the use of an online private tutor can lead to cheating and ultimately lower exam performance
[UKPRwire, Sat Jan 17 2009] The rising number of low cost online private tutors is leading to new opportunities for students to cheat if not properly supervised by parents, warns Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International and expert on private tuition. Students are increasingly abusing the quick and easy contact with online tutors by asking for answers to homework questions, establishing poor study habits and ultimately lowering performance in examinations. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
Adam Caller commented; "Over recent months I have been receiving increasing numbers of e-mails from students asking for answers to homework assignments, confusing our services with those of online private tutors. As someone who cares a great deal about the learning process and standards in education," Adam explained, "I felt it was important to make parents aware of the way that online private tutors can be abused as a resource if the student's use of their time is not supervised."
"This can have a serious impact on a child's education," Adam stated. "Parents are paying for these services thinking that they are helping their child. In fact, if they don't supervise the use of that resource, and if the child is inclined to avoid studying, the parents may actually be hindering their child's education. In the short term they are likely to perform poorly in exams as the child hasn't been studying in enough depth. In the long term, getting answers without effort damages the child's ability to acquire learning habits that they will draw upon for the rest of their education, and into their adult life. I'm not saying that online tutors are a problem per se," Adam added, "But I think the way that they are being used by many students is, and that needs to be addressed."
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling.
Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child's needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children's educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.