The Perks of Online Tutoring

Tutoring is a great way for educated adults to make a little extra money while also sharing their knowledge with eager young students. Tutoring used to require an in-person meeting to go over the material, but that is no longer necessary thanks to advancements in technology. Online tutoring is rapidly becoming the desired choice for both tutors and their students. These are the four biggest perks of being an online tutor.

Work from Home

There is nothing better than being able to work from the comfort of your home. You do not have to worry about getting dressed up or putting on makeup. The lack of a morning commute also lets you get extra sleep every morning. This extra rest improves your overall health and makes you a better tutor at the same time.

Expanded Client Base

Traditional in-person tutors are only able to work with the students in their local area. This can make it very tough to find new clients to grow the business, especially if you live in a small town. A lack of potential clients will never be a problem as an online tutor because you have the option to work with any student that has a webcam, computer and stable internet connection.

Save Money and Time on Transportation

One of the toughest parts of being a tutor is traveling to meet the students. Once you have finished with one child, you have to jump in the car and rush to the next appointment. This driving adds a lot of stress to your life. It also costs you a lot of money in fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. All of these hassles are instantly eliminated when you become an online tutor. The time and money saved from the lack of travel can be used to give you a happier life.

No Unwanted Distractions

Tutoring is only effective when it is performed free of distractions. Unfortunately, it is often hard to find a quiet public place with no distractions. Libraries even have their fair share of excess noise. Tutoring from the comfort of your home office allows you to create the perfect teaching environment. You also do not have to worry about being responsible for the well-being of the child your are tutoring.

Alex Mallory | Competitive Edge Tutoring | New York, NY

Alex Mallory is the Founder and President of Competitive Edge Tutoring in New York, New York, where he helps students hone their academic skills and prepare for the college application process. 

During his own academic career, Alex was no stranger to the stress that accompanies the intense workload and high standards demanded by the education system. An ambitious and hard-working student, like many others Alex knew the pressure of performing at his peak constantly or else potentially hindering his college applications. 

As he progressed throughout his education, Alex attempted several times to work with tutors; however — on top of the exorbitant hourly fees — he felt that doing so only increased the amount of work on his plate and didn’t serve to provide any structure or relief from the pressure he was experiencing. As a result, when he was in the place to do so himself, Alex began offering tutoring lessons specifically for the SAT and ACT while attending Williams College for his degree. 

After graduating from Williams College, Alex briefly worked for a national tutoring company as an SAT tutor, but quickly grew dissatisfied with the large and corporate approach to the activity. He knew tutoring was something he cared about, but the current system wasn’t working the way he needed. So, Alex left his job and decided to found Competitive Edge Tutoring as an answer to the need that so many students have. 

The tutoring sphere is an incredibly saturated industry, but his approach and philosophy behind Competitive Edge Tutoring quickly helped Alex distinguish himself and his business. Where other companies apply a cookie-cutter approach to teaching that is often impersonal and leaves students wanting more, Alex implemented a more individualized approach to help students achieve their goals. Alongside tutoring students in subjects like mathematics, language, science, and the social sciences, Alex also created a unique and time-tested approach to the standardized reasoning tests most students must take, including the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. 

Looking forward to the future of academia, Alex Mallory is excited about the possibilities that “distance learning” has to offer when it comes to not only tutoring but education in general. To spur this along and contribute a driving effort towards this growth, Alex has teamed up with a software startup out of San Francisco to extend the same kinds of high-quality, cutting-edge standardized test preparation services he offers his students in New York with students living in rural or otherwise remote areas around the country. 

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