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Is it worth to pay tuition via Zoom?

Post by abbby » Sat, 16 May 2020 2:30 pm

Do you or are you willing to pay for tuition fees via Zoom lessons? I personally think it's a bit of waste of money. There's a lack of interaction and too much people talking at the same time.
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Re: Is it worth to pay tuition via Zoom?

Post by Haruki » Tue, 19 May 2020 6:24 pm

^ Agree with this, unless of course it's a one-to-one session!

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Re: Is it worth to pay tuition via Zoom?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Fri, 22 May 2020 2:17 pm

It really depends it is not black and white, blanket yes or no.

Somethings work very well, obviously not sports but language classes for example. But need to know how to do it. Shorter sessions might help a bit. Like my son gets Chinese conversation group 3 times a week 45min-1h each session instead of the earlier one longer session. It's a small group max 4 kids and reasonably priced as they can now source teachers remotely from China. That's been working ok.

Some other ones that work are the ones where there's a material activity pack shared to do at your own time and then a shorter call to go through and catch up. Still works ok.

Of course things are not the same but it's also a bit part of supporting the ones you want to still have business around after this thing is over. Many of the teaching staff at tutoring centers are freelancers paid per courses or hours delivered.

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Re: Is it worth to pay tuition via Zoom?

Post by Haruki » Fri, 22 May 2020 6:10 pm

You're probably right that it really depends. I'm just leery about Zoom lessons in general though. I've seen them conducted and they can be disrupted often and quite easily too, unless the class is small and the students cooperative. I'm just wondering if there are any tuition centres that offer digital lessons in other formats--perhaps pre-recorded video lessons rather than live Zoom sessions?

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Re: Is it worth to pay tuition via Zoom?

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Sat, 23 May 2020 4:05 pm

Let me add a bit more based on own and friends experiences. Actually for some kids, yes it's individual, we have found that the online small group tuition works better than the regular classroom onsite. Yes we tried because couldn't attend onsite but depending on kids attention span and interest seems that about 50% do better in small group online than in regular ones. Got though one friend whose son absolutely could not focus on the online and was just disturbing others.
But in my son's case likely to gonna continue for Chinese online version even after this annoying CB is over. He likes it and seems to get more focus on shorter repeated sessions over the week.

So really it depends.

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