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5 Top Reasons Why Undergrads are Seeking Home Tuition

When students graduate out of school, they have a choice on where they can take their undergraduate degree. They can go to either private or public universities and colleges, or polytechnic universities. Others can go abroad to take their courses and continue off to a master’s degree or a Ph.D.

However, some students find it daunting to enroll in these institutions because of the high tuition fee. Although there are ways to make tertiary education more affordable, it is still very expensive for many students and others may find it difficult to keep up with their classes.

Fortunately, alternatives are now being offered to students looking for a way to earn their degrees without having to worry about their funds and schedule. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and home tuition degrees (or distance learning courses) are becoming popular online and reviews about their benefits are regularly published.

With just a few clicks, students taking up these courses could do their classes at home anytime they want and earn their degree which schools and employers worldwide will recognize.

Aside from being affordable, why are these home tuition courses very popular?

Here are the top five reasons why home tuition is becoming very popular for undergraduates:

It helps them catch up with their school work


Some schools do not focus heavily on certain subjects based on their syllabus or school format, leading many students unable to get into their desired degrees because they are missing a subject in their transcript or lack the skills necessary for the degree. Some universities and colleges may enable them to get remedial classes, but it could prolong your degree and increase your tuition fee expenses.

With the help of home tuition, students can take the classes they missed because of their school curriculum and once they complete it, they can be credited by the school. Aside from helping them catch up with the prerequisites of the course they chose, home tuition also helps them keep up with the workload required for their classes since they are designed to mimic the classes in college or university.

It helps working adults who cannot go to class regularly

For some students, they need to balance out their school work with work to support their family or their education. As a result, there would be times they cannot go to class regularly and depending on their school requirements, they may end up failing the course entirely because of their absences.

With the help of home tuition, these working adults can take their classes at any time they are free. They do not have to worry about attending their class schedules because the classes are pre-recorded. They simply have to log into the class database, check the lecture videos and read the materials uploaded for reference. For assignments and exams, students can take them at any time so long as it is within the deadline specified and they will be able to see their grades a day later.

It helps reduce the stress of doing well in their studies


For some students, taking their undergraduate degree is a big hurdle they must face so they can take up work. The better their grades are for their undergraduate degree, their chances of getting a good work opportunity increases. Unfortunately, these students would have to compete with other students aiming to also get a high grade and as a result, they would find themselves burnt out and unable to perform well.

With home tuition, these students do not have to think about their peers since they can study on their own. They do not have to worry about hearing about their peers doing their best since the system would only show their grades. They simply have to do their best and target the grade they need.

It enables students to study in a different environment


Some students tend to favor home tuition because of their bad experiences in a traditional school environment. They may be victims of bullying or marginalization because of their peers and teachers. In some cases, some of them do not get the right academic support from their teachers causing them to fail in certain subjects necessary for their degree choices.

Home tuition reduces the chances for these students to be bullied by their peers or ignored by their teachers. Tutors can give their full attention to the student when they take in home tuition since the tutor would only have one student to monitor. Students also do not have to fear about their peers since they would only mingle with them through forums and not directly.

It is good for students who have special needs


Finally, some students select home tuition or private tuition because of their special needs. These special needs may be due to medical conditions which affect their learning and behavior. Normal schools and universities do not have a clear mandate when it comes to students with special needs, and while there are schools that offer tuition for these students, they can be very expensive. It is also no guarantee that these schools can deal with the student’s special requirement.

Home tuition is suited for these students because their tutors can adjust their classes accordingly based on the student’s educational needs. Tutors could also adjust the curriculum for these students to ensure that they can keep up with their peers.

Final thoughts


In today’s world, alternatives to traditional methods should not be seen negatively by others because these alternatives enable other people to keep up with their peers.

Home tuition, in particular, helps students with certain needs and conditions to keep up with their studies even if the learning environment they use is different. Without schools and institutions offering home tuition, these students would be unable to live up to their potential because their education is stunted. These students also deserve high-quality education and through home tuition, they can achieve it easily without having to sacrifice a lot of things.

Rum Tan

Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors.

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