While the pandemic is ongoing, many people have been working from home by default. When an outbreak happens, home-based learning for schools was also made mandatory. Teachers and students have to adapt and work together in order to continue making learning a fun journey!
Of course, for our private tutors, physical lessons have to be temporarily paused so lessons were moved online. Now that the restrictions have been eased, physical lessons with safe-distancing measures in place are allowed.
Regardless of whether lessons were conducted physically or virtually, the teaching and learning experience is important.
In this article, we will talk about how renting office spaces can benefit both private tutors and students!
1) Conducive Environment
Usually, private tutoring will occur at the student’s home. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of a conducive learning space.
Maybe there isn’t enough space for a study room or there are too many family members in one house. In order for students to learn better, I believe that the environment must be set to a ‘studying mode’ to get rid of distractions.
On websites like Osdoro, you can look for a rented office space with not only tables and chairs provided but there can also be equipment available according to how you want to conduct your lessons.
Many private tutors will accept assignments that are closer to their homes or offices. While this is logical, it can affect the number of assignments that tutors are able to take up. If you are able to rent an affordable central location, it would be easier to attain more students!
Grouping your students who stay in the same area will help you be more organized as well. You can rent different office spaces at different locations each day.
Of course, this is provided that students are agreeable to come to the rented space. Even if some students are not comfortable, a rented office space that is near your students’ homes can also help save time on traveling for yourself.
3) Group Tuition
As a tutor, sometimes it can be hard managing so many students at once. While the idea is not to replace tuition centres, you can still group some of your students to save time.
Of course, do follow safe distancing measures and inform parents beforehand that it would be a group tuition.
3) Getting Organized
If you are a full-time tutor, there are times when you would be overwhelmed with the job. You will have to be updated on the current education curriculum on top of planning lessons for your students.
As we have pointed out above, sometimes the environment at home may not be conducive. Not every cafe (eg. Starbucks) would allow you to sit for long hours for you to work and prepare your lessons.
As an alternative, renting an office space will make you feel more organized since there is a place where you go to focus on work while waiting for your students!
Before you go ahead with renting a space, do take note of a few things such as your budget and whether your income as a tutor can justify the cost of renting a space.
Check with parents as well if they are agreeable for their children to come to a centralized location. Be sure to also adhere to safe distancing measures regardless!
We hope this article can help make your tutoring experience a better one!