The task of teaching is not easy and when it is online tutoring where the student is far from the tutor there are several difficulties in building online communication. Tutoring is not the mere task of providing assignments to students or giving information about the lessons and courses. Rather it is that task that involves building truth and emotion between each other, healthy classroom environment and strong student –teacher relation requires better, effective and continuous communication.
In this digital world, the tutor needs to understand and learn the ways and art of communication and interaction with the student online. The important of effective online communication by a tutor to his student has a great impact on student’s learning. There are some key tips that can be kept in mind in order to build effective online tutoring.
Effective communication through modern technology – Use of modern technology and gadgets make communication more effective and better. There are several options for technology and gadgets that may help a lot to build effective communication like e-mails, video conferencing-cards, cell phones, chats, and messages as well as social media tools help a lot. Through this technology, a tutor can also communicate with the student’s parent as to provide them with feedback about their child’s performance and taking necessary and required information about the student.
Clarity in communication – Effective communication is complete only when there is a perfect understanding between both the tutor and student. The process of communication is perfect when both the tutor and student can understand each other thoughts and views properly. A good online tutor always uses simple language that his student can understand, and the mode of communication can transmit it properly so that student can understand the words of his tutor in the way tutor is saying to him. Effective communication also includes efforts at the end of a tutor who can make the boring conversion or information delivery process interesting for the student. Through this student will always love to listen what his tutor is saying to him and will follow his instructions too.
Simple and grammatically correct language – In online tutoring communication, the language of a tutor is very important element because if tutor will use tedious words or grammatically incorrect sentences then the student will not able to understand him that’s why tutor should always use simple and error-free language with his or her students.
Online applications and Arch the way – Apart from the above-said technology there are a number of online applications that serve an effective platform for online tutoring with the student and communicating with a parent. Also there also many recently explored tools with help in effective communication, and one of such tool is Arch the way, it is a simple tool with can lead to better communication. There are many ways in which Arch the may be useful for online tutoring as it connects effectively with the student, through Arch the way tutor can create healthy classroom environment by interaction in a more effective way by sending messages, notes, charts and sharing multimedia files and documents.
Safe and simple communication with regular feedbacks – Through online tools and application tutor can send all necessary information and updates to the student more over it is a hassle free way of exchanging thoughts and ideas between tutor and student. Regular feedback of student’s performance is essential at the end of tutor; tutor must always be in connection with student’s parent in order to receive and respond to parent and student as well.
Effective communication with faith and emotions – A tutor is one who building personalize communication with the student through conveying his or her affection and faith to students. In online tutoring, it is difficult to build personalize relation with the student as student and tutor both are far from each other. A tutor can build a strong and healthy relation with the student through his serious concern about student’s performance and his commitment towards student and studies.
Personalize communication – No matter how far the student is from tutor, the tutor should always try to keep personalize touch with student through memorizing their names and addressing by their names only, should listen to goals and ambitions of student and motivate him or her towards it and must celebrate their student’s success by giving them recognition and appreciation for their work.
Building a relation with student and parent as well – A good online tutor will always value building a relation with student and student’s parent as a strong relation between them can help a lot in throughout learning process. First of all tutor need to build a trustworthy relation with parent and need to assure them about their child’s academic career. Tutor must also give ample to time to parent so that they can tell them about their expectations, child behavior, interest, abilities and other things.
Documenting conversions – A good online tutor is very well aware of the importance of documenting all the necessary communication. Documenting communication includes a brief summary of conversion with parents and student with names and date. Some tutor ignores the relevance of such documents, but a good tutor always does so.
Often make time to call – In hectic day to day life it is difficult to spare time for regular calls and contact, but a good tutor always makes sure to be in touch with student and parent through often talk with them. This habit of talking help in building more strengthen the bond between student and tutor. Today there are several options available with technology advancement to keep contact with each other.
Humble and soft-spoken tutor – The online tutoring is a modern days art that why it take a little time for the student to understand hid tutor but if the tutor is humble towards him or her and speaks gently with students then students will automatically start taking an interest in tutors tutoring. If any tutor who have a rough voice or rude behavior towards students, can never build healthy relation with students, and students will never like to listen to their tutor and this will create a gap between tutor and student communication.