Posts tagged maths tutor
Posts tagged maths tutor
Today we are launching a new FREE homework help service called #AskWiseKangaroo on Facebook and Twitter.
If you are a student who is in need of a quick answer to a Science or Maths question and have no idea whom to go to, send your question to our Facebook tutors or our Twitter tutors and one of our online tutors will answer it for you. You could also tweet your questions with a hashtag #askwisekangaroo for quick replies.
We hope that with these 2 services students will be able to access online tutors more easily using the social media tools that they are already familiar with. Give it a try and if you see a question that you might know the answer to, don’t hold back in replying to it.
Happy Online Learning.
According to the Australian Tutoring Association, tutoring is a $6 Billion industry in Australia alone. Children start attending tuition classes when they are as young as 10 years old. Most parents spend on an average between $51 - $90 a week on tutoring.
I recently visited one of the most sought after tuition centers in the Upper North Shore and spoke to the owner about why do parents admit their students to their center. She mentioned something amazing. She said
Even though the “Selective Exam” test papers have been getting tougher and tougher for the past 3 years, the cut-off grades have been going higher and higher. It simply means that students are working harder than ever before and that there is no scope for any mistake.
There is a lot of pressure on kids to perform well in their exams these days. From a very young age schools classify their students into “Extensions” and “OCs” .. just another term for the creme de la creme.
Families where both parents work are left with no choice but to choose the best tutors to coach their kids. However choosing a tutor itself is a tough job. With so many tutoring services out there how do you select the one that suits your child’s learning style?
We at Wisekangaroo want to understand the most challenging problems that parents face when looking for a tutor for their children. We want to build an online tutoring marketplace that makes selecting a tutor a breeze, suites your child’s learning style, is safe, convenient and inexpensive. On Wisekangaroo, you can find Maths tutors, Science tutors, English tutors and tutors for most foreign languages.
Please fill out our “Parent Tutor Survey” to help us understand how best we can server the needs of YOUR KIDS and YOU.
If you have’nt already seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk about “Changing education paradigms” , I highly recommend that you do so. The talk emphasizes the need for changing the way we think about delivering education to kids today. We live in an age where information is being fed to us at a rate that is far greater than what we can absorb. Technology has revolutionized the way information is distributed and consumed. It is almost ironic that the biggest and the most important information distribution industry should be the one that lags in the adoption of this information revolution. I am talking about the education industry here.
Today, more than ever before we need a better online education ecosystem where educators, publishers, start-ups, investors and think-tanks come together to define policies, processes, technologies and tools to set the stage for the future of education.
Wisekangaroo is a brick-in-the-wall for this education ecosystem. Wisekangaroo is an e-learning marketplace that wants to reshape the education delivery model by connecting educators and students and giving them tools to connect, communicate and collaborate using the latest internet technologies. On Wisekangaroo, students find online tutors who use online video communication tools to make learning fun and interesting. Wisekangaroo is currently in Beta and is COMPLETELY FREE to sign up and use.
Watch this space for some exciting stuff that will be coming out in the next few weeks.