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    fabie
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    I have just received an offer for online tutoring, I had a short position as a chevrusa once, but would like to explore this option.

    Let me know your thoughts. Is this something that has potential, and how would you recommend advertising.

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    aries2756
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    How would that work exactly?

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    fabie
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    Oh, didn’t notice there was a response. I think it’s quite simple. Lets say we both have Skype or something similar. We have video cameras. I get the child’s curriculum, whether through file or scanned. We then have an on-line meeting. Questions, comments and suggestions are sent by e-mail, and the rest is done live.

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    aries2756
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    If it works for both parties, I don’t see what the questions would be. How exactly would you get paid? And how would this be more beneficial for the child than live contact? I would think that for a college student this would make more sense, but for a young kid who’s attention span is short, face to face interaction would be much more effective.

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    fabie
    Member

    Well getting paid is quite simple, through PayPal or something similar, or bank transfer.

    No, it wouldn’t be more beneficial for the child, except that he doesn’t have to leave home (if that’s a benfit), and hours may be a little more flexible. Or for a family living in an area with few choices.

    Young children would probably be difficult if possible at all.

    The main difference would be fees, which I would be charging far lower then the going rates, since at present I’m in E”Y where the pay is less anyway, added by the convenience as well.

    Another possible advantage would be to learn with multiple students at a time in different locations.

    Again, the main issues are:

    1. the feasibility, like the issue that you mentioned,

    2. as well as if the idea is sellable.

    3. how to advertise.

    Do to the encomic situation, I do see some potential, but that’s really the type of feedback I’m interested in.

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    minyan gal
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    fabie: my grandson has a computer program where 2 or more people can have online conversations and it is as if they are all in the same room. You can see and hear each other (so you can’t sit at your computer in your ratty old pajamas with the holes in the sleeves) – my daughter says it sounds like there are a bunch of people sitting in the room. This is how my einekele gets most of his group school projects done. This type of program would enable you to tutor someone anywhere in the world.

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    aries2756
    Participant

    I have live chat and it isn’t that great. I breaks up at times and if you hold up a paper it isn’t that clear. It all depends if both parties have the same frequency, the same speed, the same updated system, the same type of computer, etc.

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