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Why Online Tutoring?

Why Online Tutoring?

 You may wonder why Global Gurus is an exclusively online tutoring service. Although many parents are quite familiar with the in-person tutoring process, online tutoring is a more recent phenomenon. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s an unproven or inferior learning environment. On the contrary, data from one online tutoring provider reveals that 90% of their students reported increased grades and levels of confidence because of online tutoring.[1]

Moreover, online tutoring makes sense for a generation of learners who are highly tech-savvy. According to , surveys of modern-day, tech-gripped students reveal that these students actually prefer online tutoring over face-to-face tutoring.[2]

In addition to being an effective academic solution for your child, online tutoring can also be beneficial for your family’s needs and lifestyle. Perhaps you can relate to how many parents of elementary and high school student feel: in-person tutoring can be inconvenient, expensive, and deficient in quality choice, particularly when stacked against the broader selection of tutors available online.[3]

While the data provide some notable reasons why online tutoring can be a smart choice for your child, at Global Gurus we believe that one of the most compelling reasons is the edge your child can gain by working with one of our world-class tutors. We specially select our tutors from top universities, and all of our tutors are either recent graduates or current students at these prestigious institutions—providing an intimate connection between your child and the world’s finest universities. While it’s not always possible to have a current Harvard student close enough to tutor your child in-person, your child can connect online with an outstanding Ivy-League tutor through Global Gurus.

At Global Gurus, we are always happy to discuss your child’s tutoring needs and answer any questions that you might have about the tutoring process, including the online format that we utilize. We aspire to make your Global Gurus experience a major highlight of your student’s academic journey.

[1] According to Today’s Campus, cited by James Marshall Crotty, “Can Online Tutoring Reverse America’s Academic Decline?” (11/30/12). Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2012/11/30/can-online-tutoring-reverse-americas-embarrassing-academic-decline/.

[2] Crotty, J. M. (11/30/12). “Can Online Tutoring Reverse America’s Academic Decline?” Forbes.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2012/11/30/can-online-tutoring-reverse-americas-embarrassing-academic-decline/.

[3] Ibid.

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Why Global Gurus?

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Why Global Gurus?

One question that parents new to Global Gurus may be asking is, “Why Global Gurus?” I’ll address many more detailed reasons in the coming months, but as the founder of Global Gurus, I’ll start by sharing my story of why Global Gurus matters to me.

 

My passion for education began early in life. I graduated from high school at the age of fifteen and pursued degrees in Music Education (Pepperdine University), Elementary Education (Vanderbilt University), and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration (University of Minnesota).

Throughout my years studying education, my deep and abiding passion was to somehow use my learning for good in the world. While I was in graduate school, I had pictures on my wall of children from different parts of the world; their faces motivated me to finish my doctorate. Somehow, I thought, I will use my education to make a difference in their lives.

 

During that arduous season of graduate school, the seedlings for Global Gurus were planted. One of my closest friends in my Ph.D. program was from South Korea. She was doing her dissertation on private tutoring and Korean mothers. She helped open my eyes to the world of private tutoring on a global scale. As someone who carries a passion for providing quality education to young people around the world, the genesis of Global Gurus was a natural extension of my passion for global education.

 

Global Gurus embodies what I believe should be at the core of every educational experience:

 

1) Students should learn to be self-motivated and independent learners (especially in the 21st century) by engaging with quality, relevant learning materials at their own pace.

2) Students should have an opportunity to work with world-class guides who can help them think critically, analyze, and contextualize what they are learning.

3) Students should demonstrate mastery of their knowledge, especially by applying what they know to accomplish greater good in the world.

 

As you’ve probably figured out by now, Global Gurus is not just another tutoring service. It’s born from my passion to provide high-quality educational experiences for students around the globe. But it is more than just a personal quest; it is a shared story. Each Ivy-League or Oxbridge tutor who pours into a student’s life, every parent who partners with us on behalf of their child, and each exceptional student who benefits from what Global Gurus can provide will become part of this journey, as well. Together, we empower students to be the best they can be and make the world better in the process.

Do you share a passion for making the world a better place through education? What are your dreams for how your child can impact the world? I invite you to share your answers below and join me in this mission to empower students around the globe.

 

Amanda Sanchez, Ph.D.

Founder, Global Gurus

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