Online classes and tutoring have become part of the norm for many children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as day-to-day life activities and events resume, many parents may be wondering — is traditional classroom learning or online learning more suited for their child?
With so many choices available, understanding how online classes work can help you and your child make a more informed decision. Having lessons online offers a more stimulating experience for your child alongside a slew of other benefits such as greater flexibility, personalised attention and technological features that smoothen the learning process.
What are the benefits of online classes and tutoring?
There are undoubtedly many benefits of online education. It will be important to consider your child’s needs and what is the kind of learning experience you’d want them to have. Finding what works best for your child is the first step in starting and enriching their educational journey.
The flexibility to learn — on your schedule
One of the greatest things about online classes is that you can schedule a learning time that works best for you. Learn when you can, from where you can, as long as you have stable internet access and a device. No driving, no rushing to the MRT, and no classes missed because you are on vacation or an event is happening — learning can happen literally anywhere! As life gets busier and your and your child’s schedules are more full than ever, the convenience can’t be beaten.
Your child can receive personalised attention and learning
Online classes can also create a conducive environment for learning. The average class size in Singapore is 33 students to a classroom in 2021. In contrast, our online math classes feature small class sizes with a maximum of 6 to 8 students to facilitate learning. This ensures that your child is able to receive personalised attention from the teacher to help them get the necessary help they need. Plus, your child will get ample opportunities to talk and discuss in class without feeling the stress present in large classrooms. Learning with other students in a small group setting to figure out problems is a proven way to learn more by working together.
Diagnostic reports to keep track of your child’s progress
For many students who are working towards their goals, monitoring their progress helps them a lot in their educational journey. At Spark Math, we tap into technology to streamline the process for students. Students will receive diagnostic reports that detail their strengths and areas for improvement. This makes it convenient for students to keep track of their progress and know what topics they should focus on. Parents can also have an ease of mind knowing that they get regular updates on their child’s learning progress.
Children are encouraged to be self-directed learners
Through online learning, students are also empowered to become self-directed learners. Attending classes online provides them with more opportunities to learn on their own, and this encourages them to take charge of their own learning. However, this does not necessarily mean that they are only working alone — students are also exposed to collaborative learning through discussions and activities in VISPARK’s online math classes. We nurture them to become independent thinkers who are responsible for their own learning.
Open up a world of new possibilities for learning
With the use of technology, online learning has brought education to another level. In addition to making education easily accessible and hassle-free, students can also look forward to a more engaging and personalised learning experience. To this young generation of digital natives, online learning provides a variety of benefits that suit their needs well and is able to stretch their potential even further. Let your child try online learning and experience it for themselves today!
Take a sneak peek into our Spark Math online classes with a FREE trial class today. Your child can look forward to animated explanations and highly interactive lessons — all from the comfort of her own home.