A: Most online services offer a connection with a live tutor hired by the company to help students. At Tutor.com, for instance, students work in an online classroom with their tutor and have access to a mobile app for tutoring on the go. TutorVista.com uses a virtual whiteboard to work out problems and has a chat option. At GrowingStars.com, students' sessions are conducted with Skype VoIP service.
Pricing, tutor qualifications and resources can vary for each service. Eduboard.com, for instance, covers subjects from elementary school to university level content, costs about $20 for 30 minutes of tutoring and offers one-on-one tutoring or a quick whiteboard answer with a sliding scale fee. Tutor.com charges $39 an hour. STIZZIL.com incorporates "live" video interactions from licensed teachers.
So which one will help Janie improve her geometry? Use this checklist to find the right fit for your child.
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