Far too many students sit in a classroom, surrounded by thirty other students, receiving no attention from their teacher. Too many students are unable to communicate with their instructors, falling behind in classes and failing to master materials.
With online school’s one-on-one teacher and student interactions however, students are able to learn faster, master more material, remember their course work and truly love learning. One-on-one learning relationships empower students to take control over their studies, have the confidence to communicate what they need, and receive the personalized attention that will enable them to succeed.
Here are 8 benefits of online school’s one-on-one instruction model:
1. Class will never go on without the student.
If the student doesn’t show up for a conversation, neither will the instructor. So the student will never miss out on learning or fear falling behind.
2. High quality interaction where students feel heard.
With the one-on-one model, instructors are committed to listening to the student and actively responding. Though instructors often initiate or organize meetings or checkins, conversations are almost always student driven where the student has control over the questions they ask and the feedback they receive from their instructors.
3. Low stress environment frees students from the fear of failure.
Through one-on-one interactions, students learn to trust their instructors and are given a completely safe space to openly share. In classroom settings pressured by peers, some students fear answering questions, making mistakes or taking risks. With caring, considerate online school teachers there is no wrong answer or silly question and students do not have to fear being themselves.
4. Instructors can gauge the student’s progress and mastery.
In a one-on-one relationship, teachers can get to know their student’s fully and keep track of their progress, gauging their successes and struggles. Instructors can then adjust or completely alter lesson plans, deadlines, course projects etc so as to fully serve the student.
5. Gives students the opportunity to step up and not rely on others.
In one-on-one interactions and self-driven course work, students cannot rely on their peers, copy someone else’s work or fall back on the ideas of others. This highly increases a student’s personal responsibility over their learning, forcing them to take course work seriously and fully master the materials.
6. Avoids overstimulation and eliminates many distractions.
Without the distraction and overstimulation of a room full of peers, students are able to focus all of their attention on their instructor and the material being learned. One-on-one interactions enable the student to use all of their brain power on school and not on the environment around them.
7. Ability to personalize conversations and assignments.
Not only are students able to address only the things that they need help, in while breezing through the lessons they have already mastered, they are also able to curate their conversations with instructors to match their interests. Students can develop their course schedules, projects, reading lists, test styles etc to match their unique passions and learning styles. Instructors will always align conversations and assignments with what interests and inspires the student.
8. Instructors adapt to the student’s communication style.
One-on-one interactions give students excellent opportunities to practice inter-personal communication and conversing with solely one other person at a time. Instructors are also careful to communicate in similar ways that the student does. In one-on-one class settings, students will never have to decode the messages their instructors give them, learn the material and then figure out again how to communicate back to the teacher in a specific way. Instead, communication, sharing of ideas, and questions and answers can be more organic and to the student’s preferences.
Our instructors are dedicated to empowering each one of their students to achieve their educational goals and be prepared for a remarkable future. One-on-one interactions assist students in becoming the best versions of themselves and discovering a joy for lifelong learning.