"The teacher is not able to give enough time to one individual student." This is a familiar pain point we often hear.
Generally, a classroom will have 40 or more students, making it impossible for the teacher to give individual attention. The "one size fits all" approach is the greatest shortcoming of the traditional classrooms or teaching method. The schools have so far operated schools as if they were industrial factories, resembling Henry Ford’s assembly line, with all students receiving a standardized education irrespective of their intellectual level, learning pace and style.
One of the best ways to address this problem is going for personalised learning or one-on-one learning.
So what are the benefits of one-on-one learning?
It's a student-centered learning which emphasises on each students interests, abilities, and learning styles, placing the teacher as a facilitator of learning for individuals rather than for the class as a whole.
Learning is personalised and students benefit from an individually-paced, targeted learning tasks that start from where the student is, assess existing skills and knowledge, and address the student’s needs and interests.
Learning is competency-based where students move ahead when they have demonstrated proficiency of the content, not when they've endured the required hours in a classroom.
It often happens that in a classroom setting, a student may feel shy or embarrassed to ask questions, as we want to avoid looking dumb in front of others. One-on-one tutoring is the ideal opportunity to clear up anything a student might not follow discreetly and confidentially.
A student just needs to focus on things that he/she may need help with, while the student can skip the parts or lessons that they've have already mastered.
But one-on-one learning has its disadvantages as well
A reliable internet connectivity and speed are a must at both the ends i.e. student and tutor. Any disruption in the internet connectivity or slowdown in the internet speed can affect the learning experience.
In a traditional classroom, students can learn a great deal by sharing their ideas to others and by engaging in exercises in which they can learn from their peers. Unlike a traditional classroom, there is little to no peer-to-peer learning and collaboration so this can affect the social skills of a student. Also, it can be difficult to measure progress without other students to compare with.
Despite this, online one to one tutoring has made learning accessible to anyone with an internet connectivity in an affordable way,enabling learning to be personalised and convenient.
Vidyalai offers online interactive one-to-one classes from subject experts for different school broads and competitive exams, providing a personalized learning experience i.e. individually-paced and targeted learning.