America's Need for Online Tutoring & Education
Education in today's world is a must. No longer can the youth of
today rely upon only a high school education to get them where
they want to be in life. As a matter of fact, today's 4-year
college degree is becoming yesterday's high school diploma.
There are some specific reasons as to why this has happened.
Students in America's educational system are growing at a rate
that the schools are not able to keep up with. We can also look
to America's involvement in globalization. America has more
international students studying in the states than ever before.
This has created even more competition for the youth of America.
Another aspect to look at is the life of students and resources
available to them by the school. So what is being done now to
help students deal with all these factors that have never before
been an issue? The answer is online tutoring
With the large growth in students throughout America, schools
have struggled to keep with the basic needs. According to OnTheIssues, the population of students in
grades K-12 is over 50 million. This number is and has been
steadily rising by 1 million students per year. OnTheIssues also notes that school spending
for grades K-12 is now at $260 billion per year. As the amount
of students continues to increase, the amount of spending will
also continue to increase. This is not the only factor that is
affecting students in a negative way.
Many students today, high school and college, do not have the
time to research for sources and help on-campus. Mainly because
students today are working jobs while taking full-loads in
school. This leaves minimal time to be able to take advantage of
a school's resources. Online tutoring and education is becoming the
answer to this problem. WashingtonPost
author, Mike Chediak, says that according to Sloan
Consortium, more than 2.6 million students studied through
tutoring and educational courses last fall. This number is
up from 1.9 million back in 2003, which is about a 23% growth
rate in only one year.
It's also important to look at the resources that are offered by
schools. The main goal of education is to prepare students for a
career path. In high school this is a general path and in
college this is a much more specific path. It is estimated that
only 25% of 4-year college graduates actually work in the field
that they earned their degree. Since online
tutoring and education is able to cover such a broad area,
students are able to get the help they need, when they need it.
Online tutoring and education is now offered by some programs
over a 24-hour period, which completely caters to the student's
While schools are not keeping up with the resources to fully
help their students, online tutoring and education is able to fill
the gap. Many schools are starting to partner with online
tutoring service companies so they can get their students
the help they need. Online tutoring and education is a service
that will continue to grow and thrive in the upcoming years for
Background on Education. On The Issues. http://
Chediak, Mark. Online Tutoring Part of Growing Trend. 16 Aug.
2005. Washington Post.
The Sloan Consortium. Committed to Quality Online Education. http://www.sloan-c.org/