Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Tutoring From a Business Perspective

Technology has improved significantly during the last 20 years to the point where it is now really simple and cost-efficient to provide tutoring services online. Although many independent tutors and coaching companies view this as a favorable change in the industry it also poses many threats to existing businesses. Many articles look at the benefits and drawbacks of online tutoring from the perspective of the student – this article will explore this theme from the perspective of the tutoring business. ติวคณิตศาสตร์

Positive aspects

The of technology for online tutoring is most advantageous to new instructors or tutoring companies that are not yet founded on the market. Online tutoring requires low start-up costs, it opens the tutor up to a bigger market and offers more overall flexibility for scheduling. Let’s look into each of these advantages one at a time:

Decrease barriers to entry

Although some independent tutors also have low start-up costs, if you are a coaching company and decide to go the online path, you can avoid many of the expenses associated with setting up a traditional tutoring company. Traditional companies often require your office for administration or where individual tutoring takes place, marketing through local media, driving to meetings to possible clients, etc. Online tutoring companies do not require your office other than a home office of course do not require a building for teaching students. Internet marketing is lower cost and can be targeted more directly than traditional marketing, and speaking with clients can be done online or by phone. These low start up costs make it much easier for new businesses to get started on online.

Larger market

Traditional tutoring companies are limited by geography – they cannot cost-effectively help students outside of their geographic area due to time-constraints related to transport and the price tag on transportation. Intended for this reason, tutoring companies have much smaller market segments and can only enter in new markets by adding new locations. Online training businesses do not face this limitation. They will reach anyone with an internet connection and the only real limitation is language. For this reason many individuals prefer to start out an online tutoring company so that they can reach a much greater market. This can be a very good strategy if your company educates a highly specialized subject matter that might not have enough people locally to support the business.