It is discomfiting to know that COVID-19 has continued to spread, globally. Do not fear. At least, we have got live economics tuition online classes for you!
I have actually conducted economics tuition online many many years ago when I took up assignments from as far as the UK and China.
Recently, I had to resurrect this when a VJC teacher and a RI student was infected. Classes with VJC and RIJC students went online for a period of time until we were assured that there was no cluster effect in those schools. It was the responsible thing to do.
Here’s what students who attended my economics tuition online classes have to say after a few months of live online lessons!
“It was great! It worked!” said Seth Choo from RIJC in his typical not-many-words replies. 🙂
“It was conducive and very similar to the usual physical classes. The only downside is we are not actually there and so sometimes it is abit harder to focus nearing the end of the class.” Shannen Tan, NYJC
“I think it was good because it felt like it was a normal lesson where we can ask and answer questions and the sound quality was quite good too” Lin Yee, RIJC
“The quality of the lessons were well maintained even though they were conducted online. They were good.” Jia Yuan, VJC
“The online sessions have been pretty good so far. With the use of the online whiteboard, I can check the notes from previous lessons. Other than some connection problems sometimes, the rest of it is all good!” Chloe Lai, CJC
“I feel that it is pretty much as effective as face to face and we get to save on travelling time.” Hung Wei, TJC
“I think the online lessons are still effective. Not a substantial difference from face-to-face lessons. In addition, we get to replay the videos in case we need to refresh our memory.” Eyan Goh, RIJC
“I think the online lessons may be better as it cuts down on travelling time, which can be especially critical during exam periods where time and physical condition is of essence. I also have no problems focussing during online lessons.” Eunchan, RVHS
“I think the online lessons have been better for me because I can go back and watch the videos when I revise and make more detailed notes.” Cozette Neo, SAJC
So I am convinced that it is a very good alternative to the usual “physical” classes. But it does miss out on my physical expressions as I use a lot of body language, expressions and gesticulations to get my points across and I suppose that’s why some students still prefer the face to face, and perhaps in-the-face energetic economics lessons with me – what one student, Jia Jun, from TMJC once shockingly characterised as inducing “brain orgasm”!!!