Today, you can learn practically anything online — from mathematics, coding, speaking new languages, and almost anything else you can think of.
Dozens of online tutoring sites have educated millions of students around the world for a fraction of the cost of college courses. The key to maximizing this accessibility of information is not just choosing which topic you want to learn about, but which online tutoring sites provide the best learning experience.
We’ve narrowed down the sites to the best of the best, each with a different focus and value proposition (such as focus on age, language, higher education, etc.).
Here are six of the best and most useful online tutoring sites to boost your learning and take your knowledge to the next level.
1. Chegg Tutors
Focus: Basic Classroom Topics
What was formerly known as InstaEDU is now Chegg Tutors. Chegg offers a variety of lessons from coding, mathematics, languages, and more from a variety of online tutors. You can receive your lessons via Desktop or through their iPhone app.
Chegg is recommended for parents and their middle or high school children who are looking for extra help with homework and upcoming exams.
Chegg’s rates start as low as 40 cents per minute, which is very affordable. Chegg also provides highly advanced learning technology, as you’re able to learn through chat, video, and even write on a shared whiteboard with your teacher.
Focus: Basic Classroom Topics & Exam Prep
WizIQ is recognized as a top leader in online education. The company provides everything from exam prep to programming through pre-recorded lessons. Or students can book a one-on-one lesson with one of their 200,000 private teachers. WizIQ has powerful technology allowing you to experience a private virtual classrom with up to 6 people in high quality video.
I’ve enjoyed the free live classes that instructors put on, and the quality of video technology is first rate. I recommend WizIQ for the age group that is interested in university or higher education.
3. Kaplan Kids
Focus: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
Kaplan Kids is perfect for elmentary and middle school students who want to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
Students are able to earn points and win prizes as they learn. It’s a fun and rewarding way for children to stay motivated and engaged while learning.
However, I wouldn’t recommend Kaplan for anyone 18 and up, as the topics are geared towards children and young teenagers.
Focus: College Courses
Sophia is targeted at middle and high school students looking to enter college. Students have the potential to receivecollege credits for online courses at a fraction of the cost of taking a course at an actual university. At the moment, the website is only partnered with a small number of US colleges, so chances are that you will not be eligible to receive credits from Sophia classes just yet. However, you can choose from one of their 32,000 tutorials and over 6,000 different tutors to teach you nearly every subject you can think of.
Sophia also has a good amount of free resources that you can access if you’re looking to try it out.
Focus: Personal Language Learning
Rype is a new brand on a mission to disrupt the old-fashioned language learning industry by introducing personalized language coaching. They provide customized language learning packages, depending on your needs, including: The Starter Package (for beginners with zero knowledge), The Traveller Package (for travelers to learn conversation skills), and Rype Club (targeted for busy individuals and those looking to maintain their skills).
At the moment, Rype only provides Spanish lessons, but other languages are coming soon. You can get your first session for as little as $9 and receive a 14-day free trial for Rype Club.
Focus: Homework Help & Career Development
With over a million students, Tutor.com is a great destination for students looking for help with their homework or career development advice.
Tutor.com is larger than Sofia and Chegg, with the added advantage that no appointments are necessary, and you can access tutors 24/7 no matter where you are in the world.
Definitely a convenient option if you’re looking to immediate help on your homework or upcoming exams.
Over to you
What additional tutoring websites have you tried? Which of these tutoring sites are you thinking of trying out to boost your learning?
We’d love to hear it in the comments below!