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What is Tutors Live?

Tutors-Live is a web site for matching the demand and offer of online and in-home tutoring.

Thank Tutors-Live, people of all ages and in all countries can, at low cost or free of charge, improve their education, earn money by teaching, meet other people with similar interests and socialize in an intelligent and productive way.

For a full description of the site and its services, see also the following pages:

Who can benefit from Tutors Live?

Many different categories of people can benefit from Tutors-Live:

  • Students of any level, professionals, hobbyists and anyone who wants to learn about a particular subject with the help of a personal tutor
  • Professional teachers, subject matter experts, professionals of any industry and discipline, hobbyists and, in general, any persons who would like to share their knowledge with other people for money and/or fun
  • Tutoring companies that want to expand their commercial channels
  • Organizations who need tutoring services for their personnel.

Are lessons online or in-home?

Based on the needs and constraints of the student and the tutor and their locations, tutoring can be done online, in-home (at the tutor’s or student’s place) or via email or telephone.

How does online tutoring work?

Online tutoring means that the lesson takes place using one of the many communication tools available on the Internet, like Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger etc..

Is online tutoring better than traditional, in-home tutoring?

No telecommunication tool can be as effective as a face-to-face lesson, but the results of online tutoring are generally very satisfactory, also thanks to the high quality of the communication tools and Internet connections available today.

In fact, online lessons have some important advantages over traditional lessons: they can be much cheaper, don’t require students or teachers to travel, and can be much more flexible as regards their frequency, duration and scheduling. Tutoring session can be arranged very quickly, and the tutors can answer questions and give help in real time when the needs arise.

Does Tutors-Live provide a specific tool for online lessons?

No. There are many excellent free tools available online like Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and other tools that are more specific for online learning. The choice of the tool to use is left to the student and teacher to agree.

Do I need to install any special software for tutoring or learning?

It depends on the tool that you want to use. As said above the lessons are done using common online communication tools, so for online lessons you will need to install at least one of them.

How do I become a registered user?

Use the Registration link, located on the page header. During the registration process you will be able to choose if you want to register as a student, as a tutor or both.

How can I view/edit my profile and add my picture?

Use the My account link, located on the page header. This is visible only if you are logged-in.

How can I unregister?

You can unregister by visiting the page My account and clicking on "Delete my account" at the bottom of the page.