Tuition Teacher Outsourcing

The Washington Post writes about the new trend in outsourcing. Teachers in India help American students understand concepts in maths, physics and many other subjects at all levels of education.

It was almost 3 a.m., Alex Del Monte recalled, and he was cramming like crazy. He gulped can after can of Red Bull to stay awake, but the George Washington University sophomore knew he would flunk his Statistics 52 exam later that day if he didn’t call his tutor for help.

But so late at night? Not a problem if your tutor works 8,500 miles away and 9 1/2 hours ahead in Bangalore, India. In an hour-long session that cost just $18, the Indian tutor, who said his name was Mike, spent an hour walking Del Monte through such esoteric concepts as confidence intervals and alpha divisions, Del Monte recalled. He got an A on the final exam. “Mike helped me unscramble everything in my mind,” the 20-year-old said.

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One Comment

  1. Dee May 1, 2007

    This article shows clearly that technology changes not only the way we live but also the way we live together as social beings. Tutoring (=helping) someone living at a different place (even at a different time to be excact) may be a little step towards a world where technology helps bringing cultures together. On the other hand this is one step further to a world where we become foreigner to our closest neighbours whom we could see and smell. Does this lead to a new need: social tutoring? 😉

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