Comments on: Outsourcing homework to India http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: essen http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16731 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 04:46:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16731 Tutor Vista has been very helpful for my son. It is all about need and affordability. My son had the need and I couldn’t afford $40 an hour. Tutor Vista bridged the gap very nicely. Of course, I would love one on one session here at home for my son but it is one session too far in money terms.

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By: nxbalas http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16729 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:57:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16729 This is great, as long as tutors are not helping kids too much by doing their homework or taking their exams having a help in understanding subject better is always a welcome sign.

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By: Vallanceg http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16728 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:34:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16728 Good way to use global resources to improve our school education challenges. With this if we can give our children a strong grounding in subjects like Math , we could lay a strong foundation at school levels. Else , we will continue to depend on countroes like India , China and Koreafor technical , software skills as we do now.

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By: joylands http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16726 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 21:46:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16726 This is good.

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By: msmith223 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16725 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 20:47:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16725 As a teacher who occasionally tutors on the side I really see nothing wrong with this. Families spend huge sums of money for AP/IB/SAT preparation every year. It makes little difference whether it goes toward a work book, a class, a private tutor or a web-based company in India. It’s great that these students are showing this kind of initiative to achieve academic excellence. I applaud TutorVista for filling a need in our market. Perhaps the students might even learn something about multiculturalism.

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By: john1963 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16718 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:23:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16718 Good site. Will try it.shows how Internet and technology has transformed what was once a face to face , personalized service into a virtual one. If they execute well , this can be answer to our education crisis – affordbale personalized education using teacher’s from different geographies. They seem to have great pedigree and reputed backers as investors.

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By: vd2901 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16717 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:11:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16717 The site claims around 5 million sessions. Even if they have only 80% of this in the US (they are only there in the US and UK), 4 million sessions is huge. Each session is between half an hour to one hour. This means 3 million hours of personalized teaching. They are more popular than I thought.

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By: Gary007 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16716 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:07:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16716 I am a single parent and trying to meet both ends meet by holding two jobs. I want to give my fifteen yearold , best possible chance in life – something I did not get. Have been using TutorVista service for last 9 months . You can rave and rant all you can but give me an affordable solution for my Claire before preaching global theories.
Ultimately its my kid and my money and what I want her to become. Dont care what form , shape , religion , geography the help comes from.

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By: andymn http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16714 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 15:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16714 Are they going to replace our formal education system? No way. I do not think they are even planning that. They are only planing to provide assistance to students who cannot afford personalized tutors. And this is neither going to change the US education system nor going to affect jobs of our teachers. Only thing they can change is quality of our students and that will be good for us.

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By: adsmith http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/05/outsourcing-homework-to-india/comment-page-1/#comment-16713 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 15:32:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=8143#comment-16713 My son scored an A grade in math and could secure a good college because of Tutor Vista. I am not saying that they are the best but the model of remote online learning works. Of course a US based good quality math teacher would have been better if we could afford $100/hr instead of $100 a month for unlimited tutoring.

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