Answer to Quora Question: "Do online courses (like Khan Academy) help when preparing for an exam such as the SAT/ACT or is there no substitute to real teacher training?"
Do online courses (like Khan Academy) help when preparing for an exam such as the SAT/ACT or is there no substitute to real teacher training?
There’s no substitute for real live teacher training. Khan Academy videos, etc. are great, but video sessions with a tutor or teacher are better, and in-person training with a teacher or tutor is better. A video can’t stop and answer your questions. Video conferencing doesn’t give you the same experience as being with a person “live” in the same place. It’s just easier for you and the instructor to pick up on each other's body language and to pay attention to each other. It’s really easy for a student on Zoom, for instance, to be distracted by the Web, especially if the video lesson has many students and only one instructor.
It’s also better to have tutoring one-on-one or in small groups for the same reason. It’s too easy to lose focus in a large class, and the instructor can’t give you the same individual attention as in a small group.
Hope this helps!
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