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5 Ways On-Demand Tutoring Platforms Can Benefit Transfer Students

  1. Easier Adaption into University Environment

One of the biggest concerns that face college and university transfer students is adapting to a new learning and social environment.  In the process of becoming accustomed to life at a new institution, many transfer students have experienced a phenomenon known as “transfer shock” where one’s academic success, social life, or both can suffer.  But don’t fear, because on-demand tutoring can help!  With the accommodation of college students’ schedules perpetually in the minds of on-demand tutors, transfer students can rest assured that their academic endeavors will be a success.

  1. Forms Relationships Between Tutor and Tutee

One hurdle that transfer students must overcome is forming a new social circle within their new college or university.  This process can often be very difficult for some transfer students.  Many students that use on-demand tutoring have been able to naturally form personal relationships with their tutors who often act as mentors both inside and outside the classroom.  StudyTree has developed a strategy that allows high-performing students to tutor their peers at their own universities.  This effectively benefits both parties on both an academic and social level… because what’s college without network building?

  1.  Peer Guidance

Before new transfer students enter the gates of a new college or university, they may have experienced issues with the transferring of credits between their previous institution and their current one.  Further, he or she may try to spend their first term “re-earning” those lost credits.  With the struggle of assimilation looming in the minds of all transfer students, a heavy course load at a new institution may not bode well.  Thankfully, with on-demand tutoring, new transfer students can seek convenient academic assistance from current student tutors who can help them with their course loads and in developing a strategic plan of study.  Tutors can also mentor new transfer students by helping them to balance their credits effectively and understand the rigors of certain courses based on their previous experiences.  

  1. Benefits Community College Transfer Students

For some transfer students who previously attended a two-year higher-ed institution, the shift into a four-year college or university can be disorienting to say the least.  Some universities, such as the University of Virginia (UVA), require transfer students to maintain a minimum GPA.  In the case of UVA, transfer students are expected to maintain at least a 3.4 GPA.  For some newly transferred community college students, balancing a new social and academic life at a four-year institution can be extremely difficult.  StudyTree’s individualized approach to on-demand tutoring can assist students who are in need of academic help on a case by case basis–leaving no student behind.

  1.  Increases Transfer Student Involvement

Some students who transfer between universities find trouble involving themselves within their new campus environment.  Many students who work as on-demand tutors were once tutees themselves!  The tutoring process, that StudyTree focuses on, is both individualized and tutee focused which often inspires tutees to get involved in their campus as on-demand tutors.  Engaged students are happy students, and happy students make for a much better university environment!

By: Joe Snyder

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