Youtube as a tutoring tool

Many of you will know that there are many free tools out there to help your kids with their school work. As mentioned somewhere on this website, youtube is arguably one of the best free tool available on the internet. Yes you still have to do your due diligence when it comes to taking things as being fact. But with good research, it is a goldmine and a wealth of knowledge.

Why is it an excellent tool? To put it quite simply, it provides a visual aspect of it. If they say a picture paints a thousand words, then video paints a million words. Videos makes the learning experience an interactive one. Putting you in control of the playback feature (eg. pause, fast forward etc) makes it possible for students to truly go at their own pace.

Here’s a quick example of a youtube video illustrating how to do long division:

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