An online tutoring agency is launching a new service where children can be tutored whilst playing online games, such as Fortnite and Apex Legends. Tutors can earn £40 an hour teaching children through this method, after research shows that one hour of video gaming can increase the brain’s ability to focus*.
An online tutoring agency is launching a new service where children can be tutored whilst playing action video games, such as Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty.
Tutors on Tutor House will be paid £40 an hour to teach children subjects such as maths, english and languages, whilst playing the child’s favourite game, whether that be Apex Legends, FIFA, Fortnite, Call of Duty and League of Legends.
The service comes after recent research revealed that expert gamers had ‘more brain activity associated with attention than non-experts’, and that one hour of video gaming can increase the brain’s ability to focus through an improvement in visual selective attention*.
Other research shows that 12 to 15 year old’s consumption of video games has increased from 10.7 hours a week on average in 2013, to 12.2 hours a week in 2017**.
After discovering this research, Tutor House decided to create a service that takes advantage of the time children spend playing action video games as well as its ability to increase their visual selective attention.
The service will involve a tutor discussing the learning material with their student whilst playing the action video game, in between taking regular breaks to complete the learning material. Gaming tutors can deliver this new service remotely through online gaming channels, or in person. In person gaming tuition will cost parents £50 an hour, and remote gaming tuition £40 an hour.
Tutors who want to offer their services as a ‘gaming’ tutor can do so here: https://tutorhouse.co.uk/fancy-getting-paid-30-an-hour-to-tutor-kids-whilst-playing-video-games/
The ‘gaming’ tutors will need to have access to their own console and the desired game once hired by the parent.
The tutors will need to upload a CV stating their qualifications, what subjects they teach and what games and consoles they can play and have access to. Tutors will also have to disclose their gaming ability on their CV.
People wanting to hire a ‘gaming’ tutor can do so here: https://tutorhouse.co.uk/tutoring-whilst-gaming/
Tutor House is London’s leading tutoring agency, offering private home tuition for all Primary, GCSE, A-Level & University subjects. On a mission to change the way students and parents find trusted and qualified tutors. Their goal is to make tutoring affordable for all and allow every single student to benefit from individual tutoring, group retake courses and educational support, no matter their level or ability.
Alex Dyer, founder of Tutor House said,
“There are loads of children who cannot concentrate in usual teaching environments, however that is normally the only option they’re given. We should always be thinking of new ways to make learning more enjoyable for children and, as kids spend a lot of their free time on video games now, it seemed like a great idea to combine the two.
“We’re hoping that by offering children a ‘gaming’ tutor, it’ll get them more excited for learning and help their brains function more efficiently, like what this new research suggests. I’m looking forward to seeing what the outcome is!”