If the trend lines are followed, you and your tutor get together for a little tete-a-tete.
But instead of the old 9-to-5 model where you had to wait for a F2F meeting, the tutor is now in India, 8500 miles away, and he/she is just point-n-click-n-talk away.
Thousands of U.S. students . . . are increasingly relying on overseas tutors to boost their grades and SAT scores. The tutors, who communicate with students over the Internet, are inexpensive and available around the clock, making education the newest industry to be outsourced to other countries.
And you won't even know the difference!
But one has to wonder in a day and age where this is fast becoming the norm, how are schools (K-12 and post-secondary) beginning to feel when their students are more often turning to paid tutors via the internet rather than their own teachers and professors?
No need to worry? Right?
I'll be in Chicago this June speaking to an audience of university leaders (and their school design partners)...and I can tell you that one of the very real elephants-in-the-back-of-the-room that I'll be challenging the audience to think about is the exact moment in time that they begin to realize that their traditional model of education (and going-to-school) became an 'option' rather than the norm.