A revolutionary idea from Tutor House has just been launched where gamers can teach kids subjects such as Maths, English and other languages whilst playing their favourite games including Apex Legends, FIFA, Fortnite, Call of Duty and League of Legends.
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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*.
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 via the Tutor House website.
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 try out the service can hire a gaming tutor on the Tutor House website.
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!”