Many transferees relocating with children can benefit from virtual tutoring. When family matters are taken into account, relocations are more likely to be successful. Relocation programs should include career support for spouses. They should also take care to ensure children’s needs are met. School searches and identifying specific needs helps ensure children acclimate well to their new location.
GMS spoke with Inigo Lopez, CEO of BiCortex Business Language Services. Through their experience and research, Inigo’s company has determined that one of the main reasons relocation programs do not succeed is because the family’s adaptation to their new location is not successful. Inigo agreed to share his expert guidance on this topic.
Helping Children Learn at Their Own Pace With Virtual Tutoring
In Inigo’s experience, children learn faster than adults. They also generally do not experience problems learning languages. However, adapting to their new school is usually the hardest part of the whole relocation experience. School curriculums are different in every country and therefore the requirements will differ between international schools.
Virtual tutoring sessions give the opportunity for parents to be more flexible with their time. At the same time, parents can obtain professional support for their children’s learning across a wide range of school subjects. The extent of tutoring can range from regular lessons or just a little help before an exam.
Virtual Tutoring Options
BiCortex provides tutoring for children in a wide variety of subjects, including:
- Language (Portuguese, Italian, German, English, Spanish, French)
- Mathematics, Geometry
- Chemistry, Science, Biology, Physics
- Writing/Composition, Literature
At BiCortex, the tutoring session may be one-to-one, either online or in-person. However, it may also be virtual tutoring in groups with other children, perhaps located in other countries. For example, currently BiCortex is conducting lessons for both Italian and French. In each group there are 3-5 children, aged 9 to 11. The children are from: Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States.
Adaptive Virtual Tutoring
BiCortex can provide the right trainer that adapts to your child’s needs. The company can also offer tutoring in the child’s native language if preferred.
Some of the tutoring courses BiCortex provides are the following:
- Academic Text Revision/Proofreading Services
- School Tutoring
- Preparatory Classes for upcoming Exams and Diplomas
- Preparation for Entrance Exams to Schools and Universities
- Relocation/Expatriate Trainings
- Preparation for Foreign Language Schools
In cases where either the students request to have lessons virtually (with a live trainer), or due to major disruptions such as offices closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BiCortex delivers training online.
The BiCortex Virtual Tutoring Platform
Features of this state-of-the-art virtual tutoring platform include:
Ease of Use
- Download-free (no need to install a plug-in on most browsers)
- Scheduling directly by students based on course or instructor availability
- Class reminders and notifications
- Interactive whiteboard
- Interface in several languages
- Toolbox with extensive list of verb conjugations for the following languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish
- Superior audio/video quality
- Recording/playing-back audio and video excerpts
Lessons, Documents, Assignments
- Lesson materials are pre-loaded
- Document sharing
- Homework and assignments for students
- Attendance reports
- Learning analytics
Just as with face-to-face training, the content and methodology are adapted to the children’s needs. Also, books and materials are either virtual or delivered to the children through mail delivery services.
What Should Employers do About Virtual Tutoring?
Relocating employees will have questions regarding their children’s education. From the choice of schools to the availability of specialized learning programs, all aspects of the education process are important to address. Employers should provide information about virtual tutoring solutions and other helpful resources. By providing useful resources for transferees and their children, your company will help ensure a successful relocation.
GMS provides our clients with an extensive range of virtual tutoring solutions, language training services, and many other valuable resources so employee relocations are successful. Our high-touch service model fully extends to helping transferees and their children with everything they need to ensure a successful educational experience during their relocation process.
GMS’ team of corporate relocation experts has helped thousands of our clients learn about valuable resources such as virtual tutoring for children. These resources help relocating employees and their children quickly and easily settle in to their new location. Our team can help your company determine the best virtual tutoring solution for your relocation program to promote successful relocations.
GMS was the first relocation company to register as a “.com.” The company also created the first online interactive tools and calculators, and revolutionized the entire relocation industry. GMS continues to set the industry pace as the pioneer in innovation and technology solutions with its proprietary MyRelocation® technology platform.
New SafeRelo™ COVID-19 Knowledge Portal
GMS recently launched its new SafeRelo™ COVID-19 Knowledge Portal featuring a number of helpful resources including:
- Curated selection of news and articles specific to managing relocation programs and issues relating to COVID-19
- Comprehensive guide to national, international, and local online sources for current data
- Program/Policy Evaluation (PPE) Tool for instant relocation policy reviews
Contact our experts online to discuss virtual tutoring for children as a valuable resource for your company’s relocation program, or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.