ABSTRACT

This chapter is dedicated to one of the most important but contentious elements of online tutoring: homework. Beginning with a discussion of the advantages of tutoring and the most effective types of homework, it continues to a list of possible homework tasks and tips for modelling good home learning practice. Finally, the chapter includes logistical advice for tutors to help incorporate homework into their hourly rate and how to manage missed homework. There is also advice on paid marking time, sometimes called PMT, which is paid at the same rate as lessons and can be used for marking coursework drafts, past papers, reviewing personal statements, and so on.