My question is: What is the true purpose of instant tutoring? Is it
meant to be a Q and A where the tutor just gives the answer? Or should
I stick to my teaching philosophy during instant tutoring sessions and
focus on improving how I interact with students?
Let me pile on the pessimism here.
For the company, instant tutoring is about making money, not ...
Answering your question seems to require filling in a little context, since the notion of tutoring without an ongoing tutor-tutee relationship is pretty general. Clicking through to the PR piece that you linked to, it seems that
This is a for-profit company.
They cater to middle-school and high-school students.
This was announced before ...
Stick to your philosophy IMO. In fact, I would double down on it.
I've always viewed Homework Help as the lowest form of tutoring
because from my experience, the student is usually focused on getting
it done rather than learning. I still try to make these situations
work because I feel guilty if I tell the student that I can't help
them, and I don't want ...