With more than 12 years’ experience in running online lessons for kids, FunTech have become the UK experts in delivering exceptional virtual lessons.
Using our bespoke virtual environment, the FunTech Virtual Lab, we currently offer a range of online courses for kids aged 7 to 16.
But what is it that sets us apart from other online education platforms? Why should you book with FunTech, and what makes us the experts for virtual tech lessons?
Well… if you weren’t already convinced by the reviews that parents and kids leave us, the here’s just a few reasons why we’re consistently rated as the best for online courses in the UK, plus why our platform is so different from the rest.
5 reasons why FunTech is different
We believe we are very different to other virtual learning platforms. Here are just a few reasons why parents choose FunTech.
1. Real live lessons in real time
Unlike other kids’ online courses, our lessons aren’t pre-recorded and re-played to kids over and over again. Instead, our virtual courses are held in real time, with live sessions, real classmates, and a real tutor teaching.
Your child can simply sign in and click to join the classroom.
Taking part in live online lessons is a huge benefit and means your child learns more than they would by watching out of date virtual classes with no interactivity.
Your child’s tutor is always available to present ideas and analyse student progress. Just like a real classroom, if tangents need to be taken or one student needs a little more guidance or something different, we can make it happen.
2. Expert tutors
The FunTech virtual tutors are true technology specialists who have been rigorously trained to inspire your child. They are the exact same teachers who run our popular summer camps. This means your child benefits from the exact same level of care, attention, and expert guidance that they would if attending a physical classroom location.
As you would demand as a parent, all of our tech tutors are exceptional teachers who have a passion for teaching kids technology. They have been hand-picked from leading educational institutions including Cambridge University and King’s College London.
And importantly, they have all been enhanced DBS checked, and go through a meticulous selection process to ensure a superior level of respect, care and education are adhered to.
During the class your child’s tutor will guide them through the course content at the correct pace. This will be achieved with a mix of practical demonstrations, tasks, and larger projects for the kids to complete.
Did You Know? FunTech’s background is in delivering classroom-based courses across the UK. Because of this we have to be Ofsted-registered, unlike many virtual course providers.
3. Instant audio & text communication
The FunTech Virtual Lab system includes an advanced yet simple to use audio and text communication system. Kids can ask questions, hear answers, and learn more.
It means that during any online lesson, a tutor can chat with the class as a whole or can communicate with the kids on a one to one basis when required.
It’s two-way communication system too; this means kids can chat with the class when allowed, provide feedback of their own, or privately the tutor for some help.
4. Screen sharing and remote access
The system also allows for screen sharing functionality. This means tutors constantly view your kid’s screen to check on their progress and work, letting them give immediate and intuitive feedback right there on the screen.
The technology also lets tutors respond immediately if a student needs support, give them a nudge if their attention wanders, or set your child new tasks if they’ve finished ahead of others.
5. Class sizes are deliberately small
Unlike other platforms that might stream online courses to 100s of kids at any one time, we deliberately limit our classes to be no more than 8 students at one time. This is one of the biggest differences between our online courses and the class sizes on other platforms.
This lets us treat our online courses just like we would a real physical classroom. Our tutors can give each child the attention they need and provide a much higher quality learning experience with more focused and inclusive lessons. They can coach those who aren’t too tech-minded and bring out the best in those who already shine.
What parents (and kids) say about FunTech
Here’s a selection of reviews and comments we’ve had back from parents who have recently enrolled their kids with our online courses. We’ve also put a few comments in there form the kids too!
“Jake has absolutely loved the interaction online, the teaching has been fantastic and the whole process has been a pleasure from start to finish.” – Mrs Saville (Parent)
“Great Fun! Learnt a lot about python that will really benefit me since python is part of the GCSE course.” – Diya (aged 14)
“This is my 6th time coming to FunTech and it is never boring! You always learn something new and exciting!” – Jai (aged 12)
“My son loved the course. He says he has learnt a lot, which is the most important thing.” – Kerensa (Parent)
Unlock your child’s full potential
At FunTech, we’re passionate about how tech can help kids learn and set them up for life. We believe we can help to unlock your child’s full potential with a range of fun courses that run with a core of structured learning that can be applied in the real-world.
If you would like to explore the possibilities of the FunTech online courses, including current availability, please click here.