School tutors are teaching Maths and English alongside Fortnite and Call of Duty sessions
Maths, English and languages tutors can now earn £40-an-hour to teach kids core subjects while they play games like Fortnite, Call of Duty and Apex Legends.
A tutoring agency is looking for tutors to sign up to the unique new role.
For the cash, they’ll be tasked with teaching youngsters outside of school hours at the same time they are battling it out online during video games sessions.
Bosses at Tutor House believe they can get the vital learning into kids’ minds during team deathmatch sessions on the hit shooters.
The service comes after recent research said 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.
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.”
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 sign up through the firm’s website.
It offers private home tuition for all Primary, GCSE, A-Level & University subjects.
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