ONLINE TUTORING SUPPORT CENTER
To help the online-tutoring process, I’ve created a basic checklist of a few things that will make the experience easier.
Contact With Teacher
If it is OK, I like to have the teacher’s email so that I can personally find out about homework, unfinished classwork, projects, and upcoming assessments. Me being in direct contact isn’t a necessity, but it would help a lot – it’s amazing what the teacher will tell you about what’s going on in class versus what a student will tell you..
Basic Technology – Required and Recommended
Computer Access – The student must have computer access at least once per week (school, library, etc), but it is recommended that students have computer access at home as well.
Email Account – The student should have his/her own email address. We will probably just use the virtual-whiteboard and the document sharing on there, but just in case, it is a good idea that I am able to contact the student directly. Moreover, I would recommend that the student has a Gmail Account. Gmail is the easiest to log into the virtual-whiteboard. Also, if the student has a Gmail Account, then they will be able to add things to the calendar on their own.
Skype – A free program to for voice calls via the computer (necessary for The Learning Plan, only).
Wacom Tablet – the best way to write on the virtual-whiteboard… But if you have a touch-screen computer/tablet (such as an iPad), that will work as well (using your finger as a pencil).
Smart Phone, Digital Camera, or Scanner – to take a picture or to scan a worksheet or homework.
CamScanner App for Smartphones – The CS app is a pretty handy tool that allows the student to take a picture of a worksheet, and then it automatically crops that picture and turns it into a PDF file.