How Remote, Online Tutoring Works
You probably already have experience with and access to common online tutoring tools. And if not, our tutors will be happy to provide tech support too! There are no geographic restrictions with remote tutoring. And when you feel safe to do so, you can switch to meeting in-person in-home or in-office with the same tutor.
Meeting w/ Video Chat
Video chat software enables your student to literally meet face-to-face with their tutor. We like using Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime.
Reading w/ Screen Sharing
Screen sharing enables the tutor to view the same lesson material as your student. Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime have built-in screen sharing functions.
Working w/ Whiteboards
Zoom and Google’s digital whiteboards enable students to work through math and science problems like pencil and paper.
Recommended Hardware and Software
Below is a sample of some of the technology we regularly use and have trained our tutors on. If you’re not familiar with some of these tools, don’t worry—your student has almost certainly used them before and our tutors will be happy to provide tech support.
Devices such as an Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface enable your student to easily work in a whiteboard just like they would with pencil and paper. An iPad with Pencil can usually be purchased for about $450 on sale.
You don’t have to have a $450 Apple iPad and Pencil lying around. Instead, you can purchase a very affordable drawing tablet with stylus for less than $40. We use the Huion Inspiroy H640p, available for $39 from Amazon.