This is a guide for online tutors working with students remotely over video chat. Please use these resources to improve your student’s experience and check back frequently for updates! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Instructions and Training
How to structure your session
1. Check in – Ask your student about their day, talk about their hobbie or favorite movies, etc.
Create some shared goals for the session – ask them what they want to work on and accomplish.
2. Academic Activity – Start with homework or a resource from the “Resources and Activities” drop-down menu below. Or, come up with your own ideas! Let your student choose between 2-3 options.
Use the whiteboard app or screen-sharing to work together.
Ask your site contact person to print out materials for your student ahead of time. You can also ask your site contact if you need guidance on what to work on with your student.
3. Enrichment Activity – Switch it up to something different! Pick a different activity from the drop-down list below, or an activity of your own. If you’re really stuck, ask your designated staff person
4. Educational Game, video, or fun activity – Do something fun but educational with the student. Find a video related to the topic you discussed, play a game, or something else creative. This can be a great motivator to keep your student focused.
5. Check out – Review what you’ve accomplished, celebrate successes, and discuss what you’ll work on next time.
Resources & Activities
How to do pre- and post-assessments
If you meet with the same student every week, and your student is in grades 4-7, you must do pre and post-assessments.
Do the ELA and Math pre-assessments within the first 3 sessions with your student. Find the appropriate assessment here, open the online form, share your screen with your student, have them verbally tell you the answers, and fill out the form for them. The assessment results will be emailed to you and guide you to resources to help your student fill in gaps.
Do the ELA and Math post-assessments at least 6 sessions after the pre-assessment. Use the same assessment you used for the pre-assessment, and follow the same process.
Hour logging tutorial – Note that if you tutor a different student every week, you must use “Log Group Session,” and put the name of the student you worked with in the “Student” box.
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