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How We Tutor Online

During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our tutoring was conducted online which gave us an opportunity to refine how we conduct online sessions. This is how these sessions are currently conducted.

Google Meet

We use Google Meet for our online sessions. There is no software to install and no account to set-up in order to use Meet. Once a client has scheduled a session the client will receive a link to their Meet. To join the Meet all the client needs do is click the link and give Meet permission to use their mic and camera.

During the session we may use the presentation feature of Meet to show you things such as graphics, parts of ebooks, webpages, and more as the need arises. Clients may also use the presentation feature for such purposes.

Google Jamboard

As our experience with online tutoring has grown, our means of conducting sessions has evolved. The biggest change has been in the way that we present notes. Today our primary way of presenting notes is Google Jamboard. It is a two way whiteboard which we and our clients have found best replicates the experience of face-to-face tutoring. Clients maintain access to a session's Jam at the end of a session just as they would have notes at the end of a face-to-face session.

Once a session is scheduled a Jam is created and shared with the client. The client is expected to post to the Jam most of material they want to cover in the session at least a day in advance of the session.


Finally, a screencast is made of the session and it is uploaded to YouTube where a client can view it at their convenience. We typically set the privacy on YouTube to private and share it with the client via their Google account. If a client does not have a Google account,we can set the privacy to unlisted instead.

The Difference Between Face-to-Face and Online Tutoring

The only difference between face-to-face and online tutoring is the mode of delivery.