Math is a highly in-demand subject to tutor online and is well suited to be taught in an online classroom, like that on the TutorOcean platform.
Because of its step-by-step nature, students often have to show their work; hence being able to draw figures, work on formulas, or solve exam questions on the whiteboard – with the option to add many canvases – in real-time gives tutors a chance to diagnose students’ shortcomings or where they could do better. Also, this lends itself perfectly to the online model, because it’s easy to upload the resources and worksheets that both the tutors and students need.
Besides, students feel a lot more comfortable working through problems online as they are able to think things through without someone looking over their shoulder. This gives students space to check their understanding throughout the lesson. When they’re at ease, they learn better and retain more information.
So, if you’re currently tutoring math online or thinking of starting, here are some useful tips to give your students the best online math tutoring experience!
Easily upload, export & store resources
Both tutors and students can upload diagrams, exam papers, worksheets and more in various formats (i.e. .pdf, .jpg, .png) and collaborate in real time in the TutorOcean online classroom. Students can also export whiteboard canvases so they can have a closer look at the corrections and notes that were made during the session. Uploaded files are still accessible (as many times as you like) after a session has ended.
One of the benefits of being in TutorOcean’s private, 1-on-1 online classroom is that it encourages active learning. While students are using their own unique ways of working through questions on the whiteboard, not only do they have a chance to explain what they are doing but tutors can also point out problems and give feedback right away.
Having the proper equipment
Pairing a laptop/desktop computer with a tablet provides a great virtual math tutoring experience; especially using an online classroom, like TutorOcean. Having stable internet speed is also important. As for headphones/microphones and a webcam, you don’t need anything fancy but as long as what you’re using can reduce external noise. Here are some recommendations for equipment.
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