Accommodating to Visual Learners

Did you know that around 65% of the world’s population is made up of visual learners?
(Source: Social Science Research Network)

Students with this learning style acquire information most effectively when it is represented through pictures, illustrations, diagrams, or charts. Though our Tutor Chat platform is based on written communication, it is important that we keep these visual learners in mind when conducting sessions.

If typing to a student isn’t doing your explanation justice, taking a brief moment to find a helpful image online or using the whiteboard to create your own could make all the difference.

Example: Rather than simply telling a student that the slope formula is “m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)”, a quick image search would give you images like the following to help illustrate the formula in a more visual way:

Image result for slope formula picture

(Additionally, saving and organizing the helpful images you find makes them readily available for the next student with a similar problem!)

Need to brush up on your whiteboard skills? Check out our Whiteboard Practice page.

Happy tutoring!
— Team Yup

Coming Soon: New Rubric and Tutoring Template!

We are in the process of putting the finishing touches on a new, more straightforward rubric and template as well as new session categories. It is our goal to release the latest versions in the coming weeks.

Here is a breakdown of some of the changes you can expect:

What are your initial thoughts on the upcoming changes? We’d love to hear from you– share and discuss below!

— Team Yup