Introducing: Concept Snapshot Library v1.0!

In a nutshell: The new Concept Snapshot Library, found at yupimages.imgur.com, has hundreds of topic-specific images that can be dragged onto your Tutor Whiteboard at a moment’s notice. Watch the video below and give it a test drive with the practice whiteboard!

Whether they’re used to generate “aha” moments or create long-term study aids, clear and informative pictures can have an enormous impact on student learning. Until now, you either had to draw them from scratch or download them from the web. Once you’ve had a chance to use the Concept Snapshot Library in real sessions, please be sure to let us know how useful you found it.

Important Notes: A few of the images are animated gifs that won’t stay animated on your whiteboard. However since they can be especially helpful, you can keep the animation by saving them to your system and uploading them with the “Send Image” button. Also, some images may appear to be missing information due to Imgur’s black background. Right-click these and “Open Image in New Tab” to see them on a white background. 

Again, we encourage you to send useful images to tutor.support@yup.com if you feel that other tutors would benefit from them.

Regards,

Team Yup

Team Discussion: How do you teach factoring?

Today’s discussion topic comes from, James Chen,  a Tutor Quality Manager who teaches math and physics:

“How should we teach a student about
factoring a trinomial like  x² – 5x + 6  effectively?

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What’s your go-to approach for teaching factoring? Share in the comments!  Have an idea for a team discussion topic? Let us know at tutor.support@yup.com.

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Team Discussion: Building Background Knowledge

This team discussion topic comes from, Andrew Bregman,  one of our Tutor Quality Managers:

“As a fifth year electrical engineering student, I am very familiar with how difficult it can sometimes be to explain a topic in such a way that no missing gaps are present. All too often in my classes a professor will be explaining some broad concept and then completely graze by a sub topic that perhaps is obvious to HIM, but the rest of the class is oblivious to! This is really a challenge when teaching.

So how do YOU ensure that when you are tutoring a student you don’t just completely jump over a topic that they do not understand at all?

In what ways can you ensure that a student doesn’t arrive at a solution without understanding all of the underlying ideas behind it?”

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Share your perspective in the comments below!

 

— Team Yup

? Have an idea for a team discussion topic? Let us know at tutor.support@yup.com.

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Team Discussion: Session “U-Turn”

Happy Friday, everyone!

This team discussion topic comes from one of our Tutor Quality Managers, Sharon Matsuoka:

“How have you been able to successfully turn around a bad session (a session that was going nowhere or a student that was uncooperative)?”

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Share you own experience in the comments below and have a great weekend!

 

— Team Yup

? Have an idea for a team discussion topic? Let us know at tutor.support@yup.com.

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