MANDATORY READ – IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE:
We are very excited to introduce you to Rubric 2.0 and Tutoring Template 2.0! These new teaching benchmarks are a more simplified approach to ensuring our students are receiving the best possible learning experience. They will also produce feedback scores that are easier to understand, with less room for grading discrepancies. We also want to provide you with more freedom on teaching as long as you help the students arrive to the solution.
Please take the time to read and understand the new Rubric and Tutoring Template, you need to begin applying changes to your instruction in sessions immediately.
Tutor Rubric (version 2.0.1)
Tutoring Template 2.0
We would love to hear your feedback, questions, and concerns. Please leave a comment letting us know what you think about both the documents!
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:
(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.
— Team Yup
When finding someone to cover your shift via HipChat, please be sure to specify what subject you teach. This will ensure we are matching tutors of the same subject.
— Team Yup
Here are two examples of amazing, 5-star rated sessions for you to look over.
Session 1 (opens in a new tab)
Session 2 (opens in a new tab)
Do you notice any teaching technique or strategy that was successfully used by the tutor in either session? Do these sessions have anything in common? What made these sessions great?
— Team Yup