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What is needed for a tutoring session?

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Equipment needed:

  • Up-to-date computer, Apple, PC, or Tablets/Ipad  (phones can make it a little difficult because of size but we can make anything work in a pinch) with built-in camera and microphone

  • High Speed Internet, 1.5 Mbps or higher upload and download speed would be great! You can check your computer's speed at: www.speedtest.net

  • Headphones are helpful for your child to concentrate  (not necessary though)

  • A Zoom account (how to access Zoom)

Not needed but would be nice eventually:

  • A graphing tablet will make it easier when we are working on math problems on the screen.  Using a mouse can be time consuming. 

  • (example:  XP-Pen G430S OSU Tablet Ultrathin Graphic Tablet 4 x 3 inch Digital Tablet Drawing Pen Tablet for OSU is only $19.95)

  • A document camera (HUE HD Pro USB Document Camera for Windows, macOS and Chrome OS is $79.95).  This will allow your child to be able to share exactly what paper or book they need help on.

Suggestions for during the tutoring session:

  • Create a quiet, distraction-free area for the online tutoring sessions.

  • Close all other programs

  • Try to make sure that others in the home are not downloading or uploading during sessions—this includes gaming, movies, downloading documents, etc. This can affect connection quality.


Parent involvement 

  • Please, contact me whenever you have concerns or questions arise.  We are a team working for the best interest of your child.

  • In the beginning, it would be great if you are around in case there are any technology issues (but usually the kids are the ones that fix it for us  LOL!!)

  • Not often but you may have to be in the same room if your child is having problems focusing.