You can have a free onboarding session if you’re interested in online math tutoring. During your free onboarding session, you can check your technology to make sure it works before committing to a paid session. You can also determine whether you feel it’s a good fit for both of us before continuing.
Communicate via FaceTime or Google Meet
We can use FaceTime or Google Meet for communication. If you don’t have access to that, we can use the phone. FaceTime or Google Meet are better as sighs, facial gestures, shrugs, etc., can communicate so much. If you’re frustrated, we need to take a moment to catch our breath.
If we do use FaceTime, I’ll contact you the first time. Since I’m using a MacBook to FaceTime, my contact information is not a phone number. However, after your onboarding session, save me in your contacts. That way, you can initiate FaceTime in your subsequent sessions.
As for writing your work, you can use Ziteboard. I’ll send you a link immediately before your free onboarding session. That way, you can learn how to use your online interactive whiteboard during your onboarding session. In real time, we’ll be collaborating on your math problems.
For Ziteboard to work well for you, you’ll want a touchscreen of some type. A touchscreen laptop works fine, as does an iPad or other tablet. Your best option, though, is a Wacom Tablet so that you have a dedicated writing tool. The wired Wacom is better than the wireless as there is no lag. But, if you have a gaming rig or comparable desktop, the wireless Wacom is fine. Just be sure you have the processing speed so there is no lag.
The beauty of Ziteboard is that you can refer to your notes on any device at any time. So, right before your test, you can scroll through your phone to see how you solved that one math problem. Or, see the diagram and equation so you know how to set up the one FRQ on your test.
Posting Pics of Your Math Questions on a PC
To post pics of your questions, be sure to know how to use your Snipping Tool (native to PC users):
Posting Pics of Your Math Questions on a Mac
If you’re a Mac user, just press Shift-Command-4. Move your cursor to the corner of the image you want and then left-click. You can then shape a rectangle around the image you want. The image will likely show up in the lower-left corner of your desktop for about 10 seconds. Click and drag it onto your Ziteboard. Once you learn this process, you’ll be able to post questions from your online math class or pictures you can take of your printed math questions.
Setting Your Free Onboarding Session
To set your onboarding session, complete the contact information below. Once you complete the contact form, you will receive a text from me. Then we can set a mutually agreeable time. Saturday afternoons are the times that most onboarding sessions take place.
*Please be advised that most onboarding sessions take place on Saturdays. As there are a lot of requests, it might take some time before your Saturday arrives.