Virtual Tutoring Sessions

Even before COVID-19, virtual tutoring sessions have been a part of my tutoring practice for over a decade. They have been my entire practice since March 2020, and will remain so until further notice. These sessions can work with anyone anywhere in the world who has a computer (not a phone, the screen would probably be too small) with a reliable, fast Internet access, and a microphone and speaker (or headset). I often use my computer screen as my blackboard. It works best if I can see your work as you do it, via a document camera such as the V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera or writing tablet, but sessions work very well even without those.

My favorite technology for virtual sessions is currently Zoom. Normally, I'll send you a zoom link on the day of our meeting. I've also used Skype and Google Hangouts. Visit those sites to find out how to download and use those. Please make sure your setup works by calling a friend first. Please also set me up as a contact in advance (not needed for Zoom). My username on skype and google is jondreyer.

These sessions work best if you can get me copies of whatever you are working on beforehand. It's best if assignments are available online, but if not you can scan and email them. It's also great if you can scan and send your own work. If you don't have a scanner, you can take pictures of the stuff with a phone or tablet computer and email to me. Better than just taking pictures, though, is a document scanner app that works on your phone or tablet. Here's a Google search for document scanner app. I have used CamScanner and iScanner and both seem to work well. If you have an online textbook, please check to make sure you know your username and password.

If things aren't working, please call or text. There's always the possibility that I might not have power or Internet, especially if the weather is interesting.

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