As I explained in part one of Work Form Home Tutoring, before interacting with your first student you need to have adequate tools to make it an interesting, entertaining, and of course successful learning session for your student. One of the important starting tools is a whiteboard to communicate with your student. Here are a few tools that could be useful for an online tutoring business:
Video conferencing software: This allows for real-time communication between the tutor and student. Examples include Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype.
Online whiteboard: Allows the tutor and student to collaborate and write on a virtual whiteboard during the tutoring session. Examples include Adobe Connect and Microsoft Whiteboard.
Tutoring management software: Allows you to schedule sessions, record attendance, and manage billing and payments. Examples include TutorMe, My TutorHub, and TutorRoom.
Learning management system (LMS): A tool to manage your lessons, quizzes, and assignments, and track the progress of students. Examples include Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and Schoology.
Screen recording software: Allows you to record the tutoring session for future reference or for students who were unable to attend the live session. Examples include Camtasia and Loom
File-sharing apps like Google Drive or Dropbox for sharing materials, assignments, or homework
Communication tools like email, chat, and messaging apps for student-tutor interaction outside the session.