Do you have questions? We are happy to provide as many answers as we can below. Please reach out to us if you are still unsure of anything!
Who can benefit from Tutors Live?
Many different categories of people can benefit from TutorPass:
- Students of any level, professionals, hobbyists and anyone who wants to learn about a particular subject with the help of a personal tutor
- Professional teachers, subject matter experts, professionals of any industry and discipline, hobbyists and, in general, any persons who would like to share their knowledge with other people for money and/or fun
- Tutoring companies that want to expand their commercial channels
- Organizations who need tutoring services for their personnel.
Are lessons online or in person?
Based on the needs and constraints of the student and the tutor and their locations, tutoring can ONLY be done online. We use Zoom as our default option, but we do consider other platforms if required.
How does online tutoring work?
Online tutoring means that the lesson takes place using one of the many communication tools available on the Internet, like Zoom, Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger etc..
Anyway, we recommend and use Tutorbird, a web-based platform which supports the full cycle of interactions between student and tutor (scheduling of lessons, video conference with automated payments via credit card).
Is online tutoring better than traditional, in person tutoring?
No telecommunication tool can be as effective as a face-to-face lesson, but the results of online tutoring are generally very satisfactory, also thanks to the high quality of the communication tools and Internet connections available today.
In fact, online lessons have some important advantages over traditional lessons: they can be much cheaper, don’t require students or teachers to travel, and can be much more flexible as regards their frequency, duration and scheduling. Tutoring session can be arranged very quickly, and the tutors can answer questions and give help in real time when the needs arise.
Does TutorPass recommend a specific tool for online lessons?
Yes, we do. Our system utilises Zoom as our main communications tool. There are many excellent free tools available online like Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and other tools that are also for online learning.
Do I need to install any special software for tutoring or learning?
Please do download Zoom here. As said above the lessons are done using common online communication tools, so for online lessons you will need to install Zoom, please.
How do I become a registered user?
Use the Student Sign Up link, located on the page header. During the registration process you will be able to choose if you want to register as a student, or as a parent, or both.
How can I view/edit my profile and add my picture?
Use the Login link, located on the page header. This will take you through to your TutorBird account where you can manage your profile.