'How does MyTutor work?'
Parents and tutees can contact tutors in 2 ways - through messaging you directly or mass-messages called Tutor Requests. You will then be able to respond to let them know if you're available to help.
Once you have established a conversation, parents can book in a 15 minute Free Video Meeting , where you can meet each other in the Online Lesson Space, discuss tuition requirements, and prepare for the first tutorial.
After this, tutorials can be booked in on the system at agreed times and you will be paid for your time.
'What do I need to run Online Lessons?'
You can run the Online Lesson Space directly from your laptop, desktop or tablet.
Here is a checklist to ensure that you are ready for your first session.
You will need:
- Headphones with a microphone (like those you may use with your phone)
Please note: using Apple earphones on a Mac may cause an echo.
- A reasonable broadband connection.
We recommend using a wired connection if possible.
Guidance - >2MB/s upload and download speed.
You can check your internet speed during the Online Lesson Space setup test
FAQ: How can I improve my internet connection?
- Use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. If you are on a Mac, please use Safari or Google Chrome.
Our lesson space is not compatible with Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer on any devices.
- A working webcam
The webcam is compulsory for all tutors. For students, this is not essential, but will mean the best interaction possible with your tutor.
Optional but recommended
- A writing tablet
Writing tablets allow both tutors and students to use handwriting on the lesson space, and mimics sharing a piece of work between student and tutor. These can be purchased from around £20 on websites like Amazon
Browse writing tablets on Amazon
Although we do not recommend a specific tablet, our tutors mainly use one of two Huion tablets as they have found they are particularly good value.
The compact Huion H420 tablet can be purchased online from here or here.
The larger brother, Huion 580 tablet is also available online.
Both tablets support Windows and Mac.
- If you have an iPad, iPhone and a Mac computer, you can turn your touchscreen device into a writing tablet using an app like http://astropad.com/ or https://www.duetdisplay.com/