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April 5, 2010

New student

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 7:30 pm

I have a new student. She is a teacher in the United States looking to upgrade her skills so she can teach a higher grade level. We connected okay. I am going over some sample questions she might be asked on a multiple choice test.

April 2, 2010

new student doing well

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 5:20 pm

My student by telephone has turned into an online student. We connected the computers okay and now are trying to get the audio perfected so she doesn’t have to dial long distance.

She is getting 92% on her homework and 74% on her tests.

March 22, 2010

New student by telephone

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 3:20 pm

I just had a sucessful tutoring session by telephone alone. The student is taking high school level calculus. The subject was first and second derivative tests.

January 20, 2010

Two new students

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 9:45 pm

I have two new students. One is studying probability and statistics at Queen’s University. The other is a grade 10 student in Aurora.

August 19, 2009

New student from Toronto

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 1:39 pm

It looks like I may have an adult student from Toronto. He is interested in taking engineering in university but needs to learn calculus, physics and some civil engineering. He has sent me two electronic books on calculus and I selected the best one for us to be working from. I suggested he go through the first chapter and attempt some of the problems on functions, before I teach him about limits and  the derivative.

He has a lot of the equipment he will need already including a writing pad and a scanner. So I think we will have no problem communicating. I am looking forward to meeting him online.

He had no problem with my charging for offline work.  I think this is a good way to work. He sends me his attempt at some problems, then I work on them offline, then we meet online and I address his concerns. This way he will learn more if he makes an attempt at the problems, rather than me going over the solutions.

June 29, 2009

Belgium student update

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 10:53 am

It is going well with my student from Belgium. He is getting 92% now!

In order to improve the audio we removed the video component. Now we can communicate much better.

May 20, 2009

New Student from Belgium

Filed under: student updates — Rob @ 2:08 pm

I Just had three successful online tutoring sessions with a student from Belgium. He is a Canadian taking an online course and needs some extra help with grade 11 math.

At first I used the online chat feature of the software I am using to communicate. We then tried to connect with audio, but it turned out his bandwidth was too small. He changed from wireless and that seemed to solve the audio problem. Now we are communicating in audio, I am using the whiteboard to write to him. He has tried writing to me with his mouse, and it works okay-but I suggested he might get a tablet so that he could write to me more easily.

I like being able to display files using the whiteboard one of the supported files is pdf, which is quite common I suppose. My scanner will save a document in this format so it makes it more useful to me.

The teaching is going well I think he is able to understand what I am explaining to him and the time seems to go by fast for both of us. I will see him online again on Wednesday May 27th.


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