Each NexGen Tutoring session is 60 minutes long, and tutors are paid $30 per session. You will need to become familiar with the platform and resources. Please email me to schedule a fifteen-minute Google Meet session, so I can help you get started. We want you to communicate to us what is working well for you and what is not working so you can have the support you need to be successful.
If you need to reschedule your session, contact your student as soon as possible.
Parents may reschedule your tutoring session with no penalty up to 24 hours before the scheduled session. If however, they cancel within 24 hours of the session, payment is due in full.
You are required to wait 15 minutes before marking a student as a NO SHOW.
If the student is a no-show, the payment for the session will still be paid.
Because the nature of the tutoring sessions is to improve academic performance, it is encouraged that the student attends regularly and on time.
Tutors will be communicating with students in a variety of ways. Please be familiar with our policies for establishing successful relationships online:
Be polite, courteous, and professional in all emails.
Be clear and precise in your language. This is especially important if you are explaining a concept to a student through written communication.
During sessions, use the video feature so that your student can see their tutor at all times. Encourage your student to also use this feature for the most effective sessions.
Email your students prior to your first online session with instructions on how to use the tutoring website. A sample letter is included at the end of this information.
Students may email you with more specific questions about the material outside of any tutoring sessions. Be sure to set limits with students when it comes to responding to emails. This means letting them know that you will get back with them within 24 or 48 hours. Your tutoring time should be limited to the duration of the scheduled online session. If you are receiving multiple emails from an individual student on a regular basis, report this to your Team Leader.
If you feel there is workplace harassment of any kind involving your student or their family, this issue needs to be documented and your Team Leader needs to be notified immediately.
Choose a professional place to work from that is free from distractions and offers you and your student privacy during your session.
Tutors will not take pictures or recordings of their sessions on personal devices.
Tutors will not mention specific students or details from tutoring sessions on social media.
Send an email to your new student introducing yourself and giving instructions on how to join your first session on NexGenTutoring.com. A sample email template is included in this welcome information.
Start off with something positive by having the student share something good from their school week.
Have a goal for the time together that both the tutor and the student are aware of.
Stay aware of how time is being spent.
Instruction: Encourage discussion during your session rather than lecturing or direct instruction.
Reflection: The final 3-5 minutes will be used to review what the student learned and wants to work on next session. Use questions to review progress.
-What has gone well?
-What are you seeing that shows this strategy is successful?
-What did you learn?
-What surprised you?
-What roadblocks are you running into?
You could also have the student tell you a question they still have. This will prompt the student to think about the lesson, and it will also give the tutor insight into what could be worked on in the next session.
Type these reflections in the session notes for the parents to see on the student’s account.
Let your student know you appreciate them coming to the session, and provide a positive comment to end on.
Prompt the student to click “End Session”. When both the student and the tutor click “End Session”, payment to the tutor for that session will be made.
Our tutors agree not to use this site to complete assignments, write papers, take tests for a student or complete work that would violate conduct policies of a school, university, or academic institution. Our tutors are here to support students in completing their own work.
Be prepared. Make sure you understand why they are here for tutoring. What concerns does the parent have? What concerns does the student have?
Ask students open-ended questions. What is working well for you? (with classwork, with organizing, with test-taking, in other tutoring experiences) Ask what is not working well right now.
NexGen Tutoring has an academic team to provide effective instructional strategies that are critical to providing an effective tutoring program. When you are hired, you will be given the contact information for your Team Leader. You are encouraged to contact your Team Leader for ideas that involve guided practice, best practices for interacting with students online, and how to resolve technology issues.
Assessments are needed for the purpose of guiding the tutoring process. The information from the assessments will identify what the student currently knows and what they need to work on. Assessments can be as short as one question. Tutors should track the progress of their students to gather data that will guide them in adjusting strategies and improving learning.
Progress can be measured by setting goals and determining steps for reaching that goal. Plan a pre-assessment to identify what the student currently knows and what they need to work on. Provide opportunities for the student to work with you, ask questions and try the skill on their own so you can see their process. Use the same assessment to monitor growth after the practice.
Intrinsic motivation comes from being guided by internal passion and curiosity. When a tutor customizes the learning to meet the student’s needs and finds ways to make the subject interesting and applicable, it can improve a child’s intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation produces long-term results.
Hello [Student’s Name],
My name is _______________, and I will be working with you on [type subject they chose for tutoring]. We will be working together to help you achieve your goals.
Our first session is scheduled for [type the date and time]. You will join our session by [type directions for logging in].
I am looking forward to getting to know you as we work together. See you soon!