I am actually not the best teacher in the world. I tend to ramble and wander around what it is I am teaching, which isn’t the best system for teaching students that have fallen behind. This is why, in school, I opted to avoid tutoring others at all costs. I just didn’t have the patience nor the ability to commit to the responsibility.
Although it was never for me, many others find a lot of satisfaction in tutoring students to succeed in their schooling. In order to be an effective tutor, you need quality educational tools, but tools cost money and tutoring is not always a lucrative business, especially for freelance tutors.
In order to bridge this gap between income and resources, I have compiled an alphabetical list of free tutoring resources that will aid you in your teaching and your students in their learning. Some are specifically for tutors while others are useful for both the teacher during sessions and the student while studying on their own time.
1. IDroo Basic
IDroo is an online whiteboard tool that is free for basic subscription users. With IDroo you can present your lessons in a visual manner on an online whiteboard for your students to view and follow along with.
The basic version allows you ten boards, the first two pages of longform documents, and 50MB of storage space to start out with. As for tools, the Basic and Premium versions come with the same tools and functions.
2. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is one of the biggest names in online learning. If you are a teacher with very little time to tutor students that are falling behind, Khan Academy is the perfect resource to enroll your students into. Khan offers completely free, open online courses covering from a wide variety of subjects including Mathematics, Science, Computing, Arts, Social Sciences, and even test preparation.
The subjects are also separated by grade level difficulty so the lessons will be tailored to the student’s needs.
Mometrix Academy is a free online test preparation tool full of review videos for wide range of subjects. Not only does Mometrix deal with college admissions tests (SAT, ACT, etc.), but it also includes subjects such as business management, nursing, graduate school tests, legal, finance, and much more.
These videos are the perfect resource for tutors to help explain concepts to students and areas well as an easy-to-use, at -home resource.
Perhaps your students are of a younger age and aren’t effective learners through standard worksheets and other traditional methods. Well, SmartTutor offers tons of free educational games, reading lessons, flashcards, and other visually stimulating tools built to help with lesson retention.
These fun games will educate and entertain your tutored students.
Tutor.com has compiled an aggregation of tutoring resources and tools for all sorts of subjects, available with a simple keyword search. You can find anything from worksheets and video lessons to entire courses on a subject.
Never go without study material again.
TutorsClass is an online tutoring platform for educators and freelance tutors to invite students to learn outside of the classroom. TutorClass has online whiteboards, live chat functions, file uploads, math formula creation tools, and much more.
These educators are paid the entire per student charge through the program in most cases, except under the basic free program. The basic plan allows for five free classes per month, however, in this case, TutorsClass collects a 20% commission per lesson before the money is paid to the teacher.
Once you’ve solidified your tutoring service empire, you will be able to move into some of the premium options that some of these services offer, allowing you to take on a larger workload. As for other paid tutoring software options, be sure to check out our list of the top tutoring software products on Capterra!
Have you used any of these resources before? Were they helpful or no? Let us know in the comments below!
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