Teaching organic chemistry has been a passion of mine for the past eight years. I’m a full time independent chemistry tutor, both worldwide via Skype and locally in Western Massachusetts. In addition to helping hundreds of students all over the world, I have also helped many local students at schools like UMass, Amherst College, Smith College, Mt Holyoke, STCC, HCC, Westfield State, Bay Path, Elms College, AIC and Western New England University.
Online teaching requires special considerations. You may find that much of what you’re used to telling students verbally now needs to be translated into text. You’ll also want to know what technology options are available to make sure you’re taking advantage of your options: Are timed quizzes available? Does your learning management system (LMS) allow links to YouTube? Can students video themselves answering discussion questions, or does their homework have to be written? Beyond knowing the ins and outs of the LMS you'll be using, here are some ways to ensure a successful adaption of your curriculum:
All new applicants to the certificate program who are considering beginning the program with any of the other courses should note the required prerequisites must first be completed. EDUC 40989 Introduction to Teaching Online and EDUC 40990 Foundations of Curriculum Design and Evaluation are required prerequisites for all the other courses throughout the program.
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I have been tutoring with Louisiana State University Shreveport for one semester, but have been leading group study sessions since my freshmen year of college. I first encountered the Student Success Center in the fall of 2017 when I attended a Supplemental Instruction Session for Organic Chemistry I. I found the sessions so helpful in allowing me to further understand the difficult concepts of the course through metacognitive intervention that I attended every session after that. The results of attending those sessions reflected in my grades, and I passed the course with an A. Not only did I receive helpful instruction through the Student Success Center, my confidence in my academic ability grew as well. I wanted to offer this same helpfulness and confidence to my peers, so I sought to tutor for the Student Success Center to use the same learning strategies that helped me to help my peers.
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Coach’s study included conversations and surveys with the tutors. An essential focus of this dialogue was to unpack why tutors weren’t planning to adopt online tutoring and why some of them were tutoring so few of their students online. They also aimed to discover what some of the pain points might be for tutors who had moved almost completely to online.
Unfortunately I’d be lying if I told you we didn’t see technical errors from time to time at Skooli. However, the few technical errors we do encounter are easily addressed. By ensuring your browser is up to date and you’ve given the right permissions to access your microphone and camera, you’ll be up and running in most online classrooms no problem. At Skooli, we find that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the easiest browsers to use, while Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer are a little trickier to navigate.
This virtual educational institution works with school districts in several states to serve students remotely. It hires certified teachers who are responsible for instruction, testing and grading with their students. Not all teaching positions are home-based, and not all home-based positions are listed in the database under “home-based.” Some are associated with a specific city.