By selecting a online tutoring program one may actually help yourself. There are a great deal of software alternatives that you can use to tutor students online. One of the most complete online tutoring programs currently available is offered by TutorFi.com. The program is very friendly and very easy to use for tutors and students and has a assortment of functions that can make your record-keeping, scheduling, and teaching a breeze .

Subscribers to TutorFi’s program will log in to their own administrative screen in which  they can control everything they want to have a very successful business. A safe database permits them to keep customer information, for example  names of the parents, the subject areas their students require guidance in, usernames and passwords, and of course, billing information for their tutors fees. Tutors can also easily post their weekly docket for their clients to look at and request sessions. The main administrative screen will also allow tutors to view and keep track of any approaching sessions that their customers have asked for .

Each one of a tutor’s clients have their very own unique username and password which allows them to access their individual online classroom. Here they may view any upcoming sessions that they have already set up  with their tutor, look at their tutor’s available hours and ask for future sessions, and go into the private online classroom to learn with their tutor.

Both tutor and student may log into the online classroom from the main screens. After logging in at the same time, they can communicate one-on-one, real time, by talking and by drawing or writing on the whiteboard. They will be able to speak with each other on the computer’s microphone and speakers and interact just like they are having a phone conversation. Both tutor and customer  will have access to a 24 hour toll free microphone tech support to at the start configure their microphones. Once set up right , communication becomes a breeze and works well whether internet access goes through dial up or through quicker connections.

In addition to communicating verbally in real time, both will be able to view what the other just wrote or drew on the whiteboard simultaneously . This is super helpful while working to learn math skills, chemistry or physics problems, or discussing a passage that was cut and pasted onto the computer screen. There are a variety of tools that can be accessed by both student and tutor to help make learning more effective and fun . The most commonly used tools are those that allow shapes to be drawn on the screen. Tutors not only use this feature when teaching geometry or other math or science problems involving pictures, but they also use them to help direct ideas or concepts on the screen .

Another option is to use the freehand tool to draw or write on the screen . This tool is comparable to using a piece of chalk on the chalkboard or a pen on paper. This is easy and quick to use.  Other options that are available are different colors and font sizes, the ability to cut and paste text from other sources onto the whiteboard, and you can also print whatever is on the screen to file away and go back to when you need to.  Despite the great number of functions,  it is very user friendly to use and students, even very young ones, can learn how to use the whiteboard in minutes .
 
In addition to the management system and the online classroom, TutorFi.com subscribers are also given support through email and phone, and access to a members-only website, www.youretutoringbusiness.com, that contains a variety of information on topics ranging from advertising ideas to charging clients for sessions. Tutors will also be granted membership to a private forum where they are encouraged to participate, ask questions, and share ideas with other TutorFi.com tutors . Lastly, subscribers to TutorFi.com have access to exclusive parent leads. Parents looking to find a tutor for their child will fill out a form through TutorFi.com which is then passed on to the tutors who in turn will contact these apprehensive parents and hopefully obtain new customers for their business .

TutorFi.com subscribers realize that although there are several ways to tutor students online, but, in my opinion there is only one complete online tutoring program that will help you manage every aspect of their tutoring business.  Check out what TutorFi.com has to offer by visiting their website at www.TutorFi.com/tutors and find out how you could start and maintain your very own online tutoring business.