Tutoring-Online Tutor Responsibilities




Online Tutoring responsibilities are:


  1. Online Tutors act as Facilitators.

Online learning climate is open and non-threatening but nonetheless rigorous. All students should be comfortable enough to identify their difficulties openly, to challenge themselves, their tutor and be able to admit if they “don’t know”.


  1. Online Tutors set learning goals.

Be familiar with the learning objectives of both the Tutoring Topic at hand and the course to which the tutoring topic belongs. Be professional in speech and demeanor. Be knowledgeable about the school standards and curriculum offered at the school the student attends and at least have a general idea of what level the topic is being taught. Be forward thinking and prepare your students for future learning, act as a guide for progressive learning.


  1. Online Tutors extend and go beyond the basics.

Student learning continues after the tutoring session is over. For this reason online tutors should encourage critical thinking and ensure that the students’ knowledge is challenged and probed during the tutoring session and after.


  1. Online Tutors ensure that an objective, rigorous but evidence based evaluation occurs in the tutoring session.

Evaluating students based on routine questioning before the start of each online session and after.


  1. Online Tutors assist students to become independent and collaborative learners.


  1. Online Tutors assist and train students in developing appropriate study skills in order to succeed in future learning endeavors.

(guidance on reading and note-taking, skills on using the Internet, computer assisted learning programmes, etc) in order for them to complete their courses effectively.


  1. Marking Commenting Checking Assisting Students with Student Assignments.

Students are required to submit any tutoring documents to a tutor at least one day prior to a tutoring session. Tutors are to check the accuracy of all completed assignments, assist and facilitate students on completing those assignment, mark and save notes (as well as video footage) on all the tutoring sessions.


  1. Student Progress

Online tutors will use the tutorial and assignment systems to monitor fully the progress of individual students, by the maintenance of proper records of completed

assignments, grades, attendance at laboratory sessions, etc.


  1. Provide constant feedback to the student.




Online Tutoring Skills include:


  1. Facilitatory teaching through:

– asking non-directive, stimulating questions, challenging students as    appropriate

– presenting consequences of student conclusions, opposing views, cues as necessary

– indicating when additional external information is required

– referring students to resources


  1. Promoting group problem solving and critical thinking by helping students:

-to examine a range of phenomena, from the molecular level to the  family and community level

– to critically assess/appraise evidence supporting hypotheses – to define issues and synthesize information



  1. Promoting individual learning by:

-helping students to develop a study plan, considering students goals and programme goals

– helping students improve study methods including the selection of appropriate learning resources



  1. Evaluation through:

– helping students define personal objectives

– helping students select appropriate evaluation methods

– reviewing demonstrated learning achievement and ensuring that the student gets feedback

– reporting on individual student learning progress to parents