How should I prepare for my first lesson?

To prepare for your first lesson with a new tutor it is helpful if you:

  1. Know Your Goals
    What are you hoping to get out of your lessons? Knowing the answer to this question will help you get the most from your tutoring experience from day one. Let your tutor know about your short- and long-term goals to ensure you are both aligned.
  2. Share Learning Materials in Advance
    Once your tutor responds, the best way to ensure your expectations are met during a lesson is to equip them with the information they need to get you started in the right direction. Tutors suggest sharing materials like these:
    • Course syllabus or relevant course materials
    • Assignment description, rubric, or exam outlines
    • Previous work assignments

If your lesson is online, we recommend checking out our online tutoring FAQ and video tutorials to learn how each of the features on the Online Lesson Tool work so that you’re ready to use them during your first lesson.

When it comes time for your lesson, log in to your account Dashboard, and click on "Join My Online Lesson" on the left-hand side to join your tutor.

Please note, the Online Tool is not supported on mobile devices.

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