How to Get the Right Tech Setup for Online Tutoring

As an Online Tutor with OTAK Tuition, you are aware that you need a reliable desktop or laptop and fast internet for teaching online. But, as a tutor, you need to use a reliable machine. Online teaching requires a couple of essentials that cannot be negotiated. You need a desktop or notebook, nice headphones, and a stable internet connection. These hardware bits enhance teaching strategies to ensure that your students will have an enjoyable time.

The tech setup you have will affect the way you engage with your students for online tuition classes, how much students will enjoy your online tuition classes, and even how professional you look. Having a solid tech setup is crucial and here are tips you can follow.

  • Background

The majority of online tutoring platform recommend that their tutors should have a professional backdrop behind them. This can be a blank wall that you decorate with relevant posters.

You can set up a bulletin board behind you with your name and some interesting items that reflect your personality. These can be trinkets and souvenirs that are related to your hobbies. You can set up your virtual classroom, and it is an excellent way to practice your creativity. You can also use a reward system or flags on the bulletin board so that your students are kept engaged.

  • Device

Registering as an OTAK Online Tutor can be done on any device including a smart phone. The OTAK Whiteboard and the Tutor Portal must be accessed using a laptop, desktop or any compatible device like a notebook or iPad with more than 1280 resolution or a screen size bigger than 10 inches.  This will ensure an optimal experience and navigation of the OTAK Online Tuition Platform and it’s innovate and custom built Whiteboard.

  • Decent Headset

 Many online tuition platforms will recommend that you must have a headset with a built-in microphone so that students can clearly hear you during your online tuition classes.

You can use a high-quality headset to eliminate any background noise in your space that can distract you and your students. You must make sure that the headset you choose is compatible with your laptop because not all computers use a USB port.

  • Processor

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) or processor is the most important part of a computer. It acts a lot like a brain that it sends and receives signals from devices and it will run programs. The faster the processor, the faster your computer responds and the quicker it will be to finish tasks on the online tuition platform and whiteboard.

  • Stable Internet Connection

Even if it is possible to teach while on WiFi, it is a lot better to use a wired connection during your online tuition sessions. This will minimise your connection from dropping suddenly and getting disconnected during your online tuition class.

Using ethernet cables give you a faster and more reliable internet connection, and you can plug them straight into the router.

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

 Some online tuition platform and whiteboards will require you to have at least 8GB of RAM. This is to make sure that you do not clog the RAM, you should not have too many windows open while teaching.

However, with OTAK Tuition’s innovative design, you don’t need to worry about the RAM of your device or clearing up memory space!

The OTAK Online Tuition Platform runs with any of these browsers on a stable internet. The preferred browser would be the latest versions of “Google Chrome”, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.  These browsers work well on most desktops and laptops.

The OTAK IT Team recommends that your device has at least 2GB of RAM with a decent CPU from Intel or AMD with 2 Cores or above. Higher specs would definitely result in a seamless experience of the OTAK Online Tuition Platform.

  • Good Lighting

 Having great lighting where you want to teach from is going to improve the overall quality of your online tuition lessons.  You can use a selfie ring or table lamp light so that your students can see you clearly when you are teaching.

These tips will help you to prepare for your classes and improve your online tuition sessions. Your students will look forward to your online tuition classes and this will help boost your star rating.

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