I tutored a student in the eighth grade in the Latino student fund where in which we specifically focused on math. We made use of Khan Academy videos in order to help go over methods in order to solve problems from his math homework. We then focused on solving specific problems from his math homework where we used a blackboard over a zoom meeting in order for him to write the problems that we would go over. After he wrote each problem, his method and solution to the problems I helped him correct any mistakes he encountered in his problem solving so that he wouldn't continue to make the same mistakes in further applications of this math topic.
This was a new tutor orientation that gave a basic overview of what is expected of tutors in the Latino Student Fund and a description of what the program does. Earlier in the orientation, the objectives of the program was highlighted as to why the program specifically focuses on assisting Latino students and how the program has helped Latino students during the years the program has been active. Next, the presenter discussed what is expected of the tutor in terms of their interaction with the student in the a virtual setting such as creating a bond with the student, identifying student's weaknesses and creating an appropriate setting while in a virtual meeting. Later in the meeting we covered the duties of tutors such as documenting the progress of students and what tools tutors would need such as Duolingo, Quizlet and Khanacademy in order to help tutor the student. Additionally, the schedule for tutoring throughout the week and on the weekend was presented to give tutors an idea of when they could tutor students. And lastly some tips and strategies were provided that would help in engaging the student and helping to keep the attention of the student while in the tutoring session.