Reading resources for tutors

Are you reading with your student during your tutoring session over Zoom? Do you wish you had a copy of the book your student is reading with/to you?

Here are some resources where you can find YOUR copy of the book online:

FREE ONLINE READING RESOURCES:

Hoopla app – Hoopladigital.com

 You access Hoopla online or on the Hoopla app on your phone.  You do need a library card to access it. (See below for applying for a card if you don’t have one)  What is great about this option is that all the books that are listed are available right away.  No holds, no waiting.  You can also borrow audiobooks, music and movies all in the same place.  When you go to sign up, choose “San Mateo County Libraries” as your library system and enter your library card and PIN.  Once you are signed up you can access the app directly.  You get 20 borrows a month for free!

Libby app  – Libbyapp.com

This is an online borrowing app from Overdrive.  This is a way you can check out e-books and audiobooks from our local San Carlos Library.   You can find it in the app store on your device/phone or you can access it from your laptop. You will sign up one time with your library card and then you will get free access from then on.

Need to get a Library card? – https://smcl.org/card-services/get-a-card/

You can apply for a library card even while you’re stuck at home. The Access Services team emails the applicant his/her library card number and pin within 1 full business day. Physical cards will be mailed out later on as we’re allowed back into the libraries.

TRAINING ON REMOTE TUTORING AND NEW TUTOR ORIENTATION ON OCT. 21

Healthy Cities tutoring provided tutors for almost 500 students at 14 schools in San Carlos and Redwood City during the 2019-20 school year. Additional tutors are needed again this year to meet the need. Due to the pandemic we will switch from in person tutoring to online tutoring.

Volunteers range in age from 14-96 and no prior tutoring experience is needed – just an interest in helping a child for 45 minutes once a week and the technical capability to connect online.  Scheduling is flexible, before, during or after school. Training will be provided.

TRAINING INFORMATION FOR OCTOBER 21

  • What will be covered?
    • short orientation for new applicants
    • majority of the time will focus on how to make an online tutoring session successful
  • Where: in the comfort of your own home
  • When: Wednesday, October 21
  • Time: 7:00-8:15 pm (rsvp below)

 We need more tutors like YOU! Hope you can join us on October 21!

Training on remote tutoring and new tutor orientation on Sept. 15

Healthy Cities tutoring provided tutors for almost 500 students at 14 schools in San Carlos and Redwood City during the 2019-20 school year. Additional tutors are needed again this year to meet the need. Due to the pandemic we will switch from in person tutoring to online tutoring.

Volunteers range in age from 14-96 and no prior tutoring experience is needed – just an interest in helping a child for 45 minutes once a week and the technical capability to connect online.  Scheduling is flexible, before, during or after school. Training will be provided.

TRAINING INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 15

  • What will be covered?
    • short orientation for new applicants
    • majority of the time will focus on how to make an online tutoring session successful
  • Where: in the comfort of your own home
  • When: Tuesday, September 15
  • Time: Two identical sessions offered: 10:00-11:00 am and 7:00-8:00 pm (rsvp below)

 We need more tutors like YOU! Hope you can join us on september 15! 

If you can’t make the September 15 training, no worries! We will record the session and have scheduled an additional training for October 21 (details to follow later).

 

Click here if you would like to attend the morning session

 

 

Click here if you would like to attend the evening session

Brown bag lunch and learn with JR Bae – 5/13 at noon

There will be another Brown Bag Lunch ‘n Learn session on “How To Use Zoom” on Wednesday 5/13 at noon. You can see the invitation and rsvp here.

HOW TO USE ZOOM?
Healthy Cities Tutoring is inviting you to a virtual Zoom meeting. You can participate without downloading Zoom by just entering the meeting URL in your web browser or by calling the phone number below to listen to the meeting.

Are you wondering how remote tutoring works via Zoom? 

Would you like to learn how to share screens or even a whiteboard with your student during your tutoring session?

If you answered YES! to any of these questions, please join JR for a virtual Brown Bag Lunch and Learn where we will discuss tips and tools to use Zoom to tutor during distance learning.

If you have specific questions, feel free to email them to jrbae@healthycitiestutoring.org by Tuesday, 5/12, and we will do our best to answer them on the call or provide an email reply after.

How to Join our Zoom Meeting – Online 
Please download your free “Zoom Client for Meetings” here: https://us02web.zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Then enter this URL into your browser to join our Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8461093586

Meeting ID: 846 109 3586

To listen by phone – dial +1 669-900-6833 US -San Jose, then enter Meeting ID #.

If possible, downloading Zoom on your phone, Ipad, or computer prior to our meeting is most beneficial. 

Stay tuned.

Brown bag lunch and learn with Cynthia – 4/29 at noon

Wednesday, 4/29, please join us for a Virtual Brown Bag Lunch and Learn 

Do you want to connect with your student? Are you wondering how remote tutoring works? 

Would you like simple tips on how to stay in touch or how to do a remote tutoring session?

If you answered YES, please join Cynthia for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 from 12:00pm-12:30pm on Zoom
Please be sure to add Zoom to your phone, Ipad, or laptop prior to our meeting.