28 2 / 2012
I recently started to work for a company called Turning Point Tutoring. My days consist of planing for educational trips, writing a blog, updating a website and tutoring kids via the internet using Microsoft Lync.
Microsoft Lync is a voice/video conferencing program with a whiteboard. This is really useful because the whiteboard acts like a desk, shared between all the participants. If the student is reading Romeo and Juliet, the tutor can put questions on the whiteboard and the student can answer them. It’s interactive. It’s relationship. It’s tutoring.
Some of the students live in Beijing, China (or close to) and that adds another neat dynamic to the experience. I have two students right now, they are 10-12 years old. Really smart kids.
The educational trips are a huge bonus. My boss is taking me and some others to Montreal this weekend to research McGill and to experience some art and culture. We’re going to see my boss’s daughter dance in a recital with Mosaica. I wrote a blog about that too (here).
Check out the blog, check out your groceries, check out my blog.
Lucas M R