As much as the pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people, tutors and students are also adversely affected on a large scale. Classes had to be shifted from the campus to a digital learning environment. Many students lost their interest in studying and tutors in Adelaide, London, Beijing, New York, basically all around the globe, found it quite difficult to cope with such obstacles. However, thanks to the innovative and engaging apps, they have made the boring classrooms into a fun learning space and the tutors are able to properly keep track of their classes and assessments in an organized manner.
Numerous apps can help you bridge the gap between students and tutors. Therefore, we have listed the best must-have apps for tutors that are guaranteed to make teaching your students online a breeze for you:
If you’re on the hunt for a fun tool to assess your students’ learning, this app is the one. It allows you to create quizzes and poll questions of any subject and your students can easily engage from any device. To save you the hassle of lengthy manual checking, it gives you instant feedback for your record. It also allows you to track every single student’s progress to see who is improving and who is not. It is used by over 20 million people around the world and the account can be easily set up in a matter of minutes without any unnecessary surveys.
Is it getting hard for you to keep track of assessments, exams, classes, attendance, and whatnot? Tick Tick is an app that lets you plan everything from classes to marking tests by maintaining a to-do list. It allows you to stay on track without lagging behind any task. You can also choose reminders to repeat for frequent tasks so you don’t have to start from scratch every single time. It allows you to create checklists and sort goals chronologically. It features an intuitive design which makes it very user-friendly.
If you’re one of the tutors who teach languages to students, assessing their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills is made a breeze by this app called Duolingo. To evaluate how well your student is performing, this app comes with a wide variety of engaging and easy-to-use functions to help you with that. It will allow your students to learn multiple languages like Chinese, English, Spanish, Turkish, Korean, etc. It doesn’t require you to pay a few dimes to access its beneficial features as it’s totally free. You can track your student’s progress on a timely basis to ensure they excel on this language-learning path.
StudyBlue Flashcards & Quizzes
Conducting lessons and tests afterward in the same ole traditional method can bore you and your students. To take it up a notch, the StudyBlue app helps you to make study materials and flashcards for interesting teaching sessions. You can also share flashcards with your students once you’re done creating them in real-time. It’s not only limited to teachers, students can also create flashcards for free with audio and visual content. If you’re too lazy to create materials yourself, you can even access over 500+ million study materials. And the best part is that you can also arrange quizzes to track your student’s academic performance.
This app is ideal if you take multiple courses or classes at a time. It allows you to create different channels where your students can even work on a group project and share their ideas with each other while you can keep an eye on their activities or throw some of your unique ideas too. It also allows its users to chat with each other face-to-face and you can share documents with your students easily. The introverts in your class can take advantage of the direct message feature.
You can also create a to-do list to keep track of every individual’s performance and you can instantly leave feedback to them.
A tutor must have the ability to tailor their teaching methods according to every individual’s needs and preferences. The question is how can they figure out every student’s different needs without being biased? FormsApp allows teachers to create and edit Google forms on the go. You can create classroom surveys, feedback or questions forms, and course evaluation or student assessment to keep your teaching strategy top-notch and easy to understand for every student. No matter where you are, it allows you to work offline as well. When a student shares their response, you will be immediately notified.
LiveBoard Interactive Whiteboard App
Teaching difficult concepts of Physics, Chemistry, or Math by solely communicating with your students in front of a camera becomes even harder for them to understand. This whiteboard app allows you to engage with your students with an interactive whiteboard or you can even create a colorful presentation beforehand to ensure they get extensive knowledge of any subject. You can also trim pages from any PDF document and create a multi-page board. In case any of your students miss the class, there’s a record feature that allows you to record and share your live lessons with them.
Conducting an assessment online is easy, however, collecting them from your students can be a hassle. Dropbox stores a large number of files and photos from different students in one place to ensure you don’t have to go through your overly-crowded photo gallery for marking assessments.
Your handwritten notes can also be shared with multiple students with the help of link sharing and your notes can be scanned and converted into PDF files in a matter of minutes.
My Final Thoughts
No matter what, it’s necessary to make a friendly, interactive, and engaging learning experience for students to elevate their knowledge. Therefore, you should get hold of the apps mentioned above and see what works best for you as everyone has their own preference. Once you figure it out, the learning journey will be fun and convenient for you and your students.