The University of La Verne has begun to offer a free 24-seven tutoring service to all students. The Academic Success Center has contracted with the program TutorMe, for which students can access numerous subjects, from English and statistics, to biology and chemistry and more.
Simply go on the app or the website via the La Verne Blackboard portal under “tools,” then “Tutor Me” and click the link to get started. Select a subject and give a brief description of what help you need. You can then upload any work in a separate file upload box.
Once a tutor is selected, their entire profile is available next to the chat box, where you can further discuss what you specifically need help with.Their profile, education level, work experience, teaching experience and a little note about themselves is all in the profile. Once the tutor has a basic understanding of the student’s need, the lesson and video chat begin.
Students are not required to share video or audio. The online lesson also offers a shared whiteboard. If any problems occur during the session, there is an option for the student to connect with a customer service representative at any time in a chat box. After a tutoring lesson, the user is prompted to give their tutor a rating and feedback.
TutorMe is a third-party service that offers over 300 different subjects and screens its tutors pre-hire for optimal learning experience. It does not matter if a student needs a five-minute or three-hour tutoring session, anyone can get connected to a tutor in less than a minute. All sessions are recorded for security of both parties.
– Lindsey Pacela