Dear Valued AHVISE Community,
At AHVISE we are dedicated to improving our services to better help our families living in rural/remote areas. Recently, we introduced our virtual classroom feature for volunteers and families. We have since decided to expand on this and include an online tutoring platform. This will provide new alternatives for volunteers to provide assistance to you and your family.
Below we have answered a few questions and included a step by step walkthrough on how to select this option when creating your placement. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact AHVISE for more answers.
What Is Online Tutoring?
Online tutoring is the newest development in education and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. It works similarly to a physical classroom, and on some platforms, you can screen share. The volunteer and student can work one on one and the volunteer can assist the student with subjects they might be struggling with. We hope this platform will provide better assistance to your children living in rural areas.
How Does It Work?
The most common platform used for online tutoring is zoom, other platforms like Skype can also be used. By using zoom your volunteer can share their screen to partner read a story, or use the whiteboard to draw pictures and play activities together.
Why Do We Need It?
We understand there can sometimes be schedule conflict and your placement might not be filled on time. Living in remote areas can be challenging and we hope to eliminate these problems by providing you with different options. This platform is non-compulsory which gives you the freedom to choose what works best for you.
Can Volunteers Still Visit Us?
You still have the ability to request a volunteer to visit and help you on the farm. Online tutoring works to supplement our current program and provide you with new avenues to explore. On our website when you create a placement you will have 3 options, volunteer, online tutor or both. Then we will pair the right volunteer to your family for a great placement.
How To Select ‘Virtual Tutoring’:
Below we have included a step by step guide on how to select ‘virtual tutoring’ when creating a placement. Keep in mind you will also be able to choose both virtual tutoring and a home-stay tutor.
Step 1: Visit AHVISE
Visit www.ahvise.org.au and click the ‘LOG IN‘ button on the top right-hand corner of the website. If you have forgotten your log in details please contact Claudia Mon-Thurs 12-2pm.
Step 2: Login
Enter your login details.
Step 3: Create a placement
Click ‘create placement’ on the top header once you’ve logged into your account
Step 4: Choose a placement type
After filling out your placement details scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose your ‘preferred type of placement’.
Step 5: Choose a placement option
Choose a placement option from the drop-down list.
Step 6: Preview
Once you’ve chosen your ideal placement, click preview before submitting.
Step 7: Submit
Click edit listing to change information or submit listing to make your placement live so volunteers can see it.
We hope this was helpful for you and answered any questions you have in regards to the virtual tutoring program. If you have any inquiries or more questions to ask in regards to our current programs feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (07) 3103 2070.