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Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteer Tutors

  • What is Tootor?
    Tootor is a project by NewArts Toronto, a charitable organization dedicated to expanding the horizons of children and youth through the arts, education and innovation, that is designed to help children reach their potential through our online tutoring platform. We personalize learning by connecting students to volunteer tutors online. We help students who are struggling with a particular subject or simply want to learn more!
  • How does the tutoring process work?
    Our tutoring process involves a student receiving one-on-one instruction from a tutor who is an expert in the subject the student needs help with. The process typically begins with an initial assessment to determine the student's current level of understanding and to identify areas that need improvement. Based on the assessment, the tutor will create a customized lesson plan that addresses the student's specific needs. During the tutoring sessions, the tutor will work with the student to explain and reinforce key concepts, answer questions, and provide feedback on the student's progress. The student will be expected to actively participate in the tutoring process by completing homework assignments and asking questions. The tutor will also be able to provide guidance on study skills and test-taking strategies, as well as offer additional resources to help the student succeed.
  • How can I schedule a tutoring session?
    Scheduling a tutoring session on our website is easy. To start, simply go to the "Book Online" tab or click the button below, and select the subject you need help with. You will be taken to the booking calendar where you can choose a date and time that works for you. You will also have the option to choose a tutor of your choice who specializes in that subject. On the calendar, you will see the available time slots for the tutors, you can pick one that fits with your schedule. If the time you want is not available, you can check back later as new time slots may open up. After you have selected a date and time, you will be asked to confirm your booking, and then you will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your session including the date, time, and the name of the tutor.
  • How can Hal the AI Tutor benefit students in their learning journey?
    Hal can answer students’ questions about Math, English, and Science, helping them understand concepts and solve problems. Students can use Hal to prepare for tests and assess their skills. Hal provides instant feedback on answers, helping students identify areas where they need to improve. And because Hal is available 24/7, students can access an AI-powered tutor whenever they need it. Whether it's late at night or on the go, Hal is always there to help. With Hal's personalized tutoring, students can receive individualized support that is tailored to their specific needs and learning style. Hal adapts to each student's pace and provides feedback and guidance to help them improve.
  • How much does the tutoring services cost?
    Our online tutoring services are very affordable. We offer a subscription-based model, which means that for only $5 a month, you will have unlimited access to our tutoring services. This means that you can schedule as many tutoring sessions as you need, in any subject, at any time, without any additional costs. In addition, to make it easy for you to try our service, we offer a free first week trial. This will give you the opportunity to try our service and see if it is a good fit for you before committing to a subscription. You can also cancel your subscription at any time. If you're not satisfied with the service, you can cancel at any time and you won't be charged for the next month. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality education, and our goal is to make that happen by offering affordable and accessible tutoring services.
  • What subjects do you offer tutoring in?
    We offer online tutoring in Math, English, and Science based on the Ontario Curriculum. These subjects are taught by experienced and qualified tutors who are able to provide personalized support to students. Whether it's help with homework, preparing for a test, or understanding a difficult concept, our tutors are here to help.
  • What curriculum does your tutoring service follow?
    Our online tutoring service is based on the Ontario Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12. This curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to succeed in school and in life. It covers a wide range of subjects, including Math, English, and Science. Our tutors are experienced in teaching the Ontario Curriculum and are able to provide personalized support and guidance to students as they work through the curriculum.
  • How can I become a volunteer tutor for your organization?
    If you're interested in becoming a tutor for our online tutoring service, you can apply by filling out the volunteer application form. This form can be accessed by clicking the button below. If you are having trouble viewing the form, you can also email Our application process includes a thorough review of your qualifications, including your education and teaching experience. If you are selected, you will be contacted by a member of our team. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.
  • How are you able to provide this service for only $5 a month?
    All of our tutors are volunteers who want to earn high school community service hours and post-secondary credits for the hours they teach. Our volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experience. The $5 monthly subscription cost and donations we receive help cover our operating costs, such as maintaining our platform and paying for the resources and tools that tutors use. We strive to keep our costs low so that we can make our service accessible to as many students as possible.
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