The Student Services Centre of La Cité is pleased to offer a new on-line tutoring service for University of Regina students and the general public. The virtual tutoring service is particularly well-suited to students with travel constraints or busy schedules.
Enjoy the greater flexibility of virtual tutoring by meeting with your tutor in the comfort of your home using Skype.
Before the first virtual session
If you don’t already have Skype on your computer, be ready to spend some time prior to the session on installing the platform on your computer and to create a user profile.
What do you need in order to use Skype on your computer?
Familiarize yourself with the key elements that will let you connect to a tutoring session.
Add the centredeservices1 account to your contacts. Your tutor will call you from that account to begin your session.
Familiarize yourself with the system
Learn about Skypes features
Share your computer screen with your tutor
Do a test call before your first virtual session
Make your reservations online
Login to your student profile to reserve your virtual tutoring session the same way you do an in-person tutoring session, only be sure to select the virtual session option in the session type.
What is the process?
The day of the session, 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your appointment with your tutor, login to Skype.
- Make sure that all Skype software updates have been installed on your computer
- Make sure the account Centredeservices1 is added to your Skype contacts
- If you have not done it before, make a test call to ensure that your speakers and microphone are working
- At the scheduled meeting time, your tutor will call using the video call feature
- Have a great session!
Once you’re connected to your virtual tutoring session, you can interact in various ways, as you’d do in a face-to-face meeting. The discussion and annotation tools permit you communicate simply and effectively.
Skype only needs to be downloaded once, but make sure to do regular updates whenever prompted to ensure compatibility with your tutor.
Become familiar with the system using the above instructions and links to fully understand how virtual tutoring sessions work