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                         A Guide for Teachers
four minutes.
Helping Learning plans to
be the global leader in the
provision of online support
for learners of all ages, no
matter where they are in
the world.
If you are interested in
                                “Register now and work when
being part of this innovative
and exciting venture you
                                        you want to!”
will need to register with
us.
To ensure the safety of
young people under 18 they
will only be connected to
teachers who have an
enhanced Criminal Records
Bureau disclosure.
To use the Helping
Learning service, you
will need to have
access to the internet
using a pc with a
microphone and
speakers or a
headset. The use of
a webcam could
enhance the service
that you can offer.
As we use Skype, the
free internet
telephony service,
you will need to
download their free
software before          www.skype.com
registering.
You can access the
Teacher Area from
our home page.
     U.K. teachers

To register you will need
your DfES/Teacher
Reference Number.

If you are not a
qualified teacher you
will appear on the list as
unqualified.

We will then contact
you to request further
information.
If you are a teacher
who is not registered
with the GTC we will
require additional
information from you
before we can allow
you use of the Helping
Learning service.
  Non - UK teachers

Please complete the
standard registration form
with as much detail as is
appropriate.

As part of our checking
process we will require
evidence of your teaching
qualifications, any police
clearance that you have
been given to work with
young people and two
professional references.

We will contact you if we
require further information.
     TESL teachers

Please complete the
standard registration form
with as much detail as is
appropriate.
As part of our checking
process we will require
evidence of your TESL
teaching qualifications, any
police clearance that you
have been given to work
with young people and two
professional references.

We will contact you if we
require further information.
The information that
you provide will be
stored on our secure
server.
We will not share this
information with
anyone else.
You can view our
Privacy Statement
from the link at the
bottom of our
website.
Once we have
satisfactorily processed
your registration you      “Our teachers log in to Helping
will receive a username
and password.              Learning and then continue
These will enable you to   with other work whilst waiting
offer your professional
help through Helping       for a call”
Learning.
Using the password
and username you
can access your area
on our website.
Here you can make
alterations to your
personal details;
alter, or request
payment of your fees
and deal with other
aspects of your
account.
Once registered you
will need to complete
your account details.
This will include the
name that you wish
to be known by on
the screen, the fee
that you will charge
and also your Skype
details.
You can return to this
page and alter the
details at any time.
The next task is to
download our Client
software on to your
computer.
Once downloaded
our software will
appear in your
program list.
Just click on it when
you want to go
online with Helping
Learning.
Once you have clicked
to log in, the window
can be minimised until
you wish to log out.
As soon as you log in
you will appear on the
list of teachers who are
available to give help
with the set of subjects
you have declared.
You are automatically
removed from this list
during the time you are
helping a student or
when you log out.
When a student
selects you from the
list of available
teachers, you will
receive a message on
your computer
screen.
To contact the
student, click on the
‘place call’ button.




                        The teacher’s computer.
When you place the
call, the student will
be able to accept or
decline it.




                         The student’s computer
During your
conversation with
the student, you
may find it helpful
to use a webcam to
see each other or to
share an image of
the work.
When you close down
the call, the student will
be invited to rate the
help that you have
given.
                             “Teachers can request
Provided that the call
exceeded 30 seconds,         payment of their fees at
your account will be
credited with 85% of               anytime”
the stated fee and you
will return to the list of
available teachers.
The family account will
have been reduced by
the agreed fee.
As well as providing
short, instant help
for learners, our
teachers can also set
up longer teaching or
tutoring sessions.

These can be
individual or groups
of lessons and
students are able to
book them in
advance
For the time being
Helping Learning will
be ‘open’ for business
from 6–9 p.m. on           “ Please help us to recruit
weekdays.
                          families to use the Helping
We hope that the
numbers of registered          Learning service.”
families will increase
rapidly so that it will
be worthwhile asking
teachers to log on at
anytime – 24/7.
We hope that this
short presentation has
helped you to
understand Helping        “Thank you for viewing this
Learning.
                         presentation – why not view
Remember, that even
after you have               our School and Local
registered, you are
under no obligation to   Authority presentation to see
use Helping Learning.       how we could transform
Use the feedback form
on the website to          learning in your school?”
advise us how we
could improve this
presentation.
        Please tell
 all your teacher friends
            and
      all your pupils
           about
     Helping Learning.

www.HelpingLearning.co.uk

				
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