TeleLingo is an online virtual face-to-face tutoring service covering three learning domains
Professional Tutors and their Students get together for one-on-one sessions (typically 45-min long) to accomplish their jointly-defined learning goals. TeleLingo offers highly interactive, engaging sessions which enable you to explore, learn and reach your goal with an expert. Videos, pictures, animations, audio clips, interactive whiteboards are available to Tutor and Student to make communications and teaching most intuitive and effective.
TeleLingo allows you to immerse yourself in continuous learning and take full advantage of customized practice / exercises selected especially for you by your TeleTutor.
To connect our TeleStudents and TeleTutors TeleLingo offers a high quality audio-visual online service.
A camera and a microphone are required, as featured in most of the recent laptops. TeleLingo recommends the use of a headphone set with a boom microphone to provide best audio quality and filter out noise and reverberation in the room.
Here are some tips on how to best gear your equipment and take full advantage of the sessions. All sessions are recorded and can be accessed via our cloud service.
So if I want to become a TeleStudent, what do I need to do?
We also provide tips regarding connection problems and recommendations on how to ensure keeping time commitments.
Refer your friends and family to gain TeleLingo credits towards your next sessions.
TeleStudents are required to understand the TeleStudents Terms and Conditions for the service and accept them at Sign Up time.
TeleTutors are required to understand the TeleTutors Terms and Conditions the service and accept them as part of the application.
Yes, you'd need your own computer connected to the Internet.
Payments are made before sessions can be booked. Students can opt for single sessions or "packages" of 10 or 20 sessions.
There are three price levels for the sessions, depending on topic complexity and expertise of the selected Tutor.
Sessions are typically 45' long, but select Tutors recommend 60' long sessions.
PayPal is the recommended payment method, Alternatively major Credit Cards can be used.
The payment page lists all available packages and their prices.
Packages of 10 sessions are offered at a 10% discount.
Packages of 20 sessions are offered at a 20% discount.
We believe that evenly cadenced sessions with preferably the same tutor help
To sign up as a TeleStudent simply click on any of the Sign up buttons available on the TeleLingo website.
Click on any of the Login buttons available on TeleLingo's web pages.
That will give you access to your personal dashboard, calendar of upcoming sessions, status of payments, history of completed sessions and the ability to request sessions with tutors assigned to you.
Click on Tutor Login to access your TeleLingo account. You will have access to your personal calendar with upcoming sessions, a history of completed sessions and the ability to request/confirm/reschedule/cancel sessions with Students assigned to you.
As the scheduling calendar is set to Eastern Standard Time Timezone (New York, USA) you may find this Timezone Converter tool handy. Click on the button below to open a pop-up window to keep floating next to the calendar for look-up. Leave one timezone on "local" (yours) and set the other one to EST.
TeleLingo recommends using laptops (or desktops) running Windows 7/8 or MacOS, with camera, microphone and speakers. Most models released in the last 3-4 years include an embedded camera (best if 1-2Mpixels) in the bezel of the display, to allow full view of the Student’s face.
If the laptop (or desktop) does not include a camera there are affordable high-quality webcams that can be installed on top of the display and connected via USB.
To minimize ambient noise and reverberation in the room TeleLingo recommends using a headphone with mike boom or at least a smartphone (Android or iPhone) earset.
For singers the recommended setup includes a lightweight/open headphone with boom mike or open headphone combined with a hand-held microphone (studio/performance style). The open headphone does not filter out ambient noise, but it allows the singer to listen to his/her own voice whilst singing on top of a music base played by the computer.
For music sessions audio adapters like these help connect music instruments and microphones to the computer.
Minimum Internet connection speed required is 1-1.5 Mbps downlink, 1 Mbps uplink.
3-20 Mbps downlink and 2-10 Mbps uplink speeds are highly recommended, as they provide margin to prevent audio glitches, video freezes, blurred video caused by occasional internet traffic bumps.
Internet connection via Ethernet cable is best. WiFi a/b/ac/n connections are all good alternatives.
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