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Technical Requirements for NOW! Programs Tutoring

Here is information on the technical requirements for our instructor led online tutoring courses.

Below is detailed information outlining the technical prerequisites essential for participation in our instructor-led online tutoring courses.

Computer Requirements

  • A desktop computer or laptop with minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Internet Explorer 7.0+/Firefox 3.0+/Google Chrome
  • Access to GMail and the installation of Google Hangouts software (will require Google Plus account upon activation)
  • USB Webcam or built-in camera software on computer or mobile device
  • The latest Flash Plug-in for Internet Explorer or Firefox
  • JavaScript Enabled
  • Cookies Enabled
  • Version Java 1.6.x of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (minimum version)
  • All Pop-up Blockers temporarily disabled or turned off
  • High-speed internet, minimum 8MB up and 1MB down

Please Note: Lower bandwidth speeds can cause technical difficulties and impede progress through the programs.

How do I get started?

Schedule your free phone consultation so we can learn more about the student’s needs and concerns. Your NOW! Programs® advisor will help create a plan, select services, and schedule your start date.

What will I need to start?

A desktop computer or laptop with a webcam is required. A reliable internet connection is also required.

NOTE: Mobile devices like iPads, tablets and cellphones WILL NOT WORK with our services.

Can I sit in on my child’s session and observe?

Not only is it perfectly acceptable to observe NOW! sessions, but it is also encouraged. Having a parent or guardian present in session may help with stamina and motivation concerns, especially for younger students. Improved attention and focus by the student will translate to a faster, more efficient tutoring session.

Taking an active role in your child’s education is very important. Many parents find it is helpful to observe sessions in the background. This allows the parent to remain informed throughout the process and to provide support and reinforcement of the concepts taught in each lesson.

Can we test the functionality of our computer and setup?

Certainly, schedule an appointment with NOW! Programs® to see if you have the prerequisites for eTutoring.

What are some things that will help provide an uninterrupted session?

Make sure any updates that need to be run have been done (Windows, Browser, Add-ons, etc) A hardline internet connection is much more reliable than wifi. A hardline is preferred. Multiple devices connected to the same network can cause decreased speeds if all are using bandwidth at the same time – please try to restrict data-heavy usage when NOW! Programs® lessons are in session.

Begin your educational breakthrough with NOW! Programs® today! Sign up now for a free consultation to get started.