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What's it about?
When registering with YUP - MATH TUTORING APP, you need to enter your cell phone number and insert a code to connect this app's service to your phone. Once registered (via credit card, PayPal, and email address), take a photo of an image of the math problem on which you want assistance, circle the area where you need tutorial assistance, and tap the tab "Request Math Tutor." Once a math tutor is found, you can view that person's credentials and tap Start Session or End Session. Then enter a chat conversation with the tutor, and follow the tutor's leading questions or instructions on how to solve your problem. At the end, you will see how long your session was, and rate the tutor.
Is it any good?
This app could be a real lifesaver for middle and high school student struggling with math homework. Yup - Math Tutoring App is a paid subscription service. The subjects and course lists tutors cover are deep and wide, from early arithmetic to AP Calculus. Tutors provide students with leading questions and step-by-step problem-solving, not just answers like some math help apps. Users can rate and send feedback on their tutor after each session, and they can go back to session logs to review the conversation. For many students, Yup's subscription price is worth the time and frustration that this 24/7 tutoring service can save.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how your tween or teen can work with Yup - Math Tutoring App's tutors so they get the most out of this subscription service. Try to solve problems on your own or with a teacher or classmate first. If you use a Yup tutor, have the problem clearly visible and have your questions ready.
Discuss the ethics pledge that your student signs on Yup. Why is it important to use this tutoring service ethically and to use respectful language with the tutors? What digital citizenship skills is your tween or teen practicing that will assist him or her in everyday learning and future work life?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Math: algebra, calculus, geometry
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development
Communication: asking questions
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: Paid
- Pricing structure: Paid (Starter Plan $150/mo. for one month; Scholar Plan as low as $87/mo. for 3-12 mo.)
- Release date: November 8, 2016
- Category: Education
- Size: 183.10 MB
- Publisher: Yup Technologies
- Version: 5.21.11
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: February 25, 2020
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