Getting started as Tutor

Here is a brief start guide to using Linc as a tutor in your Educational Institution.

  1. Get to know Linc
  2. Enter the Linc platform
  3. Update your information and availability 
  4. Receive and give your first tutoring lesson

Step 1. Get to know Linc

What is Linc?

Linc is the instant connection between students and tutors. We are an e-learning multiplatform where students can request tutoring, mentoring or classes with tutors from their same educational institution. We work directly with educational institutions to provide tutors with technology tools to make their way of transmitting their teaching to students more interactive and enriching.

Through Linc, students can request tutoring by interacting with tutors in real-time. The entire process of requesting, confirming, starting and finishing the tutoring lessons is carried out through the platform.

Linc is available on the following platforms:

  • Web application: Accessible from any modern web browser.
  • Mobile application: Available for iOS and Android.

Types of tutoring

  • Individual tutoring (1 to 1): A tutor with only one student.
  • Group tutoring: A tutor with two or more students.

Modalities of tutoring

  • Face-to-face tutoring: Tutoring provided in person either on or off-campus of the Educational Institution.
  • Online tutoring: Tutoring provided online through the virtual classroom offered by Linc through its web platform.

We remind you that the supply of tutors, subjects, modalities, and types of tutoring is determined by each Educational Institution. Linc only provides the platform service.

Step 2. Enter the Linc Platform

Using the mobile application

The Linc mobile application is free and available for iOS and Android operating systems.

We constantly update the Linc app to make improvements so we recommend keeping automatic updates activated.

Register and activate your account

Install the app on your smartphone and follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up
    • Enter your institutional mail 
    • Fill in the registration information 
    • Enter a password

In order to validate that users belong to the Educational Institution entered, it is necessary to confirm their email.

  1. Confirm your account
    • Enter the inbox of your institutional email 
    • Open the confirmation email sent by Linc ( 
    • Click on the "Confirm institutional mail" button 

    Once the account is confirmed, you can immediately access the platform.

IOS users: Remember to allow notification permissions requested by the app to keep you updated on the status of the tutoring and notify you when the advisors contact you through the chat.

Why can't I access the tutor profile?

If trying to access the tutor profile an alert appears with the following message: "Only the tutors of your Educational Institution have access to the tutor profile", it is because you do not have the necessary permits. If this is your case, you should contact the Linc Administrator at your Educational Institution.

 Using the web platform 

Click here to see the guide on how to enter the web platform.

Step 3. Update your information and availability

Linc connects the community (students and tutors) of educational institutions. In order to create greater confidence in the platform, it is important that tutors keep their profile information updated at all times.

Using the mobile application

To start updating it, follow these steps:

1. Make sure you are in the advisor profile 

  1. Open the main menu using the icon in the upper left corner. 
  2. Under your profile picture, click on the "Tutor" tab 
  3. Verify the profile change by validating that the app interface has changed to green. 

2. Update your profile picture

The profile picture is visible to all students of your Educational Institution. Its main objective is to help students identify the tutors easily. 

To update your profile picture follow these steps:  

  1. Open the main menu using the icon in the upper left corner. 
  2. Select the "My profile" menu section 
  3. Locate your current profile picture and select the camera icon 
  4. Select a photo from your smartphone library or take a photo from your camera

We remind you that the profile picture has to be of a professional nature. All photos are under strict moderation.

3. Update your professional experience  

The professional description of the tutors is visible to all students in your profile. It must be short and aim to get students to know you. 

  1. To update your professional experience, follow these steps:  
  2. Enter the "Professional Experience" option 
  3. Type your professional experience in the text field
  4. Press the "SAVE" button in the upper right corner

4. Update your availability to give advice 

Determine your weekly availability to provide tutoring lessons.  

  1. Enter the "Availability" option
  2. To add availability schedules, swipe and enable the desired day.
  3. Then, slide the green circles to adjust the availability range. 
  4. To add more time blocks, press the "Add time block" button.
  5. Press the "SAVE" button in the upper right corner
We recommend you to update your availability regularly in case there are changes in your weekly agenda. 

Using the web platform 

Click here to see the guide on how to update your information and availability.

Step 4. Receive and give your first tutoring lesson

Previous Recommendations 

  • Make sure you have the Linc app downloaded and with a session initiated at all times.
  • Make sure the Linc app has notification permissions enabled. 
  • Make sure your profile is always updated. This includes profile picture, professional experience, and availability. 

Using the mobile application 

When a student requests a tutoring lesson, the tutor will receive a PUSH notification instantly asking to accept or cancel the request for tutoring. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the app's notifications on your cell phone.  

The following video explains the following:

  • The confirmation process of the consultants as well as the communication with the student through the chat 
  • Process of beginning and ending of a tutoring lesson.

Using the web platform 

Click here to see the guide on how to give and receive your first tutoring lesson.

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