Unlike many other online ESL programs for kids, EF students engage in a blended learning approach. All of our online students take lessons at one of our physical schools in China (over 300 and counting!). This combined in-school and online method provides young learner with the benefits and excitement of group learning with the much-needed encouragement and practice of one-on-one online lessons.

Do not expect your students to be English majors. Understand that they don't all share the love of reading and writing and all things literary. If you understand that; if you meet them where THEY are (not where you expect or want them to be); if you are flexible with your time and your resources; and if the curriculum is not always the stuff the kids NEED to know, you'll be just fine. Also, keep granola bars in your desk drawer for the kids who didn't get breakfast (or for when you forget your lunch on the kitchen counter), let students stand up and move around a lot - literature is really, really boring for some (I know, weird, right?), and even honors students can try your patience daily.


This course will examine interactions of language with geographic location, social status, age, ethnicity, gender, and school. Other components will be use of language in multilingual speech communities, displacement of one language by another, reasons for language changes, attitudes towards languages, and social aspects of language. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.
Mix one chemistry tutor with one struggling student and what do you get? Success! Tutoring from someone who fits your learning and who knows what your educational needs are can make all the difference in the world for a student. To find that perfect tutor though, you need to create a strategy for your search, rather than just pick someone at random.
In the third grade, students begin reading chapter books, and enhance their analytical and comprehension skills with the help of story maps and other resources. By Grades 4 and 5, teachers typically place emphasis on expanding their students’ vocabularies, developing their ability to read between the lines (such as identifying and interpreting metaphors or inferred meanings), as well as writing basic essays.
From my own experience, I’ve used Textbroker to make quick cash for bills. They pay every week on Fridays and if you work a lot every day, you can usually have a substantial amount accumulated by the end of the week — definitely more than the $10 cash out threshold. The only bad thing there is you never know how much work they’ll have up to grab from the order board. But I would say that for me Textbroker has been an excellent source for getting bill money together when I need it quick. Amazon Mturk is another idea. You can cash out there at just $1 and it transfers to your bank account. There is an entire sub-forum about Mturk over at the Work Place Like Home forum where people discuss the best tasks to accept to make the most money. Mturk has a reputation for being just an extra money option, but I know for a fact there are some people making more than just extra money over there.
One of the main benefits of online tutoring is the convenience it affords you in scheduling sessions. If not for the flexibility of online learning, most would probably go the traditional route and hire an in-person tutor. We looked for services with one-on-one instruction, scheduled sessions, on-demand sessions, offline help, and 24/7 availability. Those with the most choices scored the highest.
It might sound obvious, but make sure you bring your textbooks, class notes, assignments, and anything else that will be useful during your sessions. If you don’t have the materials you need, your tutor will not be able to effectively teach you what you need to know. Save time by having them laid out, organized, and ready to go for your session. If your school utilizes a coursework website, send your tutor the link ahead of time (if possible) so they can see exactly what you’re working on for themselves.
It might sound obvious, but make sure you bring your textbooks, class notes, assignments, and anything else that will be useful during your sessions. If you don’t have the materials you need, your tutor will not be able to effectively teach you what you need to know. Save time by having them laid out, organized, and ready to go for your session. If your school utilizes a coursework website, send your tutor the link ahead of time (if possible) so they can see exactly what you’re working on for themselves.

I began my journey with the SSC last semester, undergoing Supplemental Instruction for Organic Chemistry I. I started working at the SSC this semester, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I assist in Supplemental Instruction sessions for Biology, and I offer private tutoring for introductory Biology and Chemistry courses. I look forward to seeing you!

Hi there! Please read on for some important information about booking, and about how I can help you... First things first: at the moment, I am working with students who are intermediate or above. If you're a beginner, unfortunately I'm not the best teacher for you right now. If you're interested in working with me, please book a 30-minute trial class first. Also, I would love to hear about your language goals (or anything else you think I should know), so feel free to send me a message when you book. I've been teaching English since 2005, and over the years I've helped hundreds of students build, improve, strengthen, and perfect their English language skills. I emphasize: critical thinking, a positive attitude, an open mind, risk taking, and curiosity. We focus on exactly what you need for your specific goals, and I don't waste your time on things that aren't practical. Finally, I take notes for you during class so you can relax and focus on speaking! These are NOT just quick notes in the chat screen: I offer all of my students a PDF document at the end of each session, which includes errors and corrections, vocabulary, and pronunciation notes from that class.
This guide provides teachers with strategies for helping students understand the differences between persuasive writing and evidence-based argumentation. Students become familiar with the basic components of an argument and then develop their understanding by analyzing evidence-based arguments about texts. Students then generate evidence-based arguments of texts using a variety of resources. Links to related resources and additional classroom strategies are also provided. Designed for grades 6-12.
Unfortunately I’d be lying if I told you we didn’t see technical errors from time to time at Skooli. However, the few technical errors we do encounter are easily addressed. By ensuring your browser is up to date and you’ve given the right permissions to access your microphone and camera, you’ll be up and running in most online classrooms no problem. At Skooli, we find that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the easiest browsers to use, while Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer are a little trickier to navigate.

Public schools are free for all students. By law, these schools are required to admit any student who lives in the district, as long as enrollment permits. With that said, public schools generally have a diverse student population with students of various ethnic backgrounds. Teachers in public schools must follow the curriculum that has been established by the local school district. Teachers must also administer the state standardized tests in order to measure school performance and student learning. The overall results of these tests may affect government funding. Prospective English teachers should apply to the district they wish to gain employment in.
In conclusion, English teachers are responsible for building the vocabulary and reading/writing skills of students, and play an important role in the greater scheme of their education. Knowing how to read and write are vital skills to function in society. Those with an interest in teaching English can find employment at any level of education, from introducing elementary school children to their first chapter books to supervising grad students at a university. The minimum requirement to enter the field is a bachelor’s degree, with the highest-paying job options available at the postsecondary level.
A big thanks for your unrelenting support and patience this year, Mary ! I know you have had a tough year but you made sure our tutoring needs were taken care of. You always go out of your way to find the best teacher and best timings to fit our child’s schedule and we are truly blessed and grateful to have you on our account. Big thanks to you for your continuing support !!!

Whether you decide to work with the gentle and ever smiling children in the countries of Asia, the warm and feisty characters of middle and South America or the playful personalities of Africa, the options to volunteer as an English teacher are endless. South East Asia is in dire need of English teachers due to a low rate of English skills. African, Central and South American students are waiting for English teachers to help improve their skills. Make your choice and teach English abroad - almost anywhere in the world!
While most K-12 teachers hold a bachelor’s degree, about 12% hold a master’s degree or other postgraduate degree or certificate.4 Holding a higher-level degree in English, literature, or a related subject may help prospective English teachers become more competitive in the job market. As the majority of post-secondary teachers of English hold a master’s or doctoral degree, pursuing an advanced degree can also open up further job opportunities.

Skooli was the only service to receive the highest possible score in our credentials metric. All of Skooli’s tutors are fully-credentialed teachers, so you can take comfort in knowing that all of their instructors are fully qualified. Even when you need to find a tutor on-demand, you’re guaranteed to always have a qualified tutor, no matter the circumstance.
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