English teachers typically begin to educate students in subject-specific classrooms at the middle school level, and often hold one or more subject specializations. Depending on the school curriculum (and budget), a teacher may teach a class that concentrates on a specific area of English, such as American Literature or Poetry. In addition to increasing the difficulty of reading assignments, middle school English teachers also concentrate on sharpening a student’s vocabulary, grammar, ability to structure sentences, and written communication skills.
If students work ahead, they do not have to wait until they see their tutor again to see progress. The Thinkster tutoring app provides video tutorials that explain multiple strategies for solving math problems that are similar to the ones in the worksheet. The tutor then provides daily grading and regular feedback on each unit completed, encouraging students to keep learning on their own schedules.
If you are planning on teaching English abroad, you can begin making money teaching English from home before you head overseas to save for start-up costs. Then, when you get abroad, teaching English online enables you to make money right away and to supplement your income as a teacher at a local school. This is great if you want to save money for extra travel or need to pay off student debt.
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.
While most of the companies we looked at charge a flat rate for one-hour sessions, Skooli offers four separate options: pay as you go, 5-hour packages, 10-hour packages, and 20-hour packages. The more sessions you purchase upfront, the more money you save. Skooli also has a free trial, so you can decide if it’s the right fit for you before committing to any of its programs.
Is there a place in the world you have always wanted to visit? A culture that has always triggered your curiosity? This is your chance to expose yourself to that culture and contribute in the most meaningful way possible. The teaching projects require a commitment of at least one month. You can easily stay longer which will give you the chance to build a more profound relationship with the students but also start to understand the culture in a completely different way than you would as a tourist. Have you always wanted to learn Spanish or Chinese? What are you waiting for? This is your chance to make that dream reality and start as a volunteer teacher in a country where you can learn a new language as well!
You can also find schools who might be hiring online instructors right here on GetEducated. Over the years we've heard from a number of resourceful job-hunters who use the GetEducated.com online degree directory to find schools that offer online degrees in the subject areas they want to teach. Then they target those universities in their online job search. We think that’s a pretty clever and creative way to target your online teaching freelance job search.
In college, grades DO matter. Study and take the challenging courses that will make you a well-rounded content empowered graduate. The practicums are all geared to make sure that teaching is your career choice. Make the most of every moment; try to tutor if your school has a free tutoring lab; it will make you practice your teaching skills. Most of all, teach from your heart and not from the book. Students will not remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
You will love and hate it. One year, you will discuss literature with students (maybe five) who cannot get enough of it. The next year you may be bogged down in capitalization rules and the basics of writing. Take small bites. Ramp up to bigger things in logical steps. Think and work smarter, not harder. Embrace reading struggling writers' essays. Enjoy teaching poetry. Love knowing you are laying a foundation for students that they will build upon for the rest of their lives. It makes it worthwhile. My first year of teaching, I was determined to get them to remember and use behoove. 12 years later when students see me, it is the first thing out of their mouths. That's being an English teacher, being as memorable as the language itself.
...is important to create an individualized study plan for each student that best fits their method of learning and allows us to make the most of the tutoring experience. In my free time I thoroughly enjoy curling up with a good book. Currently, I have a list of 20 must read books that I am trying to work my way through. I worked as a barista for a long time and because of this another...
Attorneys preparing for trial often create a mock jury to get feedback from individuals similar to those who may eventually sit on a jury. Since it can be costly to do in this in person in the community where the trial, cheaper online jurors are the logical alternative. They might listen to audio and view video presentations, or read the material and answer questions.
So, I'm sitting here thinking, "I could be an online teacher" but wasn't sure where to get started. Read the reviews on this and a few others, and I definitely made the correct choice! Ebiner writes in a very clear, very direct manner. I could maybe do without the "action steps" at the end of each section, but I can definitely see where it would provide actionable steps for someone trying to figure out "what's next."
A word of caution: Remember that where very little is required, very little is offered. These jobs don’t pay much, and they are not going to provide a reference for your resume. It may take working at several different of these online jobs to pull in the income you want. And as always, know the signs of a work-at-home scam as you sort through the opportunities.
I know what you're thinking, but it's true – teaching English online absolutely belongs on a list of easy online jobs. If you’re a native speaker of English, you are most likely able to teach conversational English as a Second Language with any number of online companies. This is because your students are using your native speaking performance as a basic lesson itself and any more formal lesson is layered on top of that.
Like the other companies in our review, SpecialEdTutoring.com offers one-on-one online instruction in a virtual classroom setting using all of the latest digital tools. However, all of its curriculum is tailored specifically to the needs of students with learning disabilities, and all of its tutors hold degrees in Special Education. It’s the only online service we saw that’s dedicated entirely to special needs tutoring.