For people looking for information on how to teach English online, the process can often be intimidating. There are seemingly countless online teaching jobs out there with different rates of pay, requirements, and students. While many schools and jobs are straightforward, we have received more than a few messages complaining about how the details seem to change from one job to the next.
Robin Higgins was born and raised in Oakland, California and has been tutoring and teaching chemistry for over ten years. She received a full ride to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, interned in the synthetic organic chemistry department of Gilead Sciences, then went to UCLA as a PhD candidate for organic chemistry. While in grad school, she realized she wanted to teach, so she left with her masters degree. Now she tutors online, and teaches gen chem lecture at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles.
That can be hard when you’ve been out of work for a while and a plum position seems to fall smack dab into your lap. But think about the job and how you were approached about it in an objective light. If something just feels off, or you feel uncomfortable for any reason (e.g., the job recruiter is pushy or demanding, or you don’t have a clear understanding of the job responsibilities), don’t think twice about walking away from it.
What It Pays: Payment depends on how many people click on your video and how many subscribers. Views on popular YouTube tutorials range from 20,000 to 300,000 and higher. You can also earn money from sponsorships, ranging from $500 to hundred of thousands, according to Slate. In 2017, Daily Star reported that UK vlogger Zoella made £50,000 a month from her videos showing her shopping hauls, though, with over 16 million subscribers, her estimated net worth is £4m net worth.
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