Some special needs students can really benefit from online tutoring because it takes place in a familiar setting. It can take a lot of time for some children to open up to a new teacher, and being in an environment they’re already comfortable with can expedite the process. That means some students will find it easier to hit the ground running with their new tutor.
You can apply for an English teaching program if you are under 18 but will be 18 by the time the program starts. If this is not the case for you, we suggest looking at volunteer work that does not involve working with children and where volunteers have fewer responsibilities for now. You can always come back to teach English abroad as a volunteer once you are 18 and older.
English teachers at all levels are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communications or a specialized discipline such as creative writing or literature. Many high school English teachers also hold master’s degrees. English teachers often specialize in grammar and various literary genres, like British or American literature, public speaking and debate, drama, short stories or essay writing.

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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.
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The main task of an English teaching volunteer is to connect with the students and provide them with the opportunity to communicate with English speakers. This skill will enable them in their future lives as more opportunities unfold for them. As an English teaching volunteer, you will work alongside other volunteers in teams and will be supported by the project manager or coordinator of the school or organization.


Are you a great listener? Good! That and solid typing skills are the basic requirements to becoming a transcriptionist online. Generally, you should type at least 60 WPM, and you should be able to type efficiently and accurately. While listening and typing is pretty easy work out of the gate, you will likely have a set of guidelines you need to follow to the letter. But once you get those guidelines down, you can settle in and let your fingers do the talking.
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Online tutors work with students of varying abilities and ages. Most have at least a master’s degree and are paid on an hourly basis. Tutors may work from anywhere in the world as long as they have a computer and Internet access (and a U.S. bank account). Peak season for hiring is May through August and November–December every year. Part-time (9–20 hours per week). Paid training of 10–15 hours required.
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