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.
At the elementary school level, all classroom teachers are required to teach English or ELA (English Language Arts). For Grade 1 teachers, the ELA curriculum primarily focuses on developing students’ basic reading and writing skills; and building their understanding of letters, words and sounds. Second-grade teachers assist their students in learning punctuation and capitalization, as well as working with phonics.
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.