However, starting and growing a successful online English teaching business is no easy task. You’ll need to learn how to effectively market and promote yourself and your business and put in the hard work of sourcing and building relationships with your own online English students. You’ll also be responsible for designing the curriculum and lesson plans you'll be delivering.
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.
If you only love your content, and not kids, DON'T do it. Frequently English majors love literature, or grammar, or writing, but they aren't passionate about helping kids. Don't let your NEED to cover content outweigh the real work of helping kids. Be prepared to feel tired and under appreciated, but know that one day, the least likely kid will come back and tell you that you are the reason they made it. That is why you teach.
My daughter worked with Growing Stars and got 9s on her ISEE exam. She got into her first choice private high school. My son worked with Growing Stars and got national merit on psat (including a perfect math score) and a 790 math on sat and 730 verbal as a junior. He is now looking at selective colleges. Growing Stars has been critical for both kids. I refer friends and tell them that it can make the difference in the ever more competitive US college system.
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Pass applicable examinations and content area requirements as set by states. For example, the state of Nebraska requires their certified teachers to have completed three statutory assessment requirements, such as Human Relations Training. All teaching candidates in the state must pass the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), as well as pass Praxis II Content Test(s) for English.
We started our search by a list of companies that offered live, full-service tutoring — that is, they’re not a marketplace for hiring outside tutors. All of the sessions, tools, resources, scheduling, and payment should go directly through the site. We also wanted companies that offer help for general coursework, not just standardized exams (which would fall under our test prep review rather than general tutoring).