Throughout the Thinkster tutoring program, students are tested on the same concepts in a variety of contexts to ensure that they not only have proficiency but also mastery of the material they have learned. This prevents the “parroting effect” that can happen when students just memorize procedures and processes to solve problems without understanding the underlying foundational concepts.
Teaching kids online can be a fun and rewarding experience. Children in China are motivated and keen to learn English. The Chinese culture rates teachers very highly as members of society who teach and nurture the next generation. Teaching kids online from home with EF can be a truly rewarding experience. We will provide all the set-up instructions, technical support, and materials needed to make you feel comfortable about working with a global brand. You will be able to choose your own hours, and stick to the same schedule every week, allowing you to teach the same students and watch them learn and grow.
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.
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.
The company hires constructed-response scoring professionals, who evaluate written short answers or essays, spoken responses, and portfolios, as part-time employees to read for The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) testing programs and raters for the TOEIC, TOEFL, Praxis and GRE programs. Work schedules vary throughout the year and may take place online and at scoring sites throughout the United States.
Tutors are private teachers who work with students either one-on-one or in small groups outside of the regular school system to strengthen their understanding of course materials and help them succeed in their studies. They do so by teaching concepts, problem-solving methods, effective studying techniques, and test-taking strategies using methods best suited to each student’s individual learning style.
Second, make sure you have prepared yourself mentally and financially. Teaching doesn't pay the big bucks. You want to retire some day so make sure to budget and save as much as possible. Mentally working with children can be tough. Working daily with teens has taught me to have a thick skin. They think with their emotions and have no concept of logic. Always know you are the boss and they will follow your lead. Be kind and don't be afraid to let them know you care.
...throughout my own schooling. I have also taken an authoritative role in forming study groups and am very efficient at building concept maps, flashcards, venn diagrams, and other organized study tools for others. For the MCAT, I have encountered the new 2016 version as a student myself and therefore am able to better understand the struggles students like me may face as they undertake the journey to this very important test. I am aware of...
I started out simply attending SI for BIOS 110 as a freshman and loved it so much that I used it for as many courses as I could afterward! These also included my general Chemistry courses, CHEM 121 and CHEM 124. I started working at the Student Success Center as a tutor and SI instructor last summer. After almost a year of working, I have led SI sessions for BIOS 101, 110, and 120, and I have held study sessions for CHEM 124. Having gone through these courses myself and attended SI for my own benefit, I strongly encourage all to take advantage of the Student Success Center's services.
I am a uniquely qualified Math and Science teacher, speciallizing in Grades K-12. - 6th and 7th grade Science teacher at elite private school -Classroom experience in grades 1-12 -B.S. in Biological Sciences -M.S. Teaching & Learning -Licesned secondary science teacher in Nevada and Florida. Above all, I strive to make my lessons relatable and fun! I love teaching and love to see my students progress and succeed. ... View Profile
Volunteers can have a huge impact on the children and students in these less fortunate areas and schools by exposing them to the English language. Creating fun exercises which will help with their pronunciation and conversation skills are a great start to increase their English language awareness. Volunteers can help support schools by contributing their time and offering their teaching skills. This way, students get the opportunity to learn English from fluent English speakers which will open doors that would otherwise remain closed.
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I just wanted to let you know that I have been hired by Maritz (Thank you Annie) and working with them for almost 30 days now (perfect attendance gets you a $.25 raise after 30 days too). The company has us calling customers from different businesses (banks, insurance co. etc..) and asking them to please complete a survey of how their customer service experience was between 1 (poor) and 10 (excellent). They pay you the minimum wage of your state weekly by direct deposit and pay on time. The staff is great and helpful and they make the job easy and enjoyable. Thanks again Annie and bless you for all your great and helpful information that you share with us.
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.
Before Growing Stars, I was getting 80-85% on Algebra II tests. I understood the concepts, but individual problems proved to be a challenge. My first test after starting sessions was an A, and I finished the year with a 96% average in the class. I will be continuing with their tutoring as long as I can, and am confident that they can help me attain the level of academic success I am aiming for.
I have been working with Dr. Carol for over a year in Organic Chemistry, and MCAT chemistry prep. She has been a shining light where there was once darkness. I have struggled with chemistry for a very long time and Dr. Carol helps to reduce the stress of taking a hard subject and build confidence through thorough yet simplistic instruction. She is always on time for appointments and does not mind meeting you wherever you feel most comfortable.
The online application process for these jobs—or perhaps “gigs” is the better word, since they're all for independent contractors—is pretty simple and straightforward with very little required of candidates. Some of these opportunities—like the micro-jobs—you could very well apply and start the same day. And these jobs require very little commitment and can typically be done on your own schedule.
Though we have thousands of students in China eager to learn from native speakers abroad, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of hours or a particular schedule. Your likelihood of getting bookings is based on the availability you submit and the rapport you develop with students, which is important in generating and then keeping repeat bookings. Though parents may book lessons in advance for several months with one teacher, they may choose to change teachers based on their children’s learning needs and/or chemistry with their teachers.
Try to identify subjects, assignments, and tests that will require a tutoring session as early as possible. As the semester goes on, tutors get busier and their schedules get harder to coordinate. The best online services will still be able to find you a tutor on-demand, but there is no guarantee that your preferred tutor will be available if you wait until the last minute to book an appointment.