What It Is: What better way to alleviate your travel bug than to work as a remote travel agent or consultant? Whether part- or full-time, spend your working hours dreaming up itineraries, flight plans, hotels, and activities for clients looking to travel far and wide. Then, take advantage of your discounts (hey, perks of the job) and go wherever your heart desires, whenever your heart desires.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field. A diploma or official transcripts noting a conferred bachelor’s degree must be submitted before your contract can be finalized. Feel free to apply without these docs if you need a few extra days to obtain them from your college, but college credits or a bachelor’s in progress is not sufficient. We'd love to talk to you once you've completed your degree.
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.
How to Get It: Begin with sites like UserTesting.com, YouEye.com and Userlytics.com. Register with multiple companies for opportunities to test as many websites as possible. Once you're in the system, you'll be emailed when testers are needed, and if you're one of the first to respond, expect to spend 15 to 20 minutes completing the test. Many sites require a microphone and/or webcam, which are built into most laptops—but if you need to buy one, they aren't expensive. The tester sites typically pay within a week or two via PayPal.
These are not get-rich-quick opportunities. You will need to work but the potential is there. As an example, the second one on our list is freelance writing. If you're a good writer, you can hit the ground running and earn hundreds of dollars to write once you find the right clients. If you're not a good writer, you may get paid less as you get better and find more clients. The potential is there but so is the work.
Some students decide to teach after they have already completed their bachelor’s degree in English or a related field. In this case, an alternative route to teaching certification may be a good fit. Many universities also offer master’s in education degree programs designed for prospective teachers. Regardless of which road is taken, the student must also pass a series of state tests to earn teacher certification. At least one semester of student teaching is required in most states, and some universities require one to three semesters of observations in a classroom.
Teaching online is not the only opportunity we have to offer. You can combine working as an online teacher with benefits of living in one of the world’s most exciting countries – China. You will become a part of a team of enthusiastic teachers, teaching online classes to our students from the very heart of Shanghai. You will be able to combine joy of opening the world to your students with excitement of exploring one of the most vibrant countries in Asia.
In college, grades DO matter. Study and take the challenging courses that will make you a well-rounded content empowered graduate. The practicums are all geared to make sure that teaching is your career choice. Make the most of every moment; try to tutor if your school has a free tutoring lab; it will make you practice your teaching skills. Most of all, teach from your heart and not from the book. Students will not remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
I am relatively new to tutoring here at LSUS, but I find it quite enjoyable. Every student is capable of doing well in their classes, but sometimes they just need a little push to understand everything. I am happy to help students realize what they are able to do and show them that they can conquer any course. Students often say they are weak in math or just don't get it, but I say they can solve the problems and so can you.
What It Is: Students in countries including Japan, Korea, France and Germany are looking for English speakers to practice with. Sessions focus on things like making professional small talk or running a meeting (trainers are provided with specifics on how to teach each topic, and are also trained themselves for two days before starting the job). Lessons take place either over the phone or on a live Internet video service like Skype — sometimes at night, because you're working with students in different time zones. You need to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week at consistent times, and can work as many as 35 hours.
We wanted to take a minute to let you know that the help that Aanya got from Ms. Meena made a huge difference in Aanya’s grasp of the concepts. Given that it was practically a full year’s worth of course content that was covered in just over 5 weeks, it is quite a remarkable achievement. Ms. Meena adjusted the pace very well to fit in the very short timeframe emphasizing just the right areas so that Aanya could grasp the most important concepts. We would like to thank Ms. Meena for helping Aanya secure an A grade in part 2. One can only imagine that if this course was stretched out for the full school year, how that help would have completely solidified the understanding of this important High School Math subject. So if I were to rate Ms. Meena, I will happily give her 5 stars. Aanya agrees. A big thank you to Ms. Meena!
Good programs understand this and provide their own tech support staff. This resource is also available to professors, who will want immediate help should their PowerPoint presentations crash during class time. Removing this burden from teachers allows them to focus on their lessons, while students can rest easy knowing there’s help for any issues they may encounter.
On the postsecondary level, fewer universities are offering tenure-track, full-time positions, which translate into professors having better job security and earning higher pay; therefore, competition is strong for such positions. Candidates, who possess more than the minimum qualifications for a job opening, typically have a better chance of getting hired for coveted position. Those seeking part-time or adjunct positions will find more opportunities to work. As a result, a backlog of unemployed or underemployed Ph.Ds. is being seen as an escalating trend within the English teaching community.
Like the other companies in our review, SpecialEdTutoring.com offers one-on-one online instruction in a virtual classroom setting using all of the latest digital tools. However, all of its curriculum is tailored specifically to the needs of students with learning disabilities, and all of its tutors hold degrees in Special Education. It’s the only online service we saw that’s dedicated entirely to special needs tutoring.