Take an improv class. No, seriously, this is probably one of the best things you can do to prepare yourself to become an English professor. Every day in the classroom is different. Some days your plan will work flawlessly; other days, you won't even like your plan. Be adaptable and willing to adjust. You never know what students will throw your way!
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about her subject and popular with her students, but lives alone in simple circumstances. Cursed with a hopeless romantic soul, she lives in a world of men unable to match her impossible standards. When her former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns from New York, crushed and insecure after failing to succeed as a playwright, Linda convinces him to produce his play at the school, as the play is far too good to never reach a stage. Jason's overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), pressures him to attend law school instead, which he finally relents to lest his ulcer be the end of him with no other prospects in sight. Complications arise after Linda and Jason, in a moment of impulsive creative madness, have a sexual encounter on her classroom desk. Various jealousies and rumours ensue, affecting her and everyone around her including the production of Jason's play. When the school heads are confronted with proof of her indiscretion with a former student, Linda is fired on the spot. Embarrassed and in erratic egress from the situation, Linda storms off, gets into a minor car collision, and ends up at an A&E where she's attended to by no other than Dr. Tom Sherwood. When she is moved by his gracious manner after having been mean to him on a previous occasion, she guiltily admits to having had sex with his son.

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While English teachers are by no means all cast from the same mold, they are typically people who love literature, possess strong reading and writing skills, and enjoy sharing their love of literature and writing with others. Since English plays an important role in all other subjects in school, opportunities to teach are always available at all levels of education, with the highest-paid positions typically founds at colleges and universities.
Fay — I have a few posts up that list ways to get fast cash, but if you’re looking for bill money, those might not help much because the things I listed there are mostly good for gas money, pizza money, etc. Just a little extra. I know that with the phone positions there’s often a few weeks or more worth of wait time while you’re getting a background check done, training, and so forth. The sales positions (things like Helios, which has actually received negative feedback lately from some of my readers) could probably have you up and working and making money quickly. I do have a post on this blog covering Helios. But not everyone likes sales, so that may not be the route you’d want to take.
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.

If you are uncomfortable with one-on-one tutoring, or are having trouble engaging in your sessions, consider small-group tutoring. Some people learn better in a multi-person environment where they can exchange ideas with their peers. Small groups offer you more of a “classroom” experience, while still giving you the personal attention that you might not get at school.


If you enjoy writing and have great grammar skills, this one’s an easy online job for sure – all it takes is time. One of the best parts of building your online career on writing is setting your own rates and choosing what you want to write about. Or even what type of writing you want to do – you can write grant proposals, nonfiction articles, and manuals or you can ghostwrite books or blog posts. You can even get creative and write fiction or start your own blog.
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.
Parents typically wish to book many months of lessons upfront. Though you set your own availability and schedule, teachers with consistent availability to teach in the same time slots week to week for several months will get the most bookings. This is based on the parents’ preference for the same teacher to instruct their child for the duration of their 5 month course. If teachers continue to be available thereafter, some parents may even wish to book him or her for an additional 5 months for their child’s second course. We offer supplemental fees for repeat bookings, usually a fee of $1.00 per hour ($.50 per class) when you teach the same student each week.
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.
There are a variety of organizations which have set up a volunteer program to help educate students in less fortunate parts of the world. Contact the organization you are interested in and discuss whether there's a match between what they expect from an English teaching volunteer and what you are up for. If you need help finding the right program for you please let us know, we are more than happy to assist you!
I forgot to also share that I will be starting work with On Point as an Advocacy Coordinator too. It sounds like a great job that helps our fellow Americans keep informed about political issues. On Point is the voice of the average citizens that may have an opinion to share with their politicians but have no way of knowing how to contact them. On Point makes sure those voices get heard. In orientation the trainer said she will be hiring agents again around the middle of June. If you have good writing skills and are a good conversationalist then you may want to check it out. It also seems like if you put forth a little effort, you can make decent wages with them and they do pay weekly. I’m not big into politics but excited about this new venture.
There are different levels of Online Teaching jobs. Many companies employ online tutors to help students from grade school to college understand their school assignments and study for their tests. Tutors are responsible for finding strategies to help improve student understanding, maintaining a regular schedule and communicating with families and administrators. Both colleges and high schools employ online instructors as well. Online high school teachers and professors are tasked with learning or designing curriculum, developing lesson plans, accommodating students with varied learning abilities, tracking and improving student attendance and progress, administering and grading exams, providing academic advice and communicating with students, parents and administrators. Another quickly growing teaching position is the role of a Tes Teacher.
Vikram worked with tutor Sandra for 2.5 years. She gave him the confidence to score straight As in math throughout his high school years. Even though at first Sandra was not teaching Precalculus, she was kind enough to take up the subject just for the sake of teaching Vikram. Such personal care and attention is rare to find these days! Thanks to Sandra for the care she showered on Vikram:-)
For over 50 years, EF has had one global mission: Opening the world through education. We have helped millions of students of all ages learn new languages, explore exciting destinations, and connect with other cultures. Our mission extends to our teachers who make the world their classroom each and every day. Be a part of EF's global community of educators, innovators, travelers and doers.

Ask your course creators if the system has special tools and functions. Is there a way to simultaneously poll all of the students to gauge their understanding of a topic? Can students type thoughts or questions into a chat or discussion while another student is speaking and save time on the additional verbal back and forth? You don’t want to discover special capabilities halfway through a course!
Even without a four-year degree, a native English speaker with a TEFL Certification from International TEFL Academy can realistically find great opportunities in dozens of countries around the world including Spain, Russia, China, Brazil and many nations in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Non-native speakers who are fluent both in written and spoken English can also find opportunities in a wide variety of countries, particularly E.U. citizens looking to work within Europe, and those who wish to teach in their home country.
A hiring manager might reach out to you with a potential job. They might offer all the details about the job but not the biggest one of all—the company hiring for the job. Although they might say they can’t disclose the company or they’ll lose the potential commission associated with placing you in the position, you should know for certain the name of the company you’re interviewing for.
Before Growing Stars, my marks were pretty good, but not stellar. I wanted to get high marks and ensure easy admission into Engineering. Growing Stars helped me obtain high marks consistently which secured my engineering admission and hence, helped lay the groundwork for my future career. The program operates on several sessions spread throughout the week through one on one sessions between the tutors and the tutees. The tutors to whom I was assigned for Math and Chemistry were not only extremely competent but kind and understanding as well. I admire the relationship between the tutee and the tutor that Growing Stars maintains, which allows both sides to be open and friendly with each other. Even out of session time, I could still shoot my tutors questions through skype and still get a response! I found this to be extremely helpful as I would often think of questions outside of the given time. Due to Growing Stars, my marks began to rise successively every term. I got accepted into all of the university programs to which I applied, which would have never been possible had I not engaged this excellent tutoring service.
Most states require at least a bachelor’s degree when you first seek a state certification or license. Each state will have a list of accredited institutions that are qualified to award a degree appropriate for licensing. As you look through your choice of schools, you will want to cross reference them with the State Board of Education’s approved list of schools (completing a degree program that isn’t accredited can result in disqualification for licensing).
Students using the Thinkster tutoring program do not just use technology to complete their math exercises. Our groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence and Active Replay Technology also helps our tutors track how each student arrives at answers for individual math problems. This deep insight not only helps us accelerate learning for our students, but also helps you – as a parent – keep track of progress each week.
I'm looking for a teacher that can teach me on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 06:00 PM - 09: PM Use diversified tutoring methods to ensure student's engagement. Assist the student in reaching their learning goals by guiding them in their study. Customize lesson plans according to requirements of the student. Create a syllabus with definite goals. Critically identify suitable learning paths for the student. Must be energetic and willing to work with...

With hundreds of thousands of English teaching jobs opening across the globe each year, opportunities available to you will vary widely. From teaching English to grade school children in Japan to tutoring businessmen in Madrid, jobs will differ when it comes to matters like the type of students you teach, salaries, and your daily schedule. Practical matters like housing options, visas & health insurance options will also vary. Check out more than 300 TEFL articles & FAQs to learn more about the ins-and-outs of teaching English in 100 countries around the world.

There are a variety of names used for the exams, but the most common are: The National Evaluation Series (NES) and Praxis. One section covers your basic skills in writing, math, and reading. The next section will cover your content knowledge in English Language Arts (if you will teach secondary school) or elementary education (if you will teach younger students).
Example: If you teach psychology, search for an Online Psychology Degree on our site. You’ll get a list of 201 online psychology degree programs from a variety of schools. You may be surprised by the depth and breadth of public and non-profit schools that use online teaching and course design staff. Broaden your search this way and you may also find a state college right down the road that's looking to hire online instructors!
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.

Many ESL tutoring sites provide everything you need in the way of lesson plans, and you just follow along. In order to teach, you’ll generally need a home computer that can do video chat along with noise-cancelling headphones with a microphone. Some companies require you have a college degree. Find out more in my Teach English Online post, or click through to see if these sites are hiring right away:
Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity. The reason for this is people just don't have the time or the money to spend at an actual tutoring center. Online Tutoring is an ideal solution, as it can be done at home on a computer or mobile device and is usually a much cheaper alternative. Also, online tutoring/teaching is a nice way for educators to earn some extra money doing what they love from the comfort of their own home, setting their own schedule. Plus, students love the ability to view and choose courses that work for them.
When hiring an English teacher at the elementary level, schools typically require a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. To teach at the secondary level, a bachelor’s degree in secondary education or in English with an education minor is a common requirement. Most colleges require post-baccalaureate degrees in English, like a master’s degree or PhD. Prospective teachers who intend to teach K-12 classes with non-native English speaking students may find it beneficial to earn a degree in teaching English as a second language.
Familiarizing yourself with the learning management system (LMS)  platform you’re using is the best way to make sure you’re taking advantage of all that online learning has to offer your students. Not only will you reduce mistakes and fumblings in working with the system, you’ll learn ways to save time, add variety to your lessons and get insight that’s just not possible in a traditional classroom. A few components to focus on:
Curiosity is great for learning about the world – and when you make your curiosity into work, you get to call it research and charge a fee! If you enjoy just researching and learning new things, you can find remote jobs that will pay you to either do research and compile data or answer specific questions their clients have. You can do general research or get hyper-specific – for example, in the right location, you could become a court researcher.
With hundreds of thousands of English teaching jobs opening across the globe each year, opportunities available to you will vary widely. From teaching English to grade school children in Japan to tutoring businessmen in Madrid, jobs will differ when it comes to matters like the type of students you teach, salaries, and your daily schedule. Practical matters like housing options, visas & health insurance options will also vary. Check out more than 300 TEFL articles & FAQs to learn more about the ins-and-outs of teaching English in 100 countries around the world.
Students using the Thinkster tutoring program do not just use technology to complete their math exercises. Our groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence and Active Replay Technology also helps our tutors track how each student arrives at answers for individual math problems. This deep insight not only helps us accelerate learning for our students, but also helps you – as a parent – keep track of progress each week.
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