In this lesson students analyze the work of winners of the New York Times Learning Network's 2014 Student Editorial Contest as well as professional models from the Times editorial pages to learn how writers effectively introduce and respond to counterarguments. Then they write their own position pieces, incorporating counterarguments to strengthen their claims.
I am not an English teacher, but I wanted to be. I started college with dreams due to my experience with my high school English teacher. In college, a professor yelled at me for the content in a persuasive essay. It was a composition class. He said my composition was exemplary, but my content would elicit a response that was too emotional for a reader. He gave me a C. I left his office and changed my major to Sociology. Although I love teaching the subject I teach, there is a gaping hole where English content should be. I find myself purposely seeking interaction with my English content area colleagues. I love assigning readings and papers so that I get to grade as an English teacher would. My advice? Do not allow others to dissuade you from being an English teacher. Do not become a professor who devastates the ambition of an aspiring English teacher. I love what I do, but if I had it to do over again, I would have become an English teacher. Teaching is a gift to your students, their families and yourself. Never lose sight of the privilege and honor it is to be welcomed into the lives of those you teach.
- EXPERT, PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH COACH: MORE THAN 8,500 HOURS TAUGHT ON AND OFFLINE TO ADULTS SINCE 2003. STARTED TEACHING ONLINE IN 2010 BEFORE VERBLING EVEN EXISTED. - MY METHOD: LEARN ENGLISH WITH LITTLE GRAMMAR WHILST HAVING FUN - GRAMMAR EXPERT: ENGLISH GRAMMAR BOOK AUTHOR - RECEIVE FREE ENGLISH TEACHING: ENGLISH GRAMMAR PODCAST PRODUCER - MANY, MANY SATISFIED CLIENTS: MANY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WITH ME FOR 10 YEARS + - EXPERT LINGUIST: MASTERS IN TRANSLATION (SPANISH, FRENCH AND NORWEGIAN TO ENGLISH) - BUSINESS OWNER: FOUNDER OF MY OWN ONLINE ENGLISH SCHOOL GET IN TOUCH TODAY AND YOU WILL SEE HOW YOUR ENGLISH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. MORE DETAILS ABOUT ME: What can I say? I just love what I do! And I’ve done it since 2003! And my students seem to love me since many keep coming back! Whilst I'm new on Verbling, don't let this put you off. I've taught more than 8,000 hours to many happy students from different backgrounds some of whom I've had since 2007. Anyhow, my goal is to make your English much better in a quick, fun and easy way whatever your objective! I’ve been the main reason why students from countries such as France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, Peru, Ecuador or Switzerland have achieved and surpassed their English goals. If I’m still doing it after all these years I guess it means I’m a great teacher but that is for your to judge with a free trial! I grew up on an island in England and have lived in 7 countries. I have lived in Ecuador since 2011. I have a friendly and relaxed teaching style, yet it is also critical for my students to significantly improve in every class and have fun as much as possible! As I get to know you better I adapt the material more to your interests and your personality! I want you to enjoy and feel good about speaking English. I want you to have more confidence, more fluency, more precision, more vocabulary, improved pronunciation and more fun! I want to eliminate grammar as much as possible and I do this by concentrating and eliminating your common errors. I don't want to give you boring grammar classes. The goal is a light dosis of grammar. Afterall, you can study grammar in your own time. I guide what grammar you should study since you don't need to know everything about English grammar to attain a high level! Over the years I’ve taught around 8,000 hours (online and offline) to groups, to businesses, to the Official School of Languages in Spain, to adult professionals, to adolescents and civil servant English teachers in Spain! … hey I’ve even taken clients hiking for the day so they can spend the whole day speaking English. In addition, I’ve had students stay with me for a week in England so they can change their lives for ever in terms of their English ability. Furthermore, I actually personally visit some clients if I am in their country. These students typically invite me to dinner, let me stay at their house or show their city to me in exchange for free English. They even let me visit with my wife! I guess I must be doing something good for them to do this! I understand my income and my family depends on the quality of the classes I offer so my commitment is to be better than any teacher you’ve had before and always look to improve my service to you. One of the ways I do this is to ask the student if I am on the right track. Feedback, positive or negative is always welcomed! So try my classes for free! A SUMMARY OF MY SERVICE: - Free trial: Take a no obligation free trial so you can see for yourself how good I am. This is a chance to check out the method and explain your objectives and requirements e.g. improve fluency, confidence and eliminate common errors. - A unique service: I offer a unique and personalised teaching method to satisfy individual student requirements whether that be an English exam (Cambridge, Trinity, IELTS, TOEFL, EOI...), an interview in English, medical or business English or general English conversation. - Free responses to grammar queries outside of class: If you have grammar doubts or need a quick correction to a phrase for an email, you can send me a message on verbling when you want and I will respond in quick time! - Study little grammar: You don't like studying grammar? No problem! With me, you will study grammar lightly to ensure you enjoy the English classes. On the whole, I look at grammar only when errors are made during conversation. The amount of grammar studied will of course depend on your level. - I am trilingual: Being that I speak French and Spanish fluently, I know better than most what it takes to learn a language and the problems you may endure. I will help you overcome those issues in a way you have never experienced before. - I have a Masters in Translation: This is better than a TEFL certificate. This shows a deep linguistic capability and critical thinking ability. - Error correction method: My method is about correcting your common errors. A language is too complex to be studying all the grammar. For homework you will get a list of mistakes you have made in the class to be corrected for next time. I encourage you to converse as much as possible and be yourself. - Possibility of a personal visit: I often personally visit students if I am in their country. Then you would get to speak English for free over coffee or a meal for example. - I have a written an English grammar ebook: This book was designed to help Spanish speakers learn more effectively and more quickly. It is called 101 common errors Spaniards make when speaking English. I include excerpts of the grammar from this book in every class to ensure you are progressing every class with your grammar knowledge! - Business English: My first degree was a business degree and I have professional experience in banking, tourism, and the property industry. I can help with interviews, CV/resumes, meetings, sales and marketing, negotiations, emailing and the like! - Founder and director of online school for Spanish market www.clasesinglesonline.com: I have run this for years and it is still going strong! It’s difficult to give a decent impression of my service here so please have the courage to contact me today! I would love to meet you! Mark Davies MA PG (dip), BA (hons) RECOMMENDATIONS: "Tengo 42 años y he estado estudiando ingles toda mi vida, clases particulares, academia de inglés, cursos online, inmersión en UK, etc... Hace dos meses empecé las clases de inglés vía Skype con Mark. Al principio fue duro, en lugar de avanzar tenía la sensación de retroceder pero, sorprendentemente, varias semanas después la mejora empezó a ser impresionante. Los errores escritos y orales empezaron a disminuir, mi fluidez oral y escrita mejoró pero el mayor logro ha sido en la comprensión oral. Nuestras clases son fluidas y mi dificultad de entender a Mark es prácticamente 0. Además, el 99% de mi trabajo es en inglés. Hasta ahora tenía que esforzarme enormemente para poder seguir las conversaciones. Desde hace dos semanas mi nivel de comprensión ha aumentado considerablemente y me siento mucho más cómoda y relajada". "En resumen, estoy encantada con el sistema, en mi caso los resultados han sido visibles a muy corto plazo. Además, me gustaría destacar la comodidad que supone realizar las clases en casa, así como la flexibilidad de horario. Awesome!!!" Montse Sandoval, Barcelona, España "I am grateful for having done an English online course with Mark and I totally recommend him. Today my English is a lot more fluent and I have certainly noted a big difference in my communication when I am abroad. One of the main qualities of my native teacher was the personal focus and Mark definitely knew what we had to concentrate on so I could make big progress in little time" Maite Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain Please note, I don´t teach beginner levels (A1-A2). I do pre-intermediate or above (B1, B2, C1, C2).
Just one day so far… I guess I figured that with in 24 hrs you would be accepted and ready to get started. Since so many people speak of how quick and easy it is to get going with them… I would like to work for them for years to come and find me another stable customer service job like my old one also that’s long term land consistent. But I also am looking for the quickest and fastest way to make real money now. Where would you suggest I start? Need fast cash for some bills right now as well….
To become an online ESL teacher, you will need a stable internet connection, and EF will help with the rest. Online class content is based on award-winning EF materials that will enhance what the student has learned at their in-center classes. If you’re looking for more adventure and a lifestyle change, you can choose to teach online to adults or kids & teens at our newly refurbished online center in Shanghai, China.
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.
I am not an English teacher, but I wanted to be. I started college with dreams due to my experience with my high school English teacher. In college, a professor yelled at me for the content in a persuasive essay. It was a composition class. He said my composition was exemplary, but my content would elicit a response that was too emotional for a reader. He gave me a C. I left his office and changed my major to Sociology. Although I love teaching the subject I teach, there is a gaping hole where English content should be. I find myself purposely seeking interaction with my English content area colleagues. I love assigning readings and papers so that I get to grade as an English teacher would. My advice? Do not allow others to dissuade you from being an English teacher. Do not become a professor who devastates the ambition of an aspiring English teacher. I love what I do, but if I had it to do over again, I would have become an English teacher. Teaching is a gift to your students, their families and yourself. Never lose sight of the privilege and honor it is to be welcomed into the lives of those you teach.
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.
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Hello, my name is Kevin and I am a freelance English teacher and coach. I have over 15 years of English teaching experience including mostly business and academic English and have a CELTA certificate. I also specialise in teaching IELTS EIKEN, BULATS and TOEFL test preparation. I like to go surfing in summer and snowboarding in winter. I have travelled and lived in countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Spain etc. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A. TESOL) I am an expert in teaching English and love helping people quickly improve their scores. Students tell me my lessons are always friendly and supportive, professional and clear.
University English professors must hold a PhD in English and in rare cases, may possess a PhD in a related field, such as comparative literature. Qualified candidates have typically completed several years of graduate-level coursework in literature, completed one or more field exams in an area of specialization (such as renaissance poetry, medieval literature, or the 19th-century American novel), and have written a dissertation on a topic related to their area of specialization.
For working people — a large percentage of online users — the ability to access content offline can make all the difference in making going back to school a real possibility. Being able to watch a lecture on a lunch break, the train ride home or even while traveling for work can be a huge benefit, and one that the best online programs should offer.
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.
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.
With online learning, it may be more difficult to get to know students’ learning styles on an individual basis (this guide to online teaching from NEA can help). Try to include a variety of assignments and course materials to make sure every student has an opportunity to learn in the way that’s best for them. This is another area where knowing your LMS can help you track class performance on different types of assignments and gain a better understanding of how students are learning the material. Keep in mind that some demonstrations involving a whole classroom of people cannot be done when students are all in different places, but you do have the opportunity to include videos and tutorials that may not have been used in the classroom.

Tutors want to teach in a way their students best understand, so it’s important that you not be passive during your sessions. If your tutor’s style isn’t working for you, speak up and say so. If certain activities make it hard for you to stay focused, let your tutor know so you can try a different format in a future lesson. Your tutor can’t make changes if you don’t voice your concerns.
I need a native english speaker to teach my 14 years old daughter and 6 years old daughter, reading and Writing, literature, Phonics etc, we will need at least two lessons per week. Tutor must have a standard american accent. Time must be weekday Beijing time 7pm-9pm (GMT+8) or weekend. Please let me know if you are interested. If you have prior school teaching experience, it will be great! Carry out lessons focusing on the student's abilities to...
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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Mix one chemistry tutor with one struggling student and what do you get? Success! Tutoring from someone who fits your learning and who knows what your educational needs are can make all the difference in the world for a student. To find that perfect tutor though, you need to create a strategy for your search, rather than just pick someone at random.
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The Teaching Online program is designed for anyone who would like to teach online, whether they do this at a community college, K-12 school, or business professional development program. Online Learning is a growing field and will only continue to expand as enhanced technology makes it possible to provide effective instruction through distance learning. The professional demand extends from K-12, community college, University, adult education programs, and corporate training.  
If that’s you, your first step to preparing is familiarizing yourself with the technology you need to instruct the class, including all the functions you may need and actions you’ll perform. Do you know how to present a slideshow? Share your screen? Transfer controls to a student who’s giving a presentation? Check with your tech team to be sure you understand how to perform the basic functions of your class.

I am looking for a tutor for a boy 13 y.o., he speaks Russian, Italian (both native) and also English (school lessons). His parents and he himself is motivated to change his Italian school to an international English speaking school. There is a need to train him to be able to study there and learn all subject specific vocabulary. If it seems interesting to you please let me know and we will discuss it in details. Thank you. Have a nice day! Best...


Far more complex than ‘just reading and writing', teaching language arts to students at the elementary level and beyond requires a host of critical analysis skills, a working knowledge of literary themes as they relate to history and current events, and the ability to analyze and teach the mechanics of spoke, written and aural expression and comprehension. The job does vary in scope and depth between English taught at the elementary and secondary levels; you'll find a typical job description below:
How to Get It: You can apply directly through companies, such as Stella & Dot, a jewelry company that had over $100 million in sales in 2010, who is always in need of stylists. A few others include Avon (household and personal care), The Cocoa Exchange (chocolates and more), and Alice's Table (flowers). You can also visit the Direct Selling Association website — all the companies listed there agree to abide by a code of ethics, so they only offer legitimate opportunities. Typically reps make a small investment to get started (this is a legitimate and standard practice), and sometimes pay a fee for the merchandise being sold. After that you can work as much or as little as you want, and see profit based on how much you sell.
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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.

It’s important to establish a schedule for the course and have clear expectations, especially in an online classroom where things may feel less formal so that students have an understanding of their responsibilities. It’s a good idea to keep your course in line with your program’s best practices so that you can shape your online teaching according to what has been proven to work.
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.
Princeton’s initiative in online education seeks to apply the lessons from decades of empirical research that has consistently established correlations between high student engagement and academic success. How can new online course environments and tools be used to create opportunities for heightening the interaction between faculty and their students in both online and classroom environments? What new forms of evidence do online learning tools produce that can help us study and identify effective strategies for teaching and learning?
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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).
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