So you want to teach online? Great! Why? Seriously, why do you want to teach online? There are loads of benefits of teaching this way but it's important you know the answer to this question before you continue. Having a clear idea of YOUR why at the forefront of your mind is key to starting and building a successful online tutoring business.
How much should I charge for online tutoring? This is a common question that tutors ask when starting out as a tutor or transitioning from face-to-face to online. Deciding how much to charge can be tricky to get right and you may feel awkward asking other tutors how much they charge. Fear not! Read on to find out what you should be charging and how to avoid the biggest mistake with online tutoring fees.
I'm an online tutor, not a blogger. Why would I want to write a blog? That was a question I asked myself when I started my online tutoring business. I've since learned the power of a blog and how it can get you more online students so you can concentrate on tutoring online.
When it comes to getting online students, one method is often overlooked. It can be an effective way of either getting your first student or adding to your existing group of students. The best thing is, you already have a network of people that can help you with this method. You just have to do one thing. Ask.
I've got 2 words for you: lesson planning. If you're a teacher or tutor, maybe those words are synonymous with long evenings or Sunday afternoons preparing for the following week. Wouldn't it be great if you could have all your lessons prepared for you by someone else. Well, if you teach English as a second language (ESL), then this dream is now a reality!
1655 days ago I got my first online student. A Japanese lady living just outside of Tokyo. The best thing is, she's still my student today! Where did I find this super loyal student who has a lesson almost every single week of the year? Twitter. Let me show you how.
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Skype? Making a long distance call to a friend or family member in another country? A free way to talk on the Internet (if you don't lose the connection)? Most people have heard of Skype so when talking about my job, I usually say I teach English online using Skype. The reality is, most of the time, I don't use it. Why? Because there's something much better. I've found the best tool for online tutoring.
This week I'm in Switzerland doing examining work for a specialist business English exam. It's not every day that I get paid to be an examiner in another country but if you can find your online tutoring niche like I have, the possibilities are endless.