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Top 5 Reasons To Tutor Online

Flexibility to work when you want

1. Flexibility to work when you want

I'm on holiday this week, which reminded me about why I chose to become an online tutor and the reasons why it's such a great way to earn a living. To take time off, I didn't have to fill in a holiday request form or ask my manager or even book the holiday 6 months in advance. Because I'm my own boss, I have the flexibility to work when I want and so taking a break is on my terms. 

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How To Quickly Get Found On Google

Smart Online Tutoring

The number of search queries Google processes every day is bonkers! According to recent figures, Google processes 3.5 billion searches every single day. That's 40,000 every second! That means if you want to get your online tutoring business in front of potential students, then Google is an excellent place to focus on. Check out how I managed to market my online tutoring business in 5 places on a single Google search result: 

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How To Tutor Online Without Giving Up Your Free Time

How to tutor online without giving up your free time

Why do you want to tutor online? For me, one of the biggest reasons was to have my own schedule. To decide when I wanted to work and to have a proper work-life balance. I wanted free time, which meant making sure my work schedule didn't get in the way of spending time with friends and family. I wanted to work out how to tutor online but still have a life. I have discovered that the key to making this possible lies in two simple words:

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How To Use Google Slides For Online Tutoring Materials

Online Tutoring with Google Slides

Fresh faced with my TEFL certificate in hand, my very first English teaching job was in Guinea, West Africa. In a classroom of 45 mixed level, mixed age refugees, my teaching materials consisted of a blackboard, a piece of chalk and my coursebook from the 60s! The students were sharing one coursebook between 4 or 5 so I quickly realised I’d need some photocopies. With no electricity, this was kind of tricky and involved a walk to the local market to find someone with a generator and a working photocopier. It was a steep learning curve but one that taught me the value of improvisation and using what you have available to make learning fun and interactive. Fast forward 10 years and I’m now teaching everything on the Internet using my computer and Google Slides. Here’s how I got there:

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