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.
“How many languages do you speak?” That’s the number one question people ask me when I tell them what I do for a living. What’s my answer… one and a half! I’m pretty good at speaking English (although still learning every day) and I’ve got some basic French skills so I’m not bad at ordering cheese sandwiches and can tell you there’s a cat on the table! So why does everyone ask me that question? Because I’m an online tutor and I teach English as a foreign language using Skype. The reality is that I’ve taught students from over 40 different countries but all of my lessons are taught entirely in English.