Is Online Teaching for You?

Regardless of whether you specialize in the GRE or TEFL, teaching online has quickly become the new frontier for teachers looking to make more money or increase their flexibility.

Plus, with companies like online teaching behemoth VIPKID raising nearly $3 billion in funds, it’s pretty obvious that online education has gone mainstream.

What does this mean for tutors and teachers?
If you are currently a tutor (in any subject), then the world just became your oyster. The barrier to entry into teaching online has never been lower and the available technology + widespread publicity driven by companies like VIPKID means the stigma to learn online has been eliminated.

Now is the perfect time to:
-Start tutoring from home
-Looking into starting your own online tutoring business
-Increase your income with some online teaching hours

Is it for everyone?
Before you start building your home office, it’s important to note that online teaching (and learning) is not for everyone and there are some disadvantages to going virtual. The primary issue is a lack of face-to-face interaction – even with the ability to see your student via a screen, there is no substitute to in-person interactions.

In addition, if you teach a subject that requires frequent work on a whiteboard or scratch paper (like math or logic problems might), then you will find it difficult to accomplish the same level of instruction online.

There is good news, however, as there is demand for online tutors from pretty much every subject:
Teach English with VIPKID
-Teach science
-Teach LSAT

The list goes on, but it’s safe to say that even tutors in obscure subjects won’t find it too difficult to find an online audience.

How can you get started?
Let’s go over a few different scenarios and explore how each can get started with online tutoring.
You’re a freelancer looking for your first online student
There are a few different channels you’re looking for students but don’t want to work for an established company:

-College job boards (both online and on-campus)
-Reddit groups like I Need a Tutor
-Facebook groups specializing in your subject

Note: while it’s my personal opinion that it pays off in the long run to freelance, you may need to offer discounts or promotions when just getting started.

You want to work for an established company that provides you with students
In this scenario there you would search for jobs through traditional means:
-Indeed job board searches
-Apply directly to tutoring companies
Note: while this is definitely the path of least resistance, expect there to be a trial period where you either have to prove your abilities or build up reviews from students.

You want to start your own online tutoring business
In this scenario you are really swinging for the fences and will need to combine the go-getter attitude of being a freelancer with the business acumen of an entrepreneur. Unsurprisingly, this is a multi-step process.

First, you will need to at least setup a website advertising your tutoring business. The process for this is outside of the scope of this post, but here is good step by step guide from WPBeginner.

Second, you need to determine what tools you will use to schedule and interact with your students – a good place to start is a free tool like Google Hangouts.

Finally, you will need to find students just like a freelancer in the first scenario, but in this case you can use other tactices like paid Facebook and Google ads as you have a website to send them too.

In my opinion, new tutors should not try and build a business without first being a freelancer – there are just too many moving parts and unknowns that can become overwhelming. The good news is that pivoting from freelancer to business is quite easy once you have a few students as you’ve already accomplished the hardest part of the process!

Is online teaching for you?
There are two sides to this argument: if you are just getting started with tutoring I’d suggest pursuing online options first – I believe that is where the industry is heading and there are an abundance of opportunities.

However, if you are already doing in-person tutoring, don’t mess up a good thing and try and convert your students to online OR dump them in pursuit of online learners. Instead, slowly ease your way into the online realm and do a few hours a week online before you consider making the transition.

About the author:

Quincy is the founder of ESL Authority – a site aimed at making teaching abroad (and teaching online) accessible to everyone.

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New university courses which will change the scientific world

Change happens constantly in the world we live in today. Every moment, a new update or modification is introduced into a specific industry, field or sector. These updates usually promise to boost the derivation of solutions to certain problems in that sector. As science evolves further each day, the need arises for educational institutions to review certain disciplines and courses being offered at the moment.

Education is a progressive process, which means that it can change per time. This change is dependent on a number of factors such as the advancement of the world and the appearance of earlier unknown information about a specific theme being taught. Continue reading

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5 Effective Time Management Tips for Tutors

Effective time management is a crucial skill every tutor must have. From grading exams, arranging classes, making lesson plans, and providing one-on-one mentoring to students, tutors usually have much work on their hands. But these activities are not as cumbersome as many think. The only reason they are is poor time management.

To be productive as a teacher, learn these five useful time management tips. You might even earn more money and take up more rewarding tasks that you can handle. Continue reading

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TutorZ Purchased Tutorz.Online For Its Domain Name Portfolio

You’re familiar with our tutorz.com domain name. But did you know that you can use TutorZ from a whole range of other domain names, including tutorz.co, tutorz.org and tutorz.us? In fact, TutorZ LLC owns a whole portfolio of 13 domain names which all redirect to our primary site – https://www.tutorz.com

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Five Reasons to Hire an Essay Writing Tutor

Essay academic writing is a challenging process, and there is no shame in looking for help. One of the most popular options in this regard is hiring an essay writing tutor who is capable of taking your essay writing to another level. It is not an easy task to find a suitable tutor, but often the primary question is whether to work with a tutor at all. Here you can see a modest list of reasons to hire an essay writing tutor which may influence your opinion.

Reason #1. You Strive for Excellence

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Writing a Great Tutor Resume

Check out this awesome article from our good friend Grace Carter:

Tutoring can be a very competitive job market. There are a lot of people out there applying for the same position as you, so it’s important that you have a resume that is tailored to the market and that shows off your strengths, education, and skills. Use this guide to help you write a tutor resume that will stand out.

Starting off

Before you do anything else, consider your audience, that is, who will be receiving and reviewing your resume. Are you applying to an academy where many subjects are covered? Continue reading

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TutorZ Is The Best Tutoring Project

Gold Apple tutor Habib Daneshvar says “TutorZ is the best tutoring project he has worked with”.

These are the words from a professional tutor with 33 years of teaching experience at many universities and community colleges in Pennsylvania.

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Apple Awards For The Best Tutors

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Port Hueneme, California, May 3rd, 2018 – TutorZ LLC, a leading nation-wide tutoring market place, announced today the Apple Awards for its most distinguished tutors. Only those tutors who distinguished themselves through professionalism, creditable knowledge and a motivating teaching style are recognized with an Apple Award.

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5 The Worst Advice About Writing Article Critique

Check out this awesome article from our good friend Laura Buckler:

The review has a head, neck, body, and tail. The head is the title of the text. It should be bright, noticeable, and at the same time be related to the subject of the book. The neck is the lead, two or three dense introductory lines that set the tone and describe the topic of conversation. Body is the actual text of the review. The tail is the conclusions of the reviewer, his resume. Without a tail, the report has a lively and bulky look, do not hurt the poor!

Article critique is a review, analysis, and evaluation of the artistic (literary, theatrical, musical, cinematographic, etc.), scientific or popular science; a genre of literary criticism and journalism. More stringent requirements also apply to the form of a review. Unlike a report or essay, it is always written according to a particular plan. Continue reading

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