The "How to Guide" to Becoming an Online English Teacher
What you'll learn
- Understanding Online English Concepts
- Concept 1: Native vs Non Native English Speakers
- Concept 2: Qualifications
- Concept 3: Certifications
- Concept 4: Experience
- Concept 5: Rates
- Concept 6: Payments
- Concept 7: Tax Implications
- Concept 8: Class Schedules
- Concept 9: Tech Requirements
- Concept 10: Understanding CEFR
- Creating a Teaching Centered Resume
- Writing an Incredible Teaching centrist Cover Letter
- Recording Intro Videos: Focus on Students
- Recording Intro Videos: Focus on Online Schools and Companies
- Conducting a Video Demo Lesson
- Taking a Portrait: Dos and Don'ts
- Understanding Create a Profile Sites
- Creating a Profile on a "Create a Profile Site"
- Promoting Teaching Services: How to Get Students
- Designing Lesson Plans: What to Teach
- Setting Up Shop: Where to Teach
- Types of Online Schools
- The Online School Applications Process: How and Where to Apply
- The Interview Process
- How to Prepare for Live Demos
- Understanding the Specifics of an Online English Teacher Contract
- Understand how computers work
- Have good levels of understanding spoken English
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the How to Guide to Becoming an Online English Teacher Course: Your Step by Step Guide! You are so welcome here :)
I have been teaching English online for 2 years now and in that time I have taught for 3 different online schools based in Thailand, China and Europe. I have also taught English in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Turkey & India through 3 different create a profile sites.
This wasn't always my life though!
About 2,5 years ago I left my corporate gig in private banking for one of South Africa's biggest and most prestigious Private & Corporate Banks. I wasn't satisfied with my career and where it was going. I was in search of something a little less suffocating and far more fulfilling. I stumbled upon online English teaching and it has since changed my life.
I didn't have any know how whatsoever when I decided to start dabbling in this arena. BUT through trial and error I found myself succeeding. Online English teaching is a very specific market, with very specific requirements and I made it even more niche for myself by choosing to only teach adults. This only made the journey more difficult. But me being a persistent spirit I did just that... I persisted. And even with the wrong skin tone and a visual deficiency and distortion I was able to land gig after gig!
So how did I do it?
A lot of my friends and heck...even strangers who find out I teach online all want to know "how do I get started?" "How does it work?"...
Hence this course!
Whether you are looking to teach English online as a full time gig so that you can travel or whether you'd like to use it as a side hustle THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
For more...watch the welcome video! And...Enjoy! Learn through examples and practical lessons!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to become an Online English Teacher
- TEFL certified people
- ESL teachers living abroad
- Students looking to make a side income
Hi. I am Mutondwa.
I am a young South African.
I have two Bachelors of Commerce Degrees. One in Financial Planning. Another in Business Management.
I call myself "the tiny little writer" because I LOVE writing. Actually to be a little more pedantic about it, I LOVE English. I love speaking it, writing in it and teaching it.
And... I am also tiny in stature. Something that in spite of my own personal disdain towards the subject, people like to bring up anyway.
Talk about pointing out the obvious.
Fresh off the boat of graduate studies I worked in Private Banking for two years for a really fancy Private Bank. I tried the corporate thing, but I failed miserably. Flat faced on the ground kicking and screaming, miserably.
After leaving corporate I found myself wandering until I stumbled into Online English teaching. I have been doing this for 2,5 years now and its really ignited lakes of fulfillment in me.
There is something quite profound about being able to help someone realize a personal goal. To see their progress and know that you've been part of changing even just a small part of their lives.
I admire my students. How frustrating it must be to know one language with liquid fluency and still want to learn another, sometimes starting from setting the car to first gear...
Heck, if I new Mandarin Chinese with all its 50'000 or so characters I would not be learning a language as basic as English.
But they do. And that is admirable. That pushes me to be the best helper I can be to their English learning journey.
I am now looking to move on to the next chapter of my life and unsurprisingly the next door I want to beat down happens to be course design.
Hence here we are...
I have just recently founded an online consulting business called Youngpro's where I specialize in helping young professionals from all over the world realize their English learning objectives.
I have even had the opportunity to flex my finance and business management skills in the process.
I been involved in doing English consulting for an Italian software company in the middle of an acquisition negotiation. I have assisted managers looking to communicate better with their employees. I have helped hotels train their staff on proper English etiquette. I have helped students prepare for big job and scholarship interviews. I have helped nurses improve their English in the subject of patient care. I have helped students prepare for nerve wracking work presentations.
And a ton more...
All achieved through the beauty of online education.
So, I reckon I have some great insight and knowledge to share in the area of the Online English language education.
My very first course is designed to help YOU, whoever you are, wherever you come from & whatever your story is to realize your goal of becoming an online English teacher!
Its thorough, its fun, its practical and most importantly it adds value.
So please do check it out. You won't regret it.