This course covers software tips, business strategies and marketing techniques to help online teachers boost their income and cut out the most common wastes of time and money.
Deliver amazing online lessons to paying students around the world
In this course, I am going to show you:
Online training is one of the fastest growing and most fascinating industries in the 21st century economy. From CEOs to five-year-olds, the world is catching on to online lessons and you have the chance to break free and become a teacher on the cutting edge of technology.
You don't want to waste 50% of your earnings by giving them to a tutoring agency. You don't want to be told how and what to teach. In this course, I will take you through my tried-and-tested processes to help you build a business that works for you.
Start by discovering key tools and how online teachers can use them: Skype, Evernote, Google Docs and many more are FREE and at your fingertips. I will discuss my own set-up to help you build your teaching system without a penny of investment.
In the next section, you'll discover how to stand out as a professional teacher and eliminate cheapskate or timewasting students. Learn how to write terms and conditions that help students be happy, not angry. And discover my 5 Step Booking Process so your students will always turn up and pay you.
Finally, the Marketing Section of this course will give invaluable tips on how to set your prices, how to promote yourself and what an online teacher's brand really means.
Here's what my real students say:
I am extremely pleased with Kerstin as a tutor. We use FaceTime and Google Docs (and occasionally Skype when FaceTime is uncooperative) to communicate between Lancaster, England, and Houston, Texas. I am learning and making progress and I am excited about it!
If you would also love testimonials like this one, then don't hesitate and discover my Online Teaching Tricks today.
I promise you will become more productive, more confident and more profitable in just a few days -- or your money back!
Welcome to this course, helping you to save lots of time, teach happier and earn more money online through simply sharing what you know. In this lecture, you'll get to know the course structure and learn why online teaching is awesome.
If you have not started teaching online yet, then start here. These five questions are designed to get you thinking about how you can get started quickly and earn money the right way.
This infographic will help you get a deeper understanding of the five important questions I covered in the previous video. Don't forget to post YOUR answers in the discussion here on Udemy.
Get to know the free tools of the trade: Skype, Google Hangouts and Facetime. This video introduces all three and guides you on which one is right for your lessons.
In this lecture, you will rediscover the value of two old favourites: Instant Messaging (IM) and Audio-Only sessions. These are in no way signs of a "lesser lesson", so watch the video lecture and join in our discussions to find out more.
Stay organized and save with online data storage solutions that will keep you organized and relaxed.
A demo video showing you how to create a new Google Doc and share it with your student, and how to share a whole set of course materials easily through folders.
This video demonstrates the Evernote Web Clipper, a whole new alternative to simply emailing a link to your student. Give them a shared notebook or folder where they can always find new materials.
Online teaching doesn't mean that you can never use offline materials. Here are some ideas on how to introduce good text books and have them serve you and your students.
This lecture gives you inspiration and instructions on how you can make your lessons more interesting and serve students better through adding video content.
Work through the lecture introducing video chat tools, and consider the different devices and media skills that you can use to liven up your lessons. In the following worksheet, I will give you some suggestions of useful tools you can use to work with your students. Choose your favourite as your Plan A, then make notes about how you will create that all-important Plan B.
The “Always have a Plan B” worksheet
You need a Plan B because:
• Skype might be having a bad day
• Your computer might crash
• Your student might be using a set-up you're not familiar with
• Thousands of unexpected problems might appear at any time
Print out this worksheet or save it on your computer and complete columns 2 and 3 to make sure you are fully prepared for all eventualities.
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This lecture increases a simple and reliable five step process to guide you from student enquiry all the way through to setting up a regular timeslot. Check out the sample booking form in the external resources section, which you can use as an inspiration to build your own.
This lecture demonstrates how you can use Google Calendar to set up a free online schedule in minutes to show your students when you are available for bookings. All you need is a Google Account and a website
Learn how to set up a reliable framework that helps you over-deliver every time, as well as setting all-important boundaries to manage your energy and time.
What exactly do you have to include in your terms and condition? Here is a detailed checklist.
In this video lecture, you will learn all you need to know about getting paid online - how to accept payments and how to invoice.
Take this quiz to see where you can build in new steps and efficiencies so you guide any new student straight through your standard booking process.
This simple slide show will show you how to use the principles of marketing to your advantage and grab the attention of the perfect students.
This little guide will help you to take the guesswork out of pricing more confidently.
I'm the founder of Fluent Language Tuition and started my own business as an online language tutor in 2012 (my subjects are German, French and English). I run a successful language blog and podcast, and work with fellow online teachers and small business owners on improving their blogs, newsletters and websites.
I am a native German speaker and come from the beautiful Moselle valley near Luxembourg and France. I've had a passion for languages since I can remember, and hold various degrees:
BA(Hons) French and English for International Business
MA in Translation Studies
Author of The Vocab Cookbook and Fluency Made Achievable
In past lives, I have worked in all sorts of great multicultural environments here in the UK and done a lot of business travel and now my fields of expertise are