Wouldn't it be nice to privately tutor hundreds of languages students from anywhere in the world in less than one hour a day using just your Smartphone?
Impossible...right? Even 5 private students would mean running all over town 7 days a week to meet appointments and still make barely enough money to pay rent. You could try Skype tutoring, but you'd still eat up your days re-scheduling cancelled appointments and creating activities to fill up the hours of face-time you have to spend with students.
Well thanks to the social web revolution, the old ways of teaching language have become obsolete. In this “How to Start a Tutoring Business” course, you will learn about the "Cloud-Tutoring" system Idahosa Ness uses to manage over 500 hundreds language students in less than one hour a day with his "Flow Series Courses."
The system is centered around the sound-hosting service, Soundcloud. Soundcloud allows us to structure meaningful conversations around sound. More specifically, it allows you as an educator to give valuable personal instruction to your students in a streamlined manner and on your own schedule.
So throw out that scheduler join the league of profitable and location-independent "Cloud-Tutors” and learn how to start a tutoring business.
In this video presentation we review the basic theory behind the Virtual Language Training Model and the value of semi-personal learning experience with Soundcloud.
In this presentation/screencast mashup, I walk you through the 5 steps of the Soundcloud feedback system from both the student's and teacher's perspective.
You can click the slides at the bottom to skip around the video and focus on a specific step. I recommend viewing this lesson in full-screen, which you can do by clicking the button in the bottom right of the player next to the volume slider.
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In this screencast, I walk you through some advanced editing "effects" on Audacity that you will be likely to use when creating content for your Language Course
In this screencast, I quickly walk you through the process of adding dropbox links to your course so that students can easily submit recordings to you when they complete a lesson.