How to Build a Language-Tutoring Business on the Cloud
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How to Build a Language-Tutoring Business on the Cloud

Become a "Cloud-Tutor" and learn to teach hundreds of paying language students in less than one hour a day.
4.4 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
141 students enrolled
Created by Idahosa Ness
Last updated 1/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 16 mins on-demand audio
  • 7 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Description

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.

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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 32 Lectures Collapse All 32 Lectures 03:58:15
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An Introduction to Cloud-Tutoring
4 Lectures 32:21

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.

Preview 16:48

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.

Please ask questions and leave feedback!

Preview 10:54

This document reviews what exactly you will learn in this course and the order the information is provided.
Preview 1 page
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Getting Started with Soundcloud
5 Lectures 27:58
Intro: Start NOW!
01:49

In this screencast, I walk you through the process of creating a Soundcloud account and setting up the notification settings you need for the Cloud-Tutoring System
Screencast: Setting up Your Soundcloud Account
05:52

In this screencast, I walk you through the process of setting up email filters for your student submissions.
Screencast: Setting up Your e-mail Filters
07:43

In this video presentation, I discuss some challenges you may face when getting current and future students to try out Cloud-Tutoring - a completely new model for private instruction - as well as provide strategies for addressing these challenges.   Be sure to check out the sample tutorials included in the "Supplementary Materials"
Video Presentation: Moving Students to the Cloud
12:34

It is easiest to manage students on your computer, but it is also possible to listen and give feedback using a smartphone and the Soundcloud app, this short powerpoint will review how you can do this.
Text: Tips for Smartphone Users

Presentation: Section 2 Review
5 pages
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Creating Your Course Content
6 Lectures 47:05
Intro: Digital Audio as the Basis for Sound Education
01:23

In this Video Presentation, I go over some important issues to consider before creating the audio content for your virtual course.
Video Presentation: Audio Recording Basics
13:24

Audacity is a free software for recording and editing audio.  In this screencast, I walk you through the basics of using Audacity to record audio, edit it, and navigating within the Audacity interface.
Screencast: Recording and Editing Audio with Audacity
13:23

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

Screencast: Advanced Editing with Audacity
11:36

In this screencast, I show you how to import an existing audio file to an audacity project, as well as export a project to file format suitable to play on normal medial players.
Screencast: Importing & Exporting Audio with Audacity
07:19

Presentation: Section 3 Review
6 pages
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Setting up Your Course
9 Lectures 53:19
Intro: Bringing the Pieces Together
01:26

In this video presentation, I discuss some options you have for your "Content Management System" and how to determine which is best for you.  The slides can be downloaded from the "Extra" Section.
Video Presentation: Choosing a CMS
21:36

In this screencast, I cover the process of creating a weebly account and doing some basic editing.  
Preview 10:16

In this screencast, I walk you through the process of uploading an audio file to Soundcloud and embedding it into your course on Udemy, Weebly, or Wordpress.
Screencast: Embedding Soundcloud Audio into Course
12:00

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.

Screencast: Optimizing Lectures for Cloud-Tutoring
03:40

Audio Lecture: Creative Course Development
02:00

Example Lesson: Grammar
00:54

Example Lesson: Pronunciation
01:27

Presentation: Section 4 Review
7 pages
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Enhancing the Student Experience
4 Lectures 22:06
Intro: The Value of Being Human
01:58

In this video presentation, I go over the importance of having your students actively interact with your course, as well as provide you with tips for encouraging this engagement.
Video Presentation: Encouraging Engagement
15:21

In this screencast, I walk you through the process of creating a group on Soundcloud.  I also show how a student would then join the group and contribute tracks to it.  Be sure to include a tutorial on this in your course, as the student may not be savvy enough to figure this process out on his or her own.
Screencast: Creating Soundcloud Groups
04:47

Presentation: Section 5 Review
4 pages
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Growing your Business
3 Lectures 21:15
In this intro, I talk about the importance of "starting small but thinking big"
Intro: One Student at a Time
02:25

In this lecture, we go over some strategies for increasing your student body and growing your business organically.
Video Presentation: Growing your Business
18:17

Social Media Marketing
00:33
About the Instructor
Idahosa Ness
4.4 Average rating
16 Reviews
141 Students
1 Course
Sound Educator and Entrepreneur
Idahosa Ness is the founder of The Mimic Method language approach and creator of the "Flow Series" courses for musical accent-training (www.MimicMethod.com).  He is a pioneer in the field of social-web sound education, bringing several innovations to the field.  The biggest innovation is his use of the Sound-Sharing service "Soundcloud" to provide precise and personalized feedback to language students in a fast and streamlined manner.