Why Become an online English Tutor?
| Overview: Online English Tutoring | Why Become an Online English Tutor? |
SKILLS FOR ONLINE TUTORING | Is Online Tutoring Right For Me? | Self Assessment | What Skills Do I Need To Teach English Online? | Skills of An Effective Online Tutor | Know Your Students Learning Needs | Teaching Strategies |
| The International Market for Teaching English Online | Where to Find Your ESL Students |
Students have varying language learning needs, one student may require help in developing writing skills,
another may require intensive conversational English practice, while still others may simply want to learn English for personal enrichment.
While some colleges and universities require a formal education degree to teach in a classroom setting, the majority of
EFL/ESL online tutoring work don't require any special degree. A College degree is helpful, but not a necessity.
Online teaching skills usually follow after you teach a few lessons.
- A Home based business
Teaching online English can help you build a home-based business. It's also a good way for those who have retired to keep themselves busy, or for mothers to spend more time with their kids while earning extra income.
You can easily create your own web site where students can go to sign-up for an online tutor. There are many free website building software such as Yahoo Page builder. For more information about free web design software see the Popular Web Design and Digital Image Editing Tools section. For more information on building your own online tutoring website, see the How to build your own Online Tutoring Website section. If you like to write, why not create your own online ESL blog with Blogger.
You can put up advertisements on your website or blog using a Pay-per-Click programs such as Google's Adsense. Adsense will pay you
when a visitor clicks on their advertisements.
- Set your own teaching schedule and rates
Fees vary greatly by the hour. The minimum fee for teaching english online starts at US$25.00 (individual) or between $15-20 (per person in group classes).
- Minimal Equipment and Technology Requirements
Make use of your home computer and internet connection. Many online tutors teach using only a dial-up modem, though this is not a recommended approach for teaching long distance. You can download free VOIP software (voice over the internet protocol)
and make free overseas calls using software such as SKYPE, Gizmo or Yahoo Messenger.
If you have access to cable or broadband connection, you can also include web-conferencing as a part of your
online tutorial package.
- Create your own online ESL Tutorial program
The web has many free resources to help you build your own online ESL program. Design your own ESL curriculum or choose
from thousands of free online ESL lesson plans on the internet. For specially designed FREE EFL/ESL curriculums with videos and teaching guides see the EFL/ESL Lesson Plans For online Tutoring for
Intermediate Level students. Beginner or advance level lessons are also available.
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