online teaching jobs
On line teaching or tutoring is an attractive option to face-to-face teaching .
It allows a people who are interested in teaching from teachers to university students an opportunity to earn extra income by working conveniently at home with no wasted travel time and absolutely no transportation costs –
an important consideration, given recent increases in the price of gasoline.
Live teaching requires you to be on line for tutoring sessions, and pays you for the time you spend on line. Sessions can be conducted live using both audio and video with a headset and a webcam.
Some on-line companies have their own web platforms; others use public domain chat platforms such as Windows Messenger, Yahoo, or Skype.
For webcam tutoring you will need a fast and reliable internet connection. You will also need to invest between $25 and $50 in a computer headset and spend between $50 and $100 on a basic webcam.
Avoid the more expensive webcams with face tracking, as this feature is unnecessary and can be quite annoying.
The best way to find on-line teaching work is here at skypeteaching jobs or to search for on-line tutoring companies such as www.skypeenglish.jp .or by doing a Google search using keywords such as the subject you are qualified to teach, and phrases such as “teaching on-line,” “on line tutor,” or “webcam teaching”.
When you locate a company, check out the client fees on their website and decide if it is worthwhile to submit an application.
A good rule of thumb is that the tutor will probably receive 50% of the client fee, so if the company charges the student $30 an hour, the tutor probably receives $15. for example at www.skypeenglish.jp the set fee is $10.00 per 50 min lesson however, once 100 lessons are taught the rate is flexible and the teacher can set their own price for a lesson .
You should be able to submit an job application through the website. A legitimate company will not ask you to pay money up front, but will expect you to be qualified, and may have a fairly stringent application process. Also, find out how you will be paid.
Most companies like www.skypeenglish.jp will make payment by PayPal, so be cautious if some comapies ask for bank account information or other financially sensitive information.
As with any on-line venture, it is always a good idea to sign up with several companies. There are two reasons for this. First, companies may not guarantee a set number of teaching hours per week, so you will increase your earning potential.
If your application is successful, you may find that things start slowly at first until you begin to build your client base.
However, on-line tutoring is a real job which offers the potential to make a solid supplementary income.