Summer was an incredibly busy time for me as a teacher! Nearly every hour I booked was scheduled with students by the company. Most of my classes were with children and this was a big surprise for me. I had not taught children before. I discovered I really enjoy it. For some reason, the children … Continue reading Summer is Over
I have been teaching English online for more than 130 hours. That's not a lot compared to some people but it is a lot for me. Now I can begin to draw some conclusions on the early days of my foray into working from home and making money online. Earning real money online is possible! … Continue reading 130 Hours Later…
Today I taught a difficult student. She left the online session early and slated me later because she did not receive what she wanted from the class. She was, and probably still is, unhappy. Yet, within the limits of the class structure, I don't see how I could have done very much different. This particular … Continue reading Difficult People
I think I'm a novice when it comes to teaching English online. However, I am trying to do a few things to help my students engage more with the learning process. These tips might help you or you might send me some even better tips! First, I try to smile and laugh. When I taught … Continue reading How to Boost English Student Involvement
Working from home means taking money from other people. This is, of course, always true. It just feels more personal when there is not a corporation or business or government to cushion even out any income fluctuations. For example, a self-employed plumber might make more money than a contract plumber. Yet the self-employed plumber might … Continue reading Other People’s Money
... Working. I know this might seem absurd but this is my conclusion early on in my home working life. Doing something meaningful, worthwhile and completely income free is a great temptation! I could go and play with the kids. I could read a book. I could zone out to sailing videos on YouTube. Or … Continue reading The Hardest Thing About Working From Home Is…
I recently chose to leave my career and begin something new. I made this choice for a number of reasons - most of them personal. However, some of my reasons might be common to you. I wanted to be more flexible in the time I spent working. I wanted to be at home more with … Continue reading Can I Make Money Teaching English Online?
I've been teaching English online with the iTutor group for just over a month now. I want to share some of my experiences and thoughts with you. There have been some good points and some bad points. What has been good? Getting started was pretty easy. I recommend this English job because of how easy … Continue reading My First Month