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Connect with Folks Wanting to Learn English and Earn!
Teaching English? Sounds fun! An online job? Even better!
So, I haven't signed up yet. But I'm going to. I wanted to get my article written and share this with you first. Once I sign up and try it out, I'll update this post. But here's the jest of it. MANY people want to learn English. Of course they do! It's a lovely language! To that end, there are many online tutoring service out there. Some you have to have a teaching degree and teach an entire class, some are one on one, some you don't need a degree…. and so on. So here comes Tutlo. It's an app. People sign up to teach and to learn. And not just English either. But I'm focusing on the teaching English aspect because most of my readers are in the USA and speak native English. And I know many of you have mentioned that you'd really love the opportunity to teach English, especially as an online job.
Like I mentioned, Tutlo is an app. Basically it allows your smartphone to be the connection between you and a student. So here are some details:
1. Sessions are 15-20 minutes.
2. If you don't have a teaching degree, it's OK! You DON'T need to know two languages.
3. Never taught before? Tutlo offers help with classes by providing instructions that are user friendly.
4. Payment is $11 per hour of CLASS TIME.
5. Payment is made via PayPal (so you'll need a PayPal account.)
How Do I Get Started? Do I Apply?
There isn't an application process per se. It's not like you're submitting a resume or anything like that. But, you do need to make a video. This makes sense because you're going to be on camera when you're teaching someone. It's not a long video. They ask for 3 minutes. If you're camera shy — this might not be for you. But if you like chatting with others, are engaging — you can really earn some cash! And if you love it enough — it could be a nice supplemental income. They typically get back to you in 2-3 days. Of course, it's all about supply and demand. So depending on how many need a class when you're available will play a part. As well as, how many other teachers are on. I would think there would be at least a little competition between teachers if there are many online at once.
This Seems a Little Weird?
Yeah — I get that it's kinda weird. You create a video and some random person dials you up and wants to learn English. Feels almost “dating service” like. But honestly, I think it's legit. It's just a very easy way for someone to learn English in a conversational way that's really crazy convenient because it's done via smartphone. I'm going to create my 3 minute video and go from there. I have nothing to lose — I mean, 3 minutes? Gosh… I can talk to a rock for 3 minutes! I talked for a living when I was in radio for years! My goal would be to teach at least three, 20 minutes sessions a day M-F so that I could at least snag $11 a day ($55 a week, which gives me an extra $220 a month!) With that extra $220 a month – I could seriously think about purchasing a used car for my 15 year old that will be driving on her own full time in a year.
So this is certainly a little egg to think about if it suits your personality and lifestyle. To sign up, or get more info, use this link.