Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Getting Ready To Be an Online Teacher

Online Tutoring

If you are serious about getting a job of an online teacher, you have to make some preparations which will make you competent enough to get such jobs. Many people are now turning to the internet to get a degree, to get help with their current studies, or simply to learn some new skill.  And with the boom of online teaching, you might as well take advantage of it, if you are enthusiastic enough to make online teaching your profession. 

Requirement for an Online Teacher
Your wide knowledge in some specific field will help you a lot in this profession, but to get a job, this is not enough.  You have to fulfill certain standards, such as qualification and experience in significant levels are required to work as a virtual tutor.  Graduation in some field is the minimum requirement, but people are in search for postgraduates and PhD holders.  Your educational qualification will give credibility to your resume.  But in some cases, a bachelor’s degree is enough, if you have enough experience in teaching. 

Watch the video by Pina Pinas about online English Teaching below:

In language teaching, however, you may not be required to have a degree. As long as you are proficient in the language you’ll be teaching, you may get hired. You’ll get bigger chances of getting the job, if you are a native speaker, have prior language teaching experience, and/ or have passed language proficiency certification programs. 

Now, if you have enough educational backgrounds to be a tutor for online teaching, some technical details are also to be sorted.  You should have enough experience in using internet facilities for the purpose of teaching students.  A good internet connection with enough experience to operate it is the first criteria.  Many online tutoring are done real time through voice chat.  These classes may last from one hour to three hours, depending on the nature of the subject and the level of education. 

Online Classrooms

After the technical stuff and educational requirements, comes your working environment. Chances are you’ll be teaching from your home, that is the usual setting of most online teaching jobs.  Working at home does have its benefits. You do not have to find time for traveling to the classrooms; you don’t have to really dress up for your session etc. 

But for using your home (or a room in your house) as a classroom, you have to make certain adjustments for the convenience of teaching. If you have kids or other members in home running around and creating all sorts of noise all the time, then it’s no way a good condition to teach in. Even if you’re good at your profession such disturbances will not make good impressions for the students you are dealing with. Unless the tutoring job involves only correcting and answering assignments via email exchange or IM chat, it is better find yourself a room in your house and designs it to create the atmosphere that is good for the students to concentrate.

If you have all these necessities to be an online teacher, then you can start your online search for teaching jobs by submitting your elegant resume and brush up on your mentoring skills for the teaching job. To become successful in this profession, get online help for more information.

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1 comment:

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