As the Internet is becoming a major part in our life, many teachers are beginning to work online, allowing them to the great advantage to teach a larger number of students at the same time, thus increasing their income from teaching.
This is also true about many other professions, meaning that people can get another job from home without leaving and in addition to their main job.
If we return to the teachers, online teaching creates demand for teachers in various aspects including languages, math, physics, chemistry, biology, computers and also humanistic sides such as music, literature and more.
What Makes Online Teaching So Attractive
As we have already said, the option to create an addition income source is what makes online teaching so attractive.
Teachers can choose the time during which they will teach and there is no need to drive to work – because you can easily teach from your home computer. The sites that offer online teaching look for teachers both for part-time and full time jobs, so that it can fit almost every teacher.
Online jobs have nothing to do with any relocation, because they’re done from home. The teacher can even be thousands of miles away from his students, and his students can also be in totally different locations. Geography doesn’t play any role here.
The online Teaching will also add to your CV or Resume, so it’s another advantage. Plus, online teaching involves constant feedback from the students, so that good tutors often get bonuses and raises, and of course can get more hours of teaching.
What’s Needed to Teach Online?
If you want to apply and get some of the good online teaching positions, one must know what is needed for these positions. Many of the sites that provide online teachings usually want to have teaching who have high academic degrees, usually BA’s and preferably MA’s – of course related to what they want to teach.
If you have experience as a teacher is another criteria that will help you finding your job. In addition, we haven’t mentioned the trivial fact that you must have enough free time to spend teaching – it’s best to have at least two to four hours on a daily basis, so that you will be flexible enough to accept lessons.
Finally, there is the technical requirement of having a computer (better have a laptop) with a good internet, allowing you to both send and receive good video and audio stream. Basic understanding of computers and technology is also important, as you will often need to handle with various technical issues.
To sum up, teaching online may become a good way of getting extra income and experience, by finding a good site to work with.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of low-level companies and even several fake ones, that will just hire your without really paying. That’s why it’s important to check out and read about any firm that you plan to work for. See what others say about them and what problems others have faced previously.
Most of the jobs in this market have a per-hour or per-lesson payment standard. Studies show that the hourly wages in this market vary from the low of 15 Dollars and up to 60 Dollars and even more.
In many agencies, the salary for teaching online can be less, and even just half of what a full-time teacher gets.
Furthermore, being an online teacher can be pretty hard, and as a teacher you will need to handle with being in a long distance from your students, unable to really feel what happens with them.
You will have to deal with plenty of difficulties in your journey to getting successful at teaching online. I truly hope that by reading this post you have figured out the basic issues regarding teaching online. Good Luck!