Here is another opportunity to earn money from home by teaching online, or also called tutoring. You might be a teacher, but can’t have or won’t have children being taught in your home.
Here is an opportunity you might haven’t thought of it as a business just yet. Perhaps you are very good in one or more subjects like i.e. English, History or Geography.
Nowadays, more and more children are struggling not being able to follow the regular teaching hours at school and might be left behind making them feel discouraged and sometimes it also contributes to low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
Teachers sometimes can only do so much to help, depending on their class size and other obstacles. And parents, most of the time both are working, can’t find enough time to help their child either.
Here is where you come into the picture
Being already a teacher, staying at home, or a person who does can offer the necessary skills to help a child to catch-up with the school curriculum, this is the part where to offer online teaching.
When I have done some research on it (and I encourage you to do the same as well), I have found some websites where “professional” teaching is offered.
But, there is so far to my knowledge, no law who does forbid to tutor a child as a private person and not belonging to a professional teaching organization.
But, if you are actually considering to be hired as an online teacher through one of these online organizations, then please do a thorough research on it before committing yourself.
Offering your services and what you should keep in mind
First, make a list what you can offer as an online teacher? What are your skills, where are you familiar with?
When you are promoting yourself, don’t hide your credentials. People like to know what you can do for their child to help it to succeed.
Here are some pointers:
- What kind of subject(s) can you offer
- What Grade(s) you want/can you teach
- Are you up to date with the school curriculum
- How many hours a day you are willing, or can you teach online
These are just a few basic thoughts you might have first cleared up before putting an add into place.
How is online teaching done?
Well, there is not much to talk about it really. The most common media used is the platform Skype.
Both teacher and student meet at a scheduled time and can see and hear each other in real-time.
The second option could be through email, where teacher and student are not online at the same time and do communicate “only” through email messages.
This kind of teaching, I for myself, would only choose for older children/students who are comfortable with this teaching not being one-on-one.
Good equipment is in order when using Skype
If you are tutoring in real-time using the platform of Skype, then having a good and a stable internet connection is an absolute must have. Nobody loves to be suddenly interrupted by an unstable internet connection.
A good external microphone gives a clearer sound when talking than a headset who offers both.
This, of course, is a personal preference of mine.
I have tested many headset combos and have found that the sound and also getting my voice across the ether isn’t so good than having an external microphone.
How much should you charge?
Do your research for sure, but charging $25-$35 per hour isn’t overcharged at all.
I hope, I have given you another possibility how you can work and establish a home-based business.
The ball is always in your court and only you know what does or can work best for you and your personal situation.
Wishing you always the best 🙂
Please feel free, to leave a comment below.
Have you done online teaching before and perhaps like to share your experience?
I like to hear from you.
Wishing you always an outstanding day!