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inotu-unotme



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: most complete on-line school list in universe Reply with quote

Is it possible to make the most complete list in the universe for on-line ESL teaching? I'm willing to find out here on Daves. I'm also very interested in hearing peoples experiences with any of the following companies.

And as a side note: I've had a very difficult time locating on-line teaching companies based out of Japan. I hear they are out there and great to work for. But, I can't seem to locate any. If you know of any please do tell.

I have been adding on-line teaching sites as I find them. There are some here I have not heard of before. It's possible they are ran by individuals more than 'bigger companies.' For the forum I'm trying to focus more on companies more so than individuals tutoring on line. The main reason being I hope people can use the list for jobs. Individuals tutoring tend to not be interested in hiring other teachers.


I'm in the process of adding more information. If anyone has had experience working for any of the following I'd be interested to know your experience with them. This is what I was able to find so far.


AOKI
http://www.aoki.com/job/etc/


Avatar Languages
http://www.avatarlanguages.com
Avatar Languages offers one to one classes in English, Spanish, Aymara and K'iche'. Lessons are with qualified and experienced native speaking teachers and are entirely online using programs such as Skype, Google Docs, whiteboards and virtual words like Second Life.

Avilano
https://market.avilano.com
They say, 'We bring people together, who want to acquire knowledge or who want to impart knowledge.' The site links don't seem to be working correctly. And I could not locate where they are located but their country area code is +49. They are supposed to help teachers and students find each other for e-learning. You have to make your own lesson plans.

Berlitz (You must reside in the US)
http://www.berlitz.com/

Best 1-on-1
http://www.best1on1.com/index.php
I could not find a link to switch website to English. If anyone finds the English version of their site please let me know.


BREAK INTO ENGLISH
www.breakintoenglish.com


Buddy School
http://www.buddyschool.com/
On-line tutoring platform

Cafe Talk
http://cafetalk.com/
Location: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo / Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Platform helping teachers and student connect
backlink available

CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ENGLISH
http://canadianacademyofenglish.ca/

E-communication
http://www.ecominc.co.jp/english_teacher_page.html
Based out of Japan


ELINET
http://www.elinet.com/


EnglishBee
http://www.english-bee.com/eb-teacher/33-faq.php


English-Natali
www.english-natali.com

English Town (part of English First)
http://www.englishtown.com/online/home.aspx


ENGLISH TUTORS ON-LINE

http://englishtutorsonline.com/
backlink available

Find A Tutor
http://www.findatutor.co.nz/

Find My Favorite Teacher
http://www.findmyfavouriteteacher.com/

Find Your Teachers
http://www.findyourteachers.com/

ForteMall
http://www.fortemall.com/

Hello English
http://www.onlineeikaiwa.jp
Based out of Japan

GO FOR LANGUAGES
http://goforlanguages.com/

Kaibell
http://www.kaibell.cn/


iTalki
http://www.italki.com/
HongKong-All ages-Language Lessons (many languages)

Language Spring Online
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/language-spring-online/61/7b9/4b6

Language Spirit
UK-Teaches English and Chinese
http://teachingenglish.languagespirit.com/recruit.jsp

Lingueo
http://www.lingueo.com/default/index

Lumi English
http://www.lumienglish.com/

Meten
Based in China-Adults-Conversational English
http://meteni.com

The Modern Institute

Myngle
http://www.myngle.com
US/UK/NL-All ages-Language lessons (many languages)

ON LINE TUTOR FOR ENGLISH
http://www.onlinetutorforenglish.com/

Open English
http://www.openenglish.com/profesor-nativo-de-idioma-ingles.do

Same Speak
http://www.samespeak.com
Based out of Japan

Spoken Skills
http://www.spokenskills.com/

SKYPE ENGLISH
http://skypeenglish.jp/english/
based out of Japan

Talk to Canada
(admin@talktocanada.com)
http://www.talktocanada.com/

TuteU
http://www.tuteu.com/index.action

http://tutoragent.com/

Tutor ABC
http://www.tutorabc.com
Taiwan-Adult and Children-Conversational English


TUTOR VISTA

http://www.tutorvista.com/

Verbal Planet
http://www.verbalplanet.com/
UK-All ages-Language Lessons (many languages)

Woospeak
http://en.woospeak.com/default.aspx?r=3


If anyone has information on:

- Teacher James and if it is still around please post update. I can't locate them on-line.


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santi84



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great list, thank you.

SkypeEnglish Japan
http://skypeenglish.jp/
http://skypeenglish.jp/english/

I'm still looking for others, I'll let you know!
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inotu-unotme



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

santi84 wrote:
Great list, thank you.

SkypeEnglish Japan
http://skypeenglish.jp/
http://skypeenglish.jp/english/

I'm still looking for others, I'll let you know!


Thanks! If anyone has worked for this company I'd be curious to hear from you to see how you like it.

And here are a few forums I found talking about on-line teaching. It may be worth it to even pm people for more information.

3C EASY ONLINE TEACHING

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=100841

TEACHING ONLINE

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=100857

ONLINE TEACHING

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=100424

TEACHING ONLINE

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=98421

ONLINE ENGISH TEACHING JOBS

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=83761&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another interesting thing I've found. Quite a few teachers who have been the business of teaching on-line for quite awhile say that $15.00 dollars per hour is to low. So, I have to ask, 'How much money are these people making teaching on-line that think $15.00 per hour is to low?'

In my experience on-line ESL teachers make around $10.00 dollars per hour on average. Again, this is on average in my experience. There's some schools said to pay $20 - 25.00 dollars per hour. But, I don't work for them and I don't know anyone who works for them. If there are teachers making $20- $25.00 dollars per hour I would think more people would work for these companies on a full-time basis? I really don't think making around $10.00 dollars per hour is 'bad pay' or 'to low.' And I feel anything above $15 dollars per hour is nice pay.

So, the question is, 'Is making around $10.00 dollars per hour for teaching on-line really that bad?' And what requirements and education or experience is needed for these $25.00 dollar per hour jobs? Lastly, why don't more teachers work these higher paying $25.00 per hour jobs?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: complete on-line ESL teaching list Reply with quote

inotu-unotme wrote:
Is it possible to make the most complete list in the universe for on-line ESL teaching?


Some people on a different forum are trying to do the same thing. Here is that list:
http://www.wahm.com/forum/online-tutors-103/672008-compiling-master-list-online-companies-teach-languages.html


inotu-unotme wrote:
So, the question is, 'Is making around $10.00 dollars per hour for teaching on-line really that bad?'


In my opinion, it is too low. I do tutor a select few (2 or 3 really) students at that rate, but it's not worth it from a purely financial standpoint. This is partly due to the cost of living in my area and partly due to the fact that prep time is unpaid work. Because I design my own materials that are tailored to the student, the paid class time only represents a part of my time investment. If there is no pre-class or post-class work involved, then perhaps $10 isn't that bad...but it isn't good, either.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some teachers charge $5 per hour Laughing

The beauty (and for some, curse) of online teaching is that you can do it anywhere. I live in Canada and minimum wage is $10 an hour, but I've seen teachers doing ESL online from Central America where $5 is actually a decent wage.

I guess it depends on your situation. For me, $10 is less than what McDonald's pays but I guess the working conditions are better Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: complete on-line ESL teaching list Reply with quote

ms01 wrote:
Because I design my own materials that are tailored to the student, the paid class time only represents a part of my time investment. If there is no pre-class or post-class work involved, then perhaps $10 isn't that bad...but it isn't good, either.


I think this is where we, as qualified ESL teachers, can stand out in the market. I am currently at home with the children and I know a few women in my mom's group who are interested in doing this as a "WAHM" gig, but they couldn't construct a lesson on the present progressive tense to save their life (even the easier grammatical points).

Competition is heating up! I do think that dedicated students may be willing to pay more for higher quality instruction. I have actually used these services myself for French and made sure I hired a French teacher, not a person who just happens to speak French.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: complete on-line ESL teaching list Reply with quote

ms01 wrote:
inotu-unotme wrote:
Is it possible to make the most complete list in the universe for on-line ESL teaching?


Some people on a different forum are trying to do the same thing. Here is that list:
http://www.wahm.com/forum/online-tutors-103/672008-compiling-master-list-online-companies-teach-languages.html


inotu-unotme wrote:
So, the question is, 'Is making around $10.00 dollars per hour for teaching on-line really that bad?'


In my opinion, it is too low. I do tutor a select few (2 or 3 really) students at that rate, but it's not worth it from a purely financial standpoint. This is partly due to the cost of living in my area and partly due to the fact that prep time is unpaid work. Because I design my own materials that are tailored to the student, the paid class time only represents a part of my time investment. If there is no pre-class or post-class work involved, then perhaps $10 isn't that bad...but it isn't good, either.



Hi - I wanted to tell you thanks for the link. The more resources there are the better it is. Everyone can trade notes type thing.

And per the second part of your comment. I'm not trying to press. If you don't want to answer its ok with me. But, is it possible for you to say about how much time you spend preparing lessons? About how long have you been tutoring on-line? And about how much do you charge per session?

And again, any and all information is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

santi84 wrote:
Some teachers charge $5 per hour Laughing

The beauty (and for some, curse) of online teaching is that you can do it anywhere. I live in Canada and minimum wage is $10 an hour, but I've seen teachers doing ESL online from Central America where $5 is actually a decent wage.

I guess it depends on your situation. For me, $10 is less than what McDonald's pays but I guess the working conditions are better Confused


You know it's one of those things thats 3 of one and 5 of another... I only got paid slightly more than $10 dollars an hour at Home Depot working full time for them for years. And part of my job was driving to many different locations every day. So, when someone says I can get $10 or over and not have travel time. You know how $10 per hour looks at that point.

But, I also agree that the price of living can't be ignored. Sometimes I wish I could ignore it. And if you factor in the price of my ESL certification alone not to even touch on the price of my degree. Well, you know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently in the process of hiring teachers for a project with my organization. I pay between $15 and $20 an hour depending on experience and credentials. When queried by clients (who are language schools) why the price isn't at $10 like so many other organizations, I explain that the teachers are professionals and not just native speakers who can carry on a conversation. They know how to teach and to give feedback and they will stay if we give them a wage that they can be almost what they are worth. The competition is fierce as I truly only want to hire the best!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hollysuel wrote:
I'm currently in the process of hiring teachers for a project with my organization. I pay between $15 and $20 an hour depending on experience and credentials. When queried by clients (who are language schools) why the price isn't at $10 like so many other organizations, I explain that the teachers are professionals and not just native speakers who can carry on a conversation. They know how to teach and to give feedback and they will stay if we give them a wage that they can be almost what they are worth. The competition is fierce as I truly only want to hire the best!


hollysuel - I'm real glad you responded. I know the on-line teaching is your thing. Thanks for your comment.

I was wondering if you have looked at the list of schools at the top of the page? Do you feel any schools should be removed or added? If something needs to be changed I'll fix it. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the profiles posted by online tutors (independent profiles) read like a bad internet dating ad. I hope to be ahead of the crowd! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

santi84 wrote:
Some of the profiles posted by online tutors (independent profiles) read like a bad internet dating ad. I hope to be ahead of the crowd! Shocked


Well, to this I have to say I'm somewhat familiar with advertising on-line. It's very difficult to promote anything free. And has anyone noticed how much it cost to place an ad on popular sites? It's an activity that can be difficult to partake in when starting a business. So, if teachers can put info on a profile to help them out be it myspace or daves then more power to them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inotu-unotme wrote:
santi84 wrote:
Some of the profiles posted by online tutors (independent profiles) read like a bad internet dating ad. I hope to be ahead of the crowd! Shocked


Well, to this I have to say I'm somewhat familiar with advertising on-line. It's very difficult to promote anything free. And has anyone noticed how much it cost to place an ad on popular sites? It's an activity that can be difficult to partake in when starting a business. So, if teachers can put info on a profile to help them out be it myspace or daves then more power to them.


inotu-unotme,

I'm referring to online tutors who write bizarre rantings on their profiles as independent contractors with online language schools. For example, "I will only talk about vocabulary so don't bother contacting me for grammar!!" ("I will only accept men that are 6 feet tall so don't bother contacting me if you aren't!") Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your examples made my laugh out loud...literally. Thanks for the laugh!

santi84 wrote:
inotu-unotme wrote:
santi84 wrote:
Some of the profiles posted by online tutors (independent profiles) read like a bad internet dating ad. I hope to be ahead of the crowd! Shocked


Well, to this I have to say I'm somewhat familiar with advertising on-line. It's very difficult to promote anything free. And has anyone noticed how much it cost to place an ad on popular sites? It's an activity that can be difficult to partake in when starting a business. So, if teachers can put info on a profile to help them out be it myspace or daves then more power to them.


inotu-unotme,

I'm referring to online tutors who write bizarre rantings on their profiles as independent contractors with online language schools. For example, "I will only talk about vocabulary so don't bother contacting me for grammar!!" ("I will only accept men that are 6 feet tall so don't bother contacting me if you aren't!") Laughing
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