For anyone who is interested in moving into the teaching profession, understanding why can be a bit of a toughie to work out. For example, you could spend years doing a degree in English and making sure you are well-qualified to get a job. Then, when the time comes, school cuts or funding issues could mean that there is no job open for you to actually take. That can be pretty disheartening and leave you with a real challenge to make difference to how you feel and how you work in general.
To help you get around that problem, you need to appreciate that there are more ways to offer English teaching than through a simple school role. Instead, you could look into the various forms of online ESL jobs home based or otherwise. These allow you to work from home or from an office and work with people online, communicating via voice and video chat to help you build a platform for teaching people.
This takes away the main gripe that most teachers have: of students being too tired. Most English teachers find that they tend to get large groups of student every year who simply do not have the will or the energy after other studies to put 100% into learning English. Seen as many English teachers also get students who don’t really want to be there, it can be tough to fully know if the people that you are working with are genuinely interested in learning the language or just want to tick a box.
To get around that problem, you absolutely need to look into the ability to teach English online from home. This is the perfect way for you to make a living, ensure that you only get students who care. For one, they arrive at your lesson knowing that it was arranged by choice. They hired you. So, they should be arriving at lessons with more commitment – like taking a driving lesson, than feeling like school.
That should make it much easier to get people to work with you and to see the language from the point of view that you do at present. It’s also going to be easier to connect with them as they won’t be spending large parts of the lesson trying to keep their eyes open.
People who hire online English tutors tend to do so because they are committed and prepared to put in the work to learn the language. That can be essential for knowing that the people that you are working with are genuinely 100% interested in working with you.
All of these kinds of factors, then, should be seen as reasons why teaching English online is more than just a choice: it should be the choice. Learning such a lesson can be very exciting and doing so with us can make it much easier for you to find a genuine path to progression that helps you and your students out.
Teacher Daniel 🙂