Qualifications won't turn your fortunes around

Postbox letter from Steve

Teaching in Thailand is a joke. Most of the things pulling you here can be found in other South East Asian countries.


Is online teaching working for you and your students?

It seems to be getting a lot of negative press at the moment

Many teachers say it just doesn't work. Many students lack suitable internet connections or parents don't have the money to buy laptops. Do students also lack the motivation to take it seriously? We asked teachers to give us their thoughts from the front line.


7 tips for setting your rates before teaching English online

From considering your personal qualifications to what makes you different?

How can you set your rates adequately before teaching English online, so that you can attract students and make a decent wage doing so?


Why online teaching isn't for me

Speaking to students online just isn’t the same as being in a classroom face-to-face

Like many teachers out there, I found myself suddenly teaching online at home without much preparation time. By the end of week one, I had run into several issues.


Thoughts on a post-Covid classroom

How important could those computer screens become?

We may find that our dabbling with online education has changed the way people think about computers as a medium for teaching and learning.


Teaching English in Thai schools vs teaching English online

The pros and cons of both teaching lifestyles

I am frequently asked by aspiring teachers, which is better: teaching English in a Thai school or teaching English online? The answer to that question is complicated.


It can be tough to find teaching work

Postbox letter from June

I feel like I have to work harder than my white counterparts to get a job in this field. I practice a lot, have props, watch videos on how to teach young learners but once they see me, it's like I'm doomed.


How to teach online in 2018

An updated overview of this fast-evolving industry

While the online teaching space might seem saturated with employers, there are really only three main players thanks to their millions in investments and their celebrity endorsements.


Making the move to on-line teacher

Why on-line teaching makes perfect sense

Virtual teaching is not for everyone and teachers that make the transition usually have a few habits they need to restructure in order to be effective online. Still, if you're one of the many teachers looking to make a change or just earn a bit of extra money, I highly recommend giving it a try.


Online teaching saved my life

What would I have done without it?

How having more than one source of income, in this case an online tutoring job, saved my ass during cancer treatment.


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