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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.