Welcome to English-Bee !
Regardless of your level of experience or accreditation, if you want to make the best of available technology to teach globally, you've come to the right place.
With free tools such as Skype and Windows Live Messenger, you can easily turn your PC or Mac into a TV phone and speak with people half a world away. Obviously, this is a great set-up for teaching and learning, especially over great distances.
Among other things, teaching online allows you to:
- Use your time productively.
- Diversify your career.
- Have more freedom over where you work.
- Expand your student base.
These things are all true, but they're only part of the story. Realistically, there are a few things that you should keep in mind to make your teaching experience worthwhile, both for yourself and your students.
First of all, you'll need to get the word out about your services. But promoting yourself to a global audience can be quite demanding in terms of energy, time and cost.
Secondly, you'll need some way to ensure that you receive payments for the lessons that you give. Do your students use the same currency? How will they pay you? More importantly, how do you know that they will in fact pay you?
Remember, you may be thousands of miles and many time zones away, making collection rather tricky if it ever comes to that.
At English-Bee, we assist you in both of these areas.
We provide a place for you to showcase your services to thousands of foreign students who want to learn English.
This gives you access to a large, targeted market.
We provide a profile-entry form where you, the teacher, can enter your information. The entry form has been designed based on what the students are looking for, so you can be sure that you won't be leaving out essential information that potential students will want to know.
Your profile information will be posted on our site -- the bulk of it in the target audience's language -- so students can use many combinations of search criteria to find you.
And remember, the people who visit our site will be actively looking for teachers.
We help you ensure that you are paid promptly for the services that you provide.
Students who sign up with us can make appointments to make initial contact with a teacher ONLY if they carry a minimum balance of pre-purchased "points" in their account. Once a month, we pay you for the lessons that you have given during the previous month, less our 20% fee. Simple and hassle-free.
We provide communication aids that facilitate teacher-student communication. The tools that we offer let you decide your lesson dates and times with your students without having to learn a new language!
So whether you are an experienced language teacher or you're just starting out, we can help you make your online teaching experience efficient, hassle-free and rewarding. Registration is free so sign up now to become a Personal Teacher at English-Bee and reap the benefits of teaching online!