Teach English Online Self Assessment
| Overview: Online English Tutoring | Why Become an Online English Tutor? |
SKILLS FOR ONLINE TUTORING | Is Online Tutoring Right For Me? | Self Assessment | What Skills Do I Need To Teach English Online? | Skills of An Effective Online Tutor | Know Your Students Learning Needs | Teaching Strategies |
| The International Market for Teaching English Online | Where to Find Your ESL Students |
If Your Score is Between 1 - 20
You may need to understand and empathize with how non-native English speakers communicate, or become more technologically
savvy, or both.
At this stage try to learn more about how technology is used for online English tutorial. Read through this online English teaching guide. Read the sections on VOIP Overview and
Web Conferencing for online Tutors. Experiment with using VOIP, blackboards, chat and other online teaching tools. Learning new technology can be difficult - you learn best by reading, experimenting
and making mistakes - there is no shortcut to this process. Get involved in a few EFL/ESL forums, ask questions and try to
help foreign students with questions about learning English.
If Your Score is Between 20-40
You generally understand how to use the internet, and you may have taught other subjects including ESL or English As a Second Language to non-native speakers.
If you are serious about becoming an Online ESL tutor run a few free tutoring sessions using the teaching tools covered in Comparison of Free VOIP Providers and Choosing A Web Conference Provider reviews. Get used to communicating
over the internet with VOIP. Read and concentrate on the technology that you find challenging. Understanding online tutoring technology will help you to become more effective in your teaching. It well help you to understand basic distance communication technology; and, inevitably with the knowledge of troubleshooting them when you start to tutor online.
If Your Score is Between 40-60
You seem to have a good balance with understanding distance communication technology and an interest in teaching English Online. The next step to take - if you haven't done so - is to skim through
the pages on this website, and see what areas you need to learn more about. If you feel you need more practice, offer some free tutorials to get a feel for what its actually like to be an online tutor. Advertise yourself on a few ESL websites such as ESL Teachers Board as an online ESL tutor - see Find An Online ESL Language Tutor.
Many students regularly scan these postings and will directly contact you to ask you about tutoring them. See the links in Find Work As a Tutor for a list of companies that employ people to work as private tutors or as online tutors in any subject fields. Even better, promote your services by building your own website and posting your credentials and experiences. Upload your photos, include your fees and contact information. This is more professional and you will stand a better chance of getting more students than giving
away your hotmail or yahoo email addresses. See the section: How to build your own Online Tutoring Website for more information about building a website.
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