5 Tips To Become A Successful, Well-Paid Online Tutor

5 Tips To Become A Successful, Well-Paid Online Tutor

Top online tutors on Eurekly can make up to $10,000- $15,000 dollars a month and you can too! Yup, you read that correctly! You can make more money as an online teacher than you did in the classroom (or in your other jobs) and on top of that, you get to be your own boss and have ultimate flexibility. You decide your hours and what and where you teach. So if you want to teach watching the sun come up in Thailand, you can. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is not, but you have to take real action and focus if you want to be top tier.  Here are 5 concrete tips to set you on the road to online teaching success:

Create an engaging profile.

The first thing a prospective student will notice about your profile is your picture. Make sure it is a good one. That means do not upload pictures sideways or post dark, blurry and confusing images. Choose a photograph that makes you look friendly and approachable and ideally professional looking ie: not pictures from your Tinder profile!

Secondly, write an honest and interesting bio. Keep it real and informative. It shouldn’t be overly formal like a resume but rather a personal way to introduce yourself to prospective students. Don’t be afraid to share your unique experiences. If you struggled as a kid because you were dyslexic, mention it. Go on and explain how that experience turned you into a super passionate and empathetic tutor for dyslexic children.

Make sure to list all your credentials and include positive experiences with former students. Add a couple of personal tidbits about yourself. You want to make yourself seem relatable. In the virtual world, students have the choice to choose their teachers, so look at yourself and your bio through the eyes of a prospective student. Would you want to spend time every week with the person in the profile you just created?

Make Yourself Available.

When a student reaches out to you, respond! The faster the better. In the digital world, on-demand contact pays off. And once you do make contact, don’t be afraid to ask questions and to find out exactly what the student is looking for in a tutor and lessons plan. Every conversation with a student is a learning experience that offers you an opportunity to refine how your present yourself and your skills. Connecting with students before your first lesson is the best way to make sure that first lesson is a great one!

 

  1. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare.

Before you even have your first online student you must decide what you are teaching and with what tools. It is important to lay the foundation for your online classes. Just like in the classroom, a teacher needs to prepare for lessons.


Connect with your student before the lesson and ask them a few questions so you know what their goals are and what level to begin teaching. Collecting information from students in advance will help you prepare appropriate questions and materials. It will also show students that you’re interested in what they have to say, which will help spur a lively discussion.

Tell students what to expect.  Inform them of topics or questions the lesson might cover, how they should prepare, and what they might be expected to do. Be as concrete and specific as possible. When students have time to prepare, they are often more invested in the discussion and willing to participate.

4. Be Passionate and Engaging

Online learners are active learners! They have determined that sitting in the back of a classroom listening to a teacher lecture is not the best way for them to reach their learning goals. Your online student has decided instead to invest in a teacher (You) that they can personally connect with, a mentor of sorts. So do your best to connect with them in a meaningful and engaging manner. Don’t be afraid to joke and laugh with them.  Ask lots of questions and work to create a dialogue rather than a lecture. Finally, make sure that each lesson has a clear takeaway.

Remember: You are their guide on their learning journey, not an instructor shouting out next steps.

  1. Get Feedback & Great Reviews!

Don’t be afraid to ask your students for their honest feedback. Any criticism should be accepted with appreciation. They are giving you information that you can use to become an even better teacher.  Make sure to let your students know if they give negative feedback or are dissatisfied with a lesson to bring it up with you first. You want to make sure that you address all their concerns before they rate their experience publically.

Ask all your students for a testimonial and to evaluate their experience with you and your lessons. But remember, people are busy so don’t take it personally if not all your students follow through. Consider instead, sending the student a reminder to write a review and let them know how much you appreciate them taking the time to do so.

If you follow these specific tips you can build a highly lucrative and rewarding student base from scratch in 1-2 years solely on Eurekly. Remember, it’s karma, we are all in this together. When we help others to be successful, our success multiplies as well!

 

10 Reasons Why Learning A New Language Is The Key To A Happier and Healthier You

Have you always dreamed of speaking another language? French? Italian? Russian? Don’t delay, the benefits of multilingualism are vast and include a swathe of incredible health and lifestyle benefits. Here are 10 reasons to motivate you today to turn your wish into reality.

1. It Makes You Smarter
Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. Language acquisition has a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills. Learning a second language improves memory and increases attention span. Studies show that bilingual students score higher on standardized tests than monolingual students. Studies show that secondary language immersion contributes to increased IQ in students.

2. It Keeps Your Mind Active & Healthier Longer                                         Learning a new language is a powerful weapon in delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. According to a study performed by York University of Toronto, those who learned a new language beyond their native tongue offset the average age of dementia by almost 5 years. Research findings also indicate that multilingual people recover from strokes quicker with better outcomes.

3. It Helps You Become A Better Multitasker
Multilingual people, especially children, are skilled at switching between different systems of speech, writing, and language structure. According to research by Pennsylvania State University, this “juggling” skill helps make people good multitaskers. In one study, participants used a driving simulator while doing separate, distracting tasks at the same time. The research found that people who spoke more than one language made fewer errors in their driving.

4. It Improves Memory
Learning a new language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary which strengthens our mental “muscles.” Exercising our brains improves our overall memory. Studies show that bilinguals are better at retaining shopping lists, names, and directions.

5. It Improves Perception And Observation Skills
Multilingual people are better at observing their surroundings. A study from Spain’s University of Pompeu Fabra showed multilingual people are better at focusing on relevant information and at spotting misleading information.

6. It Makes You More Creative
Multilingual speakers are more creative than monolingual speakers according to recent research. Learning a new language makes you experiment with new words and phrases. You also gain a new perspective from within the context of another language and associated culture. Improving your skills in divergent thinking leads to innovative solutions and more creative self-expression.

7. It Builds Confidence
Confidence increases whenever we master a new skill and learning a foreign language is no different. Learning and mastering a new language while fun takes work and dedication. One of the rewards for our hard work is feeling good about our accomplishment. Knowing another language also makes you a better more confident traveler as it opens up your options for communication and self-expression.

8. It Can Help You Earn More Money
Learning a second language adds an average 2 percent increase in people’s yearly salary but not all languages are created equal. German, for instance, is the most lucrative to learn increasing non-native speakers salaries by an average of 3.8 percent yearly.

9. It Leads To Better Work Opportunities                                                       Speaking and understanding a second language will make you more attractive to potential employers and lead to expanded employment opportunities. Speaking a second language will add a new skill to your resumé that will help you stand out. It also broadens the scope of people you can work communicate and work with as well as expanding geographically new employment opportunities.

 

10. It Makes Traveling More Fun                                                                       Knowing another language will make you a traveler, not a tourist. The benefits of speaking the local language when traveling are innumerable: read menus, navigate around with ease, earn the respect of locals, make new friends, get the inside scoop. You will have a access to new opportunities and experiences that you might have missed otherwise.

As the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein once said: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” So why not take that first step and expand your world today?

 

What Makes A Great Teacher? 5 Key Attributes.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward

Great teachers inspire their students. They infuse them with love of subject matter and of learning as a whole. Great teachers leave a lasting impression, altering the course and trajectory of a student’s life for the better. So what makes a great teacher great? We have identified 5 key attributes that many of the most inspirational teachers share:

1. Passion

Great teachers are passionate people. They love what they teach and they love being a teacher. They thrive on the challenge of helping students learn. Their passion is contagious and they imbue in their students not only knowledge but a deep love of learning.

2.  High Expectations

Great teachers expect their students to work hard and to learn. They set the bar high and then they are there to guide and cheer their students to new and greater levels of competency and understanding. Research suggests habitually challenging students is the single largest factor separating great teachers from mediocre ones.

3. Conscientiousness

“Genius is one-percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison

Great teachers work hard. The best teachers are driven and determined to do well, and they understand the link between effort and success.

Conscientious teachers are determined, resourceful and persistent. They work hard and go the extra mile in order to do the very best job that they can. Once again, the research shows that conscientious people perform better in virtually all jobs and that includes teaching.

4. Caring

Teachers who care about their students have a greater impact on their students and their performance.

Great teachers are warm, respectful and empathetic. They are not afraid to support their students when they hit roadblocks and get frustrated. Caring teachers are better listeners and are more receptive to feedback from students. Caring teachers are better able to adapt their teaching style to suit individual student needs. Students engage more actively and work harder for teachers they believe care about them and their outcome.

5. Life Long Learning

The best teachers love learning. They had a breath of knowledge that they are always actively adding to and they incorporate new strategies and technologies into lessons. Their subject matter never grows stagnant, but rather is continually enriched by their own curious mind. As lifelong learners themselves, they are best suited to inspire students to be as well. The best teachers teach beyond subject matter and inspire the love of learning.

The Remarkably Simple Way To Keep The Sparks Flying In Your Relationship.

In fairytales, romantic love last happily ever after. However, anyone in a long-term relationship knows that the butterflies in the stomach, racing heart, whirlwind of passion period has a shelf life. According to science, it is less than two years.

So what do you do the rest of eternity to reinvigorate those feeling of passion and novelty?

It’s not going to happen sitting on the couch watching your favorite series. It doesn’t necessarily happen sitting across the table from one another on date night. It happens when you break up the boredom by doing something new and exciting and hopefully a little challenging.

The research states that couples that take on new activities and learn new things together are happier and more connected.

So why not dive in and take that Italian class together or get tutored online in Chinese cooking? How about making some music and taking online singing and guitar. Eurekely makes it easy. You can learn anything anywhere. Try something new in the bedroom: chess or acupressure massage. You name it, we can connect you on demand to the perfect tutor.

So break out of your romantic rut, gain some new skills and confidence and put the spark back into your relationship.

Elixir of LIFE: Life Long Learning

Henry Ford was ahead of his time in more ways than one when he said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

Research conducted and published at Harvard University backs Ford up: “A higher level of education is associated with better mental functioning in old age.”

So what does this mean for you? If you want to stay young, don’t just reach for fancy creams and vitamins become a lifelong learner and start learning something new today. Eurekely makes it easy with the best in online tutoring. Long distance learning has never been more accessible. You can start learning Russian, Photoshop, and the guitar today. The good news: not only will it be fun, it will sharpen your mind and help you hold onto your memory as you get older.

Top 5 Advantages Of Online Learning

1. Availability

Through Eurkely you can learn anything, anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Geography, time zones, and commuting is never a limitation. We bring a worldwide range of skilled tutors right to your doorstep.

2. Convenience

Imagine studying calculus in your pj’s? How about practicing some chess moves with your online tutor at 2 am because you are a night owl. How about keeping up with those Spanish classes while you are traveling on business? At Eurkely you decide when and where to study online. And because you don’t have to travel, you save the most precious thing of all: your time! What could be more convenient than that?

3. Selection

Rather than praying to get lucky enough to find a single tutor who meets your criteria, when searching our online database of tutors you will have a greater selection to choose from, which allows you to be discriminating. At Eurekely, we have the best and most dedicated tutors because we have built the friendliest platform to support them. You can meet and interview as many tutors as you like until you find the right one.

4. Value

The corollary of selection is value. Being able to discriminate means that tutors have to rely on merit rather than scarcity to win your business, and you don’t have to settle for second (or third) rate. It puts you in the driver’s seat. And when a great tutor doesn’t need to travel to a session, he or she is often much more likely to charge less per hour.

5. Technology

Often people who haven’t experienced online tutoring fear that the technology will be a hindrance, but in many ways, it is an advantage. When sessions are online they are easily recorded for future reference. A good tutor will make use of technology for illustrative purposes by using photos, animations, drawings, and diagrams. It is easier to communicate without a room full of people or other distractions and to meet when and where is most convenient.

Top 7 Reasons To Be A Lifelong Learner

Tom Clancy nailed it when he said, “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.”

In our exciting new world of greater connectivity, it is possible to learn anything, anywhere, any time and Eurekly makes it easier than ever by giving you the best in online tutoring on demand. So why not learn something new today?

Here are 7 great reasons to dive into studying online that language, instrument or hobby you have always dreamed of learning.  It is never too early to start tackling your bucket list!

1. Learners are earners. People who continually learn will earn more money than those who rely on a narrow set of skills and experiences even if they don’t have an advanced degree.

2. Learners live longer! There is a link between life expectancy and education. People who are better educated are healthier.

3. Learners are happier. People who seek adult learning opportunities are more socially connected and have lower rates of depression.

4. Learners tend to have more educated children who stay in school longer, get into less trouble and go on to have higher paying jobs.

5. Learners have more interesting friends drawing from a wider and more diverse social circle.

6. Learners are more confident and resilient. When people learn, they gain confidence and are willing to try new things and stretch themselves.

7. Learners have more grit! Continual learning contributes to higher levels of resilience and self-efficacy in completing a task or tackling a challenge.