Once you decide to go on your own, it's best to get all the paperwork done and start looking for new opportunities. Many online academies will offer you a B2B contract, so you can invoice them at the end of each month for your hard work. However, once you start scrolling through job offers, you… Continue reading The Sorrows of an EFL Teacher
Category: Teaching Experience
One year on Preply🎊
Exactly one year ago, I sat through my very first lesson on Preply. I was unsure if this adventure would end sooner than it started, but 12 months later, here I am, still talking about it. Sit down, relax and read the story about the time I was questioning my solo venture when suddenly an… Continue reading One year on Preply🎊
These are a few of my favourite things (2022)
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2023! Wrapping up and reflecting on the past year is a thing, so I can't stay behind. I'd like to kick off this year by looking at some of the people and things that made my life easier and pushed me forward. I wouldn't be… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things (2022)
Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?
Nowadays, with the online teaching platforms springing up like mushrooms, anyone who speaks English can become an EFL teacher. Even though having a teaching certificate can give you leverage over other unqualified teachers, it doesn't mean that you can't be successful with it. For many, teaching online is a side hustle and an easy way… Continue reading Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?
Preply – So…when does it get good?
I have been a Preply tutor for almost five months, and as I've said before, it was an instant success. As with anything in life, some people may have an experience completely different from mine. The other day I was asked if the platform gets any better. Here is a post tackling this question. I… Continue reading Preply – So…when does it get good?
Group lessons on Preply
Preply is an online teaching platform that I've been using for the last three months. It's mostly known for its 1:1 lessons, but recently I received a notification saying that I'd be an ideal candidate for their group lessons. After some thinking, I decided to give it a go and see if this option is… Continue reading Group lessons on Preply
One month on Preply
On 24th February 2022, I had my very first Preply class. Now, a little over a month later, I've gathered some Preply experience and statistics that I'd like to share with you and think about my next steps on the platform. Let me walk you through my humble beginnings and a successful month on Preply.… Continue reading One month on Preply
My very first trial lesson on Preply
So it finally happened! After months of debating and postponing the recording of the video for Preply, I made it. I sat down, recorded the video and after only one day of waiting, my application was approved. I assumed that just like with any other teaching platform I've used before, I will wait a week… Continue reading My very first trial lesson on Preply
5 ways of keeping private students
Ever since I started working with private students, I quickly realized that this is what I'm good at, and as a result, I love doing it. I think that it's safe to say that I think about my students a lot. I always think about new lesson ideas and plan classes that will benefit them… Continue reading 5 ways of keeping private students
Can you be a good teacher after a CELTA 100% online course?
I've talked about it many times and I will say it again - taking CELTA was one of the best decisions I've made in my teaching life. It boosted my confidence and taught me many tips and tricks on how to be an even better teacher. However, recently I saw something that got me thinking… Continue reading Can you be a good teacher after a CELTA 100% online course?