Where do I look for teaching jobs, and how will I be paid?
At tefl online pro, we have been in the business of recommending online English language schools to our graduates for some years now. The benefit of this is that we have a pretty good overview of the industry as a whole and we know which schools have good reputations, and which schools have not so good reputations. So if you are a tefl online pro graduate, please get in touch with us for help and support in choosing the right school(s) to teach online for.
It’s important to note that online teaching platforms often have a rating system. This basically means that if your students think you are great, they will rate you accordingly. And this often means earning more money per hour, and of course being more in demand.
Some online English language schools pay by the minute, and some pay by the hour – or for however long the duration of the class is.
Schools will often ask you to sign a contract and ask you to commit to a certain amount of teaching hours per week. A contract is very important, as it clearly illustrates what is required from you and what is required by the school. It’s extremely important to thoroughly read through any contract before signing up. You should also try and negotiate the contract if you feel that there are details that should be improved on – such as, for example, requesting that you still get paid in full if a student cancels last minute.
Online English langue schools tend to pay through Paypal, or through direct bank transfer. We recommend the Paypal option because the payment will arrive on your Paypal account immediately. International bank transfers often incur hefty transfer costs and it can take days for you to receive your money.
Depending on the online English language school you have chosen to teach for, they might pay weekly or by the end of each month. In many cases, especially when a school pays weekly, they may hold the first week’s salary as their insurance policy that you won’t suddenly change schools if offered a better deal elsewhere. This is also normal protocol when teaching at brick and mortar language schools. If a school wants to hold onto your first month’s salary though, we recommend negotiating it down to one week’s salary. You will then receive this when you have completed your teaching contractual obligations.
It can be a bit of a mine field regarding which school(s) to choose to teach for. We can’t stress enough that it is so important to take your international Online TEFL/TESOL certification course through a company that provides substantial post-course support. This will ensure that you won’t find yourself in a situation where you might have taught for a few months and have begun asking your online English school when in God’s name you are going to get paid.
Once again, we would like to point out that we are experts in the field of helping place tefl online pro graduates into high-paying online teaching (from home) employment, through our extensive research of online language schools, and our international contacts.
By taking your Online TEFL/TESOL certification with tefl online pro, you will enjoy the best of both worlds: an excellent course experience and excellent post-course employment support.
Enroll today to begin your teaching English online career from the comfort of your home.