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How to earn online through e-tutoring
Are you looking for some avenue to work online? Then here's an excellent opportunity for those with teaching skills. If you are really interested in helping others learn, then e-tutoring can be a lucrative earning opportunity for you. The demand for e-tutors is very high and increasing. This article brings out the requirements for an e-tutor and business opportunities for online teachers.
Online tutoring is the most exciting ways to make money online. It is a novel method of sharing knowledge and teaching others, thus increasing our experience and making money in the process. The best part of online tutions is that it is free of any hassles and the e-tutoring lesson sessions can be scheduled at one's own convenience. Many people have benefitted from this online method of making money sitting at home. After some experience in online tutoring, one can also start organising webbased seminars for school and college students. The webinars are well paid if they are posted by teachers with high esteem and respect on the web. So, the first task is to make the presence felt on the web and then move towards making independent lectures and selling them online.
An engineer got a job in the interior village of Punjab and his 45 year old wife who is a teacher by profession had to start her search for a job at that place. The schools were not willing to offer her the job citing her age as a negative factor. The teacher did not waste her skills, time and experience, so she started looking out for other opportunities. She found many students from foreign countries eager to find tutors in relevant subjects. She applied to that website with all details which got approved and now she teaches nearly four to five hours a day to students based in different countries.
The teacher is now excited and happy as she teaches students who are willing and keen to learn from her. She is not bogged to full day's work. She can work at her leisure when she her classes are not scheduled. More so, she earns more than a traditional school in India would offer for such an advantage.
What is e-tutoring
E-tutoring is an online teaching methodology wherein a teacher teaches a student or a group of students on a particular subject online. This is done through video conferencing and sometimes, only audio conferencing. This involves usage of web based programmes, and also includes data and video communication.
Requirements to become an online tutor
Domain knowledge of the subject in which a person wishes to teach;
Communication skills for teaching the students;
Presentation skills with digital content;
Computer with broadband connection, headphone and a mike. Webcam can be an added advantage;
Working hours consideration especially if the students are from foreign countries.
How to become an online tutor
The process is very simple. All details including qualification and experience needs to be filled in a form at the website of the tution centre providing online services. Some centres conduct a telephonic interview or an online test after which the person becomes an "online tutor".
Some centres conduct training sessions for the tutors to get accustomed with their software and the online method of communication and teaching. The employer schedules a class session with suitable students and both the teacher and students are appropriately informed. The teacher needs to login into the account and conduct sessions on a particular chapter or topic during the scheduled time. The teacher can teach concepts, give assignments, conduct tests, rate the papers and announce the results online. Chat room facilities are also provided for better clarification to students.
How much an online tutor earn
The payment varies with tution centre, experience, subject and level of students being handled. The payment starts from Rs200 an hour to Rs500 per hour. Some centres base the payment on a weekly basis requiring the tutor to contribute atleast 25 hours in a week. The payment negotiations can be done just like a job pay negotiation at the time of entry into the organisation. Once a tutor gets settled, then sky is the limit for earning.
Some good tution centres to my knowledge which my friends have worked and earned online while sitting at home are Tutorvista.com and 2tion.com. There must be other good and genuine centres but make a good inquiry and search for a review on the web before joining any site.
Further career opportunities for online tutors
Once a tutor has established himself as an online tutor, he can make webinars for specific topics and post it on his own website. Many students are prepared to pay for seminars and lessons from reputed lecturers. An offline clarification session can be provided to generate business. An online tutor can create and sell his own topic based lectures on the net.
Educational institutions and professional institutes are moving towards the trend of providing online lessons and lecture sessions to students. Even professional institutes like Institute of Company Secretaries of India have come up with web based lectures for their students instead of conducting coaching sessions ate various places of the country. The student has the flexibility to learn from the comfort of his home. Once a tutor is experienced in providing online tutorial sessions, he can apply to these professional institutes for coaching in these institutes. Moreover, schools are now becoming smart schools and they provide special classes to certain students online in the evenings after school hours. This is done with a view to provide extra coaching and the tutors for this online coaching are employed separately apart from the regular teachers.
Corporate institutions are conducting webinars for their customers. ICICI Bank Limited conducts web based classroom sessions for its demat customers. The employees of a company need continuous training in this ever changing job environment and the companies which are spread across various locations prefer to have their training sessions online to all its designated employees. Web conferences are held regularly to update them on various concepts and generate corporate loyalty. Online tutors also have an opportunity to apply for these corporate coaching sessions provided they have experience in the relevant field. The organisations generally remunerate on the basis of pay by amount of use method.
Business of online counselling
Online career counselling or job consulting can be a lucrative online business opportunity once a tutor has established himself on the web as a respectable and trustworthy.
Business in ancillary fields
An online tutor can pick any one of the ancillary topics in teaching like lesson plans, syllabus management, digital content, e publishing of certain topics, student management and start his own web based business which can turn out to be very profitable. Foreign countries prefer such specialised services which is now catching up in India.
Online teaching is a very profitable venture be it direct teaching or online business using the teaching skills of a person. The best thing about this job avenue is that it can be done part time or full time based on the time availability with a person. This avenue of online tutor is a flexible and multiple choice job opportunity. Online tutoring provides a very good source of income and can even be a source of main income for a tutor.
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|Author: Shruti 07 Aug 2012||Member Level: Gold Points : 0|
|Can you please tell me something more about tutorvista and 2tion.com as I was looking for homebased earning through internet|