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5 Specs Every Online Teacher’s Computer Should Have

When I started my first website and online presence to teach TOEFL iBT in 2010, I started with the computer I had brought with me to Turkey: a teeny-tiny Gateway netbook. The keyboard was really cramped and the screen was about 10 inches. I had never been the type of person who looked at the “specs” (specifications) for any computer …

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Use Zoom for Effective Online Lessons

Previously, I shared A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Online with you. You may remember that I raved about Zoom. I enthusiastically recommend it if you need to do any of the following: Zoom, all the way. Let me save you from falling into the rabbit hole of video conferencing and webinar options. Many of them are either extremely expensive (about …

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30 Skills Every Online Teacher Should Have

I’ve taught full time online since 2012, but I officially got started back in 2010. Depending on my schedule, I teach 3 to 5 hours online per day. Most of what I do is one-to-one tutoring, but I do also teach groups. Now that my team of online teachers at English Success Academy has expanded considerably, I’m seeing over and …

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Information Session for “How to Teach Exams”

Last week, I was hosting an information session for “How to Teach Exams” and I want to share some of the highlights of the webinar with you:   We had over 15 teachers beam in from Italy, Brazil, Poland, the UK and the US. Some of them have experience with teaching ESL exams, while others are pursuing a career change …

This Year’s Schedule: How to Teach Exams & Online Tutor Launchpad

Looking for a way to burnish your CV and stand out from the crowd? Scroll down to read about the two programs I’ll be leading in the rest of the year. Develop expertise and authority (locally or online) as a top-notch exams teacher. Also, if you are interested in teaching online with English Success Academy, this is a necessary first step. …

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When ESL Teachers Blend In…

I’m a member of a Facebook group for IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). In December, 2015, I made an open poll and asked “What kind of class is your first preference to teach?” I waited until almost 60 teachers answered before making the pie chart below. I’ll be the first to admit that this data may …

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Setting Up the Ideal Home Office to Teach ESL Online

I’ve lived and traveled in 5 cities in the last 12 months — and I still managed to teach ESL online. I average 18 hours of Skype lessons per week and 3 hours of teacher training. Since I’ve been in temporary housing for all this time, I’ve had to get creative about how I maintain a professional presence on camera. …

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Showcasing Effective Success Stories

The question I get asked over and over again is, “How do I get students?” I’ve earned 100% of my income from online lessons since 2012, taught online since 2010 and self-published 3 digital courses that learners buy and use through my own school’s website. Now I’m training a team of highly-qualified teachers. Whatever you do, I’m sure we have …

The Face of Virtual ELT (ep3) The Life of an IELTS Podcast Creator

I interviewed Jessica Beck, an ELT materials creator of 3 Keys IELTS, podcast co-host and IELTS expert. We talked about her experience teaching exams, working at home (she's a mom!), and creating content for her podcasts and online course. If you're short on time, click open the video table of contents below and jump forward to the topics you want ...
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The Face of Virtual ELT (ep2) How to Get ESL Students Online

Nicola Prentis, ELT materials writer and prolific blogger interviewed Jaime Miller about her experience teaching ESL online. Nicola asks about how Jaime keeps her schedule full of motivated students, as well as her opinion on how women in ELT can step out of their comfort zone. Video Table of ContentsUse the time stamps and Nicola's questions below to navigate the ...