Episode 189

What It Takes to Become a Professional Tutor


July 20th, 2020

31 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

This week's listener question comes from Lee, a new online tutor looking for guidance on the difference between community and professional tutoring on italki.

After working at italki as a community tutor, I want to branch out and become a professional tutor. My lessons are extremely structured and informative although I am not a professional teacher so I was wondering as to whether or not I should move to a professional tutor. I think typically professional teachers are seen to be more prepared and knowledgeable. I’m not too sure to be honest. I just know that I love online education!

  • What does it mean to act like a professional as a tutor?
  • How good do you have to be at a language before you can teach it?
  • Why are there community and professional tutors on italki?
  • What qualification do you need to get their professional status?
  • How can you start going full-time as a professional online language teacher?

Thank you to Gosia for this episode introduction.

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