Part-Time Online English Teacher
First Future is the pioneer of B2B cloud teaching platforms in China and has developed a state of the art Online English Teaching environment for schools and language centres across the country. We are currently recruiting online English teachers. No online teaching experience is needed. Our expert team will train you in everything needed to master this job. We are looking for people who enjoy a good conversation and can communicate well with both children and adults. The main prerequisite for this position is for teachers to enjoy their time teaching, and be animated and engaging with their students, while guiding them through the lesson material.
We have a range of teaching projects available:
Special Projects are available for experienced online teachers. We currently need teachers to fill weekend slots, working 14 – 22 hours a week. 14 hours a week come guaranteed – you are paid in full even if no lesson is booked during your shift. This project is a 12-month contract, offering teachers a high level of security.
Fixed Schedule Projects
You will be part of a team delivering the online element of blending learning courses for a specific school or language centre chain. Students have face-to-face lessons with a Chinese teacher, then have an online review session with a Western teacher. All lesson content is provided, so there is little preparation required. A standard lesson would include going through pre-taught vocabulary and supporting your students to gain confidence in speaking.
These work in the same way that most online schools do. You set your availability on a daily basis. We have a very high booking rate … over 70% of availability set by teachers during peak hours is booked by students … far higher than other online schools!
BASE RATE: Qualified teachers are paid a base rate of $12. This is NOT all you will get paid!!!
PROJECT BONUS: Most of our special projects pay an additional $2 an hour or more as standard, to reflect the quality of the teachers who are accepted for these.
CLASS COMPLETION: This should not be confused with the type of bonus system other online schools use, in which extra income depends on student feedback. The Class Completion payment is simply for teaching a class. Most teachers receive the full $3 an hour for this (The average class completion bonus across the entire teaching staff was $2.70). The Quality Assurance team watch a section of a lesson recording each month, and as long as you are doing everything right, then the Class Completion rate will be set at $3, which you will receive for all of your teaching that month.
GROUP BONUS: For classes with 2 or more students, you will be paid an additional $1 an hour.
WEEKEND BONUS: All classes on Saturdays & Sundays earn a further $1 an hour.
Student Age Group: Different projects cover different age groups: YL, Young Teens, Young Adults, Adults – the more flexible you are in preference, the quicker it will be to get you on a fixed project.
Class Size: Group classes have 4 – 6 students. There is also a lot of 1-on-1 work available.
Class Length: On average, group lessons are for 50 minutes, and 1-on-1 lessons are 25 minutes on average.
– Degree, 1-year experience (online or F2F) + TEFL (we can arrange for £22)
– Laptop or desktop PC with at least 4Gb RAM and a processor of Intel Core i3
– Fixed-cable connection (Ethernet) of more than 10 Mbps download AND 10 Mbps upload