Teaching on Preply.
Preply is a worldwide online platform designed for students from any country to come and learn any language of choice from their own personal choice of a private tutor. This is a great opportunity for University students to learn skills and go about their day-to-day life.
I first came across Preply when I was job hunting. I was tired of not hearing back from employers or being underqualified for some job roles. I came across an ad that specified no experience needed, and I was intrigued right away. I do have previous experience of teaching so I happily sent my application off. And I am not exaggerating when I recall getting an email back in two days. I was invited to a seminar to learn more about the platform and how we submit our application and setting up our profiles etc.
Once setting up a profile and getting approved it was a struggle to find students at first; as there are many qualified individuals on the platform, yet I waited patiently and my profile was very active in the Polish region as I got booked by 3 individuals within one week!
As you can see on the left, you can conveniently filter down your searches and preferences.
Preply is very supportive in the sense that there are videos and guides to every little question you may have. Don't know how something works within the classroom? There's a whole seminar for it. Not sure how to retrieve money from your account? There are directly answered questions and you can talk to a member of staff who reply back quickly with great solutions.
It is very convenient to fit around my schedule; to be able to set my own hours, and have all the necessary teaching resources on the website. I can easily reschedule and change prices to suit me or my student. People of all ages and backgrounds can make a teaching profile, so long as they can teach a language to the best of their ability.
I do find the commission a bit high, as a certain number of lesson hours need to be complete before commission decreases. But with more lessons and experience tutors can raise prices and still have a lot of active students.
I hope this was a good insight into the platform, it will be a good opportunity to make money on the side of whether another job or perfect for students like myself. It also helps build essential skills like communicating and patience; there is a lot to learn and to see the success of a student is great!
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