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7 Tips for Teaching English Online

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7 Tips for Teaching English OnlineTeaching online brings with it a whole new world of challenges and complications that traditional education didn't have to deal with. But while the occasional technical issue can make a lesson frustrating to teach, overall the pros outweigh the cons. But how do you squeeze out the best in your classes as an online teacher? Listed here we have7 tips for teaching English online.

1. Let the Students Do the Work This one almost seems obvious but it’s a fact of teaching that unless we self-monitor, teachers can end up giving students the answers rather than leading students to them. The more time a student engages with the materials the more they will learn. With this in mind don’t feel pressured to rush students to the answer. This may deprive them of the chance to make a deeper connection with the materials. Yet, even though you may guide students to answer more independently, it is still important to present new words for all levels, to prompt stude…

What Makes Qkids So Different?

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My name is Maria Weber and I have been with Qkids since July of 2019. In the past, I taught elementary students in the public school system in Texas for 6 years. After a stint as a remote medical coder, I decided to return to my first love which is teaching. I found out that I could do what I loved from home online. Imagine that!

Which Company?The next step was deciding which company for which to work. There were so many from which to choose!
I researched and researched. I looked at reviews of the various companies on the internet. I kept coming back to Qkids. The teachers that worked for Qkids seemed to be genuinely happy with the company, which was important to me.
Which Platform?
The next decision was which platform was best. Should I teach students one on one? Should I teach up to four students at a time? Could I teach up to four students at a time online? What a big decision!Qkids offered to teach up to 4 students online at a time. I started to look at YouTube videos of various teac…

Why Qkids? A Teacher’s Story

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Hello! My name is Tina Croft and I am a Qkids teacher. I live right outside the nation’s capital, Washington DC, am a mother of 2 girls, grew up in Indiana, and love to spend time with family and friends.
I am often asked the question “why Qkids” or “how did you find them”.  If you have ever wondered what the buzz is all about, I would love to share my journey with you, so read on. Why I Started Looking?My last daughter had just left the nest for college, we moved to a new city away from family and friends which also meant leaving my full-time job at a university after 7 years, and I found myself in an empty nest wanting to contribute in some way; after all, we now have 2 kids in college! How Did I Find Qkids? I decided I wanted to work from home, so I went to my trusty Google and searched “top online home jobs for moms”.  Then I read a post from a friend who was teaching online from home.  This topic had come up in my Google search which led me to begin my own research on the topic.  I …

Red Tags and Redefining Your Teaching Style

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Hello, my name is Sandra Morales, but my students call refer to me as Teacher Sandy. I have been working for Qkids for a little over a year. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and have worked with students of all ages since my graduation. My favorite student will forever be my son, whom I homeschooled for two years. Education has always been important to my family. In terms of short-term goals, I obtained my 120 Hour TESOL certificate to be better prepared to teach my Qkids students. When it comes to my long-term goals, I plan to be an excellent blog writer for Qkids along with teaching a full schedule. Within the next two years, I plan on working towards my Master's in English. I always ask each of my students in class what their favorite color, animal, and food is. Therefore, I only see it as fitting to close with my favorites, which are purple, panda, and chicken with rice. 
Red TagsRED!!! One of the three primary colors. When we ask our students to name something red, they…

Winter Morning Survival Hacks for Online Teachers!

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Hello! My students call me Teacher Megan, and I have been a part of the online teaching world for about three years now! My home is just outside of New York City, so you can bet that the winters here get cold, dark and snowy. That’s why I am a huge fan of all things cozy – like hot caffeinated drinks, reading, and every big soft blanket I can find! Winter Morning Survival Hacks for Online Teachers!If you have been teaching English online, or have thought about becoming an online English teacher, then I am sure that you know about the many amazing perks to this line of work! As a self-proclaimed introvert, one of my personal favorite aspects of this job is the ability to work from home. Especially as the cold New York winter descends on us, I am grateful that I don’t need to shovel out my car for a snowy commute to the office. But in the spirit of honesty, I must admit- waking up early when it’s cold and dark is not easy! To top it off, right around this time, we begin our classes an hour…

Thanksgiving with Qkids

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Hello! My name is Tina Croft and I have been teaching online for almost 2 years.  I joined the online teaching community when I became an empty nester and moved to Washington DC leaving my job at a University behind.  

My family: Husband (Robert), 2 amazing daughters, and a dog (Vashti).  My daughters are in college; Hannah is in Grad school in Tennessee (Go Flames) and Sarah is a junior at Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!)   I love to read, swim, play the piano, be outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. Thanksgiving with Qkids T–eaching and Turkey: Rise at 5 am – turn on the oven to bake that morning breakfast feast while you teach your morning Qkids classes. You will be done just in time to enjoy the hot breakfast and get that turkey cooking!
H-osting:  Hosting family for the holiday is always such a joy.  A great opportunity to share how Qkids has been going! A–pple Pie:  Traditional pie for the holiday and Momo likes to count apples too!
N-ew friends:  It is always a joy to make new f…

5 Reasons for Thankfulness with Qkids

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My name is Rebecca Frostad, and I am a 36-year-old married mother of one precocious near-2-year-old. I just immigrated to Canada, where my husband is from, and we have settled in the expansive prairies. I have been teaching with Qkids for a year and a half, and it has been an exciting and growing experience.
Thanksgiving!As American Thanksgiving fast approaches-- I say “American” because there is also a Canadian Thanksgiving, which is celebrated toward the beginning of October-- I find myself reminded that there is SO MUCH to give thanks for. It would be easy to compile a list of wonderful things that elicit our gratitude-- things like family and friends, a fun job, and the arrival of Disney +, to name a few-- but I feel challenged this year to focus on being thankful for things that are also difficult. We don't always have the ability to step back and see challenges as opportunities or things to be grateful for, so I hope this list will help you see things in a different light, ju…