Chris Rush - Online Instructor & Off2Class Account Manager

off2class online teacher Feb 28, 2019

Chris Rush is well-known in the online teaching field.  He balances his time between online teaching and managing Off2Class - an innovative platform that designs high-quality lessons for online instructors.  Chris has had to learn new skills like amateur marketer, copywriter, web developer and sales rep!

 

1. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Hi, it’s great to participate in this project!  I’ve been teaching ESL online since 2012 when I got certified, and I joined the Off2Class team in October of 2017.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

I only teach once or twice a week – the rest of my time is spent on Off2Class!  I work on lots of projects to help teachers get the most out of the platform, including writing blog posts, managing social media, and responding to customer support requests.

3. Teacher self-care is so...

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Cara Leopold - Online Teacher, Owner of Leo Listening

france online teacher Feb 18, 2019

Cara Leopold's niche is helping English language learners get their listening conversation ready.  Find out why Cara thinks that teacherpreneurs should invest in themselves by paying for paid programmes, books or courses by people who’ve been there and know what they’re talking about.


1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

From my office, which is a room in my apartment. I live in the French city of Besançon virtually unheard of both inside and outside of France. For those in the know, it’s a city of 100,000 people, about an hour from the Swiss border.

2. How long have you been teaching?

I started back in 2007 when I finished university, so I’ve been teaching (on and off, because I have studied full-time as well and worked outside of teaching) for almost ten years. I used that opportunity to come and live and work in France.

3. Can you describe a typical teaching...

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Tetyana Skrypkina - Multilingual Online Teacher, #teachingisfun Creator

Tetyana Skrypkina is a very busy teacherpreneur.  She teaches English, German, Spanish, Ukrainian as a foreign language and survival Hungarian,  works as a language teacher consultant, is the creator #teachingisfun and a successful YouTuber. She does it all by being a self-proclaimed planning maniac!

1. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I am self-employed and I teach online. I teach English, German, Spanish, survival Hungarian and Ukrainian as a foreign language. Also, I consult language teachers, sometimes conduct workshops for them and run my project #teachingisfun for teachers.  I’ve been teaching for 12 years.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

My husband wakes me up at about 8:30 with a cup of coffee and it cheers me up. I do my morning routine and start teaching online. When I have breaks between lessons, I do quick exercises as...

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Bernard Kuhn - Spanish Teacher, Website Owner and Online Teacher

Bernard Kuhn started a very useful website where he reviews online teaching companies and helps teachers navigate this relatively new world.  What has he learned about trying to start a business?  "Believe in yourself, take your lumps and keep going and remember that as a teacher you are already different from other people".  

 

  1. Welcome Bernard.  Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching in one form or another for 11 years.  I am a high school Spanish teacher in Pennsylvania, and I have also taught online for a few different companies on and off for the past 4 years.

  1. Can you describe a typical day?

I run a website https://www.stressfreeteach.com/ where I write review articles for many different online English teaching companies.  I try to update the site at least every other day with a new company review.  A...

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Fiona Oates - Online English Language Teacher/Translator/Communication Coach

Fiona Oates wears many hats as an online language teacher, translator, and communication coach.  Read how nursing, improvisation workshops, meditation courses and empowerment training has helped her succeed as a teacherpreneur.

Thanks for agreeing to this interview Fiona.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach? 

I teach, at the moment, online and in the Canary Islands. I have taught in many companies and a few good quality academies in Barcelona, Spain. I lived there for almost 12 years.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching since September 2006.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

At the moment, I get up early and I head to my classroom that I rent by the hour and teach online classes with my clients all over the world.  Most of my students are from Spain at the moment. Then I go home for lunch and I have some afternoon classes with students from the Canary Islands.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?  

I go to...

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Taiwanda Bason - Online Instructor, Consultant, Business Owner

Taiwanda Bason has found the perfect way to combine her international teaching and cross-cultural experiences to help others successfully adapt to life abroad.  Taiwanda's advice for following our dreams as teacherpreneurs is that "we become solutions to problems and help others to follow their dreams". 

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I’ve taught in the U.S., South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Peru and China. I currently teach students from around the world online. 

How long have you been teaching?

10+ years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

Now that I teach online, I just log-in to the platforms I use, making myself available to new and regular students, as well as fulfilling class reservations.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?  

Listen to music or just enjoy some quiet and stillness.

You took on the tremendous task of starting a company. Can you talk a bit about it?

I recently started my company, Taiwanda Bason, LLC (...

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Monique Simpson - ESL Teacher, Online Instructor, English Centre & Tea Shop Owner

ecuador online teacher Aug 22, 2017

Monique Simpson teaches English online and in her unique tea shop in Otavalo, Ecuador. Now that is creative!  

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach in Otavalo, Ecuador (South America).

How long have you been teaching?

I started teaching as a TA in 2004.  In August 2005, I went to Japan to teach in the Jet Programme.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

I teach Chinese students online Sun-Sat (every day) starting as early as 3:30 a.m. to as late as 10 a.m. For these lessons, I do a little prep, which consists of finding pictures/videos to go along with the pre-made PPT lesson.

Then I teach English at my new English center. Sometimes I teach young learners in the morning or conversation class at night.  I also have English lessons at my tea shop called “English Tea.” We have tea and cupcakes while chatting in English. It is a conversation course for intermediate and advanced students.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?...

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Jennifer Scupi - Online Teacher

Jennifer Scupi has combined her expertise as a corporate trainer and ESL teacher to find the perfect niche.  Find out what Jennifer says about the challenges of marketing and the hardest thing she has ever done as a teacherpreneur.

 

1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach interview prep to non-native English speakers. My company is called Interview Genie and my website is www.interviewgenie.com.

2. How long have you been teaching?

I got my TEFL certificate and started teaching ESL about 6 years ago. I taught general ESL classes for a while but then focused on business English. Now, while I do teach some Business English classes, I focus mostly on interview prep and plan to do that exclusively in the future.

3. What does your company do?

I teach interview skills to students trying to get into high school, college, or grad school or to adults trying to get a job. My students...

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Mai - English & Thai Teacher, Educational Consultant, Course Designer

Mai is involved in many aspects of teaching in Thailand including online lessons. She is learning as much as she can about teacherpreneurship so she can help teachers in Thailand become teacherpreneurs.  

Welcome Mai.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I work as an Education Manager for a language school in Thailand; manage an Authorised  Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre; teach English and Thai to adult learners and provide online lessons via Skype locally and internationally.

How long have you been teaching?

I have held a national teacher license for about 6 years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

My teaching days vary.  The offline classes are from 6– 9 p.m. on weekdays, and the weekends are for online classes.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?  

I love reading especially non-fiction books. 

How can people purchase your online lessons? 

They can get in touch with me via email ...

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Daria Storozhilova - EFL Teacher, Digital Product Designer

Find out why Daria Storozhilova decided to develop a digital product.  Read what she has to say about perfectionism in business and the benefits of being a non-native speaker.  Daria also took time out of her busy day to record a podcast with me.  Go to https://soundcloud.com/user-819463124/interview-with-daria-storozhilova

1. Daria, thank you for taking time out from your busy day for this interview.  Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I have two contracts with IT companies as their corporate English teacher. I teach the staff of these companies online. I also have a couple of students from italki.com and some private students. So, it's about 20 teaching hours a week, all of them online.

2. How long have you been teaching?

It's been 16 years now. The number increases every year and scares me. I got my first student in my last year at university, and have been teaching non-stop since that time. I worked in two language schools, then...

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