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".
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.
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...
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...