San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
When Cafetalk’s management reports for June 2014 came trickling in, its founder and CEO Ken Hashizume was pleasantly surprised to see earnings for some tutors exceed $4,500 US Dollars. “That’s not sales - the figures are for take-home earnings,” says Hashizume. “We’d always wanted to help tutors deliver exceptional learning content and also find it rewarding at the same time. This latest figure tells us that we’re on the right track.”
Although no easy feat, the high average earnings of top Cafetalk tutors show what private tutors can achieve through online teaching. “Through Cafetalk, tutors can grow their student base to hundreds of students, which would be quite difficult to do on your their own,” maintains Hashizume. “However, you do need to put in the work - be persistent and be creative as well,” he adds.
In fact, a quick look through some of the interesting course offerings - such as “Wine appreciation in English” - will hint at how much freedom tutors have to unleash their creativity. (And with more than 3,000 individual offerings to choose from, students are bound to find a lesson to meet even the obscurest of needs)
When asked what other qualities are necessary for success on Cafetalk, Hashizume explains that “good communication skills - the ability to understand and connect with students is very important.” On the other hand, Cafetalk’s data indicate that experience and strong teaching credentials are not good indicators of whether you will be successful or not. “We have many tutors who have no professional credentials and little experience, but who have managed to build successful online careers. At the end of the day it all comes down to the quality of the overall learning experience you can deliver to your students.”
Cafetalk continues to recruit native and/or bilingual speakers from various backgrounds. Interested tutors can apply from the links below:
Cafetalk provides a platform that enables tutors around the world to teach languages and other skills through private video lessons.
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Tutors from over 50 different nations across the world.
More than 3000 lessons to choose from.
Students take lessons from 30 countries.
Best tutors make more than US4,500 per month.
Students have posted over 19,000 pieces of publicly viewable feedback.
Cafetalk excels at helping tutors promote themselves through tutor interview videos, personalized Facebook pages and other tools.