You will NEED an experienced Online ESL Mentor and Online ESL Mentoring Program to secure employment as an Online ESL Teacher.
Why do I need an Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor? Is it really necessary to get hired and have success with an online English school?
Your online ESL Kidz Coach is your luck NUMBER 7! There are 7 aspects of teaching English online that you can only gain perspective from the Online ESL Kidz Coach program.
I have extensive ESL teaching experience. I could have applied the support of an Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor during my mock classes and first weeks of teaching English online.
#1 Your mentor will HELP you to gain the confidence you need to do well in your mock class and first weeks of teaching English online.
I was a trained ESL teacher when I applied for my virtual ESL position. I did not know anyone who had ever taught classes online. When I logged on to the teaching platform for my interview, I was so nervous about teaching an adult during the mock class. Many companies will have you teach a mentor who acts the part of a five-year-old student.
Now, remember, I was a trained English as a second language teacher with experience who had been observed by public school administrators in my former classroom. I was so nervous that I remember beads of sweat forming on my forehead. I can’t imagine how a person from a different career field would feel in that situation.
An Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will be your “go to” guy or gal.
#2 Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will HELP you become familiar with the logistics of teaching in the online classroom.
When I first logged into my mock class, I didn’t know where to look at the camera. My props were halfway out of the screen. My background looked dim. There were so many variables involved in teaching English online that I never thought about coming from a brick and mortar background.SIGN UP NOW and Receive our FREE 14-day Online ESL Mentoring Series
I was out of my comfort zone in the virtual English as a second language classroom. I felt isolated in this virtual ESL teaching environment; it was similar to being stranded on an island with my laptop and a really stellar Wi-Fi connection. Your Online ESL Kidz Coach is your personal connection towards building a successful career teaching English online.
#3 Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will help you gain the necessary teaching skills needed to teach English as a second language from home.
The world of education has so many acronyms! I remember being a middle school teacher in an IEP meeting. (Here, we go again! (An IEP is an Individualized Education Program). We were a group of educators having an IEP meeting with a mother about her child. The mother was so confused with the acronyms flying around the room in conversation. We had to slow down and brief the mother with our educational discourse.
English as a second language teaching techniques can stump a seasoned veteran teacher of thirty years. What is TPR? Total Physical Response is an acronym that is used in English as a second language education circles. As an ESL teacher, you will use TPR to get your student to respond, speak, and understand vocabulary in class. You will use your body and range of motion to physically illustrate classroom concepts.
As an evaluating mentor, I have witnessed teachers who are very uncomfortable implementing TPR. At first, applying TPR does not seem natural. It can feel really awkward and some teachers even turn red with embarrassment.
No worries! Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will give you tips and help you practice your Total Physical Response skills. You will develop TPR to suit your individual teaching style. You do not need to be someone “else,” to have success getting paid to teach English online. You do not need to be that perfect teacher from a YouTube video. There are students waiting right now who will be a perfect match for your style. Online ESL KIdz Coach encourages teachers of all personality ranges in the classroom. You will not be successful unless you are yourself as an online ESL teacher.
Before you know it, Total Physical Response will be your natural state in life. I find myself performing TPR at the deli counter in the grocery store while asking for sliced cheese! Just yesterday, I mimicked slicing cheese for the deli worker when making my request.
Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor can also help you with warm language techniques. ESL students often need warm language techniques to help them with the nuances of the English language. Some English as a second language teachers achieve this through song, varying their voice, yelling, whispering, or chanting in class. This can be awkward for many new online ESL teachers. Please have confidence that with your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor you will develop your virtual English as a second language teaching style.
#4 Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will help you refine and perfect your teaching techniques.
In my experience as a mentor, many well-intentioned teachers do not effectively model for students. Students are more apt to have success when they have a model to replicate. For example, at the lower levels, most students do not understand their role in a conversation. You will need to demonstrate the conversation with a puppet prior to eliciting language from your student. The Online ESL Kidz Coach Program will help you develop your demonstration skills.SIGN UP NOW and Receive our FREE 14-day Online ESL Mentoring Series
#5 Your Online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will help you to understand how to plan your lessons to target specific language and speaking objectives for your English language learners.
In my experience as a mentor, this is a lesson planning aspect that stumps the most experienced veteran teachers. Most current teachers plan for activities and a wide range of educational goals. Typical teachers do not need to plan for language objectives because everyone in their classroom already speaks English. The most important part of your ESL class is targeting language objectives. Your online ESL Kidz Coach program will help you learn how to identify and target specific language and speaking objectives.
#6 Your online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will help you learn how to reward and motivate your students.
In my experience as an online ESL teacher I have had to especially highlight student rewards; your physical presence is not a tool you can use in the virtual classroom. Social cues are not quite as prominent in the online classroom. You will have to exaggerate every word of praise given to students. For example, when I say, “Great job!” I will also give my students a high five to the camera.
You will want to have a rewards systems available to physically reward your students in English classes. Many teachers will give their students cookies, stickers, puzzle pieces, or bananas for a monkey to encourage their students in classes. I reward my students between five to eight times with physical rewards in class. Your Online ESL Kidz program will help you to create rewards systems for your virtual English classes.SIGN UP NOW and Receive our FREE 14-day Online ESL Mentoring Series
#7 Your online ESL Kidz Coach Mentor will help you to organize, develop, and interact with your props collection for your online ESL classes.
In my experience as a mentor, teachers do not know how to interact with their props. Teachers will solely hold their props up to the screen.
You need to interact with your props:
- Pretend that your props are personified beings.
- Talk to your props
- Move them about on your screen in interesting ways
Your online ESL Kidz Coach program will give you even more illustrations and examples of prop usage in class.
You will also want to develop your prop collection in terms of your English lesson objectives, focus and content. Some teachers choose irrelevant props for class. Don’t show a pig for the word panda. Be sure to only introduce a prop that can correlate with class objectives and improve acquisition skills for the student.
You will need to organize your props for easy access. Most online English as second language companies do not compensate for planning time. For this reason, you will want a convenient system in place for prop storage and file for retrieval before lessons.
Your private Online ESL Mentor will provide you with an Online ESL Mentoring Program. This program is designed to help you build a “rock solid foundation” to teach ESL online. Online ESL Kidz Coach is the Online ESL Mentoring program you need to shape your Online ESL teaching craft. Your Online ESL Kidz Mentor can help you find the positions with the highest ESL pay possible in the industry and coaching for your mock class interview. Your Online ESL Kidz Mentor will guide your every step of the way!
P. S.You do need “some” teaching experience of course to succeed, but The Online ESL Mentoring Program will give you the support you need to succeed.
It doesn’t matter if you have taught for 20 years or just starting out. This is a great opportunity to analyze what you’re doing in the classroom.
The Online ESL Mentoring Program is designed to support teachers throughout their ESL career.
Hi! I’m Daniel DiDio. I have over 10 years experience. I’ve been teaching ESL online to kids since 2015.
I’ve traveled all over the world teaching ESL: South Korea, Myanmar, Saud Arabia, and the Philippines.
I’m also the founder of Teach ESL Online Anywhere that helps teachers find Online ESL Jobs.
My success includes winning the Most Popular Teacher Award with VIPKID. I have taught over 13,000 Online ESL Classes to kids from home.
I mentor teachers so they can become successful teaching ESL online. I get so excited when a teacher makes the changes to become a successful online ESL teacher.
If you want to follow in my footsteps and other successful teachers I’ve helped, enroll in The Online ESL Mentoring Program.
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