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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pay rate for an online teaching position?

We work with a few different partner schools, and each school has a slightly different pay rate. Typically, the pay range is between $15-$23 per hour.

What are the teaching hours?

Normally, teaching hours are in the mornings and evenings in the US (Eastern Time). Teaching hours do vary depending on our partner school.

How long is the application process?

The application and onboarding process normally takes a couple of weeks. This covers the interview process, training, and document submission.

Who are TwoSigmas?

We are a team of enthusiastic teachers, designers, and programmers, who are passionate about bringing the benefits of online education to young learners everywhere. Since 2013, we’ve helped thousands of teachers find online teaching positions with our partner schools.

What equipment do I need to teach online?

All you’ll need is a computer, a webcam, a headset, and a stable internet connection. Most modern laptops have a webcam built-in.

Do you have advice for teaching online?

Yes! Here are some tips for online ESL classes:

  • Make sure that you speak slowly and clearly.
  • Keep your instructions simple and straightforward..
  • Use body language: here is a helpful video on Total Physical Response (TPR) https://youtu.be/1Mk6RRf4kKs
  • Employ teaching kits: props, flashcards, etc.
  • Encourage your students interactively: high-five, clap your hands, etc.

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