Business & Entrepreneurship
Work From Home Opportunities for Teachers
Written by: Akua Hinds
May 13, 2016
Teachers pass on knowledge and train people how to master subjects and techniques. Many teachers feel called to do what they do, but not every teacher wants to teach in a four-walled classroom. It has become increasingly common in North America for teachers to quit their jobs after at least five years of working. Teachers all have varied reasons for leaving their jobs; retirement, maternity leave, paternity leave, stress, and feelings of being treated unfairly are just some of the reasons why teachers choose to quit. Teachers who love what they do can still teach others, even if they don’t want to work in a classroom setting.
Tutoring from home is a great way for teachers to provide quality instruction in a more controlled environment. School classrooms are often unruly environments due to many students interrupting the teacher’s lesson. If you are a trained teacher who wants to work from home, you should consider starting your own tutoring service and operating your service from your residence. Tutoring sessions can be offered to students who are children, and you could even invite the children’s parents to participate in the tutoring session. Parents are rarely given opportunities to sit in on teaching sessions in traditional school classrooms, but tutoring sessions done at your own home can be much more inclusive. Children are not the only people who need teaching; many adults pursue higher learning and could benefit from tutoring as well.
Thanks to Internet technology, tutoring does not only need to be done face to face. Online tutoring companies like Tutor.com offer around the clock tutoring to students. As a tutor for online companies, you can create your own teaching schedule. Working as an online tutor is ideal for teachers who prefer to teach at hours that suit them instead of having to conform to the 9 am to 4 pm school schedule. If you as a teacher prefer to work late in the evenings for a few hours, you can do that with online tutoring companies. If you prefer to start your online tutoring session at 5 o’clock in the morning, you can do that too. Working for online tutoring companies can provide extra income, but if you would rather not share your salary with the company, you can start your own online tutoring company and keep 100 per cent of the profits.
Blogging and article writing are great ways to share your knowledge because your written work will be available to be used more than just one time. An article you write about subjects and topics that you are proficient in can be used as a beneficial teaching tool for someone else. If you are an experienced culinary instructor, writing articles about cooking and baking can bring in some good revenue for you. Your writing can be pitched to book publishing companies and Internet publishing companies. You can even start your own blog and monetize it by inviting other businesses to post their advertisements to your blog site if they agree to compensate you from some of the ad revenue. Your teaching will shine through your written work.
Video blogging is another effective way to teach others, especially if what you teach requires demonstration. Set up your computer’s webcam, click on the record button, smile, speak into the camera, and you are ready to go. Video blog tutorials can be about anything; how to play the piano, how to bake a carrot cake, how to sew embroidery, and much more. Some people are making a living solely from their YouTube channels, and some are making millions of dollars each year from their online videos. Video blogging and written blogging and article writing can be great part-time or full-time income sources for teachers who want to share their knowledge on a global level. Classroom teachers teach students at the local level, but if they want to share their knowledge on a worldwide scale, blogging is a great way to reach many people at once.
There are many different ways to teach. You can start a preschool in your home and teach and take care of toddlers and infants. If you are a fitness enthusiast you can teach yoga in your home to your friends. You can also choose to start a home-based network marketing business, recruit people to join your sales team, and teach your sales team about business leadership. Teaching is a gift that can be shared anytime and anyplace, including from your home and at times that are convenient to you.
Akua Hinds works as a journalist, actress, music performer & instructor, owner of 3 dating sites www.InterracialDesires.net, www.RichSinglesDate.net, www.ChristianPartner.co , and independent business owner at www.PureRomance.ca/AkuaHinds & www.PureRomance.com/AkuaHinds selling passion products. Please visit www.AkuaHinds.com for more information.
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