There is a plethora of information in the internet where you can find online ESL job opportunities but sometimes choosing which one to apply for is not as easy as it seem.
Many job seekers or aspiring ESL teachers now become very picky or meticulous in picking the right company for them. The influence of social media particularly with the shared reviews or experience from people about a company play a role in influencing others to think twice.
If you go to YouTube and search the name of the company you are planning to apply for, you will probably find something about it: a former employee sharing her ugly experience or a current employee giving her bias review. Either way, you will be influenced of what you are going to do next.
One specific company I have in mind is five one talk (I intentionally spell it this way) — this online school is popular among ESL teachers coz they market or promote it everywhere. In fact, they pay millions to celebrities who endorse them. Now, does that make them the best company? With their popularity, does that make them standout from all other ESL companies? Well in my opinion, I do not think so.
This company has so much shi* going on online. What I mean by that is, there are many teachers who came forward to speak about the dark side of this company and for the most part, their issues or sentiments are mainly about the salary. Though this is not the only unappealing part, it makes applicants/teachers rethink their decisions and seek for new companies instead — companies that are less known or just start-ups.
We often think that older companies tend to be reputable or the best option to apply for work coz they have built a reputation already, that they are experienced in the industry, and likely to offer a higher pay. However, this is not always the case for so many companies not just in the ESL market.
There are many advantages in working at a new company and since this article is not focused on discussing the ‘pros’ of working in a start-up company, let me save that for my next blog instead.
Very recently, I searched about the online ESL schools that seek applicants from the Philippines. So in no particular order, here is the list of the new online ESL companies for Filipinos:
JollySchool Co. Ltd.
Posted by Kate Solomon on Facebook
Hiring full time teachers that can start immediately:
Will be teaching Taiwanese and Chinese students of all ages
Regular students (not booking system)
Starting salary: 130.00 – 150.00 php per hour for one-on-one classes
130.00 – 230.00 php for group classes
Benefits: Work convenience, Christmas and Performance Bonuses
Conduct 25 to 55-minute classes with the students
Create Class reports
Upload class videos
Work with a team
Men and Women, 20 years old and above can apply
Must be able to speak, understand, and explain in English. Neutral accent preferred.
Teaching Experience is a must. Must have experience in teaching kids and group classes.
Must be willing to work full time
Quiet working environment is required
Great working attitude is expected.
Processor: Intel i3 2100 or above
RAM: 4 GB – 8 GB
Disk drive: 50 GB of free space.
Operating system: Windows 7 or above (preferably Windows 10)
Any dedicated or integrated video card
Internet Requirement -At least 15 mbps download speed, and 15 mbps upload speed
HOW TO APPLY:
Kindly submit your Resume, 2-minute Self Introduction Video, screenshot or link of your Speedtest result, and Hardware specifications at email@example.com
Happy E-learning –StellarLE
Posted by TJ TJ on Facebook
*Online English/Science/Math Teachers;
*Trial Class Specialists (can commit to conducting classes on a flexible time requirement)
>>We need part-time or full-time online teachers
>>Commitment to work is a must in our platform.
Nationality of students: Vietnamese
Level: kids to professional adults
Company: Happy E-learning –StellarLE (A Filipino-American platform)
Platform’s Guiding Principle: “We promote International English. By this we mean, the usefulness of the English language across the globe”.
Salary: 90-100php for a 25-minute class (will depend on the result of your demo); Trial classes are paid.
-a graduate of any Education-related courses
-with neutral (clear pronunciation) or nearly-American accent
-with TEFL/TESOL is a plus
-can commit to work during peak hours from 6pm to 11pm, all days of the week, but can choose at least 1 day off a week
-willing to be trained for at least 2-3 days only (paid training, which can be claimed during the first-month salary)
-willing to commit to working at least 6 months to 1 year from the date you are hired
*For more queries, please contact:
Posted by Alex Policarpio
– 150 – 250php or Above
– Fast application process within a week
– Opportunities for Booking and Regular Students
– All lesson materials are provided
– Based in the Philippines
– At least 22 years old
– Bachelor Degree Holder
– Teaching certificates are preferred but not mandatory,
6.Students are polite and well-educated. Most of them are 18-25 yrs old.
1.Stable internet connection to have video class
2.Available to teach at least 20 hrs & 5 days a week and be able to commit to long-term contract
3.Fluent English and neutral accent
4.Willing to teach around 50% of Ielts speaking class. Training will be provided.
5.Respond to messages in time and conduct classes punctually (IMPORTANT)
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your CV and 1-2mins self-introduction video to this email (demo class video is optional). Name the email with”Philippines+your name+your skype ID+the number of hours you can render per month”. All the files should be saved in google drive with open access, or other online platform to be opened without downloading.