Tutor FAQ


Signing Up


Tutoring Basics


Payments


System Requirements


Signing Up

Who can tutor for Bulaenglish?

Anyone with previous teaching, tutoring or instruction experience is encouraged to submit their information. Tutors must be at least 18 years of age and either be currently enrolled in or have graduated from college. While the majority of our tutors are U.S.-based, great tutors from all locations are welcome.

1.Native English speaker

2. Proficiency in Spoken and Written English

3. Passion for teaching, good personality, and friendly to foreign students

4. Responsible, punctual, and good time management

5. Patient, flexible, dynamic, and creative in teaching different levels of English learners

6. Preferred: having previous experience in online teaching


Registration Documents

For your profile: photos, videos, scan of your ID (university certificate or passport). If you upload all of these, your registration can be completed very quickly!

From there, your information will be reviewed. If you look like a good fit for Bulaenglish, your profile will be added to the site and you'll be able to begin tutoring.

How can I become a tutor?

There are 3 quick steps in the tutor signup process:
a) Visit bulaenglish.net and click Sign Up. Fill out some basic additional info, including preferred contact information.
b) Indicate which subjects you would like to tutor.
c) Complete a brief screen about your tutoring experience and interests.
From there, your information will be reviewed. If you look like a good fit for BulaEnglish, your profile will be added to the site and you'll be able to begin tutoring.

Why am I required to provide personal documents?

    It helps us verify your identity and school(s) of association.
    After authentication, teacher will get more students, more classes, which means more income.

How will my privacy be protected?

Your personal information will be protected by our company, and we will only show students information about you as a teacher, including your education background and working experience. We are committed to protecting you, and we will not use your personal information for any other purposes.

Why can't I upload my avatar?

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Tutoring Basics

How do I get students to tutor?

Students will be able to see your profile and book lessons with you. We’ll send you an email to let you know if a student wants to study with you. Teachers with awesome profile photos, videos, detailed descriptions, and a Background Checked badge are most likely to attract new students.

How do I begin a lesson?

If you've scheduled the lesson in advance, simply log in to Bulaenglish when your lesson is scheduled to start. You'll see a large button to join the lesson space.

 

How do I cancel a class?

Please cancel classes 24 hours in advance of class time. After cancellation, students will be notified by the system. If you do not cancel before the 24 hour deadline, the system will automatically deduct pay for one class. On the other hand, if your student cancels class within 24 hours of class, you will be compensated pay for one class.

About Textbooks and Teaching Materials

Bulaenglish provides self-compiled curriculum in order to regulate teaching content in class to ensure teaching quality.To extra requirements of students and teacher, we will supplement other materials.

What happens when I get a new student?

After the student has paid and activated their account, you will receive an email alert and notification in your account, including the student's order information.

How do I deal with complaints or bad comments?

If we receive a complaint or bad comment from a student, we will contact you in a timely manner. The situation will be dealt with according to the class video and in a fair and just manner.

What are some tips to help me be successful?

1)Be sure you can provide a good learning environment. For example, a quiet and tidy area, bright lighting, and classroom-appropriate clothing will help provide a great environment.
2)Smiling often can make your students feel at ease.
3) Keep up your end of the conversation. Try to choose an interesting or humorous topic to keep students engaged.

Can other teachers substitute for me?

No.

Can I stop receiving tutoring requests or apply for time off?

If you would like to take a break from receiving requests to tutor, it's easy to disable them when you're signed in to your account.

How long is each class?

One class is 25 minutes.

What happens if I have technical difficulties during a class?

If you or your student have internet connection issues during a class and you are unable to continue teaching, contact our online support immediately and we will help you solve the problem as soon as possible. If you are unable to resume class within 10 minutes, we recommend rescheduling the class to another suitable time.

Do I get paid for demo classes?

In order for students to get a feel for your teaching style, we give them an opportunity to have one free demo class. For this reason, we do not pay teachers for demo classes.

If a student asks for my personal contact information, should I give it to them?

Teachers are not permitted to exchange personal contact information with students. This is to protect your interests and avoid disputes.


Payments

How much are tutors paid?

Salary is calculated by multiplying completed hours by your hourly rate. You may also receive bonuses from time to time.

How often are tutors paid?

Salaries are paid monthly.

How are tutors paid?

Once you finish filling out your profile, you'll be able to set up your payment information on your homepage. You may choose to be paid via direct deposit or PayPal.

How can I increase my pay?

We want to let our excellent teachers share in BulaEnglish’s growth and success. We’ll evaluate you every quarter, and possible increase your hourly pay based on your results. If you meet the following criteria, it’s likely you’ll get a pay raise:
1)Over 95% in teaching rate.
2)Above 4.5 in average in students’comments.
3)Reaching 120 classes in a quarter.
4)Less than 5 complaints from students
If we increase your hourly pay rate, it will take effect for all future students. Your rate for students already learning with you will not change.


System Requires

Hardware

You’ll need access to a computer with internet access (desktops, laptops, tablets, etc.).

Internet

You must have access to a stable internet connection with a dedicated bandwidth of 500k or more. We recommend using WiFi or a home network, as using 3G or 4G data can consume large amounts of bandwidth.

Browser and operating system

We recommend IE8, Google Chrome, or Firefox. These three browsers are the most stable with our system.

Microphone and Camera

Your computer/tablet’s built-in microphone and camera should be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of teaching online. Keep in mind that a higher quality camera with lighting will make a difference in your appearance.