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MIT Media Lab PhD Start Up Hiring 600 Online English Tutors (Earn up to $22 per Hour)

Posted By: Alo7.com
Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017, at 3:43 p.m.

To Apply:

Please go to the following website to apply on line

http://tutor.alo7.com/

Company Summary:

ALO7.com was founded by Pengkai Pan, who holds a PHD from Media Lab of MIT. Its initial angel investors include digital pioneer Professor Nicholas Negroponte, who is MIT Media Lab Founder, and several international venture capital companies, including Fortunate 500 companies.

ALO7 is the largest digital ELT (English Language Teaching) product and solutions provider in China with more than 10M registered users and more than 5,000 partner schools over 200 cities. We are revolutionizing the way English is learned and taught throughout China, from how schools are managed to how schools and homes are connected in the mobile Internet age.

Alo7 aims to be the largest online education platform in 2018 as large educational institutions in China are all Alo7ís partners. Currently these partner schools are using Alo7ís digital curriculum in the classroom setting and they start to offer Alo7ís online tutoring services to their existing student bases with an aggregated number of easily exceeding one million.

Job Description:
Tutors will tutor English as a Second Language to overseas students in China (age 5 to 15). Tutors will be provided with the opportunity to experience Alo7ís cutting edge tutoring platform and interactive content, which is easy to operate, fun and interactive, a combination of arts and technology, and a reflection of MIT Media Lab experiences.

Tutoring sessions might be one-on-one, one-on-three, or group sessions.

Your bookings are done by schools, and they provide a steady number of classes, as they have a steady base of students.

The class you tutor is a review of what they've learned in the classroom. Such tutoring is very important for the students as they are eager to learn from English speakers who speak English at an idiomatic level.

The key difference between Alo7 and many other online tutoring platforms is that your students are from schools. It is an offline to online experience. Your classes will be booked regularly by schools, and you won't have to worry if your number of classes will vary week to week, which is quite common with other tutoring platforms.

How Alo7 works:

Tutors can choose a block of time slots within the peak tutoring time frame and tutor as little as 6 hours per week, and as many as 21 hours per week during the peak tutoring time.
The number of peak tutoring hours on a weekly basis are proposed by you. Once you commit to the time slots, classes will be booked and you will have a steady of flow of students on a weekly basis.

All applicants will be recommended to tutor for a minimum of 6 hours per week on a steady basis within the peak tutoring time frame.

We also provide other projects to qualified tutors to work such as evaluating teachers' performance, working on presentations, and doing our resume screening. These projects are all paid. Qualified tutors in our program can work more during other time slots which do not have to be peak tutoring time.

A monthly income of $1500 for this part time independent contractor opportunity out of your own home is achievable with our program for steady and qualified tutors and teachers. I.e. if a tutor works 2 hours per day for 7 days per week, she/he could make close to $1000 per month; if a tutor works 3 hours per day for 7 days per week, she/he could make close to $1500 per month.

Qualifications:
- Mother language must be English; must speak English at an idiomatic level and must be from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland.
That means that you were born in and grew up in one of these countries. You can live anywhere in the world, but having an accent from one of these 6 countries is a requirement. Most of your students will go abroad to study in one of these 4 countries. That's why schools require tutors with these accents.
- Must have completed a Bachelor's Degree or be enrolled in a 4 year college program
- If without a Bachelor's Degree and not enrolled in 4 year college program, we require an Associate's Degree and a TESOL/TEFL certification
- Teaching or tutoring experience is preferred, but not required
- Must enjoy working with children
- Must be friendly, sociable, dynamic, energetic, compassionate, patient, and detail-oriented
- Must enjoy teaching through digital media
- Knowledge of a foreign language is NOT required
If you don't know any other foreign language, you can still teach English, as we have all the developed curriculum for you to use.

Position Requirements:
- A quiet room with good lighting
- A computer with a camera
- A headset
-- OS supported: Windows7, Windows8, Windows10, MAC OS 10.10x
(Chrome book is NOT supported Yet. IPaD is NOT supported yet)
- A good Internet connection --- Network / Wifi Speed: at least 4Mbps / 4 Mbps (downlink and upper link)
You can check your speed using this link: http://www.speedtest.net
If your speed is not met, please talk to your internet service provider.

Tutoring Hours:
Your students will be based in Asia, and will be on Beijing time.
The peak tutoring hours are 6pm to 9pm Beijing time (GMT +8) every day of the week, all year round, which converts to 6:00am to 9:00am EST Daylight Savings time or 5:00am to 8:00am EST Normal time.
Available tutoring hours beyond the peak tutoring hours are 6:00pm to 8:00am EST on Friday and Saturday during Normal Winter time, or 5:00pm to 9:00am EST on Friday and Saturday during DST.
This are the time ranges when the students are at home and can enjoy your tutoring services.

Generally:
If you are in USA, most available hours are in the early morning.
If you are in Asia, most available hours are at night.
If you are in Europe, most available hours are in the middle of the day.

Compensation:

This is an independent contractor position. You have the potential to earn between $15 and $22 USD per hour.

The base pay is $7.50 USD per completed class. Each class is 25 minutes long.
An additional service fee for 1 to A Few (up to 6 students), and 1 to Many Classes are provided.
1 to A Few (up to 6 students) classes: 5% to 10% additional on top of the base Independent Contractor fee per class. Each 1 to 3 class can be paid up to $8.25 per 25-minute session.

1 to Many classes: 5% to 35% additional on top of base Independent Contractor fee per class. The definition of 1 to Many classes refers to the classes that students are sitting in an actual classroom instead of logging in from home. Each 1 to Many Class can be paid up to $10.13 per 25 minute session.

We also provide $5 for the cancellation fee if parents/students cancel within 12 hours.

For outstanding tutors who have some extra time during the day, we might offer other freelance opportunities with Alo7, such as writing, presentation development, or curriculum development.
We also offer freelance opportunities like recruiting and training to highly qualified tutors, if they are willing to take on extra projects.

Alo7ís Recruiting Process:
Please view our FAQ for details on the rest of our recruiting process, at: http://tutor.alo7.com/ALO7_recruitment/faq

If your time permits, we could bring you on board within a week or two.
Alo7 Links:

FAQ: http://tutor.alo7.com/ALO7_recruitment/faq
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/learnwithalo7/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtcI3eSqLArr_R0vTES4T6Q
Instagram: alo7_onlinetutoring

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