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What is Outschool?
Outschool is a “live online marketplace for students ages 3-18. Classes include interaction with real people (teachers, and classmates) in video chats, messages, and group discussion.” It harnesses the power of the Internet to match teachers working from home with children across the country in their own homes.
Many of the classes are academic skills development classes, but often with a twist that allows the teacher and children to connect through a shared interest while teaching/learning basic academic skills.
How does Outschool work?
Classes are live and recorded, taught using Zoom. Students can access their own camera and microphone to communicate with the teacher and other students as if it were a real classroom.
If a student is away, they can also access the recorded lesson at their leisure
What are the requirements to work for Outschool?
While many of the teachers on the site are current or former teachers, Outschool.com does not require formal educational credentials. Enthusiasts who want to create a class to share their knowledge with students can apply.
Teachers must pass a background check before the start of their first class and be residents of:
- The United States
- New Zealand
- The United Kingdom
How do you earn money on Outschool?
As already mentioned, you can teach whatever you like. * Cue that T.I. Song. So if you have a passion or specialty, be it juggling or dog training, then this is the perfect time to shine. Outschool only requests classrooms to be objective and secular and meet class content guidelines. Beyond that, you can go with your creativity.
Classes on Outschool.com are generally divided into ten categories:
- Coding and Technology
- Health and wellness
- Life Skills
- Science and Nature
- Social Studies
- World Languages
How much money can you make on Outschool?
As an external education teacher, you set the enrollment price per student. It can range from $5 to $70 per student per class.
Outschool does charge a service fee of 30% of enrollment, but the amount you are paid depends on what you charge and how many students you teach per class.
Pros of working for Outschool
- Good addition to an online teaching company for income purposes.
- You can teach at different times of the day rather than just early in the morning (relevant to teachers based in the United States).
- You create your own curriculum and lesson plans based on your interests.
- Outschool has higher earning potential. This is because you can choose what you charge and how many students you teach per class.
- You can teach fun and creative subjects.
Cons of working for Outschool
- Getting students is a challenge for new teachers
- Work early in the morning or late at night (when your children are asleep or outside your regular 9-5 work hours).
- Must be from selected countries.
How do I sign up to work for Outschool?
The application process is quite simple. Start completing a profile here. Outschool will ask you to provide information about your:
- Academic background
- Experience teaching/working with children
- Sample class ideas
What is the website for Outschool?
Does Outschool have an app?
There are no apps available.
If you have been looking to get started with online teaching but want to teach something that you have in-depth knowledge and interest in, consider looking at Outschool.
It takes time to set it up, but some teachers make thousands of dollars every month.
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