Online Teacher Marketplaces are quickly becoming a trendy method for online teachers to connect with students. As they become increasingly popular, how do you stand out to attract more students and increase your rate?

Join Bridge to understand the mechanisms behind how marketplaces suggest teachers for prospective students. We will cover strategies that the most successful marketplace teachers use to create noteworthy profiles and generate booming business!


Rachel Story is a nomadic ESL teacher originally from Tennessee. In 2010, she moved to China to begin teaching ESL. For five years, she taught at a variety of schools and training centers in Beijing and Kunming. In 2016, she began teaching English online with VIPKid and traveling full-time. Since then, she has been teaching, traveling, and living around the world with her husband Sasha. Together they document their travels and teach others how to become traveling teachers on their blog, Grateful Gypsies.

Alice Copello was born and raised in Italy, and she started teaching English as a foreign language in 2010 while working on her CELTA and her BA in Language Studies and TEFL at Swansea University. She has taught in the UK, Austria, Germany and Spain as a teacher, director of studies and pre-sessional university lecturer. After her DELTA and MA TESOL, she started writing materials for Cambridge University Press and then moved to sunny Barcelona where she freelanced for 2 years before becoming the head of the Tutor Training team at Preply.

This panel is hosted by Erin Hernandez:

Erin Shaw Hernandez is an experienced TESOL professional with expertise ranging from teaching in the classroom to owning and operating an accredited language school. She received a MA TESOL degree from Brigham Young University, and has extensive experience in curriculum and program development, teacher training, language assessment and program marketing.