Developing Your Essential Tech Stack as an. Independent Online English Teacher

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Whether you’re launching a new career as an independent online teacher or expanding a current one, there are essential tech tools you’ll need to effectively run your online English teaching business and classes. Independent English teachers manage the operations behind their courses, including scheduling lessons, student management, and online payments. They also develop their curriculum and course materials, including all lesson plan materials. Join us to discuss the critical software needs for teaching English online independently, from business management and marketing to content development. Identify the essentials you need, as well as ways to leverage multi-functional technology options to save time and money so your tutoring business will grow and flourish!


Rachel Story
Rachel Story, a Bridge instructor and English Teacherpreneur, 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.
Shelynn Riel
Shélynn Riel is Bridge's Expert Series Moderator and regularly contributes articles and ELT news reports to the BridgeUniverse blog. She has served as an English language instructor for over a decade, a program coordinator in both university and community-based programs, and an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. Her interests include holistic teacher development, learner identity, and decolonial ethics in the language classroom. She is the co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, which focuses on reflective practices for teachers around the world.

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