Education is one of the most satisfying professions. Successful educators often express their fulfillment as they prepare and guide the next generation of youth with knowledge and necessary life skills.
As a teacher when you first begin the process of seeking a remote work lifestyle, it can be a daunting process. As an education professional with expertise in the K-12 sector, you may believe that remote positions do not exist for your skill set. Well, I have great news for you. Thanks to progression in technology, opportunities exist that allow you to take your love of education and combine it with a full-time, part-time or freelance remote work lifestyle. Yes, this means that you will not have to travel to work in the AM for that dreadful commute. When you teach at home conducting those nightly classroom prep sessions will be tolerable.
Fortunately, there are many opportunities for current and former teachers to earn income online while putting their teaching experience to great use. If you are interested to see what you can do with your skill set as an education professional in the K-12 sector, check out the following information. It might help you achieve your goal of working remotely in the field you love.
Online Schools: K-12
Higher education receives the most credit for exploring online learning and its potential. However, K-12 schools are now embracing online education. Today, we have a few different virtual K-12 schools using an online learning format. These changes mean there are opportunities for K-12 Educators, Staff, and Administrators to work remotely. With the correct remote setup, teachers can provide instructional guidance and deliver engaging classes in a virtual setting.
Here are a few schools to keep on your radar:
Of course, there are more schools out there. Be sure to do your research and ensure the school you are applying for is legit. Check with your local schools to see if they are starting to conduct virtual classes.
Tutoring and College Prep
There are many ways to tutor online. Online tutoring websites frequently offer flexible hours, and in many cases, you can determine your workload. Whether you are looking for a full-time tutoring position or want to earn a little cash on the side as a tutor in your area of expertise, online tutoring is a popular option for education professionals to transition into remote work. However, you will need to pick a company that offers tutoring opportunities in your expertise and one that has the customer base of students for you to teach.
Here are a few tutoring services to keep on your radar:
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Teaching English to international students
Teaching English to international students is another way to use your skills and work remotely. You can provide instruction in conversational or business English and help students achieve their goals of mastering the language. The requirements for teaching English to students will vary depending on the company. Some companies may require certifications, teaching experience, being a native speaker and a college degree.
To do well in this position you need to be comfortable on webcam and engaging. Most of these companies are assisting students from China, South Korea and Japan.
Here are a few English tutoring services to keep on your radar:
Instructional designing options
If you are interested in change for your career, you could check into becoming an Instructional Designer. In this role, you would be creating the coursework for a specific subject. You could design the next English course for an online school or possibly develop an employee training program. It is an exciting way to use your teaching skills if you are looking for a different career.
Here are a few companies to keep on your radar:
Test preparation and scoring options
Test preparation opportunities are similar to tutoring. In this situation, you would be teaching classes aimed at assisting students in their preparation for standardized testing. You could help students meet their life goals. Test scoring is a remote opportunity that allows you to grade written, spoken answers and essays from programs like GRE and TOEFL.
Here are a few test preparation and scoring services to keep on your radar:
There are freelance writing opportunities for people with a teaching background. If you are searching for a way to earn income with your teaching skills in an unconventional way check out the following companies.
Here are a few companies to keep on your radar:
Teachers Pay Teachers
Turning to online opportunities to supplement or even replace your income from teaching is something that many teachers are doing, whether they are looking for opportunities for summer break, retirement, or even a full-time career and lifestyle change. I hope this post helps you begin your research.
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Rita is a freelance writer, consultant, professor and flex work enthusiast who enjoys the freedom and flexibility of working remotely. After starting remote work in 2011, she has continued to work remotely and currently enjoys the flexibility. Today, Rita continues to embrace the remote work lifestyle and encourages others to do what they love on their own terms. Be sure to follow the Guide to Working at Home where we share advice, jobs, tips for remote workers, freelancers, business owners to find flexible work and opportunities.
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