English offer to Edupunk teachers or other English teachers
Posted on 24 December, 2011
Wiziq has been playing games with me in email. They first contacted me to teach some Asian languages. This started out with bumping my account to premium so I could send them a demo. I found out I could not adequately do this because I need to assess the student before teaching. I have a free trial offer and then teach for money after deciding with a student. I don't have a course, so it is 1 lesson at a time. If the student wants more of the same, they pay after getting a sample.
I am practical though, I am not a native speaker of any Asian language I teach. So, I focus on the reading and writing. This is what Chinese, Japanese, and Korean teachers do when they teach English.
After communicating this to wiziq, I got another email from a different wiziq representative. They wanted me to send my resume and give information about what I would teach. I listed the Asian languages, but then was replied to with a request to teach English to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean people. Maybe there was a misunderstanding and they meant to teach Chinese, Japanese, and Korean using English, but then they later asked me to recommend a good Korean teacher.
I am not quite sure what their overall objective is, but it's not convincing me of anything as of yet.
I have students coming to learn all three during my free classes. This means there is interest. So, if you teach English to any Chinese, Japanese, or Korean students and they want to share their language, tell them to join my free classes. The incentive for you is that if Wiziq brings me English only students, I will pass them on to English teachers through Edupunk or online that I know.
If wiziq thinks they can use me for cheap English classes, they are sadly mistaken. I told them I would teach Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at a much lower rate. They don't realize that I have a job offline where I teach English and I make considerably more than I could here. So, I am only interested in teaching English if I can get students to also learn Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.