One of the best parts of teaching English online with DaDaABC is your regular students.
As the weeks go by your schedule will fill up with regular students, so each time you teach you are gradually building a connection with them.
Below is an accompanying video to this article:
Build a Connection and Sense of Humour [Regular Students and DaDaABC]
It’s great to make your online ESL students laugh during class. If they are having fun learning then they will look forward to learning more – that’s the way I see it!
Seeing a student regularly allows you to create a sense of humour with them and get to know what gags make them laugh the most. As opposed to trial classes where you never know if your puppet routine is going to produce tumbleweed.
It’s good to realise that the child has already been to school that day, so it’s important to inject a bit of fun to keep them engaged.
Gauge Their English Ability To Help Craft The Lesson [Regular Students and DaDaABC]
You can also get a grasp at what the student’s strengths are in English and what areas need more work. This helps you to craft your lesson plan around this knowledge.
For example, if your regular student’s pronunciation isn’t quite there, then you can plan a phonics activity for each class to get them up to scratch!
Or if their vocabulary for things such as fruit isn’t as strong, you can play the ManyCam fruit guessing game like in the video below:
With trial classes being 14 minutes long and no guarantee that you will see the student again, it’s harder to cater for their educational needs.
That’s why regular students are a fantastic aspect of being an online teacher with DaDaABC.
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A Sense of Security With Full Pay Hours [Regular Students and DaDaABC]
Regular students also give you a sense of security that you will get your full-pay hours each week as they are less likely to cancel last-minute than a trial class.
As you are only paid your full hourly rate for the time that you are teaching in your contracted hours.