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Teaching online

Post by Mitch » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:17 am

I have been teaching English online for years, working my way round SEA
Pays enough for my rent, rice and beers.
I was just interested to now if anyone here it? Trying a month soon In PP if the internet is do-able
In Phili right now but anxious to get away on my travels soon.
Any advice ?Cheers
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Re: Teaching online

Post by toadinthehole » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:55 am

Are you teaching Chinese kids online? Or who?

We see these ads all the time on the EFL recruitment sites and the pay-rate
appears to be better, sometimes much better, than hourly EFL wages in Cambodia.

It's an intrusive question, but how many hours do you work a week and how much do
you make?

As for internet connections in Cambodia, all the major towns have excellent
coverage (and competition in a very competitive market) but smaller places
in the provinces are very poorly served.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by bangkokhooker » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:12 am

Mitch wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:17 am
In Phili right now but anxious to get away on my travels soon.
Lucky Phil!

Internet sucks or it's super. Take into account frequent power cuts, even in PP, especially in the rainy season.

Plus the visa situation. You'll only get a 3 month visa. Possibly.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by epidemiks » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:00 pm

I knew a guy that made decent cash teaching online from Phnom Penh. Can't recall the employer, but he made more than the factory schools pay for less work, and seemed to have few issues with internet and power. Requires some careful planning of where to live. Some areas have no issues, others will be constantly problematic.

Rent in a building that has a backup genset and get a 4g dongle modem as backup for a fibre connection and you should be fine.

The current shadow over visa extensions will be the killer, as noted above.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm

Jesus guys, he's teaching online, not moving 100k worth of stocks on the market every few hours... I've had maybe one very short power cut in the past year. I would just get a fast connection and not sweat the rest. Is teaching online tedious? Sounds like chatting with Chinese toddlers several hours per day would get tiresome.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by simon43 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:57 pm

Sounds like chatting with Chinese toddlers several hours per day would get tiresome.
I used to teach online for a few hours each evening, after my day classes. I'm based in Myanmar and I was teaching English to kids in Vietnam, mostly one-to-one, easy work.

I could easily add $1,500 to my school salary...

But stable and fast internet is important, both of which are lacking somewhat in Myanmar. I stopped after a couple of months because my internet connection wasn't good.

Now I see more vacancies for online teachers than in-class teachers. I'm mulling about returning to an idyllic spot in Thailand that has a fast internet connection, and teaching online full-time (work permit issues etc not considered..). I'd make more money than my full-time job at an international school.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by Mitch » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:11 pm

toadinthehole wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:55 am
Are you teaching Chinese kids online? Or who?

We see these ads all the time on the EFL recruitment sites and the pay-rate
appears to be better, sometimes much better, than hourly EFL wages in Cambodia.

It's an intrusive question, but how many hours do you work a week and how much do
you make?

As for internet connections in Cambodia, all the major towns have excellent
coverage (and competition in a very competitive market) but smaller places
in the provinces are very poorly served.
No it's ok, sure.
I have been busy doing it for last 5 years now.
it is a company which Chinese kids. THOUSANDS OF 'EM.
Maybe average month 1200 or more.
Yes it is very tedious and VERY unsociable but as long as i got net I can work and copious amounts of beer afterwards.
I would also look for a day.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:07 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Jesus guys, he's teaching online, not moving 100k worth of stocks on the market every few hours... I've had maybe one very short power cut in the past year.
youve definitely not been living in SHV thats for sure!! earlier this year we were getting powercuts nearly daily and some for multiple hours
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Re: Teaching online

Post by Mitch » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:11 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:07 am
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Jesus guys, he's teaching online, not moving 100k worth of stocks on the market every few hours... I've had maybe one very short power cut in the past year.
youve definitely not been living in SHV thats for sure!! earlier this year we were getting powercuts nearly daily and some for multiple hours
Yeah same here, crap some days for hours.
thats why I gotta portable Gen.
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Re: Teaching online

Post by rick_o'shea » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:12 am

Mitch wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:07 am
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Jesus guys, he's teaching online, not moving 100k worth of stocks on the market every few hours... I've had maybe one very short power cut in the past year.
youve definitely not been living in SHV thats for sure!! earlier this year we were getting powercuts nearly daily and some for multiple hours
Yeah same here, crap some days for hours.
thats why I gotta portable Gen.
Strange I saw saw the preview to this thread on tapatalk, and assumed someone was teaching online beacause somedays they crap for hours and therefore like to work at home.
Let's face it - that is a big benefit to working at home.... your own throne.
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