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The Fluent Show

198 EpisodesProduced by Kerstin CableWebsite

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually.… read more


What It Takes to Become a Professional Tutor

This week's listener question comes from Lee, a new online tutor looking for guidance on the difference between community and professional tutoring on italki.

After working at italki as a community tutor, I want to branch out and become a professional tutor. My lessons are extremely structured and informative although I am not a professional teacher so I was wondering as to whether or not I should move to a professional tutor. I think typically professional teachers are seen to be more prepared and knowledgeable. I’m not too sure to be honest. I just know that I love online education!

  • What does it mean to act like a professional as a tutor?
  • How good do you have to be at a language before you can teach it?
  • Why are there community and professional tutors on italki?
  • What qualification do you need to get their professional status?
  • How can you start going full-time as a professional online language teacher?

Thank you to Gosia for this episode introduction.

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