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Finding a Teacher
(3) Finding a Teacher
There are two ways to pick a teacher.
Browse by teacher -- Choosing a teacher:
Filter by what language you're interested in Choose a teacher that meets your financial criteria If you are a beginner, it is helpful to find a teacher with some ability to speak your native language It is also important to check if the teacher is native speaker and their location (US vs UK English)
Browse by course -- Choosing a course:
Filter by what language you're interested in Choose a course that you want to learn Make sure the course is at the correct language level
Understanding the Teacher Ratings
As teachers teach students, it is crucial that students leave feedback for the teachers.
Overall -- This rating is an average of the other ratings and then averaged out by the site. This seems complex, but the basis is that more ratings = higher confidence the ratings are true.
Professional -- Was the teacher on time? Was the teacher prepared for the lesson? This is an objective measure.
Knowledgeable -- Was the teacher in command of the subject? Is the teacher competent? This is an objective measure.
Helpful -- Was the teacher helpful? Did the students feel that they learned a lot? This is a subjective measure by the student. more details Types of Teachers
Types of Teachers
Professional Teachers: -- Professional teachers are people who have taught professionally. In this case, the burden is on the teacher to have a structured study plan.
Language Tutors: -- Language tutors are people who have a strong command of a language and can help someone learn a language. In this case, the burden is on the student to have structured questions, and study needs.
Important to note: Choosing a professional teacher or language tutor does not guarantee a better learning experience.
Every language teacher (both professionals and tutors) will be different. It is difficult to generalize. Please check the ratings on the language teachers and don't be afraid to contact them ahead of working with them.