Become an REC Teacher!

Real English Conversations is currently seeking experienced and enthusiastic ESL/EFL tutors to work with pre-intermediate to advanced level students. Our motivated adult learners are enrolled in our English Fluency Programs which focus on improving their speaking, fluency and listening skills for confident communication in the real world.

Although we are a small company, we are passionate about helping our students and finally providing a solution to their problems with fluency. We are excited to be accepting additional teachers to work closely with us and our students to deliver noticeable results through our courses and methodology.  

General Information

Real English conversations is currently hiring English teachers to help with our one-to-one lessons for students that are enrolled in our online programs. This position is ideal for teachers that are looking for a flexible position that works with/around other teaching platforms or for someone that is looking for some part-time teaching work.

Our students are adult learners that are generally between 25 and 65 years old who are motivated to improve their English communication skills that come from literally all around the world. Most have a pre-intermediate to low-advanced level of English. The primary focus of our program is to improve speaking and listening skills for confident communication in English using our methodology and your experience.

Position: Independent Contractor – English Teacher/Tutor

Rates: $14-$18/hour

  • Private One-to-One Lessons
    • $15 for 55-min | $8 for 30-min lessons with REC Basic Training completed
    • $18 for 55-min | $9.50 for 30-min lessons with REC Advanced Training completed
    • Admin Work $14/hr (flexible work that can be completed around lessons or your schedule)

Start Date: This is an ongoing position to be filled as needed. After the interview process, successful candidates will begin their basic training and will be ready to accept students immediately upon completing the initial training (2-3 hour setup and orientation course for conversation lessons teachers/tutors)

Required Availability:

  • Minimum of 20 hours/week (availability between all teaching positions), with space in your schedule to accept a minimum of 10 hours/week of lessons from us.
  • All hours of the day and all time zones will be considered. We have students from around the world. Currently, our teachers are all located in the North/Central America and it would be helpful to have teachers in different time zones to serve our European/Asian students better; however, this is not a requirement.

Must apply online:

  • Here, on this page  or via the Google Form here (same as the form below)
    • You will receive a confirmation that your application was submitted which means that we received it.
  • Email and in-person applications are not being accepted for this position.
    • Please understand that we received many applicants and it’s impossible to reply to everyone 🙂
    •  To ensure that your application is in good standing for future positions as they become available, please refrain from contacting us or reapplying more than once per month. Applicants that contact us by email or private message will immediately be disqualified.

About the Position

Our tutors work in a diverse and dynamic setting with students from all around the world who speak many different languages. However, all lessons are conducted 100% in English. Our focus is on building confidence and improving communication according to the students interests and goals.

As remote tutors, successful candidates will teach online lessons as independent contractors working from home with flexible hours that they set. This position is ideal for a someone who is already working part-time on another platform but looking to pick up some additional lessons with students or someone looking for part-time work that could develop into a full time schedule. The number of hours or lessons taught per week will depend on the candidates presentation video, availability, likeability (with students), and unique skills or specialties.

Tutors can adjust their hours and availability on a weekly basis but we recommend having a consistent schedule available for regular students to reserve a preferred time in advance. Students will be eager to practice activities from the online courses with their tutor OR they will be asking for help with a specific skill/topic or one of the specialties that the candidate offers (ex. job interview prep, pronunciation, grammar explanations, etc. ).

Skills and Requirements

  • Experienced teachers of ESL (English as a second language) or EFL (English as a foreign Language)
  • One-to-one teaching/tutoring experience is ideal
  • Personal experience with learning a language to a B1-C2 level is an asset
  • At least 15 hours a week of availability for tutoring
  • Access to high-speed capable of transmitting seamless video (30mb/s download | 5mb/s upload with a stable connection)
  • TESOL/TEFL Certificate preferred; however, relevant experience will be considered
  • American English (native) – At this time we are not hiring teachers with other accents because we focus on American English.  

 

Training and Pay Scale

REC Teacher with Basic Training

You will need to comple the Basic Training and set up your account so that you can offer One-to-One Lessons as an “REC teacher” (Real English Conversations Teacher) which will allow students from our Fluency Program to schedule “one-to-one lessons” which work in tandem with our Online Fluency Courses ($15 per hr | $8.50 per 30-min). After 50 hours of taught lessons and completion of the advanced training, your training rate will be increased to the full rate.  

REC Teacher with Advanced Training

Upon completing the Advanced Training, your rate increases ($18 for 55-min | $9.50 for 30-min lessons).

This training will teach our methodology in a practical way and also allow you to reiterate the techniques within our courses that the students are learning.  The goal is to enable our students to become more efficient learners and how to understand how to practice/develop specfic skills beyond our courses that will serve them on their path to fluency.

 

Admin Work

We have a variety of tasks that need to be handled by our teachers that are directly related to the students and the services we provide to our students. For example, correcting and providing feedback for written and audio submissions, creating activities for lessons and our member group, attending meetings to discuss ideas or solutions as a team. The rate for this admin work is $14/hour and can be completed in a flexible time frame.