Korean companies will have adult students. They are similar to Japanese students, meaning that they are typically business professionals and are on time for each lesson. They are very respectful as well.
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Review: This is a newer company that is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
Review: This company is the same company as Tutoring360. They maintain similar websites. This is a newer company that is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
Review: Engliphone mainly hires native English teachers from the US or Canada. They also hire teachers from the Philippines as well. In some of their advertisements for teachers, they go as far as requesting female teachers only. You need to be on a PC to run their application. The peak hours are 6am-11am and 6pm-12pm Korean time with some classes being audio only while others are audio and video. For native teachers, the pay ranges from $18-19.
Review: This company from South Korea teaches more than just English, but English is their main focus. Email them with your resume [email protected] add them on Skype boktutors. They pay $13-18 per hour and they only hire native English teachers.
Review: This company is looking for teachers from the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. Basically, they want native English speakers but they do state that they will make exceptions for non-native speaking applicants with a high level of proficiency and teaching experience. Payments are paid through direct deposit bank accounts.
Review: You will be teaching students in Japan, Korea, and China. They are based out of South Korea and will only hire native English teachers. You should hold a TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, DELTA, or other qualified ESL teaching certification. If you are on a MAC you are out of luck since they only hire teachers on Windows. The minimum number of hours is 20 per week with the peak hours being Monday – Friday @ 18 – 24 (6PM – 12AM) in Korean time. It is best if you can keep a fixed schedule at the same hours each day.
Review: This company is from South Korea and they have a few different websites and various services for South Koreans learning English online. You need a TEFL/TESOL certificate if you want to get hired. They do state that they want North American accents, but when they are on a hiring spree they will take native speakers with neutral accents.
Review: Mentorphone has been around for a few years, and from the information we collected they look like a stable company. One main issue that we did see is the lesson feedback that you have to give after each class. The problem is you are not paid for the time it takes to write the feedback. This can be problematic given that most lessons are only 10 minutes long. Except for that, there is a lot of positive feedback about the company and the support that you get as a teacher. The pay is decent at C$18 per hour. If you are in the US or Canada this would be a great job for those of you looking to work from 5 to 10 PM Toronto time. They also have morning hours as well. You need to have a neutral North American accent and they have a preference for native English speakers with ESL teaching experience. Furthermore, you need to have a four-year degree and a teaching certificate such as a TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA. They state that you need to have a hardwired connection but what we are finding is that most companies these days are fine with Wi-Fi. They simply forget to update the requirements.
Review: Their website is absolute nonsense and you apply through a Google form. Rather odd for a school to claims to be around since 2009. However, they are legit and we have had people in the group that taught there. They start low and if you stay with the school for 6m-1y, they renegotiate your pay. The starting rate is $1.50 per every 10 minutes. You do get a 10% bonus for showing up and teaching lessons though. They start low so they don’t have to pay a ton for teachers that are inconsistent. Most classes are 10 or 20 mins. About 90% of the students are Korean adults. Hours are 5-10am CST.