Not everyone likes to teach Russian students due to the difference in time zones. There are native English teachers that live overseas who do desire the peak hours for teaching Russian students. Russians are excellent students and a joy to teach.
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Review: This company has a well put together website and has been around for seven-plus years. They will accept non-native teachers as long as you have a neutral accent and have prior teaching experience.
Review: This company hires native English teachers from the UK, US, Canada, and Russia. Most of their students are adult professionals over 25. You should have at least three years experience teaching online or in language centers, universities or schools. Another requirement for native teachers is that they must have certificates such as CELTA, TESOL or TEFL, confirming that they can teach English as a foreign language. They also take into account work experience if it is over five years.
Review: This is a small company with minimal requirements listed. They do list that you should be able to teach Business English, have experience using British teaching materials, and have at least three years experience. You will be teaching students through Skype.
Review: This school hires both Russian teachers who teach English and native English teachers from the US and UK. All lessons are taught on Skype for a full hour. They are active on the Russian version of Facebook where you can find their page with consistent posts https://vk.com/englex. If you work for them you will teach a variety of courses including general conversational, Business English, English for Travel, English for Beginners, Interview Preparation. Preparation for exams, Preparing for the USE, Phonetic course, and Personal course. It is best if you are college educated and have a teaching certificate. For native speakers, you are paid$14 for General English and $16 for exam preparation or other special courses. All payments are made through PayPal and they pay the transaction fees.
They are one of the largest online schools of foreign languages. You should be a native English speaker or one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German. Diploma and certificates are required to apply. You are teaching both kids and adults, and all lessons are taught on skype. They have both one on one and group lessons.
Review: Form English is a small company and it is not clear as to how often they hire new teachers. They are highly active on their Facebook page with posts on a weekly basis at the least. They appear to have a mix of native and bilingual Russian teachers.
Review: We do not have any reviews on this company except for one member stating that the company is not hiring at the moment. The pay is great for teachers who have a strong background and are professionals at teaching online. Pay starts at $10 and goes up to $20. They only accept native English speakers who have a certificate from a recognized TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA institution. The minimum working hours is 15 hours a week. You are free to teach what you like and you are also responsible for providing your own teaching materials.
Review: This company claims to be the largest website for Russian and Eastern European students who are learning English online. As of this writing, they boast over 1400 teachers with over 13000 students, with over one million completed lessons. They accept non-native English teachers and prefer that you have certification in TEFL, CELTA, or DELTA. All lessons are conducted with Skype and their own platform that utilizes Vimbox.
Their website has no English translation. It is not clear as to how often they hire new teachers. It is hard to get more information about them.