Payment: 600~1,000 JPY/hr (340JPY for 25 min lesson, 35JPY a correction, 10JPY for everything else)
Sadly, I failed the test. Wasn’t able to finish it (kid attacks etc.), but the test was hard.
Perk: They provide training
Payment: 900~1,300 JPY/hr (Paypal)
Applied and am still waiting for a response.
Payment: 600 JPY/hr (Paypal Only)
Simple strait forward site. Doesn’t supply any perks, such as teacher materials etc.
Careful: Have interview lessons are not paid
Payment: 18 USD/hr (Paypal Only)
Simple application form so I applied but haven’t heard back.
Payment: ?? JPY/hr (Paypal Only)
Mention several times that they are very strict and anyone with out teaching certificates will automatically be declined.
Payment: ?? JPY/hr (Paypal Only)
Application process is simple. Send an email with an introductory video of yourself. Thats it. (no response back yet)
Perks: Access to online textbooks, videos etc.
Payment: 2,000 JPY or 16 USD/hr (Bank Transfer / Paypal Only)
Send in a resume. Had two 5~10 minute interviews where you perform a mock lesson on the spot. If you live in Japan, you can opt for the higher JPY payment, but need to give them your My Number card.
~2 Contacts = ¥1,800
~5 Contacts = ¥2,800
Tutors: Free Account
Sign Up: Very Easy, Simple profile page
Very popular site in Japan, with many teachers and stiff competition. Also, the business strategy doesn’t help the discovery of new teachers.
~5 Contacts = ¥3,910
Price for tutors: Free
Sign up: Kind of Annoying – long form, but all straight forward information.
Also very popular site in Japan. I personally got a student from this site, relatively fast. Friends have also had good luck finding students here.
Price for students: Free
Sign up: 5 mins – Need to fill in alot of information, including schedule and interest, but they are all pull-downs or buttons.
Overall: Very interesting site that is completely FREE for both Students and Teachers. On top of that, teachers are able to search students and email them, which is defiantly a feature I will be using.
Price Tutor: Free
Sign up: 10 mins – The process is pretty annoying. Picture is required right away. Need to select railway and station information right away.
Overall: Student page is smartphone accessible *only smartphone* There is a clear and very customizable group lessons, location and schedule. Looks very promising.
Sign up: 1 min – super easy to create an account. You can set up your profile afterward.
Overall: Different than other sites. This is a job search site for ESL teachers. Created by ESL teachers for ESL teachers, it launched earlier this year. Excited to see what good can come of it.
Sign Up: Account creation is easy, but there is a quick quiz on the site’s policy and guidelines.
Overall: The site uses its own coin based currency. Students buy anywhere fro 80 ~300 coins. Lessons average at 9 coins. What sets them apart, they have corporate plans, so you should see a good healthy amount of students.
Students: 5 contacts =¥3,500
Overall: The site is extremely simple, and really isn’t a beautiful at all. But it lists all the details students are looking for, and I was able to find students off of it relatively fast.
→Lesson + Resources←
Film English – Video Lessons for free
All Ears English – Free English Podcast
Go Natural English – Free Video Courses & Premium as well
Tripppin – Online courses free account, interactive
Anglo – Link – Video and Written Lessons requires free account
Real-English – Video Lessons, with and without subtitles. Beginner friendly
→Organization + Management←
- bit.ly – Share and Manage links.
- Trello: Keeps track of everything.
- Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
- Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
- Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
- Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.
- Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
- Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
→Billing + Online Payment←
There are tons of online resources for Billing and Online Payments, but even if the company offers services in Japan, they usually tend to be different or cost more. So I narrowed down the top 5 providers in Japan. Unfortunately, as most Japanese things are all the links are in Japanese.
PayPal – Most well known and a safe bet. Overall, it isn’t the cheapest.
SPIKE – From my research, spike-free has the cheapest sur charges for small business.
Stripe – Also very well known service, and offers service in Japan as well.
WebPay – Supports JCB, and offers reasonable prices
Yahoo!ウォレット FastPay – Also has very cheap sir charges depending on the price of purchase and supports JCB.
→Booking + Scheduling←
Bookeo – for online booking ($20/mo)
HealCode – Very interesting features including Facebook App integration, multiple lesson and package deals etc.
Timely – Very iOS 6 design. Has many features for multi-staffed business ($19/mo)
youcanbook.me – ($10/mo) pretty basic but great price.