Welcome to iusEnglish, a premier on-line school that specializes in teaching English to school-aged Chinese children from the ages of seven to fifteen. Our prestigious online school offers students and teachers the ability to connect one-on-one in oral practice lessons or in group classes with lessons focusing on English reading and writing.
Students are provided ample opportunities to improve their English grammar, reading, writing, and conversational skills while learning in a dynamic array of courses. Besides reading, writing and English grammar courses, students may also choose to improve their use of the English language by enrolling in our science classes, history classes, book clubs, and other such classes designed with the purpose of strengthening the student’s use of the English language.
All our classes are carried out on a live-video classroom platform. Students and teachers can talk, view class materials, share media, and annotate at the same time. The classes are lively, fun and educational.
Our school is growing fast. We have stable student resources, and we have successfully created unique teaching methods and curriculums, which are highly appreciated by the students and their parents. Because of our incredible growth, we are now looking for more quality teachers to join us. Teachers are able to work from the comfort of their own homes in the hours and days of their choosing. The benefits of joining iusEnglish are innumerable. Besides earning extra income, teachers are rewarded by watching the continual progress of their students week by week. It is a win-win situation, and we hope you will consider joining our team.
Q: How many students does a teacher have in each class?
A: IUS has one-on-one classes and group classes. For a group class, there are 2-6 students in a group.
Q: Do I need to prepare teaching materials?
A: When teaching one-on-one classes, teachers will use the materials which have been created by the IUS curriculum team. When teaching group classes, teachers may need to prepare materials for the lesson. When this is the case, the teacher will be compensated for the extra work.
Q: Do teachers need to communicate with parents?
A: No, the IUS admin team will communicate with parents.
Q: Do teachers always teach the same students?
A: Children don't like to change teachers frequently. Each subscription contains 20 sessions, so within a subscription a teacher should expect to meet the same students every week at the same time. We have some students who have learned from the same teachers over 3 years! This is a great benefit, for the teachers will be able to see the students’ progress.
Q: Do classes take place on Skype or another platform?
A: IUS has developed a unique education platform to facilitate the one-on-one classes and group classes.
Q: What is the pay rate?
A: For teaching the one-on-one classes, pay is calculated on a per-class basis. The base pay is between 4 to 6 dollars per 30 minute class. The base pay will be determined by the performance in the demo class. For teaching the group classes, the pay is calculated differently. The base pay is 12 dollars per hour, with additional money being earned by the number of students which attend the class as well as by the outside work of the teacher in creating lessons or grading homework submissions.
Q: How and when will teachers be paid?
A: Teachers are paid through Paypal or a bank on Tuesday of each week.
Q: When renewing a contract, can teachers qualify for a raise?
A: Teachers will be re-evaluated for a raise at the point of renewal.
Q: How long is the contract? Can teachers take breaks during the contract?
A: No contract period, but IUS need one month's notification in advance for resignation. Teachers may take 2 non-consecutive weeks off for vacation, as long as they inform IUS 2 weeks in advance. A teacher may also request a day’s leave of absence for emergencies or illness, but he or she must give a 24-hour notice to the students. (More information about this is available in the policies and rules section.) In addition, teachers will have unpaid holiday time during the Chinese holidays celebrated by the students.
Q: How long is each class?
A: Each one-on-one class consists of 25 minutes of active teaching time. Each group class consists of 55 minutes of active teaching time. After that, teachers may take 5 minutes to write class notes and transfer to the difference classrooms.
Q: How does scheduling work?
A. Teachers post availabilities in the IUS booking system, so that the students are able to book classes with the teachers. When a student books a class, there will be at least 24 hours before the class starts. Daily emails will inform the teacher about the next day’s class schedule, but it's always good to check the class schedule portal in the teacher center.
Q: What hours should teachers be available to teach?
A: IUS doesn't require a minimum number of classes per week, but we do need the teachers to offer stable schedules. Peak hours are between 6-10 P.M. Beijing time, and 8-11 A.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Q: Is there a maximum number of hours a teacher could teach?
A: A popular teacher is able to have as many classes as he or she would like. IUS will help to promote the new teachers to get more students, but we make no guarantees that a teacher will have a certain number of classes.