Teacher of the Week #6 Amera Eid

This week, we are proud to feature a rising star, Amera Eid as our Teacher of the Week.

Amera teaches Arabic on italki and has an impressive 5.0 feedback rating.

Check out Amera speaking Arabic in this video with Fluent in 3 months:

 Here’s what some of her students had to say about Amera’s class:

Amera is very encouraging and is patient with me. She always gives me time to repeat or practice my new words and sentences. I feel very comfortable in my attempt to express myself in Arabic. I love my teacher! :-)michaeljarman

Amera is awesome! I’ve already learned so much in one half hour intro session! Looking forward to continuing more intensively with her.”  – nicklesb

Book a lesson with her by visiting her profile here.

 

 

Here is our first in a weekly podcast series interviewing native speakers.  This week we feature Beatrice from Sweden.

 

Let us know what you think, and if you’d like to be interviewed, email sam@italki.com

Teacher of the Week #1: Amy

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in members | teachers - (3 Comments)

Welcome to our first Teacher of the Week spotlight on the italki blog.

This feature of the blog is designed to highlight teachers that are doing a particularly good job of promoting themselves and the italki community as a whole.

This week’s featured teacher is Amy, http://www.italki.com/teacher/T009486285.htm

Amy teaches Korean, and is also a preschool English teacher.

Here is Amy’s introduction video: 

Amy has taught 115 sessions, and currently has 29 students with a feedback rating of 4.9.

So for those of you wanting to learn what gangam style is actually talking about, book a lesson with Amy today.

 

*Teachers are selected based on activity, cleanliness of profile, and student satisfaction.  If you would like to nominate yourself or another teacher, email me at  sam@italki.com

 

Teaching Japanese on italki: Annie

January 18th, 2010 | Posted by Toffler in marketplace | members - (0 Comments)

In previous posts, we introduced active italki students, Simon and Ken.  In this Q&A, you’ll learn a little bit more about teaching online as we introduce italki teacher, Annie from Japan.  Annie is one of our top teachers. She has experience teaching at a cram school, including teaching English to Japanese children. [Original in English, edited.]

When did you start teaching on italki?
I started last May.

Why did you choose to teach online and why italki?
Teaching online doesn’t cost me at a thing: No commuting expense, no telephone charges when using Skype, no special clothing expenses, no cosmetics, and the work time is short . (#^.^#) Moreover, I can teach when I‘m free at home.  The teaching system in italki is very simple and easy for me.

What efforts did you use to find students on italki? Or did the students find you?
Nothing special.

Did you teach offline before you started teaching online?
Yes, but when teaching Japanese offline that was just teaching friends for free.

What tools do you use to teach online?
Besides Skype, depending on the students, we also use various Japanese materials.  If they need me to provide the Japanese sources, I send them the text.  However, if they want to use their own textbooks, they send it to me instead.

Are there any special skills needed to teach online?
For me to teach, I need strong English skills to make myself or the language very clearly understood.  English communication is very important unless the student already has a high level of Japanese.

Overall, what do you think about teaching on italki? Any last words?
italki is a nice system at least for me.  If really pressed, I’d have to say the money withdrawal system is a little difficult for me to use. That’s all.

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