With italki, students can find the best Professional Teachers or Community Tutors from around the world to give them personal language lessons. Students are now free to learn as fast as they can without the restrictions of an expensive and inefficient school.
The difference between a Professional Teacher and Community Tutor is explained below:
Professional Teachers are certified professionals that are highly-skilled in the art of foreign language acquisition. They:
Teach as a profession at a school or language institute
Have a university degree in education
Have a teaching certificate (i.e. TESOL)
Professional Teachers offer structured learning. They create their own lessons and packaged courses. They also are expected to prepare and use their lesson and course materials when they teach.
As Professional Teachers, they can teach all aspects of a foreign language, including oral communication, grammar, pronunciation, writing and more.
If you are new to learning a language, we recommend learning from a Professional Teacher as they can provide structured learning and take the lead for the learning process.
To become a Professional Teacher, you need to apply on italki.com, we require that you fill out an application form and also provide copies of your certification, your resume and other related language teaching certification.
Community Tutors are native speakers (or near native speakers) who can help you learn a language through informal tutoring or speaking practice. Community Tutors do not teach a foreign language for a living nor do they have a degree in education. However, they are very knowledgeable and interested in helping others learn their language.
Community Tutors offer informal tutoring or speaking practice. They are not expected to have prepared lessons or a teaching plan but can be your speaking coach, help answer questions, or correct your essays. It’s up to you to decide how to use a Community Tutor.
To become a Community Tutor, you need to apply on italki.com.