What are "Endorsements"?

Endorsements are a new and experimental way for students to provide feedback to teachers. Endorsements allow teachers to refine their personal tags over time to best suit the needs and interests of their students and improve their teaching habits on italki.
What am I being endorsed for?
As a teacher, your students now have the opportunity to endorse you for Personal tags (if you have added any in Teacher Settings), and tags for Teacher Qualities.
Teacher qualities:
  • Prepared
  • Punctual
  • Supportive

Extra teacher qualities:

  • Attentive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest
  • Likeable
  • Empathic
  • Engaging
How frequently can students endorse me?
Every time a student leaves a feedback for a lesson, they will have the opportunity to endorse you for up to 3 teacher qualities, namely being prepared, punctual and supportive.
Only students who take multiple lessons with you are able to endorse your personal tags and extra teacher qualities. These extra questions only appear in the lesson feedback form after the 2nd and 5th lessons and every 5 lessons thereafter. This frequency of endorsement opportunities ensures that students have had sufficient experience with you as a teacher to be able to genuinely endorse your personal tags and teacher qualities.
Are my endorsements shown to other students?
No. At this BETA stage, endorsements are only visible to the teacher. If you are endorsed for a personal tag or other teacher qualities, you will receive a notification and an email with the details. The amount of endorsements you’ve received is not displayed to students at italki. You can view a total count of endorsements for your Personal tags under Teacher Settings.
(The Teacher qualities endorsements will only show up in the email, and not on your teaching setting page. The teacher setting page will only display your Personal tags that have been endorsed, not the Teacher qualities endorsements.)
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