Your picture is an important part of your profile; it gives students their first impression of you. Teachers with excellent profile photos may also be promoted by our marketing team. Please see these examples, requirements, and instructions to help you choose or take a great picture.
|Not a picture of you||Shows other people||Face not clearly shown||Wearing sunglasses|
The best profile pictures are:
|Good lighting||Bad lighting||Bad lighting|
|Recognizable||Too close||Too far away|
If you have a good teaching record and a great profile, italki may promote your profile to potential students in email newsletters or on the site. Choose the kind of picture that you would want to see in a magazine!
Please follow these detailed guidelines for choosing or taking a great picture. Profile Pictures that do not follow these guidelines will automatically be rejected. Remember that, once uploaded, your profile picture will be circular.
Please note that, to protect the security of your account and maintain overall quality, italki staff must approve any changes you make to your profile picture. This can take some time, so please be patient. We can usually respond to profile change requests within 24-36 hours.
If you need to take some time off or are unavailable for teaching, please manage this in your availability settings. Do not demonstrate this by removing or changing your profile picture to something that does not meet profile requirements.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact italki support.