Teachers who are too busy and have too many requests from students might want to change their "Availability Status".
To change your "Availability Status":
"Teacher Availability Status" has been moved to the middle of your teacher profile page (between your written introduction and your courses). No need to go to your teacher settings; now you can update your Teacher Status on your teacher profile page directly!
To edit your Teacher Status, just click the "pencil" icon.
Now, choose your Availability Status (looking for new students or not) and set your Availability Status Description.
There are currently two availability options:
1. I'm looking for new students - (the box will be green) This option will show your profile on teacher search and any student will be able to request a lesson from you.
2. I'm not looking for new students - (the box will be red) This option will remove your profile from teacher search and only students who have already taken a lesson with you once before will be able to request another lesson. Old students can still request lessons. New students will not be able to request a lesson, but they can send you a message.
Remember to SAVE your changes!
To set yourself to not looking for new students:
Click the drop-down arrow to change your settings from "I'm looking for new students" to "I'm not looking for new students." Make sure to update your "Availability Status Description" with a message.
After saving, your profile will look like this. If the box is red, then you have successfully removed yourself from being seen by new students. Current students or old students will still be able to book your lessons.
If you do not want any new lessons
If you do not wish to accept any new lessons, you can simply adjust your time schedule to say that you are on vacation. Refer to the FAQ on adjusting your time schedule: http://support.italki.com/entries/22234320-How-do-I-edit-my-time-schedule-