Yes! If a Community Tutor earns an accredited teaching certification, then he or she can apply for an upgrade to a Professional Teaching profile (your Community Tutoring lesson history will also be saved).
You can apply here.
- ALL the languages you're teaching are open for upgrade applications
- You need to provide teaching certificates or credentials for ALL your teaching languages.
- For example: If you teach English and Spanish, both languages need to be open before you can apply. Check the language status here: https://support.italki.
com/hc/en-us/articles/ 115001499873. In your application form, you need to provide teaching certificates or credentials for both English and Spanish.
It can also be found by logging in to your teaching account and then returning to the online application form. The system will know that you are already a teacher and will offer you an upgrade application.
Please note that these instructions are only for current Community Tutors wishing to change their status to Professional Teachers. If you do not yet have a teaching account and have the required certification, you can apply for a professional teaching profile directly.
Additional information required for a Professional Teaching profile
The upgrade application will prompt you for the following information about your background and experience:
- Education (Document upload optional)
- The highest level of education attained
- Work Experience
- Example: Professional employment as a language teacher
- Example: Other employment relevant to your teaching or special topics
- Any necessary document must be uploaded to the "Certifications" section
- Certification (Document upload required)
- Example: Professional Teaching Certificate or Diploma
- Example: Language Proficiency
You will also have the opportunity to revise your:
- Written introduction
- Introduction video. Click here for examples.
- Profile picture
If your application is approved, you later will be prompted to add new courses and course descriptions. Congratulations!