If a Community Tutor has a teaching certification or credentials, then he or she can apply for a Professional Teacher profile.
Please note that the instructions below 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 teacher profile directly.
Before you apply, we recommend:
- Learning about the differences between being a Professional Teacher and Community Tutor.
Difference between Professional Teacher and Community Tutor
Note: For Professional Teachers, the minimum price per lesson is 10 USD. This rule won’t affect your existing lessons priced under 10 USD unless you try to change them to a higher price.
- Check if all your teaching languages are open for Professional Teachers. If one of them is closed, you won’t be able to apply.
Language open/closed list
- Check if you have the certification or credentials to become a Professional Teacher.
What types of certification or credentials are required for a Professional Teaching Profile?
Note: If you teach multiple languages, please provide teaching certificates/credentials for each language. For example, if you would like to become a Professional Teacher for English and Spanish, please upload teaching certificates/credentials for both languages.
- After your application is accepted, you will be able to update your previous lessons or add more lessons. Your previous lesson history and reviews will also be saved.
In the upgrade application form, you will be prompted for the following information about your background and experience.
Example: A university degree in teaching XXX as a foreign or second language
- Work experience
Example: Professional employment as a language teacher
Note: Any necessary documents must be uploaded to the "Certificates" section
Example: CELTA, TEFL, etc.
You will also have the opportunity to update your self-introduction and video.
After your upgrade application is approved, you will be prompted to add new lessons as a professional teacher.