How do I schedule a lesson with an italki teacher?
First, press the Find a Teacher button on the top right to access our Teacher Search page. On the Teacher Search, you can customize your search using a number of filters such as where they are from, price, specialities, and more. Check out the teacher’s introduction video to see if they fit your style, and see if their availability matches the time you have.
Once you have decided upon a teacher, press the “Book Now” button. You will be prompted to select the type of lesson you want to schedule, the lesson duration (if applicable) and an available time slot. Make sure you select the communication tool that you wish to use, and then confirm your lesson!
A lesson request will be sent to the teacher - they will have 48 hours to respond!
What should I do if a teacher does not respond to my lesson request or messages?
If your teacher does not respond to your lesson request before the lesson time begins or until 48 hours have passed, then the lesson request will automatically expire and the credits be refunded to your italki wallet.
I just finished my first italki lesson! What should I do now?
After your lesson time has passed - you have to confirm that the lesson is complete and leave feedback. Remember - italki does not pay the teacher unless you confirm the lesson is complete, so make sure you complete this step. If no action is taken for 3 days, then the lesson will be automatically confirmed and the credits transferred to the teacher.
If there is any problem with the lesson at all, make sure to report a problem immediately!