Tutoring Jobs You Can Do From Home During COVID-19 Pandemic Quarantine
SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE! NOT THE VIRUS!
Sars-Cov-2 or COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is the 2020 pandemic that no one, not even the World Health Organization, was ready for. Covid-19, also known for its previous names of “Wuhan Virus” and “2019-nCov” was believed to have caused a cluster of pneumonia cases which occurred first in Wuhan, China. The epidemic of unknown acute respiratory tract infection broke out in December 2019, possibly related to transmission on a seafood market. Several studies suggested that bats may be a potential reservoir however, there is still no evidence. Investigation is still on-going regarding other species which provided more possibility of alternative intermediate hosts, such as turtles and pangolins. Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was shut down on January 1 when several of those infected were those who worked there.
For further discussion, COVID-19 are spread through being in proximity to an infected person and inhaling droplets generated when they cough or sneeze, or touching a surface where these droplets land and then touching one’s face or nose. WHO advises that a person must practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). There are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 at this time although clinical trials are ongoing and evaluating potential treatments. As soon as updated information becomes available, the WHO will inform the public.
The Chinese government informed the WHO of the rising number of infected persons in Wuhan and as soon as the first death was announced, China alerted WHO. Authorities in the United States, Nepal, France, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan confirmed cases over the following days. Italy reported its first case in February but shocked the world with 200 deaths in just 4 days. Europe became the epicenter as Italy overtook China as the country with the most COVID-19 related deaths, registering over three thousand deaths compared to China. In March 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and the total number of coronavirus cases globally surpassed 500,000. Meanwhile in the US, as the number of cases continued to rise, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the city’s bars, theatres and cinemas to close down. After a known health official issued a warning that between 100,000 to 200,000 people could die from COVID-19, President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines on social distancing until April 30.
Due to unprecedented events, more people are cut from their jobs or have had reduced hours. Some employers also froze hiring resulting in negative effects on the workplace. While self-employment does not typically react to economic downturns, tutoring online, “work-from-home” schemes and informal employment tend to increase during crises for the aforementioned reasons. The current limitations on the movement of people and goods may restrict this type of coping mechanism. But it is for the better of the majority. Staying at home while earning has impacted its way since the internet era.
Distance learning solutions is a thing now since curated lists of educational applications, platforms and resources are rampant. A lot of these platforms help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide psychosocial support during periods of school closure. It is also helpful with employers having online learning firms as online tutoring has shown a lasting impression on an undeserved market with its demand and usage soar.
A person can be able to enhance self-growth and be able to use their knowledge as a tutor online. Having a teachable skill such as educating a person to learn a second language could be a step up into the prestigious world of online tutoring. Extreme demand for online teachers and tutors has never been this significant.
How do I tutor online?
Well, first and foremost, do not neglect your physical and mental health to be able to set-up a comfortable workplace at home. Remember, online tutors are bound to sit in front of a computer for at least an hour or two every day and have one-on-one interaction. Whatever it is that works for you, do what it takes to care for your body and mind.
Search for thousands of sites that caters to online tutoring jobs. Now that over 30 million children are out of school, it’s boom time for online schools, which are swiftly expanding capacity. This pandemic might result in a longer lockdown so this might be the perfect time to wiggle your way out from underneath the cave you’ve been living under and find new avenues for connecting with employers and sharing your work.
A lesson plan is important and having a flexible teaching approach and willingness to do a lot of writing and presentations are needed in this job. The passion in teaching and inculcating the subject matter is where patience must come in. A person should also learn a new skill. READ READ READ. Read a book about a new topic or go back to that online course that you never finished so you could add on to the classes. Maybe somewhere in your computer files, you have an unfinished manuscript or unpublished data that you might want to share or publish, now is a good time for it.
Market yourself. Although some tutoring websites require master degrees, A LOT of them accept college level attainment. But if you are skillful, you can promote yourself online. You can promote your career by reflecting on the skills and knowledge you have, brainstorm skills you like to develop, and perhaps showcase your portfolio to be able to gain your student’s trust.
Be prepared for online informational interviews. Take time to look for employers if you have a few ideas about jobs that might interest you. Some professionals who currently hold those jobs can be reached out. In the midst of a pandemic, employers whom you’d like to speak with may be working from home too. What’s more, they might be itching for more social contact. Dress up even if you still have your jammies on but be casually smart to promote yourself and build a network, while still keeping a distance.
Landing on an online job as your new endeavor is your highest chance right now as pandemic job insecurity is caving in, at least in certain industries. Online learning companies are overly in demand and it is better to grab this opportunity. A lot of online workers don’t want this outbreak to last a long time but this is the best moment for them as the pays are tripling high. Online tutoring would escalate during these times and even after things normalize, students will look for you.
Think broadly. ’Tis the season to tutor online.
Here are few helpful resources when looking for tutoring jobs online: