In a world where everything is accelerating exponentially towards technologies and advancement, nothing seems to stay out of the range of the internet. Even the most solid paradigm of student and teacher relationship has changed completely. Gone are the days when students used to travel several miles just to reach their educational institutions. Now they have their educational institutions inside their computers. Software and Internet have made things so simple for these educational and teaching practices that both teachers and students are now miles apart yet inches close.
In this rapidly growing branch of education, opportunities are endless for both teachers and students. Students don’t compromise anymore with an average teacher because a good one isn’t out of their reach. Skype is a free platform where tutors and students can come together. If you have a wish to contribute to someone’s knowledge and experience by sharing yours, this is a good platform. And apart from doing it for the sheer joy of sharing knowledge, you can do it to earn some money. Probably anyone can teach online if he/she has a considerable amount of knowledge in a particular subject or field. A retired teacher, a working teacher or a professional, a teenager, a stay at home parent or anyone else who has some spare time can easily be an online tutor. All you need is a PC or laptop with a good internet connectivity. Also you may need a webcam, headphones and obviously a Skype account.
Being a teacher means being a multitasker, creative genius, mentor, leader and a friend to your students. You may have a particular skill and you can probably earn money teaching your expertise . Having flexible working hours, work from home facility, improving your teaching and technological knowledge, and getting a source of income are the prime benefits linked with the job of an online tutor.