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Getting Started

Can I apply if I don't have a Bachelor‘s degree?


Emma Academy requires applicants to have at least a Bachelor’s degree.




What are the teaching requirements?


Emma Academy recruitment team has a criteria to ensure Emma Academy delivers high teaching quality. Some of the basic requirements we prefer teachers to have are:

  • Speak English at an idiomatic level / Near-Native / Native level (neutral accent)
  • Hold a any university degree or above (desirable)
  • Passport (Mandatory for registration)
  • Teaching certification is preferred but not mandatory
  • Stable and strong internet connection
  • Teaching experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • Sound knowledge of using the internet

You may contact us on careers.emmaacademy@gmail.com if you need more time to prepare the documents. Emma Academy will provide help to support this process.




Where do I have to live in to be eligible to work for Emma Academy?


Anywhere.. really!! You can work with Emma Academy from anywhere in the world as long as you have a stable internet connection (your home, office or any other place silent enough to conduct an online lesson).




How do I sign-up for the job?


1. Record a 2-4 minute video of yourself wherein you will speak in brief about your background, why you would like to teach English online, and summarize a children's bedtime story. 2. Whatsapp the video to +91-750-77-405-62. Please include your name in the message body so we can identify you. Due to the large no. of applications that we screen on a daily basis, it is difficult for us to hold personal or skype interviews. Video profiles from teachers help us to easily select and shortlist profiles. You will be shortlisted based on the video you send. Once shortlisted, you will be contacted for further formalities and an offer will be made.




What equipment do I need to start teaching?


You will need:

A computer/laptop with a webcam.

A headset with microphone.

Stable Internet connection (wired or 4G connection preferred).

Google Chrome browser. A skype account.




Can I apply if I don't have a Passport?


Emma Academy requires applicants to have a valid international travel passport of any nantionality. This is required for international registration with our partners and relevant authorities. However, we may consider your application based on an Indian document but eventually we will require the passport (Main page only). To minimize the risk of teachers committing online crimes and frauds, we need proper identity documentation to be in place. Passports are required to mitigate risk from online identity fraud and for KYC compliance.




What documents will I have to submit in case I am selected?


1. A profile photo. Click here to know more. 2. A color scan of the passport main page. 3. Photo (selfie) with the passport main page Note: Emma Academy always strives to provide safety and security to it's students by ensuring that proper identity documentation is in place and that our teachers meet Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. The passport is the only National Identification we accept. Due to the increasing number of document manipulation cases and to mitigate the risk of identity fraud, we require all applicants to comply with requirement no. 2 and 3 above. **Please read our privacy policy which ensures 100% confidentiality of your documents. Furthermore, to verify your personal data, we use the services of Sum & Substance Security Technologies LLC. Information is processed in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation of July 27, 2006 No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data”. 4. Scan copy of your 12th std certificate, graduation certificate and any other higher qualification certificate and marksheets you may have. 5. Scan copy of other education certificates, PG courses, ad-on certificate courses, experience certificates, etc, that could strengthen your tutor profile. 6. An introduction video for the students. Click here to know more. This video may be sent via whatsapp on +91 750 77 405 62. All selected candidates will receive a link from the HR dept. to upload the above above documents.




How long does it take to get listed on Emma Academy?


The process of getting listed on Emma Academy is extremely simple and quick. You just need to clear an online assessment and/or provide a demo video to our experts along with the required documents. On an average the entire process can be completed within a week's time.





Teacher Interview

Will I have to answer an interview?


You will have an interview with the HR as part of your hiring process. The interview is very important as it, along with your qualifications, decides whether or not you will be accepted to work with Emma Academy.




What are must-dos to be successful at the Emma Academy interview?


The interview will be conducted via a whatsapp video call and not in person.

Call from a place with a good background and lighting.

Good internet connection (wired and 4G connection preferred).

A headset with a microphone and a webcam (HD webcam preferred).

Simply, speak about your career be it in teaching or not. Talk about any other certification you have like a teaching certificate, etc. and tell us what makes you an ideal candidate for the position.





Becoming a Teacher

How many students do I teach in each class?


All Emma Academy classes are 1 on 1 basis to ensure that we meet 100% of each student’s needs. However, at times students may want to have classes with their family members or friends which will be a group lesson.




When and how will the teachers be paid?


Teachers are paid in the first week of the following month for all lessons conducted in the current month. Teachers’ pay is wired via direct bank to bank transfers (or other transfer options). Please note that some bank transfers may take 2-3 business days or more to effect the transfer.




Does Emma Academy pay teachers’ tax?


Our teachers will be responsible for their own taxes in accordance with their individual tax jurisdictions or state laws. Emma Academy will not be responsible or liable whatsoever to pay or assume the taxes of their teachers.




When can teachers qualify for a pay raise?


Emma Academy has a 6 monthly appraisal system in place. It is possible to get a pay raise by demonstrating excellent work performance.




Do I need to Sign any contract or bonds?


Emma Academy doesn’t have any limits for agreement length and doesn’t sign any contracts or bonds. In other words, it all depends on how you prefer, but we will suggest you to have at least consistent 6-month teaching schedule because it helps you to build a strong relationship with your students and it makes sure that the students are not stranded in the middle of the course and have to deal with another teacher.




Can teachers take breaks during the contract agreement?


Please apply for the short-term leaves at least 24-hours in advance.

Please apply for the long-term leaves at least 15 days in advance.




How long is each class?


Each regular class is 60 minutes of active teaching and interacting time. Teachers are free to extend this time as per their wish and lesson length but every student is supposed to have only a 1-hour class. This translates to a teacher's fee for 1 hour only. The teacher will not be paid extra for any extra time.




What hours could teachers pick?


The timings are completely flexible. As we get new students, they choose a teacher based on the teacher's profile. A coordinator will setup an initial chat with the teacher wherein the teacher and the student will discuss and schedule regular lessons as per their convenience. We always try to ensure that all our teachers get students. If the teacher is not able to take up the class, the student will simply choose another teacher. As we deal with teaching English to non-English speaking countries like Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, etc, teachers may have to work odd hours to match the difference in time zones. Our students are in GMT +3 time zone. (India is 2.5 hours ahead of the countries we teach)




Can the teacher choose which nationality they want to teach?


Unfortunately, no. Teachers cannot choose a particular student based on their nationality. Students will be assigned to teachers by Emma Academy based on the teacher’s specializations and course teaching preferences.




How many times a week does a student take a lesson?


90% of the students opt for twice a week classes. Very few working class student opt for once a week classes.




What are the minimum working hours per month?


As a minimum, a teacher is expected to take: 6 lessons a week (3 students, each taking 2 lessons per week) or 6 students taking 1 lesson each per week or a combination of both). The above would mean a minimum of 24 classes per month. Maximum limit? How many can you? A teacher can opt to teach upto 8 classes per day x 30 days depending on the allotmentment of students. The more classes you take, the more difference you make!




Do the teachers need to pay to get this job?


It's as simple as this, NO! Emma Academy never takes any money/fees/deposits/registration fees, employment fees or any payment in cash, kind or any other form from teachers for giving online tuitions. Emma Academy is providing these vacancies as a "completely free" home-based job opportunity. We do not deduct any fees for whatsoever reason nor do we have any hidden fees. A teacher will never have to pay us any money for whatsoever reason. Please beware of fraud: If you are ever approached by any person or company posing to be Emma Academy and demands payments for a job, please NEVER PAY and bring the matter to our attention on our contact number or the email address provided on this website www.emmaacademy.org




How much does an average teacher earn with Emma Academy?


On an average, teachers earn more than INR 30,000 per month. Assuming a teacher devotes a minimum of 3 hours per day, he/she can easily earn an average of INR 30,000 per month.




Are there any courses provided to the students by Emma Academy?


The students who enrol with us do not have access to the English language in their daily lives. We do not have any courses that we offer the students. Our students come from different age groups and are at different levels of English. Also, the lessons are held via skype on one-on-one basis, hence the teacher will first identify and assess the level of the student, understand the exact language goals of the student and curate lessons and create a plan to attain that goal. However, Emma Academy has a wealth of links and resources that will be provided to the teachers for free.




How can the teachers track their students and classes?


Every teacher will be provided with an integrated online Excel tracker which will track your students, keep track of your completedclasses and update your payments, allow the teacher to maintain a calender, etc.




What fees are the teachers paid per hour?


At Emma Academy, an everage teacher earns about 30k to 70K a month taking about 3 lessons everyday. Emma Academy has 2 pay grades which we offer our teachers: 1). General Pay Grade (All Levels - A1, A2, B1, B2, C1) - General English - Spoken Conversational English - English for Work / Business English - Interview Preperation Course - English for School / Academic assistance 2) Special Pay Grade (All Levels - A2, B1, B2, C1) - IELTS Training - TOEFL Training - International Exam preperation - Other special courses




I do not have online teaching experience, will Emma Academy assist me in any way?


In every way! Our HR department, our teacher support team and a dedicated coordinator will assist you right from the beginning. How to conduct online classes, how to structure the lessons, respources for the lessons and a lot of other important information and guidance will be provided to the teachers.




How will I get new students?


Emma Academy has recently rolled out a 'Smart Teacher Platform' which enables our teachers to directly get in touch with prospective students looking to learn English. Our registered teachers are provided with login credentials wherein they can control their profiles and apply to students and chat with them directly. Our platform receives an average of 350 orders daily with the bulk of the order submitted between IST 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. Assuming that a teacher wishes to take 3 lessons daily, and assuming each student takes 2 lessons every week, a teacher would need only about 9 students to fully fill their schedule. Piece of cake really!!





Teaching Guidelines

How are the online lessons conducted?


- Lesson are conducted via skype and NO other platform. - The teachers have to create a seperate skype account only for the students of Emma Academy. It is advisable that the teachers also install the skype mobile app to enable you to attend and reply to student queries or have a quick skype call with a new student looking to schedule their first lesson.




How is a teachers performance evaluated?


The first skype lesson will have to be recorded by the teacher from start to finish. A screen recorder application will be provided by Emma Academy which will be installed on the teacher’s computer. This recording will than be uploaded/sent to Emma Academy. We also take feedback from students and take into considertion other factors to evaluate a teacher's performance.




Do the teacher’s have to follow any rules and regulations?


The below regulations are STRICTLY to be followed by every teacher. Failure to abide by these rules will result in immidiate termination of the teacher.

  1. Never ask (directly or indirectly) for any kind of contact details of the student, initiate a conversation or allow a conversation to continue with an aim to extract such information. Such information is strictly administrative and confidential.
  2. Never ask for (directly or indirectly) any kind of course fee related information from the student, initiate a conversation or allow a conversation to continue with the aim to extract such information. Such information is strictly administrative and confidential.
  3. All questions from the students related to the administrative part of the institute are to be directed to the administration. (e.g. Payment related questions like how to pay, can I pay later; can you tutor my husband as well and similar other administrative questions not related to teaching. – A good way to answer such question would be to tell the student that you will check and get back to them after the class. Such information is to be passes to your coordinator who will handle the queries with the student.
  4. The first lesson with the student is STRICTLY to be recorded and uploaded/sent to Emma Academy.




What are the Emma Academy Community Guidelines?


The Emma Academy community is where language learners and teachers from all over the world can connect with one another and help each other reach their language learning goals. Emma Academy's default position is not to delete, censor, or edit user generated content in any of EA's user and teacher profiles and public forums. However, there are cases in which we may take the extraordinary step of editing or removing user content and in some cases deleting and banning users for violating any of the guidelines. Please click here to view the community guidelines.




What is the Lesson Policy of Emma Academy?


Emma Academy wishes to ensure clarity so that everyone can have a positive experience connecting with teachers or language learners. We believe that our users are respectful and considerate of each other and we want to encourage this behavior. Click here for an explanation of some of the situations you may face.





SAF

What is SAF?


- SAF is small fee charged to the teacher for giving students to the teacher through our partner institutes. It is a one time fee and it is not applicable if: 1. A student never conducts a paid lesson with the teacher. 2. A student is registered through Emma Academy. 3. A student has had lessons with an other teacher from Emma Academy before.




When do I need to pay the SAF fees?


SAF fee is charged once a teacher completes four lessons with a given student. SAF fee is charged only after the teacher is paid for the 4 lessons. A teacher is never required to pay any fees in advance to the institute. SAF fee is only charged as a deduction from the total earnings of a teacher and never in advance.




Can I avoid the SAF fees?


For students that are given to the teacher through Emma Academy, SAF fee is not applicable. However, for students given through our partner institutes, a small part of the fees to get these students is passed on to the teacher in the form of SAF and is charged to the teacher only after the student completes 4 paid lessons with the teacher.




If a student leaves after few lessons, is SAF charged?


If a student leaves after the 1st lesson, 25% of the SAF amount is charged. If a student leaves after the 2nd lesson, 50% of the SAF amount is charged. If a student leaves after the 3rd lesson, 75% of the SAF amount is charged. If a student leaves after the 4th lesson, the entire SAF amount is charged. Note: The SAF amount is charged only after crediting the lesson fees to the teacher's account and is debitted from the total earnings of the teacher at the end of the month.




Do I need to pay any advance fees?


Never. A teacher never has to pay any fees in advance. If SAF fee is applicable to a student, the SAF fee is deducted from the total earnings of the teacher and the remainder of the teacher's earnings are credited to the teacher's account in the first week of the following month.




How can I track my SAF calculations and accounts?


Emma Academy provides every teacher with an online dashboard where they can track their daily lessons, check the outstanding fees payable to them as per the lessons conducted, see the SAF sheet and calculations, discounts, earnings, etc.




Why do I need to pay SAF?


Due to increased costs of operating the sales and advertising machanism in order to stay afloat during the pandemic, Emma Academy has had to make certian strategic partnerships in order to ensure that there is a constant flow of students for our existing and new teachers and which of course, comes at a price.




How much SAF do I need to pay


Assuming a teacher wishes to take 1 lesson per day and assuming that every student takes one lesson per week, a teacher will only have 7 students in all. Further, assuming that all these students are registered through Emma Academy, the teacher will never have to may any SAF. However, if these students were registered through our partners, SAF fees for all 7 students will be applicable.





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