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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.
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.
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.
What documents will I have to submit in case I am selected?
1. A profile photo. Click here to know more.
How long does it take to get listed on Emma Academy?
The process of getting listed on Emma Academy is extremely simple and quick.
Will I have to answer an interview?
You will have an interview with the HR as part of your hiring process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Do the teachers need to pay to get this job?
It's as simple as this, NO!
How much does an average teacher earn with Emma Academy?
On an average, teachers earn more than 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.
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.
I do not have online teaching experience, will Emma Academy assist me in any way?
In every way!
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.
How are the online lessons conducted?
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The first lesson with the student is STRICTLY to be recorded and uploaded/sent to Emma Academy.
What are the Emma Academy 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.
What is SAF?
When do I need to pay the SAF fees?
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.
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.