NiceTalk Tutor app is an app that was developed by Hangzhou Feizhu Technology Co., Ltd, and is China’s first mobile platform for learning English. The app will connect you with fluent English speaking tutor around the world who will chat with you using video chat. The concept behind the app is to help students enhance their language skills by practicing and speaking with a fluent English tutor. This is a great way for anyone who is fluent in English and wants to be an English partner to help the person practice English. You will be teaching this person about the English language and helping them improve their skills. The app is opened worldwide and anyone who is fluent in English can download and install the app on their mobile device. The app is currently available for Android devices and can be found on the Google Play Store. According to the website, you can use this on your iOS device. I can’t seem to find this on The App Store to download and install. You’ll need to visit the website from your phone to download and install the app.
How Does it Work?
- You’ll need to download and install the app on your mobile device from the Google Play Store. This can be installed on your tablet or your smartphone.
- You’ll need an internet connection in order to use this device.
- When you first open the device, you’ll need to create your account.
- Here you’ll add your first and last name, an email address and create a password.
- Once you submit the form, you’ll be required to upload a photo to the app
- The app requires you to enter your nationality and your spoken languages.
- Your final step will be to record a quick video of yourself and explain why you want to become a NiceTalk Tutor.
- The video is for your personal records and won’t be seen by the students. However, the app will review this video and use the video to determine if you can work on the app as a tutor. It is a good idea to record a nice video of yourself, speak clearly, and explain why you want to be an English tutor.
- Record your video and upload the video to the app.
- Once the video has been uploaded the app will redirect you to another screen. Here you’ll be required to update the app. This can’t be done from the Google Play Store and the site will update the app on your phone.
- On most phones, you’ll be required to make a few changes so the website can directly access your mobile device and update the app.
- When the app is updating, it tells you that the company is reviewing your video.
- Once the app has updated, you’ll need to log into your account and complete your profile. Here you’ll need to add:
- Your Nationality
- Fill in the About You section that describes a bit about you.
- You can create and add a profile video so the students can see who you are.
- Add your education.
- Enter in the languages you speak.
- If you’ve taught before, and add how many years of experience you have.
- Add your work experience.
- You can add your tags to help people find you easier.
- If you wish, you can add your contact information.
- If you have any certificates, these can be added to your profile.
What Are The Requirements?
- You must be a Native English speaker. The site would prefer if you had a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate or an IELTS/TOEFL teaching experience.
- You will need a high-speed internet connection that is stable. Your line speed will need to be above 300kps for uploading and 500kps for downloading.
- You’ll need an updated operating system for your Android device and your system should be 4.0 or higher. It says it works on all iOS device that uses an operating system of 7.0 or higher. However, I can only find the download for Android devices and there doesn’t appear to be any way to download the app for an iOS device. According to the website, you’ll need to visit the site using your iOS device in order to download and install the app. This app isn’t available on the App Store.
- You’ll need a quiet environment when you are speaking with the students. They don’t want you to have any background noise that can distract you or your student.
How To Find Students:
- After you’ve been approved and completed your profile, you can go online and start taking requests.
- The site has two modes for requests. There are the random call mode and the direct call mode.
- In the random call mode, a student is matched with their tutor according to the tutor’s rating.
- In the direct call mode, a student will choose their tutor from the tutor’s list.
- When a student is available, you’ll be notified and can start your conversation. It is a good idea to introduce yourself to your student.
- Many of the students are talkative and it is a good idea to just let them talk. On the other hand, there are a few students who aren’t as talkative and it will be up to you to start the conversation and get them talking.
- You can choose the topics to talk about or ask your student what they would like to talk about.
How Much Are You Paid?
- The app pays you by the minute. You’ll be earning $0.17 a minute. This works out to about $10 an hour.
How Are You Paid?
- The app pays the tutors through PayPal.
- Every Monday the company sends out your payment.
- You’ll need a $20 balance in your account or higher in order to receive your payment for the previous week.
This is an excellent app to download and install on your mobile device. The company is paying tutors $10 an hour to just talk with students from other countries around the world who want to learn English. This is an excellent opportunity to earn money as a tutor and have fun meeting students from other countries. This is a legitimate company and you are paid each week for the work you did the previous week. If you love talking, you want to be an English Tutor, and you enjoy helping others learn English. Then this is a good app for you to download and use on your mobile device.