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delancey
On 8/13/2017 at 3:47 PM, SkyMan said:

Probably wouldn't be too hard to soundproof an office.

How? And at what cost? 

A friend lost her job because of high pitched barking dogs and roosters. It can’t even be heard occasionally on the testing phase. If you get a batch of Korean students they can be even more difficult. They generally don’t put up with sny 1917 era third world vibe.

One solution was doing online clerical stuff but I never found out the details just that noise issues became irrelevant.

The internet FIBR does circumvent the reliability concerns if you can show you have that, not sure about the other plans.

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SkyMan
9 hours ago, delancey said:

How? And at what cost? 

Floor to ceiling sound deadening panels including the door (probably both sides.) Carpet on the floor.  Can use panels on the ceiling or glue egg trays up.  Or spend a little more on acoustic egg trays...

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I believe Dyson fans are fairly quiet.

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SkyMan

If that isn't enough and you've used a large enough room you can build an instruction booth by building a second set of walls/ceiling within that room  with the egg trays outside and inside creating a dead sound zone outside the booth.  That can be as simple as 2X2 coco lumber covered with 1/8 inch ply.

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David_LivinginTalisay
On 8/13/2017 at 9:00 PM, to_dave007 said:

Are you using the microphone within your computer?  I have better results with a good quality USB headset, with built in microphone.  It rejects a lot more of the background noise.  Bought it in one of the stores in SM Cyberzone.

Many On-Line ESL Teaching Companies want you to have Headphones, with Boom, noise-cancelling Mic.

I am using a 'Plantronics Audio 628 USB' Headset that features Noise-cancelling.
I have an external 'Logitech C270 HD Webcam' (Might consider buying Logitech C920 HD pro Webcam, (720pixel C270 as back-up Webcam).

They also want varying minimum Upload and Download Speeds.
10Mbps down, 2Mbps up, is the DaDaABC requirement (as they use Video  Classes via Google Chrome Teaching Center.  They also look at Connection Time & Ping repsonces in their Technical On Line Evaluation Check, via their Website.

Want to learn more about DaDaABC, click on their Logo, below
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With DaDaABC, having Children from 4 to 16 years of age, you need the FUN Factor in ones Classes. 

Using 'ManyCam' as a 'Virtual Camera' indeed multiple Source alternatives to your usual Webcam, can help you create 'E-Props'!   See Jason McCarthy's series of his use of ManyCam with DaDaABC

 

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Paul
1 hour ago, David_LivinginTalisay said:

I am using a 'Plantronics Audio 628 USB' Headset

Plantronics, years ago, used to produce shit products. This was quite a number of years back, prior to me ever leaving the US to live abroad. Are their products of decent quality now, David? @David_LivinginTalisay

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2 hours ago, Paul said:

Plantronics, years ago, used to produce shit products. This was quite a number of years back, prior to me ever leaving the US to live abroad. Are their products of decent quality now, David? @David_LivinginTalisay

Paul, there may be better quality, and more comfortable Headsets around (some Teachers recommend GAMING Headsets as they wear them for Hours and Hours at a time (so must be comfortable, durable and decent audio.

These 'Plantronics Audio 628 USB' Headset' are good sound quality via USB (made a foam 'sock' to cut down noise from aircon into mic), and lightweight, so are comfortable.

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I have always been impressed by both Sound Quality and lightweight Comfort of Sennheiser Headphones. 

Seems they make models for Calls Centers too.

I will buy Dual Headphones so I can also listen to Stereo Music with them.

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https://www.hioffer.com/job/info?id=193

This is Typical of the current On-Line Teaching Jobs for Chinese KIDS 

Job Status Telecommuting
Job Description 1. English teaching for young learners from age 5-12 online.
2. Lively and interesting teaching, MUST use the props and multimedia
3. Pay attention to the course schedule, complete the teaching content
4. Preview the courseware and prepare the class in advance, and finish the after-class feedback
Job Requirements 1. Native English speaker - US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland etc.
2. Have experience of teaching in school or institutions;
3. At least 20 hours teaching time per week 
4. A fixed residence, stable network condition, and mixed computer equipment (laptop/desktop, headsets, cameras)
5. TEFL/TESOL certificate is preferred;
Weekly Working Hours 15 Hours
Hourly Rate $15-$25

 

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SkyMan

So what about teaching like Calculus or DiffEq?

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David_LivinginTalisay
1 hour ago, SkyMan said:

So what about teaching like Calculus or DiffEq?

First, they usually want such 'Specialist' Subject Teacher to hold some sort of Teaching Certificate on that Subject!

But if you feel qualified, then nothing stopping you creating a Profile on FreeLance Teaching websites like 'Verbling'.   

I did GCE 'O' Level Maths, 6 months early, then started doing GCE 'AO' Maths
Did not go on to do GCE 'A' Level, as I left School @ age 16 to pursue a  'Vocational Further Education' with the MOD @ S.R.D.E., Christchurch, Dorset, the UK.

My Maths after that was City & Guilds of London Institute, Math's A/B/C, that was related to practical applications like calculating the number of turns of wire at correct guage in a Transformer and/or the value of Capacitors, Coils, Resistors to create a 'Tuned Circuit' operating at a Frequency of 'x'KHz etc.

I enjoy my Audio Only Lessons via Tutoring.co.kr

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rizla
7 hours ago, David_LivinginTalisay said:

First, they usually want such 'Specialist' Subject Teacher to hold some sort of Teaching Certificate on that Subject!

But if you feel qualified, then nothing stopping you creating a Profile on FreeLance Teaching websites like 'Verbling'.   

I did GCE 'O' Level Maths, 6 months early, then started doing GCE 'AO' Maths
Did not go on to do GCE 'A' Level, as I left School @ age 16 to pursue a  'Vocational Further Education' with the MOD @ S.R.D.E., Christchurch, Dorset, the UK.

My Maths after that was City & Guilds of London Institute, Math's A/B/C, that was related to practical applications like calculating the number of turns of wire at correct guage in a Transformer and/or the value of Capacitors, Coils, Resistors to create a 'Tuned Circuit' operating at a Frequency of 'x'KHz etc.

I enjoy my Audio Only Lessons via Tutoring.co.kr

Small world, I did a short apprecticeship at RRE Malvern after leaving Uni, then got offered a job with Kent Intruments, which later got taken over by Foster Cambridge, RRE was a fantastic place to train.

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It was pretty dead with DaDa ABC on Wednesday as it was the day before the Chinese New Year (Earth Dog) Eve:-

14-Feb 17:56 18:26    
  18:28 18:58    
  19:00 19:30    
WEDNESDAY 19:32 20:02    
  20:04 20:34    
  20:36 21:06    



No Classes Scheduled for my Contracted Hours on Wednesday.  The good News being DaDa did NOT Close for Chinese New Year and we get paid 50% if we Log-in and Out at required Times and Refresh to Check no last Minute Trial Classes or whatever had been added.

This is more than many On-Line ESL companies offer.

I picked up someAudio Only Sessions with Tutoring.co.kr Students later that evening.
They pay every 10 Days (via PayPal).  Picked up nearly US$300 for previous 10 Days. 

 

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dave it's nice to hear you are back home with your family and having good luck working online like this.  kudos to you for doing what you need to do to support your family.  we wish you much success and mazel tov! 

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JohnSurrey
4 hours ago, David_LivinginTalisay said:

It was pretty dead with DaDa ABC on Wednesday as it was the day before the Chinese New Year (Earth Dog) Eve:-

14-Feb 17:56 18:26    
  18:28 18:58    
  19:00 19:30    
WEDNESDAY 19:32 20:02    
  20:04 20:34    
  20:36 21:06    



No Classes Scheduled for my Contracted Hours on Wednesday.  The good News being DaDa did NOT Close for Chinese New Year and we get paid 50% if we Log-in and Out at required Times and Refresh to Check no last Minute Trial Classes or whatever had been added.

This is more than many On-Line ESL companies offer.

I picked up someAudio Only Sessions with Tutoring.co.kr Students later that evening.
They pay every 10 Days (via PayPal).  Picked up nearly US$300 for previous 10 Days. 

 

Been following your posts since you left for China (a few years ago now I think)...

Often read about teaching English online and think about doing it myself but always hear conflicting reports about the amount of money you can earn.

You've obviously got some good experience now - how many hours are you working/planning to work and how much are you earning/or realistically expecting to earn each month ?

 

 

 

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On 2/16/2018 at 1:11 PM, JohnSurrey said:

Been following your posts since you left for China (a few years ago now I think)...

Often read about teaching English online and think about doing it myself but always hear conflicting reports about the amount of money you can earn.

You've obviously got some good experience now - how many hours are you working/planning to work and how much are you earning/or realistically expecting to earn each month ?

 

 

 

Hi John, I have just 10.5 contractual Part Time hours with DaDaABC.  I signed a 6 month Contract to start with. 

DaDaABC is probably one of the better On-Line Chinese Companies to work with,  
I have 3 x Scheduled classes this morning, but no Booked Classes as Students are spending week long Chinese New Year with Family.  Many On-Line Compoanies will decalare closed and get no pay.  But with DaDaABC, and one is logged in before Scheduled Class, you get 50% normal rate, so I will get 45 mins pay for doing no teaching.

 

17-Feb 10:04 10:34    
  10:36 11:06    
  11:08 11:38    
         
SATURDAY 17:56 18:26    
  18:28 18:58    
  19:00 19:30    
  19:32 20:02    
  20:04 20:34    
  20:36 21:06   3887692


I work Saturday morning and Saturday evening - some 8 x 30 Min Sessions in total.  Only the last Session with RS (Regular Student remained - all others canceled as Student took 'Leave'.  I think my RS Student should have canceled as he did not show up.  The good news being, I still pick up 2 hours of pay (50% 0f 8 x 30 min Sessions).  Very few (if any?), other On-Line Teaching Companies pay this.   There is no 'Competing' with other Native ESL Teachers to get Students.  DaDaABC staff tries to match your skills and Teaching experience to the Students.   When it is NOT Chinese New year, I usually have 100% booked Schedule.

The Pay is about CNY120/hour, (which is about what I was earning in China, teaching at Colleges & Universities). 

However I do not have any traveling costs/time, and I get to spend time with Sha-Sha as well as my step-grandaughters Anzlica (8 years old on 19th March), and Aina (who will be 3.5 years old on 29th Apil (10 days, after my 63rd Birthday).

As I mentioned I also do ad-hoc sessions with tutoring.co.kr.   I prefer this because there is no formal contracted hours.  Just Log-in, pass the Technical System Check, and go on 'STAND BY'.   Answer the Calls when they come in.   Switch ro 'AWAY' when you want to take a break (or do not want to teach that day.   One does not have to give any NOTICE and no penalty for being away for up to 1 week.  They want to be informed if you intend to be away longer than that (or you might find your Account has been deactivated.

Tutoring are not as well geared up on the Support side as DaDaABC.  No assigned CO (Co-ordinator), and no official Support Group on Facebook with 'Mentors' to give Help and Advice.   Sometimes their Google Chrome STC (Smart Teacher Console) crashes when too many Students go on-line at the same time.   You get paid for doing ist Time 'Level Assessments for students (but the filling in of the Level Test Assessment is unpaid 'Office Hours).   

This is the same with most On-Line companies and Schools/Colleges/Universities.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DaDaABC

DaDaABC vs VIPKID

 

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