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Are you interested in teaching or learning online?

Trying to connect learners with teachers

This is a new project for me. My idea is to try and connect learners who need some help with their English with freelance teachers who work online. It is what I think of as a clearing house – somewhere for learners to find teachers.

I’m not involved really. I just post the details. From my point of view, it’s almost certainly just going to be a free service. If you get some real benefit from this service and want to tip me afterwards then I would of course be grateful, but that is it.

Why I hope it might work

  • I like self-help learning but at some stage almost everyone needs some direct teacher help
  • I think there is probably demand as I already get a number of requests for teaching online anyway
  • some people on my site come and go but just as many stick around – learners looking for real help, not just free resources
  • not everyone has the time/opportunity to find a face to face teacher – online can be good and convenient
  • it’s a nice idea (I think so anyway)

Interested? – here’s my plan

If you want to see my plan: have a look at this page I set up today:

Find a teacher online


The idea is that:

  •  teachers post details of what sort of teaching they provide and how to contact them
  • teachers also have the chance to post one of resources/lessons/ideas via my site to help promote their services
  • whatever happens next is up to you: you like the teacher, you don’t
  • ideally I would like to find teachers from around the world in different time zones to offer plenty of choice
  • all I do is post the details – don’t complain to me

Really interested?

You will see there’s a poll for learners to fill out and a comment box for teachers – let me know what you think. If I get enough interest, I hope to get this up and running asap.

Why don’t I do it myself?

I spend too much of my spare time working on my blog as it is. I just don’t have the time as yet. I am only likely to do the very occasional teaching online for now. In another 3 years, the blog should be complete: then I really do plan to work online and not just remotely.





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5 Responses to Are you interested in teaching or learning online?

  1. Sarwat Shamoon July 14, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Hello sir!

    how are you i hope are you enjoying with your work. i think word of the day is very helpful for those people who are in practicing of I E L T S. it very good efforts but it is not enough. So i request you please send us more words. i reaaly need of help in writing module so please help me

    Take care Thanks

    Sarwat Shamoon

    • Dominic Cole July 14, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      Yes you’re right, it isn’t enough. I hope to turn this site into a complete online course that is 100% free. That may take me some time though. I should be posting more vocabulary exercises later today and I will also be showing you some other good places to visit on the net. if not today, definitely tomorrow. I hope to be posting details of 7/8 more teachers who work freelance and offer a personal service in the next 2/3 weeks if that helps. A teacher is not always necessary, but it is normally a good idea at least for the writing.

    • Fryce Zero July 14, 2011 at 11:56 am #


  2. Fryce Zero July 14, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Hello,everyone!I’m Fryce Zero.You can call me fryce.I’m a student in China.The website is good although there are many words I can’t understand.I write this for Bill.Thank you.
    And I also need some suggestion.

    hope your reply.
    Thanks for your watching.


    • Dominic Cole July 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Hi Fryce

      Sorry there are too many words for you to understand. I am slowly building this site. Sometime soon-ish I hope to produce materials and guides at a lower level too so it can work for learners at all levels. That will take time though. If you have a problem, why not send me a comment on the blog/lesson. I will try to explain more. I answer all questions.

      Also I think I am about to move to China. I know it’s a big, big country but maybe see you there!!!

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