Do you want to earn extra income by teaching English to Japanese students online? Do you have passion in teaching others? Do you want to make a living as an online tutor? Then you should consider becoming a WeblioPH teacher. In this article, we'll provide you with everything you will need to know to become a WeblioPH homebased tutor.
Weblio Company Profile
Weblio Philippines Inc. is a leading provider of online dictionaries in Japan. It is part of the GRAS Group Inc., which is a leading provider of school and corporate lessons in junior high school and high schools in Japan. The company began offering online English tutorials in Makati city, Philippines in August 2014 as part of its dynamic learning system. They offer online teaching jobs, including both home-based and office-based positions.
What are the requirements to teach for Weblio?
1. You must be at least 18 years old and have your own computer or laptop.
2. Your English level must be good enough so that you can communicate effectively with students in other countries. Prior teaching experience in English online is preferred, but not required.
3. You must have access to high-speed internet connection.
4. You must also have basic knowledge about computers and how they work.
5. A working laptop or computer and a quiet work environment.
6. Schedule - available during our peak hours from 8:00am-5:00pm PST Mondays-Fridays, but can teach anytime.
7. Philippine TIN - must have a Philippine TIN
What equipment do I need to be a Weblio tutor?
- A Laptop or desktop
- A Headset with a noise cancelling feature and external microphone
- An internet connection of at least 5 MBPS and ping not greater than 30ms.
- A quiet teaching area (free from unnecessary background noises) with a plain white background and good lighting.
What is the hourly rate for Weblio?
There are different tutoring rates available in WeblioPH, ranging from 100 PHP to as much as 200 PHP per hour.
Weblio Rate per Lesson:
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Based on how well you meet the company's criteria, your tutor rank will increase or decrease. Your Weblio Tutor Contract will provide this information once you are hired. Rank will be based on your performance as a tutor. You can learn more about this in their New Tutors Workshop.
There are no minimum hours required at Weblio but they recommend that you regularly open your schedule for tutorial sessions.
How long are the teaching sessions at Weblio?
The duration of tutorial lessons at Weblio are as follows: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 minutes. Weblio uses its own teaching platform, WebRTC, to conduct lessons. You don't need to open a certain number of lesson slots everyday to be considered as an active tutor. However, you shouldn't be inactive for two consecutive months otherwise Weblio will delete your profile.
What computer specs do I need for Weblio?
There has been no specific PC/laptop brand or specs mentioned in Weblio's official website. However, the programs required for online ESL tutoring in general are not demanding in terms of computer power. As a tip though, try to use a PC/laptop with at least 8GB of RAM for a smoother experience.
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How to apply at Weblio
To apply to become a Weblio English tutor, all you'll have to do is complete their online application form on their website. You must then pass through a series of tests before being accepted into the program.
Step 1 - Application
Visit the official WeblioPH website. Fill out all of the required fields on the application form. You'll be asked to provide your personal information, educational background, work experience, and most available time to teach.
Step 2 - Grammar Exam
Once you've filled out the application form, click "Submit" button. Once done, you will need to pass the 40-item Grammar Exam. You need to get a score of at least 90% to pass. You can retake the test in case you don't meet the required score. If you pass, the recruitment team will send a confirmation to your email address.
Step 3 - Test Call & Interview
In this stage, your equipment and internet connection speed will be tested. They do this to determine the call quality and overall capability of your computer and internet connectivity.
Step 4 - Training
If you pass all 3 prior steps, you'll undergo Weblio's 3-Part New Tutor's Workshop. This is done to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to teach English online using the Weblio method.
Step 5 - Demo
This part of the application process will test what you've learned in the training phase. You will be tasked to conduct a demo tutorial session with real students. To begin, you'll be asked to plot a schedule in the Calendly app.
Step 6 - Tutor Release
Qualified applicants (for those who passed all 5 previous steps) will be asked to submit requirements and their signed Tutor Service Contract. Once done, thy can now begin teaching English online to actual students.
How long is Weblio's application process?
It usually takes a tutor applicant between 2 and 2 weeks to complete the entire application process, depending on his or her availability and response to the requirements.
Is there a contract in Weblio?
Tutors at Weblio are considered independent contractors.
How will I receive my payment?
Tutor fees are sent via BDO savings, BPI savings, or BDO payroll (Weblio helps with this). Note that BPI Family Savings is not allowed. If you don't have a BDO account, you can apply for one under Weblio and request for an endorsement letter after training so you can open an account for free. You can use an existing BDO account as long as it is a Savings account.
When does Weblio send out payment?
The Weblio team sends tutor fees every 20th of the following month. The cut-off date is the end of each month. An example of a tutorial fee payment schedule is shown below:
Month worked: June 2021
Cut-off: June 1-30, 2021
Tutorial fee payout: July 20, 2021
As part of their legal obligations, Weblio withholds 10% of the monthly tutor fees. It is remitted monthly to the BIR. Weblio won't file your taxes for you, but they can send you a BIR 2307 so you can do it yourself.
Can you teach at Weblio even if you don't have a degree?
Yes, you can as long as you are at least 18 years old and have met the requirements mentioned above. You don't need TEFL certification to apply at Weblio.