Good concept, but often lacking in quality execution
Virtual Instructor (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – January 2, 2019
The set-up has potential. You can work from home and help people learn, and you get to use and keep up with technology and various curricula.
But there was no guarantee of decent hours, hours could fluctuate as numbers fluctuated, and to do a genuinely high-quality job would require more hours than they actually allow.
I ended up with lots of students, lots of different subjects, but not enough allotted time to treat them as they deserve for a quality education.
Local administrators often allow students to take online quizzes and even tests an indefinite number of times, which means many students will not read or listen carefully, but will take the quizzes and tests until they get by -- even "final" exams. Many local administrators allow students to use notes or the internet on tests and quizzes, and if they do, there is nothing the "teacher" can do about it.
No benefits were offered unless enrollment increased to a very high level.
Work from home, a chance to help some people learn (IF they are interested)
Inconsistency, no guarantee of decent hours/pay, frequently poor local management in cooperating schools, very high numbers of students per virtual instructor, insufficient time for quality work