Satisfying, but sometimes trying due to electronic problems
Online ESL Instructor (Current Employee) – online – January 18, 2016
The work relies heavily on ESL experience, but there are tools offered by other teachers, as well as sessions, to help neophytes learn the ropes. Getting used to technical problems can be trying, but the students are usually worth it, as many of them will grow to be fast friends of yours and regulars. It's a job that requires dedication as well as getting up early, since most of the best hours to work are between 6-11am. The benefits are lacking, as this is a consulting position, but the pay is higher than average, so there's that.
Higher pay wages than others, on the job training and feedback, set your own hours
Very few benefits, often have to work certain hours unpaid to grade, technical issues.