What are we looking for in your Teacher Application?
To apply to be a teacher on Learned.Live, after reading some essential tips, you will need to fill in a Teacher Application with some details about the courses you want to teach and your experience and qualifications. And then also upload a video that you will use to introduce yourself to your students and promote your courses.
The following are a few general tips about the video part, but you will be given more details during your application process on the main platform.
Also please note it can take 7-14 days for our moderators to respond to your Teacher and Course Listing Applications. We will try to respond sooner than this but it depends how many applications we have to process that week.
The Dreaded Video – tips
Note: you don´t need to follow all the questions mentioned in the video. This is just an example how to create a good video.
Promote yourself to your students. This is the place to impress! Here’s a great short but sharp introduction video to give you inspiration. If you’ve got the skills, how about this one? This is important as it’s where your students meet you for the first time. First impressions count so make sure you showcase a little of what you teach or what your courses are about. This is your chance to impress in 60 seconds or less!
- We want to see how you would promote yourself to students, so please talk as if you are talking to potential students and introduce yourself and your courses.
- We want a bit of flavour of your teaching style, so maybe give us a quick example of some lesson content.
- We’d like to see how you present yourself – what you wear and the background you are likely to use when you teach.
- We want to hear about why you are an expert on your subject and why you feel you have something to offer your students.
- We want to get a feel of why you might be better than other people at delivering your chosen course content.
- Express yourself and make it fun… the rest is really up to you!
- If your course seems unusual for presenting in an online environment (e.g. its an outdoors activity) then please take some time to explain how it will be suitable for a Zoom session (e.g. it is a discussion about an outdoor activity).
However, we don’t expect your video to be a fully scripted and edited Hollywood production. It’s OK to be natural and speak naturally, even if you make a mistake or two. It’s how you deal with any little hiccups that will tell us whether you will make a good teacher.
If you are rejected we will try and provide feedback where possible. If you are accepted we may give some tips to think about. Some applications will be unsuitable and will be rejected without feedback with no option to re-apply.
The video will automatically be uploaded to your Teacher Profile. If you want to exchange the video later, that is of course no problem.