We all get very skeptical to try and be convinced by those ads posted on different websites regarding ways on how to earn online (been there, done that). But nothing can stop me from trying knowing the fact that I need f u n d s for my tuition fees, thesis, allowance, books, in short, everything in my life.
So when I was doing my research for possible online jobs, I came across RareJob PH, an online English school from the Philippines for Japanese people. Actually, there are a lot, but this caught my attention cause y’know, who doesn’t love Japaneses people?! Hahaha. I just followed the steps provided on their website and tadah! I’M IN.
RareJob primarily caters to Japanese English learners. With the largest number of students, it is considered as the top online English school in Japan. RareJob aims to provide the best learning experience to its students and the most ideal working environment for its tutors.
Encourage 10 million Japanese to speak fluent English.
Chances for everyone, everywhere.
HOW DO I APPLY?
RareJob’s application process is simple and convenient. Everything is done online; thus, there is no need to personally visit their office. You just need to accomplish these four easy steps:
Step 1: Register. Create a RareJob account to begin your application. On this part, you need to fill out the registration form and make sure that you submit complete and accurate information. Take note that your e-mail address and Skype account must be accessible. To register, click here.
Step 2: Undergo Assessment. You need to pass two tests: the English Proficiency Test and the Demo Lesson.
English Proficiency Test (EPT). This is an objective-type English exam that consists of four categories: Conversation, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension. Each has a time limit and you can retake the test up to 10 times.
Demo Lesson. After successfully passing the EPT, you will now be able to book your schedule for a demo lesson. Demo Lesson is a simulation of an actual RareJob lesson, wherein your teaching capabilities will be assessed. This will last for 25 minutes conducted by a Filipino RareJob staff. You will be advise to be online 30 minutes before your actual demo lesson time. The Administrator will conduct a test call to check if your equipment and internet connection is ready and will give you the Skype ID of your interviewer. Rarejob will provide all the lesson materials and all you have to do is teach via Skype and make sure that you read and understand it.
Step 3: Be Prepared. Once you pass the Demo Lesson, you will be provided with Orientation videos which will inform you on what to do as a tutor. You will also be given a coach that will conduct a one-on-one Skype orientation in your first month.
Step 4: Complete Your Tutor Profile and start teaching! Your tutor profile is the student’s reference when booking a tutor. You need to submit a profile photo, a voice introduction, and a written introduction. Later when you open your schedule, you can also submit your work experience and your interests. Start teaching by deciding when you would like to teach. Plot your schedule on the website, and then just wait to be booked. Remember to also submit the Tutor Fee requirements after you have opened your lesson slots.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
- Laptop or desktop computer
- Headset with external microphone
- Access to a stable Internet connection
- Skype account
- Web camera (optional for video lessons)
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Currently residing in the Philippines
- Must not be working for another online English school
Note: You don’t need to know how to speak in Japanese or have any teaching experience to become a tutor at RareJob.
HOW CAN YOU EARN?
Just open lesson slots and wait for the students to book it. All of your booked lessons (or lesson slots with students) are paid; unreserved lessons are not paid. Each class only lasts for 25 minutes. Rarejob’s rate for new tutors is at P100/hr.
They also offer different incentives to tutors. Each incentive has a set of criteria. To name a few: video usage incentive, good attendance, high lesson evaluations, tutor referrals, and a lot more! If you qualify to one or more incentives, it will be added to your total earnings for the month.
Please Note: Tutors are considered as INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS under PROFESSIONALS which explains the 10% withholding tax rate. RareJob is an agent to collect the tax in behalf of the government.
HOW DO I GET PAID?
The tutor fee is distributed every 10th of the month through direct bank transfer to either a BPI International (Bank of the Philippine Islands) or a PNB (Philippine National Bank) account. You need to open an account in either of the two banks using the endorsement letter provided in the website. To ensure that there will be no problems, complete / submit the following requirements before the month ends:
- Bank account number
- Scanned copy of the bank endorsement letter together with a valid ID
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) from BIR
HOW OFTEN CAN I OPEN SLOTS?
RareJob offers a flexible schedule to tutors. Lesson hours starts at 5:00 AM (PH) to 11:55 PM (PH) from Mondays to Sundays. Basically, there are tutor classifications — The Weekday Daytime and Nighttime tutor.
Mondays-Fridays. Only Weekday Daytime Tutors can open lessons from 8:00 AM to 4:55 PM. Open to all Tutors: 5:00 AM to 7:55 AM and 5:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Saturdays & Sundays. All tutors can open lesson from 5:00 AM to 11:55 PM
That’s all for now! Hopefully I was able to encourage and help those aspiring online tutors out there! If you guys have any concerns, let me know in the comment box below. Until then!
Disclaimer: Information came from Rarejob website and personal experiences.