I am a new teacher. How do I get started with teaching?

Welcome to Verbling! We are excited to have you.

Before teaching your first lesson, please familiarize yourself with what to do when a student books a lesson with you, and how to start and troubleshoot a lesson.


How do I know when a student booked a lesson with me?

When a student books a private lesson with you, you will be notified with a message in your inbox. That message will appear in the upper right hand corner of your screen, signified by the  icon.

If you click on that icon, it will take you to your messages inbox. You can click on a student's name and picture to see your latest messages.

If a student has booked a lesson with you, you will see a booking notification.

In the gray box, you will see the start date and time, as well as the duration of the lesson. Students may purchase 30 minute trial lessons (if you allow trial lessons) or 60 minute lessons.

You will also see a link to go to your session, which you should click at the time of your lesson.

All messages are timestamped, so you will see the date and time when your student booked a lesson or sent you a message.

You should respond to the booking notification, confirming your ability to attend that lesson. If an unforeseen change in your schedule prevents you from attending that lesson, you can unschedule that lesson (allowing the student to reschedule at a later date) or, if you have the student's permission and their preferred time, reschedule it for them. For help with unscheduling and rescheduling a lesson, go here.

If the lesson's start time is fewer than 12 hours away, and you are no longer able to attend the lesson, you must cancel it. You may also wish to cancel a lesson if you do not wish or are unable to work with a student. For help with cancelling a lesson, go here.


How do I start a lesson and connect with my student?

For instructions on how to start your first lesson, please see "I am a new teacher. How do I start a lesson?"



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