1. Creating an attractive profile, to encourage students to choose you as a teacher
Verbling doesn't assign students to teachers, neither you can reach out to new students that didn't visit your profile. But as a new teacher, you will be given a boost in ranking, that will make you appear on top of the teachers' list, so make sure to create an attractive profile!
2. Interacting with students
Students have the option to buy 1 lesson, 5 lessons, 10 lessons, 20 lessons or a 30-minute trial lesson (if you decide to offer them). When a student books a private lesson with you, you will be notified with a message in your Verbling inbox, we will also send a notification to your email address.
If you receive a booking from a student, use the messaging system to determine the student's level of proficiency and style of learning, as well as help you to prepare relevant materials for them. Make sure you reply to each student.
3. Bookings and cancellations
Verbling has an automatic booking process, so students can book any available hour in your schedule with a 12-hour notice without asking for your confirmation. You can choose to extend this period to 24 or 48 hours in your Teacher Admin. It is very important to keep your schedule up to date, so it shows only those hours that you can actually teach. You’re free to unschedule a lesson later, but we encourage you to have your schedule up to date to avoid any rescheduling. If you miss, cancel or unschedule too many lessons due to inconsistent or inaccurate schedule, you may not be able to teach on Verbling in the future.
4. Verbling commission and payments
Verbling applies a 15% commission on teacher rates. This means that if you set your hourly rate at $20 you will receive $17 (85%). You can change your rates at any point.
Shortly after your lesson is completed, the payment for the lesson with be added to your Earnings page.
Teachers can cash out their earnings once a week. You will be able to add your cash out method, once you can click on the "Cash out" button on your Earnings page (if you don't have any Earnings yet, that button will not be clickable).
5. Verbling lessons and how to conduct them
Verbling technology allows teachers to start classes only in Google Chrome and Firefox on laptops and PCs, mobile devices are not supported.
At the scheduled time, easily start your lesson with the click of a button. Once your session is live, your student will be able to join and your lesson can begin.
All lessons should be taught on Verbling, offering students to go to Skype or Zoom is against Verbling policies.
You can see how a Verbling classroom looks and try the tools using the Demo lesson simulation.
NOTE: For more information on what to do when a student misses a lesson, please go here. For more information on what to do if you miss your lesson, please go here. For all other troubleshooting issues, please go here.
MORE INFO: More info for Verbling teachers can be found in our Help Center.