Home-based teaching - Alternative to school?

(Vietnamnet, 2nd February 2015) According to IBM 50% of their remote workers are more productive than their office-bound counterparts! In the past two decades, the working habits of people have changed dramatically compared to the habits of workers who came before them. Just to mention one of these habits… 3 out of 5 millennials now expect to work remotely.

 Following this trend, teachers are now changing their teaching style. Besides offline classes, they often stay at home and instruct students online (E-learning) via different platforms.

The popularity of E-learning cannot be denied. By 2014, EdX alone had at least 2.7 million users; Udacity 1.6 million; Alison 3 million; and Coursera had amassed 10 million users. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course, and 50% of the world’s population now have online access.


One-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course.

(Source: http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/publications/survey/going_distance_2011)


Being a home based online teacher, everyone can work from the comfort of their own home withflexible teaching locations and schedules. For example, they earn a generous income even when travelling, provided that a laptop with Internet access is brought along with them. Depending on personal preference, these teachers self-manage their working schedule weekly.

Also, there is no limitation in registered teaching hours every week. In fact, the number of teaching hours could vary significantly among different weeks.

In Asia and especially in Vietnam, there has been a substantial rise in the number of online English students. This has driven a huge demand for home-based online native English speaking teachers.  Organizations looking for home based online native English teachers are Green English Philippines, Lingoo, Topica Native to name just a few…..

Topica Native is a leading online English Speech Tutoring program which has students in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Home based English teachers working at Topica get all the above benefits. For instance, they could earn good money even when travelling and choose among 16 teaching periods each day (1 hour per period).

In all aspects, they are fully trained and supported by the professional team at Topica. Although based in their own country, these special teachers still have access to a wide range of work and promotion opportunities. Topica operates  an evaluation system which helps them to increse monthly salary and get promoted every three months once they have good performance.

Topica Native teachers is a strong community with many activities and events, they can meet each other and share not only working but also life experience. A lot of events are held to honor online teachers and create an environment for people to meet, interact with each other and establish good relationships.


Egbert Veltman - A Neitherlands teacher received the award “Most collaborative teacher” in Topica Native’s Teacher contest award


"I have got the opportunity to teach students from a lot of regions in Vietnam. I know more about Vietnamese culture and also share our nation’s culture to them. I love my job. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thanks to Topica Native” - said Egbert Veltman.