The approach is quite unique. The only website that can offer the teacher paid classes with more than one student is WiZiQ.com. The problem with WiZiQ.com is though that the scheduling system is a bit tricky.
What are the new possibilities for us teachers?
- Right now most language learning platforms only offer one-on-one classes. This means that the price of those classes is quite high and for many students around the globe not affordable.
Now you have the possibility to offer group lessons with up to 100 students. Sure, when you have a class with 100 students in it you cannot really interact anymore, even with 20 or 10 students it is quite difficult but you can offer the lessons at a much lower price.
If your normal rate is lets say 20 Euro per 30 minutes and you offer a class for 5 students, you could go down to 4 Euro per student! For 10 students 2 Euro per student etc.
There is still the problem to get 5 or more students for this class but I personally see a big future for these kind of lessons. It opens you new markets like India, China, Africa, South America etc with literally billions of potential clients!
- Social learning is a big market. There are many students who love to learn in a group. They only had the choice to go to an “offline” school before. Now you can offer this service online! You can even start events with your one-on-one students, meeting once a week and have a convertional lesson together.
- EduFire.com offers now the possibility to open classes about every subject you like. The topic is not fixed on languages anymore. This way you can start to teach about what you love besides languages, like gardening, cooking, scrap booking or whatever comes to your mind.
All in all a major step in the online education sector. I will offer some classes on EduFire.com soon.