Welcome to the WeblishPal family! We’re happy you’ve joined us to lead English conversations with eager students. So what’s next?
1. Setting up a Profile
Setting up a profile takes just a few minutes. First select My Profile from the left menu, then hit the Edit button and enter all your relevant info.
1.1 Adding Profile Info
From setting your time zone, personal info, to the picture, this page allows you to make changes visible to students on WeblishPal.
1.2 Uploading a Profile Picture & Video
To upload a photo, hit the “Choose File” button, and grab a saved photo from your computer.
Uploading a video intro helps students get familiar with your speaking style and get to know you better. We recommend recording a video with your computer’s own video recording software, saving it on your computer, and then uploading it onto your profile by clicking the “Upload Video” button. Smaller files will upload faster.
2. Add Students to your Favourites list
Keep track of your students by adding them to your favourites. From the student’s profile click to Add to Favourites. These students will appear on the left hand menu “My Favourite Students”.
3. Creating a Class
When you’re ready to start teaching, select “Create Class” from the left hand side. Fill out the info – what you’ll talk about, when the class is taking place, how long it will be, etc.
Our new Public/Private feature allows you to either post the class for everyone to see (ie, it will appear on the Classes tab on the top menu bar), or you can create a Private class so only you and whomever you invite to the class will see and be able to join it. You can always edit the visibility of this class even after you’ve posted the class.
4. Managing and Editing Class Info
Now that you’ve posted your class but want to change or add info, simply go to “My Classes” on the left hand menu.
To make changes to classes, click the “Manage” button.
4.1 Managing Classes
To edit any class info (topic, date, price), click “Edit Class”.
In this page, you an also add files, message any students who have signed up for this class.
Once the time to start the class arrives, you can “Enter” the classroom, which takes you to our integrated video chat page. You can test this any time before class start time to ensure mic and video functionality.
4.2 Inviting students to your Classes
Now that you’ve created a class, how do you get the word out? When you go to your favourite students, you can invite all or a few of them to take part in your classes. If you have created several classes, our system will prompt you to specify which classes you want them to get invited to. This sends a message to the students, and they can register for the class when they’re ready.
4.3 Running a Class
WeblishPal now makes it easy to use any video chat program you choose if you and your students both have it. Our built in video uses flash, so it may not be compatible with all systems.
If your system is not compatible with Adobe Flash, try using some of these great video services (sign up before hand and coordinate info exchange before your class starts).
4.4 Using the WeblishPal Video Chat
With the WeblishPal video chat, you can see, hear, and even type in the video window. The handy class timer also keeps track of the time you’ve spent in the class.
4.5 Once you’ve taught the class...
You’ll want to ask the student to release the funds into your account. Do this by clicking “Release Funds” from your Manage Class page. The student will be requested to release funds, but if they forget to, the funds are automatically released to your account in 48 hours.
Should something go terribly wrong with the class (let say, the teacher didn’t show up, but still requested funds release), the student has the right to “Dispute” the release within 48 hours of the class taking place. In the unlikely event that this should happen, there are a few ways to get to resolution (see the Dispute section for more info).
5. Applying to Job Posts
A cool feature we have on WeblishPal is the Job Board. Here, students directly post their unique learning needs, specify when they want to learn, what price they want to pay for the class.
When you see a Job Post, you can either apply to the job post directly, or message the student if you want to discuss the request/need more info.
When you apply to the Job Post, the student will get a notification, and they can choose to directly set up a class with you (for the rate they specified in their Job Post).
You can keep track of the Jobs to which you’ve applied by checking the left hand menu for “My Job Opportunities”
6. Withdrawing Funds
Once you’ve accumulated class earnings, you can withdraw them at any time to your PayPal account. Go to the “Account Balance” tab on the left hand menu, and at the bottom of the page, specify how much you want to withdraw.