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A step-by-step guide of how to become a teacher with OCTB

With Video Tutorials


Check if you are qualified

Complete your internet speed and typing test

Sync your availability

Receive and accept the request to sync your calendar

Fill out your profile

You create an account in our platform 

Send us your results

Email us the results to both tests along with your picture

Your profile is published

We add you to our booking page

Complete the training

You complete a simulated training 

Step 1: Check Your Internet Speed

Before you do anything else, you need to make sure that you have decent internet connection. In our experience, the following speed will suffice:

  • Download: 20 Mbps

  • Upload: 20 Mbps

If your internet speed meets our requirements, please proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Check how fast you can type

During a lesson, our teachers are expected to type what the learner says in the dialogue stage into our platform. If your typing speed is above 60 WPM, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Email us 

Copy the shareable links to the tests that you just took and email them to admin@octb.us along with your picture. Please send a picture similar to the one shown in the video

Step 4: Sync your availability

As soon as we get your email, we will send you a request from Wix to sync your calendar, so students can book a first lesson with you based on the times when you are available. If you don't get the email within 24 hours, please check your spam folder and if it's still not there, send us an email and we will resend the request.

Step 5: Block off the times when you are not available

Your availability will blocked off by default 24 hours from the moment the student is looking at your availability. Please follow along with the video and BLOCK OFF all the times when you are unavailable. 

Step 6: Create your profile

Now you need to create a profile in our platform in order to be able to schedule your students. Please follow along with the steps in the video and you will be done in 5 minutes. Don't forget to skip the training by closing the browser. 

Step 7: Quick overview of our platform 

In this video you will learn:

  • how to start a lesson

  • how to share the link to a lesson with a student

  • how to make simple corrections

  • what the student sees 

  • how to finish a lesson

Step 8: Complete the training

Before you do an actual lesson with a student, you should complete our training. You will hear the actual voice of a student (female) talking. You will need to type everything she says and make the corrections. To resume the training, you will need to login to our platform and click resume lessons.

If at any point you get stuck and would rather get live assistance you can either