Get qualified to teach online with the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring (IH COLT). This 100% virtual course focuses on the skills, techniques and approaches to online tutoring and is ideal for teachers who are seeking professional training in this area.
Martina Monreal Carnicero, CELTA qualified teacher, took the course recently. Here she shares with us what she found most beneficial on the course!
Why did you decide to take the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring course with International House’s OTTI?
March 2020. The world changed suddenly and teachers were not able to share a room with their students anymore. Something called ‘Online Teaching’ came up, and the only option was to jump into it. I decided to take COLT because I was desperately looking for a course in this field, and it was with IH OTTI because I have always trusted (and never been disappointed) by this admirable team of professionals.
How did you find the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring course content?
The IH COLT was a complete eye-opener for me. I discovered the amazing world of Online Learning and how it differs from the traditional way. At first, my perspective was that the same quality levels that stand in a face-to-face environment couldn’t be reached online, but after the course I changed my mind completely. With enough training and tons of motivation, in an online lesson, everything is possible. Just like in a face-to-face one!
What is the most valuable aspect of the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring course?
The most valuable aspect of the IH COLT is the reason why I love asynchronous courses in IH OTTI: the possibility of sharing knowledge with professionals from literally ALL OVER THE WORLD. No exaggeration. When the course started, I found myself inside an amazing net of tutors and course participants that were willing to help, discuss, comment, suggest and SHARE. We all had different background and different methodologies, but we all had the same objective: LEARN.
Would you recommend taking the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring course? If so, why?
Genuinely, I couldn’t recommend this course highly enough (and I’ve been doing so for months now!). My professional life radically improved after taking it. COLT opens doors to new areas and provides new opportunities. It is definitely a must-have. Online learning is the future. The future is NOW. What are you waiting for?