The effect of Coronavirus for online teachers from Africa

The now-famous coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe. More than 80 countries around the world have been affected, with 26 of those countries being from Africa. The situation is so bad that economists expert that the coronavirus impact on economic losses could hit 2.7 trillion dollars. Many industries have been negatively impacted and the effect is predicted to stay for a while.

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Entire countries are on lockdown because of the coronavirus. This includes schools and any other public gatherings. 290 million kids are out of school because of the coronavirus shutdown. As sad as it is this situation presents the online teaching industry with a golden opportunity to maximise on recruiting online students. Many parents are trying to find online classes for their children and the children too are making frantic efforts to enrol online. If you are a serious online Teacher like me you probably have seen this boom in students’ enrollment.

Well, in as much as it has been difficult to get a job as an African non-native, now is the time to try your luck. Within this past week, I received 3 emails from some Teaching online companies that previously rejected me for being a non-native but now they have reconsidered my application and want me to start with them! Interesting, I thought to myself but I quickly reconsidered my options and decided to increase my efforts of advancing my teacher-entrepreneurship goal which I have been working on for some time now.

From Brisbane and Barcelona to Boston, the coronavirus has forced higher and further education institutions around the world to adapt teaching practices and manage student absences while bracing for the economic and logistical fallout. Whatever your teaching niche is, your students are out there. Take the chance and start your teaching online career. One of my students opened up to me to say she is bored of being stuck at home and would want to increase her lessons from her usual three lessons a week to having daily lessons so that she could just utilise her extra time at home.

Are you still struggling to start your teaching online career? send us an email and I could help you start through a mentorship programme. shonalanguagelounge@gmail.com

Until next time please stay safe!

Published by Mel online tutor

I am a passionate teacher and I teach my native language Shona online. Well, the main reason for this blog is to help someone out there, who has been struggling to start online teaching. I hope that what I have learnt throughout my journey will help someone find their feet and rise! I'm also an enthusiastic follower of several teaching online content. I have learnt a lot and will continue learning and sharing on this platform.

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