Welcome to FairTutorWe're a web site that connects Spanish teachers in Latin America with students in the United States. We give you the tools you need to hold classes online and a simple way to handle international payments. You should follow us on Twitter here
Online Spanish School in a Box" concept that will allow established schools to add a mini version of the FairTutor website directly into their own site. We're still on track to launch the site to paying students on June 1st, so if you're among the many schools and independent teachers who are helping us test the site, you might want to start polishing up your profile pages for the day when we'll open the doors to the public.
February 12, 2010 by Jason Kester
get on the waiting list right away! To help spread the word, we're going to do a tour of Peru, Ecuador and Columbia over the next few months in the hopes of meeting with existing Spanish schools. If you run a school and would like us to drop by, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to include you in the trip. We're hoping to get some good feedback from schools who may have tried online tutoring already, so that we'll know what sort of issues are likely to come up. We're intentionally doing this tour before the Online Classroom piece is fully completed, since we're pretty sure we're not smart enough to guess exactly what needs to go into it. If you're doing online Spanish lessons already, chances are you'll have some good ideas for us. We'd certainly like to talk with you.
September 9, 2009 by Jason Kester
Twiddla, the leading educational meeting tool. Twiddla is an online meeting tool that's perfectly suited to holding classes online. Schools all over the world are using it today as a replacement for in-class whiteboards, and to hold online classes with remote students. We'll be tailoring the Twiddla platform to meet the needs of the modern Spanish classroom, adding in new functionality to make teaching easier, stripping out anything that we don't need. Because we're focused, we can improve the technology beyond what it was originally intended to do. Finally, and perhaps most important, is Fair Trade. FairTutor will be a marketplace where individual teachers can establish their own presence and compete on their own merits. Teachers can set their own hourly rate in this market, but we won't allow them to set a price that's less than a fair living wage in their country of origin. By exposing teachers directly to students in countries with a higher standard of living, FairTutor and its students will help to raise the potential income level for hundreds, perhaps thousands of language teachers and their families. That's a pretty nice thing to be building. We'll keep you posted as we go along.
June 9, 2009 by Jason Kester
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