Here we attempt to answer some of the questions that pop up often in your mind. If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, get in touch with us !
Apart from having passion for teaching, you
As far as hardware is concerned, a laptop/desktop with good processing power, minimum of 8 GB RAM, and broadband Internet connectivity is required. Power backup definitely is an add-on in case your area has electricity issues.
You should take, at least, 2 free classes in the beginning to familiarize with the features of our site and with that of Zoom. (Why this is interesting? See the next question and answers.)
That will take care of all the training you need to kickstart your sessions on SkillMD.
As mentioned before, we require you to take 2 Free Trial Classes to get familiarized with the features of Zoom and SkillMD.
This will help you build an audience and also will give you insights on the topics that your students are in dire need.
At SkillMD, we value your time and the effort you put in for the video session that you take.
That is why, we promise to credit USD 20 to your account here as an Honorarium, after the 2 classes are finished. The classes should have at least 25 students each in both the classes.
You can view the credit of USD 20 in your account at Dashboard, and you can withdraw it next month. (Note: The threshold limit for payout is USD 100.)
This amount is not a reflection of your worth or credentials to teach but this is our token of appreciation for your time, effort and energy amidst your busy schedule.
The process of getting listed as a Tutor on SkillMD is extremely simple and quick. You just need to fill out the registration form along with your social media credentials and other proof that show your expertise in the field you want to teach.
After receiving your application, we will email you asking you to accept our Invitation to join our network as a tutor in Zoom.
Within 2-4 days, you will be onboarded as a Tutor and you’d be allotted a Store Page where you can list your Classes and a Dashboard where you can monitor your remuneration.
After your application for tutor is accepted, you’ll receive an email from us giving you the link of your Dashboard.
How to create your first class:
–You’ll have to create a Zoom meeting, mentioning the topic and the time.
–After creating the meeting, you’ll have to create a Class, mentioning the fees for attending the class, along with the contents that will be discussed in the class. Don’t forget to link the Class with the Zoom meeting that you created in the previous step.
After creating the Class, you’ll have to submit it for review.
The class will be published in a few hours – assuming all the fields are filled in correctly – and it will be available for all the users.
Note: Dashboard contains a Knowledgebase to help tutors. In case they any help, they can always ask for help using ‘direct message or ‘support’ option.
Medicine is a vast field and everyday there are some new breakthroughs in diagnoses and there are technological advancements in treatment methods. So, it is solely up to the teacher to decide upon the topic he/she wants to teach. There are 100 + courses in the portal and the teacher can take up one of the courses to teach. Or the tutor can choose to share his/her expertise on latest developments in the field of medicine.
Yes ! Since you would be only taking video classes, you can teach in any language. But, make sure to mention the language of the class in the listing.
This site is in English, but, there is NO restriction that you should teach only in English. See answer to previous question.
Since topic, time and price are decided by the teacher, the figure can only be a tentative one at this moment. But, we can hazard guess that a teacher who takes classes for 10 hours in a month (20 classes of 30 minutes each) with low fees- with 20 students – on an average can make USD 850 per month.
We understand that, you, being an active professional in the business of saving lives, won’t able to allot time consistently for taking classes. That is why, we’ve given you the freedom to choose: you can take just one class in the entire month OR you can take one class per day over the entire month.
At SkillMD, you teach at a time convenient to you and your students.
With the available tools and features, you can adjust your availability to teach on SkillMD anytime and be visible to a large community of students.
Yes, you will be able to cancel and/or re-schedule the class if you are unable to take the class due to some unforeseen emergency. In that case, we’ll have to refund the students (who opt for refund instead of the re-scheduled class) and the refund charges will be deducted from your monthly payout.
Note: We’re aware that a tutor would cancel his/her class only as a last resort, but, a class promised to students much before and cancelled at the last minute, would reflect badly not only on us, but, would also affect the rating of the tutor. We urge our tutors that they should cancel or reschedule their sessions only on the rarest of rare occasions.
Yes, you can ! You can submit us the content created by you based on your students requirements, and we shall, after review, include it as a new or part of a course. Please note, the courses are free for the users.
Payouts are done on monthly basis. All payouts are released before 7th of every month to our Teachers.
SkillMD Class is a highly flexible platform that will enable you to teach whenever you can. It all depends on your availability to teach online. You’d be taking classes that are of 30-minute duration; you can take maximum of 30 classes in a month. (This is likely to be modified later.)
We expect all our tutors to act subscribing to our vision ‘Knowledge without boundaries and Education Without Barriers’.
We expect our tutors to understand the learning requirements of the student and suggest a learning plan and solution for him/her.
In short, our tutor is someone who is keen to share his/her knowledge and offer life-saving solutions to other professionals sitting in another corner of the world.