#TipforTuesday – IQBar’s Management Structure

#TipforTuesday – IQBar’s Management Structure

In this week’s #TipForTuesday we’re going to be looking at the team who work tirelessly behind the scenes for Buddies to make sure everyone feels supported, comfortable and can develop themselves while teaching on the platform. As anyone who has become a Buddy over the past year will know, there has been a huge shift […]

Kids scare me…a little bit

Kids scare me…a little bit

I remember the very first time I stood in front of a bunch of little ones and had to teach them something. Granted, I was in my comfort-zone (if by comfort-zone you mean: struggling to get them to stay quiet, listen, respond or generally be somewhat manageable). I’m kidding, of course, I was nowhere close […]

Meet the Team: Loyd

Meet the Team: Loyd

Hi there Buddies! My name is Loyd and I have been a part of the IQBar family for almost a year now. I started off as a very excited contracted Buddy and I have been enjoying teaching sessions to many regular and new Breadies ever since. I have grown and developed as a Buddy through […]

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

Building an effective interactive classroom is one of the biggest challenges that all online educators face. How do we breach the digital divide, and create an interactive, proactive and unique learning environment tailored to meet the needs of every Bready, consistently lesson after lesson? According to Faculty Focus.com, elearningindustry.com and various subject matter experts including […]

Tip for Tuesday: Where to Find the Right Resources

Tip for Tuesday: Where to Find the Right Resources

This month, IQBar is celebrating Buddy independence by highlighting exactly where to find resources, who to contact if needing to relay information, and adding extra learning resources. Independence at work has been proven to increase work satisfaction as you take matters into your own hands, rather than having to sit and wait for answers or […]

Educational Theory of the Month: The Immersive Method

Educational Theory of the Month: The Immersive Method

The ‘immersive’ method when I first heard it got me thinking about jumping into the sea. You look at the sea, people can tell you that it’s cold, or that if you just jump in it’ll be okay, or if you breathe deeply it will feel warmer faster… but really, it’s not until you actually […]

Tip for Tuesday: Writing a good review after a Taster session

An amazing Taster session shows the ability of the Buddy (teacher) to articulate and teach the lesson to someone who wants to study at IQBar. However, we often forget that an extraordinary Taster review is just as important as the session itself. It contributes to the decision-making process of the students who want to join […]

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

Incidental language- those extra words that are not really part of the lesson when learning English or any foreign language. As native speakers, we are so used to speaking with so many extra words and jargons and it comes off naturally.  However, it can be difficult for our lower-level Breadies learning English and in turn […]

Managing Teaching Spaces While Studying

Managing Teaching Spaces While Studying

If the first step to balancing teaching for IQBar and being a student was organising your schedule, the next is most certainly setting up the ideal teaching space. It goes without saying that having a clear workspace equals a clear mind for working. When you are a student, living in perhaps less ideal living environments […]

Puppets and props – Wednesday Wisdom

Puppets and props – Wednesday Wisdom

The importance of using puppets, soft toys and props for young Breadies. Puppets and soft toys are often a must-have for teachers of young learners, particularly those teaching ESL. There is something about small companions in the classroom that can help children relax and feel entertained, and when you’re in a one-to-one setting where English […]