What are ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies’

What are ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies’

One of the first things one may notice when joining IQBar is the interesting names given to the students and teachers, ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies. The answer as to why these are the names cannot be found in the FAQ or the welcome pack so we decided it was high time to ask our CEO Helen […]

What Does Being TEFL Certified Mean?

What Does Being TEFL Certified Mean?

If you are anything like me, you would also be wondering what a TEFL certification actually means. When I embarked on my journey towards achieving my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, I frequently crossed paths with the phrase ‘TEFL certification’. At the time of my studies, a bunch of people I knew where getting ready […]

What’s the Deal With the Bready Seminars?

What’s the Deal With the Bready Seminars?

Got a double booking with a Bready named ‘Bready Seminar’ recently? Relax, there’s no need to fret. All it means that you’ve been chosen to conduct a Bready Seminar. Let’s run through your accomplishments since joining IQBar: You’ve obtained your TEFL certification; You’ve passed the interview stage; You’ve taught a lesson or two and you’re […]

New Cambridge Courses on Offer!

New Cambridge Courses on Offer!

We are pleased to announce more Cambridge courses are now on offer for contracted Buddies! See below for the list of the new courses on offer. We have added a number of two hour courses for those who would like to take courses but have limited time. 20h courses – exam prep: – IELTS – […]

What is Loadshedding and How Can we Cope?

What is Loadshedding and How Can we Cope?

LOADSHEDDING: An action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant. The dreaded loadshedding, striking anxiety in the hearts of South African Buddies. It is a constant source of worry about teaching schedules and power. It can be overcome however, there are […]

Write for us!

Write for us!

Do you have a penchant for writing? Is there something you feel you’ve got to share, either about your experience as a Buddy or any advice you have for other Buddies? Let us know! We’re always looking for contributions for the blog.  The best part? Any Buddy who writes a blog post over 800 words […]

Daylight Saving Time 2019

Daylight Saving Time 2019

Twice a year, the time in the UK changes by an hour causing widespread confusion and people moaning about losing an hours’ sleep. It is something that happens across the world on different days and at times, seems like a pointless activity. So, what exactly is Daylight Saving and how does it affect Buddies working at […]

IQBar Update – The Bett Show & What to Expect in 2019

IQBar Update – The Bett Show & What to Expect in 2019

 The Bett Show 2019 Last week IQBar once again attended the Bett Show held in London. The four-day event is the perfect opportunity for educators and technology developers to get together and explore the most up-to-date and engaging methods in education. We were particularly impressed with the displays in the FS Section this year. Consisting […]

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

Due to China’s new regulations on extra-curricular English schools, all online tutors are now required by law to have a TEFL qualification. The online education sector in China is booming, with figures suggesting a 15% increase in users annually. In a study back in 2014, it was suggested 78 million people across China were accessing […]

Becoming a Buddy – Quinton

Becoming a Buddy – Quinton

At first I thought that the opportunity to conduct English tutoring online through IQBar is probably a scam. I therefore started doing some research and looked for some internet properties owned/managed by IQBar. My first stop was trying to find a YouTube channel, which was actually pretty easy ☺ The very first video I watched […]