#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tip For Tuesday – Which exam resource?

Tip For Tuesday – Which exam resource?

Tip For Tuesday – Which exam resource? Breadies doing exam resource sessions can be some of the most fun sessions as they are specifically tailored to the needs of that student and the exam they are taking. English exams are very popular with Breadies as it is important for students in China to be able […]

Tip for Tuesday – Behavioural Management: Assertive Discipline

Tip for Tuesday – Behavioural Management: Assertive Discipline

“No student should ever prevent a teacher from teaching or keep another student from learning” Lee Cantor Misbehaviour. One of the most dreaded parts of being a Buddy, classroom teacher, or parent. How to discipline can be a minefield, particularly when it is not your own child and you have to assert your authority, gain […]

Tip for Tuesday – Time Keeping Habits

Tip for Tuesday – Time Keeping Habits

With a tight schedule of 25 minute sessions, 5 minute gaps in between and a structured class, sometimes the minutes just seem to vanish before you. The five minute slot for note taking and getting into the classroom can disappear before your eyes as you load the next class – perhaps the student before started […]

Tip for Tuesday:  Why phonics and reading are so important to an ESL learner.

Tip for Tuesday: Why phonics and reading are so important to an ESL learner.

When spending a fair amount of time doing something, working on it consistently, it is only fair to want to see noticeable results. The same applies when learning a new language. You have to consistently work at it and invest hours in order for you to become proficient. As we work with mostly younger students, […]

Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

We’re excited to announce that today we’ll be shifting all IQBar communication to Microsoft Teams! Teams will be replacing Wechat and a number of other apps we currently use to become our centralised communication hub. Within the new platform, each Buddy will be given a personalised IQBar email which all notifications will be sent to, […]

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

Unlike some of our other courses that offer a little flexibility in how they are taught and what is included in a lesson, our phonics course follow a very specific formula in line with the original ‘Letters and Sounds’ course published by the Department for Education and skills in the UK. Modified for ESL learners, […]