The Travelling Teacher: Russia

The Travelling Teacher: Russia

‘Introducing yourself’ Introducing yourself. This is something any employee at IQBar frequently says!  Firstly, hi and a big welcome to all IQBar buddies and those interested in learning more about us!  So, who am ? Name: My name is Trudie. Age: I’m currently 27. Height: Stands at a whooping 5ft 2. Special qualities: I’m in ‘Team Ginge’ and it’s […]

Tips for Lower Level Breadies

Tips for Lower Level Breadies

The lower level materials such as the phonics course, FEW and Picaro units 1 and 2 can at times seem daunting to teach. Unlike the higher levels which cover a range of topics, grammar practice, and reading, the lower levels is limited to simple words, sounds and activities. On top of this, most children at […]

How does Daylight Savings affect Buddies?

How does Daylight Savings affect Buddies?

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 Savings and how does it affect Buddies working at […]

My First Bready Seminar

My First Bready Seminar

Hi everyone!  I have been a member of the IQBar team for a couple of months now and fully in the swing of teaching Breadies, but this week I had the opportunity to do my first Bready seminar! I wasn’t sure what I had let myself in for, but when Sarah said it was about […]

Teach with Confidence: Tips for New Teachers

Teach with Confidence: Tips for New Teachers

Ten years ago, my first job was teaching English online. Then I pursued a career in journalism and my love for teaching had to take a backseat. A decade later, I found myself crawling back into teaching’s arm. But what used to feel natural and amazing became a nerve-wracking task.  I remember receiving my first […]

What is IQBar?

IQBar is an online learning platform providing quality one-to-one online lessons to Chinese students taught by qualified English teachers. It caters for students of all ages in learning English as well as improving in academic subjects, interview preparation and business English practice. IQBar was first established in Beijing in 2015, and then in Britain the […]

Cutting out ‘NO’ for Good

Cutting out ‘NO’ for Good

This week’s Tips for Tuesday was written by Liam Pressley for our January Newsletter. We have all been told “no” at some point in our lives. This may have been said by a parent, a teacher or even a boss, and regardless of who said it or why it was expressed, we tend to always […]

Why is IQBar the best company to choose for teaching or learning English?

Why is IQBar the best company to choose for teaching or learning English?

IQBar is an absolute dream job for any English teacher – studying or fully qualified. You can choose your own working hours with complete freedom and flexibility. Not to mention an incredible income flow to help you pay those hefty bills coming in every month whilst having so much fun at the same time. You […]

Helping Breadies Through the Exam Season

Helping Breadies Through the Exam Season

How can we as teachers support our students during difficult exam periods? Our Buddy Liam Pressley gives us tips on how to help stressed Breadies during the exam season, taken from our monthly newsletter.  This month’s Trend in Education was inspired by a personal experience with one of my Breadies. Before starting our lesson the student had […]

Solving the Problem of a Distracted Bready

Solving the Problem of a Distracted Bready

Whether we are preoccupied with other thoughts, day dreaming, or just plain tired, we are all been guilty of occasionally “switching off” from the task at hand.  You may have had a long day at work, be undergoing a challenging emotional experience, or you might have simply not slept long enough the night before.  Whatever […]