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 […]

Tip for Tuesday: How does IQBar solve IT issues remotely?

Tip for Tuesday: How does IQBar solve IT issues remotely?

The world of online work and remote teaching is one that has opened up a world of possibilities and experiences that a few years ago would have been deemed impossible, however with it come a few disadvantages. The biggest problem faced in the world of online teaching is remote IT issues. This can include issues […]

Easy Prop Ideas

Easy Prop Ideas

Tip for Tuesday: Incorporating Christmas into Sessions

Tip for Tuesday: Incorporating Christmas into Sessions

It’s swinging into a week before Christmas and a time when both Breadies and Buddies are getting into the spirit! To make sessions just that little more festive, this week’s Tip for Tuesday is all about incorporating some Christmas into your sessions! Christmas is not widely celebrated in largely atheist China, but as with any […]

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 […]

Tip for Tuesday: The new Picaro Tasters

Tip for Tuesday: The new Picaro Tasters

 What’s new? The new Picaro Tasters have been arranged thematically and are now more detailed than before, meaning that Taster sessions are easily tailored to the Bready’s particular level of English and topics they have not already learnt. How does this work? The taster sessions are broken down into units rather than the specific level. […]

The Travelling Teacher: Time to go home….for now!

The Travelling Teacher: Time to go home….for now!

What’s it all about? This week is my final blog about my travels but hopefully not my last. In the near future, I hope that there will be more to come. So, keep your eyes peeled. This week I write about my journey home. I’ll be sharing how I adapted to being back home and […]

Introducing our new Picaro Taster Sessions

Introducing our new Picaro Taster Sessions

Our new Picaro Tasters go live today! IQBar, has developed seven new taster classes for students interested in signing up to IQBar ranging from beginner’s English right the way through to young advanced. These sessions are designed in a way that taster materials can be tailored completely to the student’s needs. Buddies have been busy […]

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Although I have taught in a traditional classroom for a number of years, teaching online via a video-based platform was a new experience for me (and quite an intimidating prospect at that!). I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and no idea of what would be expected of me in return! With IQBar, however, […]

The Travelling Teacher: Kuala Lumpur, iconic natural and manmade landmarks

The Travelling Teacher: Kuala Lumpur, iconic natural and manmade landmarks

 What’s it all about? This week is all about my last stop before I venture back home! Find out about how I spent my last few days travelling before heading home to the not so sunny U.K. I’ll be sharing the places I visited whilst in Kuala Lumpur as well as how I got on […]