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 […]

#TipforTuesday – How to Make your Introduction Video

#TipforTuesday – How to Make your Introduction Video

 There are two opportunities to get creative and show IQBar who you are in the application process. The first is the written introduction – here you can formally write about your experience, your skillset and why you would like to work at IQBar. Once this is done, it’s time to make your introductory video. The […]

Topic of the Month – Universal Communication

Topic of the Month – Universal Communication

Universal Communication Words by Liam Pressley When enjoying a holiday in Italy a prominent thing that stands to many tourists is how animated Italians can be in expressing themselves with their hands. Big, grand and enthusiastic actions during conversations can immediately allay to an observer whether someone is nervous, excited, angry or just plain bored. […]

What are the Cambridge English Teacher Courses?

What are the Cambridge English Teacher Courses?

One of IQBar’s primary beliefs is that Buddies should feel supported and to have room to develop. As the management team is made up of a number of teachers, we know all too well that to be a good teacher is to constantly learn yourself. Because of this, we started offering free Cambridge Online Teaching […]

Summer Series: The Seaside

Summer Series: The Seaside

As the summer holidays have begun for our Breadies, we thought we’d put together a Summer Series with interesting conversation topics and facts to aid your sessions over the coming weeks. Unlike many countries where the summer holidays means relaxation and leaving the school work behind, for Chinese students it often means summer classes and […]

IQBar Update No.1

IQBar Update No.1

It has been a busy year so far here at IQBar! We have expanded our Beijing office by 126 new members and last month alone we had 33 new Buddies (our jargon for teachers) join and 295 Breadies (students) sign up for classes. There have also been huge developments this year within our technology and […]

My IQBAR journey, a mum’s perspective.

My IQBAR journey, a mum’s perspective.

3 months ago, I was a busy single mum with two fabulously exhausting, children and a well-established career as a franchisee running singing classes for babies and toddlers. I loved my singing job, but recent circumstances meant times were hard and extra income was needed.  Here’s how IQBAR changed everything. I used to teach in […]