How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

Incidental language- those extra words that are not really part of the lesson when learning English or any foreign language. As native speakers, we are so used to speaking with so many extra words and jargons and it comes off naturally.  However, it can be difficult for our lower-level Breadies learning English and in turn […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Tuesday: Using the Buddy Prop Pack

Tips for Tuesday: Using the Buddy Prop Pack

Props and teaching stimuli are one of the most important elements of teaching – particularly when teaching online. They allow easy visualization and help regain attention for younger Breadies. Because of this, we’ve developed Buddy Prop Packs which are sent out to all of our contracted Buddies including everything you need for young Breadies through […]

Introducing Tamsyn, IQBar’s New Teaching Quality Coordinator

Introducing Tamsyn, IQBar’s New Teaching Quality Coordinator

Introducing Tamsyn! Our new Teaching Quality Coordinator who will be in charge of managing all our quality consultants, making sure all our Buddies receive their feedback, and helping Buddies know what skills they can develop and what they’re doing well in sessions.  Hi! I’m Tamsyn, the new Teaching Quality Coordinator.  I live in England with […]

The Great IQBar Road Trip – Scotland

The Great IQBar Road Trip – Scotland

As we come to the final leg of the Great IQBar Road trip, UK edition, we reach the most northern country in the UK – Scotland. We will be visiting Gerry and Ronnie, our Mock Session and Classroom and Wechat training Coordinators in their current home, the beautiful and often overlooked Coldstream, and their hometown […]

On difficult lessons.

On difficult lessons.

Every single Buddy has had or will have a difficult lesson with a Bready (or a few). I’ve had my fair share of difficult lessons. Two really tough lessons stand out for me though. The first one was where the mom kept shouting orders at her son, drowning out everything I said. She went as […]

Updated: What are the rewards and incentives working at IQBar?

Updated: What are the rewards and incentives working at IQBar?

We did a list of the incentives and rewards offered by IQBar a number of months ago but as the company is developing so rapidly, the last post quickly became out of date. Since our initial post in May, we have created an additional six new award and bonus schemes. IQBar has high hopes for […]

The Travelling Teacher: Mumbai

The Travelling Teacher: Mumbai

This week’s blog is all about my time in Mumbai. I’ll be sharing my first impressions, transport experiences and some tips for how to get around here. In addition to all this, you’ll find out about my experiences of the sights I visited whilst here. Are you a keen architect? Or, perhaps you just appreciate […]

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 […]