Balancing Student Life and IQBar

Balancing Student Life and IQBar

Having given a brief overview of what it is like to be a full-time university student and a buddy at IQBar, I thought it would be useful to talk a little about how I make this work for me! As previously mentioned, juggling study and teaching takes a lot of planning and commitment, but it […]

Midweek Refresh – Lesson Structure

Midweek Refresh – Lesson Structure

When you only have a half an hour (or twenty five minute) slot for teaching, making sure you keep to a tight deadline and structure becomes fundamentally important! At IQBar, we’ve developed a structure that we think helps to keep Breadies engaged, give them time to reflect, and also time to relax and have fun […]

Meet the Team – Rose B,  Bready Assessor

Meet the Team – Rose B, Bready Assessor

I joined IQBar last September. It was an uncertain beginning, as I didn´t know if I could adapt to an online teaching role – I only had face to face teaching experience. However, with the support and encouragement of the fantastic team I met here, I quickly became hooked and found joy in a fulfilling […]

Being a Buddy while Studying

Being a Buddy while Studying

Hi! I’m Molly, a buddy here at IQBar: a job I love and feel grateful to have the opportunity to do everyday. As well as being an online English teacher, I am a History of Art degree student in England: something that is demanding, rewarding and takes a lot of work, much like my job, […]

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 […]

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

One of the many colourful festivals to mark the Chinese Calendar is that of Duanwu Festival, known to the rest of the world as the Dragon Boat Festival. Falling on the 7th of June, the Dragon Boat festival is China’s biggest celebration in the summer, falling on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month, […]

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 […]

Meet the Team – Annalyn

Meet the Team – Annalyn

Hello, fellow amazing Buddies! I’m Annalyn. I’ve been working with IQBar for more than a year now. I have done 1,647 sessions as of this writing. Aside from being a happy Buddy, I currently have three other roles within our awesome online school. Let me tell you about them. Craft Maker I make craft videos […]

Meet the Team – Zoe

Meet the Team – Zoe

Hey guys! My name is Zoe, I currently do interviews, classroom training and sessions with Breadies. I ensure that new trainees get the opportunity to do their best without having to worry about nerves or other stressful factors that could arise in a new position. I aim to make the classroom a comfortable space where […]

Key Tips for Beginner Buddies

Key Tips for Beginner Buddies

Pretty soon after teaching my first online lesson I realised there is quite a lot to consider. Online teaching is a lot like standard classroom teaching as it comes with a number of challenges and struggles. I learnt that I needed to adapt rather quickly and definitely had to brush up on quite a few […]