I'd like feedback on my article: Teaching English On Line to Kids in China!

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  1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
    Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!
    I am not sure where I have gone wrong and would appreciate your feedback!

    Best wishes,

    Shelley
    Here is my article: Teaching English On Line to Kids in China!

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 months agoin reply to this

      I took a brief look at your article and the first thing I noticed is that your title is incorrect.   You don't teach "on" kids...you teach "to" them.  Also, the article is not well organized.  Your info is all over the place.  You need a more specific title and more specific, focused details for the article itself.  Also, you never said how much money you're making doing this work, which is, I'm sure, a point readers would want to know.

      1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
        Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Is it not correct to say  Teach English On Line?  I will go back and check but I thought it was mentioned that this pays $22.00 per hour.  Thanks for your feedback.  I will work on this!

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 months agoin reply to this

          The title I saw said "Teaching English On Kids"...you must have changed it.  Also, $22 per hour means nothing.  I was talking about the average pay per week, month or year that would make doing this job financially worthwhile.

          1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
            Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

            Teachers are allow to set their own ours and can work as much as they want keeping in mind they are on Beijing time.  I average $800 per month but some make as much as $4000.00 per month..  It is quite a difficult schedule to make  4k,  as you would have to do some overnight shifts on the weekends.  It is best as a part time job with the expectation of $600-$800 per month.   Most teachers do not use this as a primary income source.

            1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
              Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

              "allowed"   sorry for the typo

  2. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 6 months ago

    Promotional writeup and links are not allowed on HP, Shelley.

    1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
      Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      I have removed the email addresses. This story is about my experience as a VIPKID teacher.  Is that considered a promotional write up?  Thanks!

    2. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
      Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      I think I have reconfigured the article to comply.  I hope this works!  Thanks for your feedback.

  3. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 6 months ago

    It's not a good idea, either, to approve comments with email addresses in them.

    1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
      Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that information!  I will be careful in the future!

  4. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
    Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months ago

    Thanks for the responses.  I think I have removed the "spammy" elements as I understand any email links would be considered spammy.  This story is just to tell about my experience as a retiree who has found a great part time job that give me such joy.....  Is this considered a promotional piece?  If I removed the name of the company would it be better? I could do that and the story would be basically the same.   Thanks again for your insight!

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 6 months ago

    I see you've made some changes from the suggestions posted here. I am familiar with the program and you mention it quite a bit throughout your article. So, it appears spammy.

    1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
      Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks!   I have looked this over and removed any mention of VIPKID and email links. I changed the title as was also  suggested.   This is also a learning process!  It has been a while since I submitted any articles  to HubPages and I didn't run into this "spammy" problem before.  The subjects of the other articles would not be seen as "spam".  Thank you again for your direction!

  6. chasmac profile image94
    chasmacposted 6 months ago

    The problem with the title is that the article is not about online teaching to kids in China; it's about your experience with one particular school.

    You can write the article as an account of your experience, in which case you just need to change the title to mention the school by name or just "a school". (You need to name it in the text, of course.) Provided you're not promoting the school, it's no different to someone writing about their experience as a volunteer working for the Red Cross.

    Alternatively, you can write it as a review of that school as you have valuable real life experience of it. A non-promotional link to the school is fine as it's necessary for readers to go further and check out the school with a view to applying. A couple more negatives would make it more balanced and review-like, though.

    But you can't publish it as an article about teaching online to kids in China, as you'd then have to give some info on a few schools and talk about other things they offer or expect including contracts, payment reliability, etc.

    Many people are looking for online teaching to students in China right now as it has become big business in the last few years. The pay is better than from online teaching to students in most neighbouring countries like Vietnam - and often better than the $22 hourly rate you mentioned.

    1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
      Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for taking the time to give me this feedback.  It is most appreciated!  I have changed the title and removed mention of the name of the company.   You mention that other companies may be offering better compensation. I have  looked into a few and my experience has been that if they are paying more there is something that  I did not find appealing.....perhaps the classes were longer, or the schedule was more problematic.  I have adjusted to VIPKID and have become a "cheerleader"  because I really do enjoy what I am doing.  Best wishes,   Shelley

      1. chasmac profile image94
        chasmacposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Shelley
        The info I gave about higher pay rates is second hand as I have friends who do exactly that job online for some Chinese schools. They often tell me about other schools that pay better than theirs, but yes there's always something problematic about them such as inconvenient schedules or frequent unpaid cancellations. All that type of info is what you'd have to research and constantly update if you chose to write according to your original title.

        But you've gone for the 'My Experience' type of article, which is a lot better, especially as it never needs updating. As for the title, it now matches the content, but "via the Internet" is not a search friendly phrase. Your original "online teaching..." phrase, coupled with "My Experience", is what you should use.

        As for the school, YES, you should mention it. The article looks a lot less trustworthy with no mention of the school's name.
        There's a fine line here. It mustn't be promotional, but you're providing valuable first-hand information to readers who are interested in doing what you're doing. Google and HubPages love that, so give your readers the name and a link so they don't leave empty handed and disappointed. Just don't make it promotional for the school.

        1. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
          Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you for this great advice!! Much appreciated!

        2. Shelley H Cruz profile image91
          Shelley H Cruzposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks so much.  I have tried to follow your advice and hope that the article looks better now.  Best wishes,  Shelley

  7. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 months ago

    If you are going to name the school, check your contract to make sure there are no non-disclosure clauses.

 
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