What to include in your video
Making a Tutor Video gives you, the tutor, the chance to introduce yourself to the rest of the Chatterbug community and potential new students. Do you have a passion for teaching and language learning? Maybe you’re currently traveling, and working as a tutor helps fit into your lifestyle. Or perhaps, when you’re not helping others learn a new language, you’re baking cakes, rock climbing or hanging out with your pet parrot.
Whatever it is that makes you, you, we want to see it in your video! Here’s a list of things you might want to include:
Your name, age and where you come from or live now.
What languages you speak
When you started as a tutor with Chatterbug
Why you love learning/teaching languages and what makes you a good tutor
What hobbies you have
Any interesting facts that set you apart from the crowd!
We ask that these videos are a maximum of 2 minutes long.
You don’t have to have professional video-making software or the latest camera to produce good quality videos. Below is a list of free resources to help make your video pop:
If you have a camera that captures video, great. But if you don’t, using your smartphone or webcam is just as good. Just like a Live Lesson, make sure you are in a well-lit room without too much background noise when recording.
If you want to add text to your video, music, or simply join a few clips together, here are a few apps and free software you might be interested in:
When adding music to a video, you need to make sure that the music that you are using is not in copyright. A great resource for finding free (and legal) background music is YouTube Sound Library.
There are tonnes of YouTube tutorials and articles out there to help guide you through making a video. Here’s one to get you started: How To Make a Video
Where and How to post your video
- Go to your “Tutor Introduction”
- Click the ‘pencil’ to edit your intro
- Click on the ‘up arrow’ in the tool bar
- Browse and upload your video or drag and drop!
*Make sure there is a space between the last sentence of your intro and your video so that the video shows up on your page
Want some inspiration? Checkout this Tutor Video