The Cambly tutors community consists of a group of extremely friendly native English speakers who videochat with English students from all around the world! The core teaching methodology is practicing conversational English combined with corrections. Lessons could range from casual conversation to homework help. It's really up to you and your student to decide on the lesson topic!
Before chatting with students, you will need a few things:
- Stable & High Internet Speeds (required): Please check that your internet is able to consistently connect to our video chat servers. You can test your connection speeds here.
- Google Chrome (required): Check that you're using the latest version of Google Chrome. You can find directions to update Google Chrome here.
- Quiet and Orderly Place to Work (required): Your computer and camera should be resting on a desk (not in your lap or arms) in order to maintain a stable video feed. See the "Neat Background" requirement for more information.
- Headset with mic (strongly recommended): A good quality headset with mic will help you sound more clearly with your students. While this is not required, it is highly recommended and will help boost your professionalism with your students!
Once you have checked the list above and after your account is activated, you can sign into your account and start tutoring right away! As you chat with students, Cambly will keep track of the number of minutes you spend chatting so you can get paid at the rate of $0.17 per minute of chat-time (or $10.20 per hour of chat-time). You can always check to see how much you've chatted and how much you will get paid by clicking on the “History” tab. To setup payment, please add your PayPal address on your Account page.
For a video tutorial on how to get started on Cambly, please watch the video below.