Offering your online classes through Luma Learn couldn’t be easier. The unsurpassed convenience of naming your own time, your own price, your own curriculum, and your own class size means that you remain in control of your own teaching business. Rather than spending countless hours searching for online teaching jobs, why not instead choose to do things on your own terms? Furthermore, let us market for you! Read on to find out just how easy it is….
Signing up and Background Checks.
First, sign up for a free account so that you can enter the Teacher’s Lounge.
After perusing the information in the Lounge, fill out your teacher bio which includes describing your faith journey and signing our faith and conduct representation.
Next, Luma Learn will perform a background check through BackgroundChecks.com. Luma Learn will pay for this until the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. When your background check is complete, you will be given access to LumaLMS, along with training and resources, and may begin to create your courses. At this point, you’ll be ready to begin your journey with online teaching.
Creating Your Courses.
Because Luma Learn is not a school, you have lots of flexibility in your course offerings. You can choose:
- The duration of your courses
- Semester course, a 6-week course, 1 day course, etc
- Semester courses are popular among homeschoolers, but the choice is yours. We offer – and strongly suggest – a recommended semester calendar, but again, the choice is yours.
- The day of the week you’d like to teach
- The time of day you’d like to teach
- The curriculum you’d like to use
- The size of your classroom
- The price of your courses
- Be creative! Offer a sale, gift a class to a friend, bless a missionary
- Increase your course price when you see fit
To easily manage your online classroom, Luma Learn will provide you with a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS). You’ll be able to post assignments, upload media content to share, create tests that can be automatically graded (or manually graded), and log your grades in a gradebook, plus other neat features!
You’ll also have access to our modern virtual classroom. This will allow you to use whiteboard, chat, break-out rooms, etc. Additionally, you’ll be able to offer students webcam and whiteboard privileges. We make online teaching simple!
LumaLearn’s Marketing Strategy
We feel teachers should spend their time teaching, not advertising. That’s where we shine. Luma Learn will actively market the website, both to homeschoolers and through Christian avenues. While homeschooling classes will initially be the prime focus of the website, you will also have the ability to offer courses to the Christian community at large!
Not only does Luma Learn invest in a strong SEO (search engine optimization) strategy, but we also have a strong social media presence. Additionally, we advertise on major sites (this year we focused on: The Old Schoolhouse, Homeschool Classifieds, and Online Homeschool Convention).
Beyond our targeted online marketing, Luma Learn also makes a physical presence at homeschool conventions. For 2018, we are aiming to attend 5 homeschool conventions: MACHE in MD, MassHOPE in MA, CHAP in PA, HEAV in VA, and FPEA in FL. If you’re local to one of those areas, stop by to see us!
Getting paid on Luma Learn couldn’t be easier because we do everything for you. Because our platform is integrated with PayPal, students purchase your online courses seamlessly through our website using just their credit card. We then validate payment, enroll the student, process any refunds, and perform a final enrollment reconciliation.
You receive the net proceeds of your course ratably throughout its duration. Luma Learn’s commission rate, which is 28% of the course price, will be taken out leaving you to earn over 70% of your course price! This is substantially more than other online teaching jobs.
Whether offering live or self-paced classes, Luma Learn provides you with quick and efficient tech help. What could be better? Online teaching without the headaches of technical problems! Not only that, but we’ll also provide you with training resources and best practices information.
So why look for other online teaching jobs where you relinquish control? Choose what you want to teach, receive help and training along the way, and earn more than you can elsewhere! What are you waiting for? Sign up for your free account today to learn more!