FAQ

Application / Requirements

Do I Need Teaching Experience and Certifications?

No, you do not need teaching certification to tutor on Accent Inclusive. However, you should price your lesson sessions based on these three tiers: Tier 1: Social Communication Buddy: (Buddy to help with everyday social conversations) 1. 18 years and above. 2. Minimum of a high school diploma. 3. Have an American, a British, or a Canadian accent that’s understandable to most people who understand English. 4. Must be able to utilize Skype Video Calls, Zoom, or any other required video platform and have a strong internet connection with minimum uploading speed of 5MB/s 5. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of our community members Tier 2: Education/Work Communication Buddy (buddy to help with professional conversations) 6. 18 years and above 7. Minimum of bachelor’s or equivalent 8. Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics/English preferred 9. Have an American, a British, or a Canadian accent that’s understandable to most people who understand English. 10. Must be able to utilize Skype Video Calls, Zoom, or any other required video platform and have a strong internet connection with minimum uploading speed of 5MB/s 11. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of our community members Tier 3: Accent Plus Buddy (Buddy to help with adding a secondary accent) 12. Minimum of bachelor’s or equivalent 13. Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics/English preferred 14. Bachelor’s degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language are acceptable 15. Or training from an acting conservatory/ vocal related degree/certification 16. Have an American, a British, or a Canadian accent that’s understandable to most people who understand English 17. Advantage: Can speak another foreign language in addition to English 18. Advantage: Ability to mimic and understand foreign accents’ mechanics (Russian, Chinese, Indian, African, etc…). 19. Must be able to utilize Skype Video Calls, Zoom, or any other required video platform and have a strong internet connection with minimum uploading speed