Today we have a TwoSigmas review. This is a company that partners with many ESL teaching companies around the world and helps find online teachers to work for them. If ESL teaching is something you want to pursue, TwoSigmas may help to match you with a school.
Are you a high-energy enthusiastic teacher who can also translate that into working online? Are you eager to inspire a new generation of learners aged 5 to 12 years old? Are you ready to work for some of the biggest names in online ESL teaching platforms? Then perhaps, TwoSigmas has something for you.
What Exactly is TwoSigmas?
Founded in 2013 and based in Cambridge, England, TwoSigmas has a team of teachers, tutors, designers, and programmers who engage students from around the world. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the teachers.
Their company mission then, as it is now, was to take online education to every country on the planet. TwoSigmas is also the recipient of the 2015 MassChallenge Gold award for Edtech work.
TwoSigmas strives to match qualified teachers with online or offline teaching positions, which may take the teachers halfway around the world or at least accessible to that location via technology. They have a database of over 100,000 teachers. Clients include students in China, Kenya, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Peru.
TwoSigmas does pride itself on being an equal employment opportunity employer (EEO) and offer companies that hire their teachers an array of competitive pricing packages. There is even a referral program for teachers to refer fellow teachers.
What Are the Educational Requirements to Work at TwoSigmas?
Other than a passion for teaching, you must have a:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or teaching license
- Natural accent at the colloquial level
- Legal right to work in the US, UK, Canada or Australia
What Is the Training Like at TwoSigmas?
The “training” if you could really call it that, is more like mentoring or “grooming” for interviews with their partnering schools or hiring companies.
You will recieve help with interviews as well as be able to access the online scheduling system and testing for your equipment before the online interview.
TwoSigmas also maintains a blog for its teachers with articles and tips on the importance of self-care and how to encourage learning improvement. They also strive to have answers to their teachers’ questions within a span of 24 hours, and have in place a program which provides job placement help.
In 2018, TwoSigmas launched Orchestra, an all-in-one teacher recruiting platform, to help their partnering companies track applicants.
What Is The Pay at TwoSigmas?
The pay generally varies based on your qualifications, the partnering school you're working for, and the country to which you will be traveling or working with online. Most of the companies or partnering schools tend to hire teachers to work as independent contractors as opposed to work as employees.
For what it's worth, most ESL tutoring jobs can pay $20 hourly or even more.
How Can Interested Individuals Apply?
Go to their website and fill out an online application form. You will need to choose between teaching online or teaching abroad. Once you decide that, you click on the corresponding button.
If you decide to teach online, then you will need to choose from one of their partnering schools and read the qualifications.
If you decide to teach abroad, then you will need to pick your country of choice and read the qualifications as well as fill out that particular application form.
Good luck to all who apply.