Thank you. Teaching is a very rewarding job, and I feel fortunate I've been able to do it for so many years. Of course, money is important, but it's so much more; especially when you teach internationally. I had a special experience on Udemy when I looked at the daily new students and saw that one was from Ukraine. The war had just started, and I was surprised that learning English was top of mind at this time, so I contacted him and offered to teach him English personally for free for as long as the war lasted. It wasn't political for me at all, but I imagined the human toll of having a war in your country and felt bad he had to go through that. He asked if I could also teach his friend, and though his friend offered to pay, I said I won't take money as long as they're at war. Because Udemy attracts people from all over the world, this was a great opportunity for me to show that there are people who want to help, however small that help may be.
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I notice that English language instruction is in demand based on these stats. I have two English courses in UfB that do consistently well, but the third course, which is the third course in my English program, isn't in UfB, and though it's highly rated, it doesn't do well. I created these three courses as an English program, so I was disappointed that "(How to Get) Your Best English" wasn't added to my other two courses. I also have a grammar course that I started, but haven't finished because if it's not in UfB, I'm afraid it won't get consistent learners. I have a strong teaching background -- Masters in Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a. Second Language from UCLA, teaching fellowship at Harvard University, and twenty published English language textbooks with publishers such as Pearson Education, Cengage, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill and others.
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