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Why I decided to teach English for $7 per hour

Clue: it wasn’t for the money. Please subscribe to my blog and let me know if you would like me to tell you about my English language teaching project. And why I would work for less than 1/2 the minimum hourly wage for unskilled labour in San Francisco.

Part time Dog sitter in the San Francisco since 2014

Just an extremely short note from me today. I just realised that I haven’t written anything since returning to San Francisco a month ago. I’ll share my first impressions of 2021 in San Francisco and of our new apartment soon but for now just a little promotional post. : We got 50% of our longterm petsitting clients through Rover. You can communicate with your sitters ahead of time, check references and arrange a meet-and-greet. I think the greater risk is when people hire dog walkers like they order pizza. Price is also an additional point that may determine the quality of service. I tagged Rover because as a sitter I have had predominately positive experiences. For home & pet owners I recommend that you are discerning and ideally not in too much of a rush to hire so that you can meet sitters / walkers in person and consider your options. Have a list of questions ready to ask and a good list of instructions for your pet’s needs. http://sit.rover.com/p2H3j < this is a referral …

I started teaching English online

It’s not exactly a career move but I have always wanted to get a TEFL qualification and dip my toes in tutoring / teaching English online. It’s NOT a particularly rational bucket list item as the pay is not even nearly a living wage; unless of course you really specialise and throw your WHOLE heart and a lot of time into it. I on the other hand am only dedicating a corner of a heart chamber for now. In my first week being registered on italki I already have 14 lesson bookings! I might maybe add German to my offerings at some point but for now I am just irrationally spending my time getting paid some peanuts to meet people around the world and cheerlead their English language learning efforts. Something tells me that I am a nerd. Luckily I love nerds. For the slow pokes in the back: I am a longterm fan girl of this teaching platform, I am also taking language lessons not just offering them there. https://www.italki.com/i/ref/C6c6ee?hl=en If you are potentially …

I have tried these English teaching platforms. – as a tutor and as a student

I’ll share my experiences applying as a tutor to teach English online with several companies. Italki, Preply, Verbling, LivXP, Wyzant, Craigslist. Let me know which additional platforms you would like me to explore and review for you. I work for you for free.

Travelling from the UK to the USA in May 2021, during travel restrictions / partial lockdown

How I traveled out of the UK and moved back to America while many travel restrictions are in place. I put the checklist at the top and then wrote about my experience. Planning my journey from the UK to USA felt really stressful. The travel guidelines sounded firm and daunting and I didn’t want to become one of the people who are made an example of and who had to pay steep fines for travelling during these Covid travel restriction times.  The checklist that I used, IN SHORT: Prepare Travel Permission documents (you need to have a permissible reason to travel from the UK) and print them out. (Job offer for me. Other people will have other permissible reasons. Check the UK government website here.) PCR test – called a centre near me and confirmed that they offer fit-to-fly certificate. Turnaround time is 4 hours. Confirm Flight Book Train ticket Book hotel Check everything over. Did you forget an essential step? Print ALL confirmations & put all confirmations onto your phone. Have everything double. Be …

40 + Youtubers making Youtube videos in & about Thailand – 2021 list

List of Youtubers creating videos in Thailand. Vlogs, Documentary, Culinary, Food, Everyday Life, How to, and more. Includes Thai, Black, Asian and women Youtubers. Help me grow the list, add yourself. Help me expand this list, and add yourself in comments.

Looking especially for Disability travel, Women expats and professionals living in Thailand.

A course for women over 40 ?

I am going to create a course to help women over 40 to fix their finances and more. As I was writing down notes on paper with a big black marker, like the child I am, I came to the conclusion that the best way to take you all on this journey with me will be for me to create a structure that I need to map out before we even leave the harbour.