One of the ways to boost your tutor’s account is to write an article dedicated to learning or teaching languages posted on the LiveXP blog. At the end of each article, a reader (a potential student) can find out more information about its author (you) and book a lesson with you. It increases your chances of getting more students.
If you have never written articles and have no idea how to do it, detailed instructions and recommendations are here.
Choose a topic
Every tutor has some knowledge to share with others and with students especially.
- Passing the exams. To write about your own experience in some fields would be the best. Most students are interested in successfully passing IELTS, TOEFL, and other exams. Here are some tips to help you prepare.
- Online language learning. The modern world has changed recently, and many processes are online now. Education is not an exception. Tell the students about your own experience, advantages, and disadvantages of learning languages online, how to do it easily and in the most effective way.
- Language aspects. Any unknown language for students is full of strange and unclear aspects such as grammar details, similar words, phrases, rules, exceptions, etc. And who can help students better understand the language than a teacher?
- Cultural differences. When talking about English, the meaning and pronunciation of some words vary depending on what culture they refer to. American English, British English, African English, Canadian English — there are so many aspects in these languages.
If you still struggle with choosing a topic for your article, write to us, and we’ll try to help you make your choice.
Requirements to the article
- Our articles are usually about 400-550 words. It can vary depending on the topic. Usually, it’s enough to share all the information in one article. It’s good for reading and perception.
- The uniqueness of the text should be no less than 85%. We can’t publish the content that has been posted before on other resources. So, make sure the article you’re sending to us is unique.
We also have a structure of the article you should follow.
Title — up to 70 characters. It is the first thing users pay attention to. It is the page's title that tells what the content is about.
Description is a summary of the page’s content. The title appears at the top of a search result, and the meta description is the snippet that displays underneath.
Heading 1 (H1) should be similar to the title but not the same — up to 70 characters.
Subheadings should have a hierarchical structure: Н1, followed by Н2 subheadings, inside the Н2 subheading you can use Н3. We don’t recommend using H4, H5, and H6. It can make the heading structure not simpler but more complex. The subheadings provide a brief summary of the text that follows. It is necessary for quickly finding the required section of the text and getting an answer to a question and for superficial reading.
Read more about the structure here.
If you’re writing the article for the first time and have difficulties following the structure, we’ll help you improve it.
To get more readers, we reserve the right to edit the article’s structure so that it is better indexed by search engines.
The article should be interesting and carry value for students. In case we consider the article not valuable, we won’t publish it. Also, make sure you don’t hurt anyone in your text. Don’t be rude sharing your opinion about other teachers or students (even in general, using collective names). Or what’s better — try to help readers find answers to their questions without any comparison with other teachers, teaching systems, platforms, etc.
The language you can write in
How the article is published
The process of publishing the article on the LiveXP blog is ours. So, when the text is ready, send it to us. All we need from you is the information:
1. Your full name.
2. Location (where you live).
3. The link to your LiveXP profile.
4. The links to your Facebook and Twitter profiles (if you have them).
5. Your bio. It is a description of yourself. It should be no more than 200 characters (not words!), and it’s better to write a call to action for booking a lesson with you in the end.
6. Your photo. It would be better if it differs from your LiveXP profile’s photo.
This is how the author’s profile looks:
After sending the article and the information above, just wait for an answer. We’ll write to you either asking additional questions or sending the link to the already published article.