RareJob’s lesson hours are from 5:00 AM to 11:55 PM (PH) daily. Tutors can choose their own schedule based on RareJob’s lesson hours.
New tutors are only allowed to open slots from 5:00 AM to 7:55 AM (PH) and 5:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PH) on Mondays to Fridays, and 5:00 AM to 11:55 PM (PH) on Saturdays and Sundays. New tutors can unlock the privilege of opening slots from 8:00 AM to 4:55 PM (PH) on Mondays to Fridays after meeting certain criteria.
RareJob provides a wide selection of materials that tutors can choose from. RareJob follows the 10-level curriculum based on CEFR-J. Tutors may opt to look for supplementary materials if necessary.
Students can view the tutors’ open slots, and can select their preferred tutor based on the contents of the tutor profiles.
Students enrolled in RareJob are mostly Japanese or people residing in Japan. Their ages vary, but majority of them are working professionals.
RareJob lessons are conducted through our own communication platform, which will be introduced to tutors before they can start teaching.
As for the lesson flow, you may refer to the general guide below:
BEFORE THE LESSON
DURING THE LESSON
AFTER THE LESSON
Accomplish your feedback based on the student’s performance during the lesson.
One lesson takes 25 minutes.
RareJob offers a flexible teaching schedule for our regular tutors; however, all tutors must have at least one (1) booked lesson every six (6) six months to maintain an Active status.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Previous teaching experience is preferred but not required.
You can begin your application without a Tax Identification Number (TIN); however, you’ll need to secure your TIN for you to receive your tutor fee.
You can use any laptop or desktop computer that supports voice and video calls.
Your internet connection must meet the following requirements:
TIP: Go to speedtest.net to check if your current internet service meets these requirements.
RareJob’s application process is simple and convenient because everything can be done online! Here’s an outline of the whole process:
More details will be shared with you after passing the assessment stage.
Yes, students who are at least 18 years old are welcome to apply.
Knowing Nihongo may be an advantage for handling beginner students, but it is not a requirement.
No, personal appearance is not required. The whole application process (i.e. exams, interview, and document submission) is done online.
It would depend on how soon you can finish all the steps from assessment to submission of requirements.
RareJob, Inc. is listed under the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We have been in business since 2007 and have over 5,000 active tutors all over the Philippines.
All applicants must currently be residing in the Philippines. This is due to legal complications which may arise from existing laws enforced in different countries.
Yes, provided that you can acquire a Philippine Tax Identification Number (TIN) and open a Philippine bank account.
Reactivate your account by logging in to your RareJob account using your previously registered credentials. Fill out the Application Clearance Form, wait for our approval, and undergo the application process again.
Due to conflict of interests, we cannot accept applicants who have active engagements with other ESL companies.
Secure a Certificate of Employment (COE) or any similar document from your previous ESL company indicating the termination of your engagements with them.
You can reach us through the following channels:
Do you need help with the equipment necessary to be an online tutor? Don’t fret ’cause we got you!
When applying for a position as an online tutor, having the complete equipment is essential to ensure a smooth and productive teaching experience. One platform that offers online tutoring opportunities is RareJob.
You will need the proper set of equipment to teach students through RareJob or any other online tutoring platform. First, A reliable computer or laptop with a stable internet connection is crucial. This will allow you to access the teaching platform and communicate with your students.
A good-quality headset with a built-in microphone is also essential for clear audio during lessons. This will ensure you and your students can hear each other without disruptions.
A webcam is also recommended for face-to-face interaction with your students. This visual element can enhance the learning experience and help build rapport between you and your students.
Regarding software, it is recommended to have the latest version of web browsers, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, installed. These browsers are used for online teaching platforms like RareJob and provide optimal performance.
An anti-virus program is also recommended to protect tutors’ and students’ devices from potential security threats. This ensures a safe learning environment for everyone involved.
Lastly, creating a quiet and well-lit environment for teaching is essential. Consider setting up a dedicated workspace free from distractions where you can focus on teaching students.
Overall, having the complete equipment necessary for applying as an online tutor shows your commitment to providing quality education to your students. It ensures you are equipped with effective communication and instruction tools in the virtual classroom setting.
Here is a checklist of RareJob’s requirements to help you know if you’re already fully equipped to become an online English tutor.
Your Tutor Fee is computed by multiplying the number of booked lessons (lessons with students) you conducted in a month by the rate per lesson. If you qualify for one or more incentives, these will be added to your total Tutor Fee for the month.
You must have an account with either BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) or PNB (Philippine National Bank) for your Tutor Fee to be transferred to you. If you do not have an existing account with either bank, we can provide you with an endorsement letter to help you open an account.
The Tutor Fee is distributed every 10th of the month. If the 10th of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, the Tutor Fee will be released either on the last working day before the 10th or the first working day after it.
We recommend that you open a separate payroll bank account; however, if you prefer to use your existing account, you must coordinate with your bank branch’s personnel-in-charge to tag it as a payroll account.
Yes, the Tutor Fee is subject to tax. Under the Expanded Withholding Tax rule of BIR for independent contractors, RareJob is obligated to withhold 10% as withholding tax every month. The amount will then be forwarded to BIR.
NOTE: You may qualify for a lower tax classification, provided that you meet the requirements set by BIR. Further details will be provided as you go through the application process.
You are responsible for filing your own ITR. RareJob will only remit the amount and send you your BIR Form 2307. You will then submit this form to the BIR quarterly. If you are employed elsewhere, you will attach this form along with your BIR Form 2316 to your BIR Form 1701 when you file your ITR.