Who is a Practice Buddy?
The fastest and most effective way to be fluent is to be thrown to the ‘wild’ and be placed in a situation where they have no choice but to survive, in this case, speak the language. This is why learners experience tremendous improvement after staying and interacting with native speakers.
Practice Buddy's role is to create or simulate these ‘challenging environment' by speaking almost exclusively in the language.
Learners will book a Practice Buddy to meet online or at an agreed location. What Practice Buddy does during these sessions is to converse with learners.
What can you talk about?
Food & Dining
Why be a Practice Buddy
1. Everything techy is taken care of
Setting up viable e-learning lessons / services takes time. Our tools are ever ready for you to market yourself and start being a Practice Buddy from day one.
2. No teaching background needed
Learners are equipped with prior knowledge so sessions are purely conversational! You do not need any teaching background to be a Practice Buddy.
3. Build personal branding
Marketing plans will be tailored to give individuals plenty of exposure to increase your personal credibility, so that you can be successful on your own too.
4. Earning potential
Maximise your earning as our learners are global. Create your profile and earn every time a learner books you.
5. Reach quality learners
You reach out to people who not only want to learn, but also practise and experience a language. These are long-term learners with high retainment.
How it works
1. Create a Practice Listing
Of course! You don't need to be an educator to be a Practice Buddy. You just need to be fluent in your Practice language and is able to have proper conversations with learners! We also provide plenty of resources and guidance to help you better your sessions.
Yes, you can. We do not need you to be a native speaker but you should be able to communicate fluently and correctly using the Practice language. The best way for you to show your ability as a non-native is through your introduction video.
As long as you are a fluent speaker, you can be a Practice Buddy. However, if you hold a Korean teaching degree, you can be a ‘Professional Practice Buddy' instead of ‘Community'. You are able to increase your credibility as a Practice Buddy or even have the option to charge more.
There will only be 1 learner during each session as Practice session is a 1-to-1 service.
Practice sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Both learner and Practice Buddy will receive a unique Zoom link. Simply call in during the designated time to have conversations.
You can drop your learner a message on uBitto if you want to understand more about your learner in order to have a more efficient session. Find out how to contact learners after you received a booking.
Practice sessions are only limited to 1-on-1 for better learning pace. If you would like to conduct a class with more than 1 learners, we recommend that you get onboard as an Instructor.
You'll be able to create your own self-paced learning courses or teach live virtually to multiple learners at once.
Upon receiving a Practice Session booking, ‘approve' the session on your Buddy Panel. A unique Zoom link will be sent to your learner. There is no need to contact learners separately unless you wish to reschedule the session.
You will be paid in US$ Dollar.
You will be paid via Stripe (connected to your bank account) or direct bank transfer payout, depending on your payout choice that you selected on Profile Settings.
There is no fee to list as a Practice Buddy on uBitto, and you can publish as many listings as you want. We believe in a sustainable partnership, where Practice Buddies are rewarded for offering their amazing service to learners on the platform, and uBitto is rewarded for driving new learners to our Practice Buddies.
To be able to provide the best service for both Practice Buddies and learners alike, we impose a 20% revenue-sharing fee for all the transactions.
THINK YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Be A Practice Buddy
We're excited to grow with you! Apply to be a Practice Buddy and enjoy multiple perks!
You will have a dedicated account manager who will provide you with all the support you need as a Practice Buddy on uBitto. You can reach out to your account manager anytime when you have any questions.
Early Practice Buddies will be heavily featured on our social media accounts, blog and newsletter. Features will increase your visibility as a Practice Buddy and subsequently, your bookings!
It's entirely free to list your service on our platform. We also want you to familiarise yourself with being a Practice Buddy, hence enjoy 100% of your earnings for the first 6 sessions!*