How to make your Tutor Introduction Video

Making a Tutor Video gives you, the tutor, the chance to introduce yourself to the rest of the Chatterbug community and potential new students. Here you find how to create and upload your video!

What to include in your video

Do you have a passion for teaching and language learning? Maybe you’re currently traveling, and working as a tutor helps fit into your lifestyle. Or perhaps, when you’re not helping others learn a new language, you’re baking cakes, rock climbing or hanging out with your pet parrot.

Whatever it is that makes you, you, we want to see it in your video! We ask that these videos are a maximum of 2 minutes long. Here’s a list of things you might want to include:

  • Your name, age and where you come from or live now.
  • What languages you speak
  • When you started as a tutor with Chatterbug
  • Why you love learning/teaching languages and what makes you a good tutor
  • What hobbies you have
  • Any interesting facts that set you apart from the crowd!

Example Want some inspiration? Checkout this Tutor Video.

Video-making Tools

You don’t have to have professional video-making software or the latest camera to produce good quality videos. Below is a list of free resources to help make your video pop:

Camera

If you have a camera that captures video, great. But if you don’t, using your smartphone or webcam is just as good. Just like a Live Lesson, make sure you are in a well-lit room without too much background noise when recording.

Editing software

If you want to add text to your video, music, or simply join a few clips together, here are a few apps and free software you might be interested in:

  • iMovie
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Avidemux
  • YouTube Studio
  • Background Music

When adding music to a video, you need to make sure that the music that you are using is not in copyright. A great resource for finding free (and legal) background music is YouTube Sound Library

There are tonnes of YouTube tutorials and articles out there to help guide you through making a video. Here’s one to get you started: How to make a video

Where and How to post your video

  1. Open your Tutor Profile and click on “Edit your introduction post here” below all the text. By clicking on it it will lead your straight to your introduction post in the Community Forum.

  2. Once you opened your introduction post in the Community Forum, click on the little pencil, that is on the very right, next to the date when you published your introduction (watch out: not the pencil next to your name / the titel!)

  3. Click on the ‘up arrow’ in the tool bar.

  4. Browse and upload your video or drag and drop!

  5. Make sure there is a space between the last sentence of your intro and your video so that the video shows up on your page.

  6. Don't forget to save!


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