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.
- Your own unique knowledge or experience. Every experience is unique. For example, teaching children or students who don’t speak any of your languages is a challenge, right? Share how you deal with it. Also, you can write about your experience in teaching in other countries as a foreign teacher. Example
- 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? Example
- Cultural aspect. 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. Example
- 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. Example
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 for the article
- The body text should be 350 words long minimum. Usually, our articles are about 500-700 words long. It can vary depending on the topic, of course. Usually, it’s enough to share all the information in one article. It’s good for reading and perception. But it’s ok if you have a bigger text.
- The uniqueness of the text should be no less than 85%. This is a technical requirement that is important. It doesn’t mean we suspect tutors of copying someone’s content. Quite often, the uniqueness is about the level of similarities with other websites’ information. Search engine machines recognize too many similarities as plagiarism and take some not good actions. Also, we can’t publish content that has been posted before on other resources, even if you’re its author. So, make sure the article you’re sending to us is unique.
Requirements for the structure:
- 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.
Which articles cannot be published on the blog?
We follow our requirements to provide our readers with high-quality and helpful content. That’s why we pay huge attention to all aspects of the articles you send to us. So, we will not publish the article:
- If the length of the text is lower than our minimum.
- If the uniqueness is lower than 85%.
- If the topic doesn’t meet the blog’s topic. We publish educational articles about languages.
- If similar text or article with a similar topic was already published. Please, check the articles on the blog or contact our content manager to check if there are already articles on the same topic.
- If it can be offensive to other tutors or students. For example, comparing someone else’s teaching or learning styles and telling about their weaknesses.
- If it was written by AI. Technology development is a great thing, but we aim to provide a professional point of view, recommendations, conclusions of a human being, and live thoughts. What AI can do well is just to gather information in one place without human beings’ thoughts or points of view. Trust us, we can see when the text is written by AI.
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 by filling in the form. After submitting the form, just wait for our response. Our content manager will contact you at the email you indicated in the form.