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TEFL Mentorship Program

Once you have your TEFL certification, what do you do next? How do you prepare your resume, cover letter, introduction video? How do you apply for jobs and get interviews? How do you get your own private students and make sure they keep booking classes with you?

Online teacher and mentor, Zander Botha, will answer all of these questions and show you how to use your TEFL certificate to earn a living online in this 3-week program.

Mentorship Overview

This program is a live, 3-week program with one of our previous graduates who has been very successful and will help you prepare for job interviews and getting your own private students. We also include our Teach IELTS Exam Preparation course to give you a specialization in the exam preparation niche market. 

This program will get you up and running much faster than doing it on your own. It’ll help you get interviews, teach you strategies for getting and retaining higher-paying private students, and prevent you from making the typical mistakes most new online teachers make therefore saving you time and money.

Meet your mentor, Zander Botha.

Zander is one of our previous graduates who has had great success in teaching English online. We even wrote a blog post about his journey which you can read here Zander’s Blog Post

Zander is a university graduate with a decade of experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring, and public speaking. He has been teaching English online since 2020 and has developed a strategy and step-by-step process that helped him get job offers and private students that he will share with you in this program.



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What do previous graduates have to say about the program?



The personal touch sets this course up above all others in the industry. Even post course support, priceless. This has had such a big impact on my life, in both business and personal. Thank you Zander and Jody for sharing your experience and knowledge. The course has been such a learning curve and turning point for me. Quality education. Thank you.

Alison, August 2021 Group

Hi Team, I eventually did my trial lesson with my South Korean student last night. It turned out to be the mom and the 11-year-old son. We had an awesome hour conversing, so much so that she booked a bundle of 8.5 hours a few minutes ago! Thank you once again Zander for the mentorship program. Good luck guys and girls.

Kobus, July 2021 Group

After the completion of my TEFL certificate I had no idea where to start. I've enrolled for the Mentorship programme and met Zander. The course is filled with valuable expertise and first hand knowledge on ESL teaching. Zander takes you on his road to success and equip you with all the tools, creativity, confidence and skills.

Adéle, September 2021 Group

I recently completed a mentorship programme with eTEFL online as I had achieved my TEFL qualification and needed guidance to apply to schools and platforms so I could start teaching English online. Zander and Jody shared so much of their personal experiences and within a week of completing the programme, I have secured 2 positions.

Pepi, September 2021 Group

eTEFL Online has well equipped me with all the tools I need to become a successful English language teacher. Not only do I now have the knowledge and experience to start my journey but do I have a support system to help me become the best I can be. Thank you to the team at eTEFL Online for your guidance and encouragement.

Tegan, August 2021 Group

Mentorship Program Outline


This program is broken up into 7, one-hour sessions to be delivered live over Zoom. Each session will cover a specific aspect of your TEFL journey and you will have action points to complete on your own between each session. At the end of the program, you will have everything you need to be a successful online English tutor. It also includes 2 catch-up sessions after the program finishes – the first will be one month after and the second 2 months after to provide any further support and just to follow up and share your progress and triumphs with the group.

Session 1 – Introduction

In this first session, you’ll meet your mentor and the other teachers in the group and go over the purpose of the program, explore your stories and motivations for teaching English online, and talk about what you will need for the rest of the program.

Session 2 – Creating Your Profile

In this second session, we’ll cover how to stand out from other teachers by working on your resume, introduction videos (including production and editing of these videos), and profile pictures.

Session 3 – Interview Preparation

In this third session, we’ll talk about what to expect in an interview by covering what schools are looking for and practice interview techniques and mock lessons. This is also the application week where we will send out our applications to online schools, set up profiles on freelance platforms, set up PayPal accounts, and help you decide on your hourly rates.

Session 4 – Private Students and Building your Business

In this 4th session, we’ll cover the freelance platforms, how they work, and how to use them to get private students. This includes trial lessons, setting your hourly rates, and how to increase those over time.

Session 5 – The Finishing Touches

In this fifth session, we’ll cover student retention, finding your niche, and talk about typical obstacles that online teachers encounter.

Session 6 – Catch Up 1 (1 month later)

A month after our last session, we’ll check in with you again to assess your progress, explore other sources of income, and work on helping you develop personal skills that will add value to your teaching.

Session 7 – Catch Up 2 (2 months later)

Two months after completing the first 5 sessions, we’ll check in with you 1 final time to revisit your goals, talk about building stamina, and finding your rhythm. You’ll also have the chance to talk about your journey so far and share your stories with our online teacher community.

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If you already have a ⓘrecognized TEFL certificate, click the button below to see our Mentorship Upgrade Bundles.

Reviews From Our Online Teachers

If you want to make a success of your new career teaching English online, head over to our Online Teacher Training Bundles page HERE to see the bundles available. Getting your TEFL certificate is a great first step to teaching English online but is only step 1 in the process. That’s why we created the training bundles. We have been training online English teachers since 2016 and know what is required, what online schools are looking for, and what students want from their teachers. We have put everything you need into 1 bundle so that you can find success as soon as possible and start earning a living teaching English online as fast as possible.

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