E-learning startup recruiting more than 600 Canadian-based tutors to facilitate learning
TORONTO, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - With youth unemployment at a staggering 12.9% in June — almost double the national average — and many Millennials underemployed in jobs for which they are over-qualified, a Chinese entrepreneur has partnered with a Queen's University graduate to find a way to make demand meet supply in a very 21st Century way.
Golden Voice English Online Education Inc. (GVEOE), a Toronto-based education technology startup is recruiting Millennials, retirees and even working teachers in Ontario and east of Quebec to become North American-based English tutors of Chinese grade-school students. The company aims to meet the demand of more than 200 million Chinese elementary school students for whom English language proficiency is critical to their educational and career success. The tutors will be able to work from home and connect with Chinese students via WebEx technology. The company was co-founded by Kevin Wu, a Chinese entrepreneur with a background in publishing and education. After running the Xiang Yu School of Shenyang in China and seeing a need to help Chinese students gain the confidence to speak English as citizens of the world, he was compelled to start GVEOE with the help of Canadian entrepreneur, Bassem El-Rahimy.
"Learning English can be a difficult task for Chinese students, with many only mastering the skills to pass their required exams without understanding the important aspects of speaking or comprehension," said Kevin Wu, co-founder, GVEOE. "Golden Voice English eliminates the physical barriers associated with in-classroom learning by utilizing an online platform to give Chinese students the opportunity to improve their overall learning."
GVEOE delivers a thoughtfully designed curriculum developed by industry-leading North American publishers and education experts that makes learning English easier, more engaging and enjoyable for Chinese students.
"Chinese students are eager to practice and perfect their English by having native English speakers coach them on the speaking and listening skills on which they will be predominantly evaluated," said Bassem El-Rahimy, co-founder, GVEOE. "We're creating a mutually beneficial way for underemployed youth in Canada to put their strong English communication skills and their passion for teaching to good use and, in turn, supplement their incomes."
GVEOE is currently calling on Canadians fluent in English to apply for one of more than 600 part-time tutoring positions. This unique employment opportunity allows tutors flexible hours and competitive compensation.
GVEOE's platform specializes in teaching the speaking and listening components of the English language to Chinese students from grades one to nine and connects students with fluent English speakers online for tutoring. Students are provided with a comprehensive set of interactive lessons, along with the ability to ask questions to a local teacher in China and speak live with a native English tutor upon request. The educational content within the platform will follow the week-to-week pace of education at Chinese schools. GVEOE's platform will effectively reinforce the learning objectives for students at their Chinese school.
Those interested in applying to become a GVEOE tutor are encouraged to visit http://www.gveoe.com/tutors/.
About Golden Voice English Online Education Inc.
Golden Voice English Online Education Inc. (GVEOE) is a Toronto-based company in the education technology sector. GVEOE offers a thoughtfully designed curriculum developed by industry-leading North American publishers and education experts that makes learning to read, write and speak English easier, more engaging and enjoyable. For more information on GVEOE, please visit www.gveoe.com.
SOURCE GVE Online English
For further information: Ana Caracaleanu, Golden Voice English Online Education Inc., Email: [email protected], Phone: 416-234-5695 ext. 620; Stephanie Weiland, Edelman Canada, Email: [email protected], Phone: 416-850-0711