2019年4月22日 星期一

SMART Mandarin | Teachable VS. Patreon Courses


SMART Mandarin |  
Teachable VS. Patreon Courses





Aout Patreon   



Watch All My Video Lessons with Monthly Subscription
-      5 USD per month subscription
-      10 USD per month subscription
-      20 USD per month subscription



Read about my course on Patreon in detail






About Teachable


Courses on Teachable

-      Each course is sold individually by different levels. (Pronunciation course, Beginner’s course..etc.)

-      All courses are one-time purchase, life-time access (students never have to pay again)


Prices
-      Total Beginner’s Pronunciation Course (120 USD)
-      An Absolute Beginner’s Chinese Course (199 USD)




Patreon VS. Teachable


Patreon
Teachable
(Beginner’s course)
Watch ALL video lessons
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10USD monthly subscription & above
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Downloadable PDF files
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Extra listening comprehension practices
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20USD monthly subscription & above
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Download PDF file of listening comprehension practices
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20USD monthly subscription & above
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Get your questions answered
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Content uploaded and updated constantly.

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Download all MP3 of listening comprehension practices


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Clear and structured curriculum for each course

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Video lessons made to answer your questions.


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Life-time access to the course


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Free eBook & supplementary learning materials sent to your mailbox


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Discount codes for the future lessons


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More information

My Patreon Course Introduction



Teachable | Courses Introduction




SMART Mandarin Video Lessons on Patreon


SMART Mandarin 
Video Lessons on Patreon





Patreon  




Watch All My Video Lessons with Monthly Subscription
-      5 USD per month subscription
-      10 USD per month subscription
-      20 USD per month subscription


My Patreon Options
5 USD
10 USD
20 USD

Watch "Pronunciation" & " HSK 1 Vocabulary Training" Lessons

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Download all the PDF worksheets of the videos.

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Watch all of the video lessons


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Watch simplified character lessons



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Download my eBook "5 Essential Topics of Mandarin Chinese" (Download eBook & Get MP3 files)



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Get extra listening comprehension training. (download PDF files)



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Get invited to my exclusive Facebook study group!



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2019年3月5日 星期二

New Course on Teachable 

Working on my next course - A Complete Course of HSK 1 👩‍🏫📚🎉🎯 I’m really glad that my first complete course- Chinese Pronunciation for Beginners is so well-received. I’ve been getting new online students mailing me how this course has helped them with their Chinese💖💯📝 All the encouragement and compliments have really boosted my confidence in making more online courses.

So here I am planning on the follow-up course which will keep helping students from a total beginner all the way to be able to understand and form basic conversations in real life as well as to build their confidence.📚👩‍🏫✏️💪👍💕 It’s really fun to create online courses and help students around the world whose I’ve never seen in person. 💯🇹🇼🏡👩‍🏫📙
SMART Mandarin 
Katrina Lee
www.smart-mandarin.teachable.com


2019年2月27日 星期三

My Online School 


SMART Mandarin 

My online school 

Learn Chinese at your own pace💯👌👩‍🏫📙

Classroom Experience at 🏡 home


This year, I’ve just completed “ Total Beginner’s Pronunciation Course” which helps students to grasp the knowledge of Pinyin system and the basic knowledge of Chinese grammatical structure.


The next follow-up course will be “ A Complete HSK 1 Course for Beginners” which is the next milestone after pronunciation course. 👍💯🎉


I’m also planning on finishing “Simplified Character Course for Beginners”. ✏️📙👩‍🏫


Each course on my online school 🎯 targeting a specific goal and they are sold separately.


And all the courses are one time purchase, life-time access. You can go back and review as many times as you want💕📝📚


Click and register now and I’ll see you in the program.


SMART Mandarin 

Katrina Lee

2019年2月25日 星期一

Online teaching isn't as easy as you think





It's been about almost 5 years since I started teaching online with video lessons and via Skype.

It never has been easier as I thought it would be since the world of online business is changing and I have to constantly learn new things to improve the quality of my lessons.

Recently, I've got a couple of new challenges. 

One, looking for a quiet place for work and life.
Recently, I need to find a new apartment for myself, the one I'm staying right now which I've been living for 3 years is getting a bit loud for me. It's no longer a suitable a quiet place for online Skype teaching.  Even my students don't really feel so much about that, but I still decided to look for a better environment for myself.
A quieter place is better for me working on Skype and filming video lessons and a better place require more money which means I have to work extra harder!!

Two, people keep mailing me for FREE lessons or bargaining.
This makes me really frustrated since I've already offer so many good video lesson online. Teaching Chinese is my only income in life, I try to help people as much as I can. But I do need to offer my course with a reasonable price.
Many people mailed me said that they are poor or they can't afford my video lessons (the lowest rate on Patreon is 5 USD a month). I don't understand what kinda of people can't afford 5 USD a month but can afford electricity, a computer and Internet to mail a bargaining email to me?!

I've been feeling that I'm being used or being taken advantage of by those people who don't understand my handwork and don't value my profession. 

It's okay that people just watch my YouTube channel for free lessons. It's also okay that people think my courses are not good enough, not helpful so they don't want to join. 
But it's NOT acceptable that people think they can lower the value of my course and asking me doing free lessons for them. 

I'm very sorry that some people are just in a poor condition and can't afford my lessons, I'm really sorry about that, but it's not my fault that they are poor. I work very very hard to support my own life, I'm not rich!   Being poor is not the reason for you to take advantage of other hard-working people. 

In order to keep my online teaching career going, I have to work long hours, I have to switch to a more expensive place for work, I have to spend money to learn new skills, I have pay and get a upgraded web-page for my online school.  

So I guess I'm trying to say is...teaching online isn't as easy as people think it is. In face, I know that there are lots of jobs out there are more challenging than mine, and I do pay lots of respect for people who work hard to get what they want. 

Anyway, I'll try to ignore people who want to take advantage of me and my hardwork and focus on the people/students who really value what I do then try my best to give them the best quality of my courses.

Btw, don't forget to check out my platforms :)
Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/smartmandarin
Teachable
https://smart-mandarin.teachable.com/

SMART Mandarin 

2019年2月24日 星期日

SMART Mandarin Courses | Detail & Introduction



My online course platforms
Teachable
Patreon
-----------------more DETAIL for my courses --------------------------

Skype lesson which I charge 28 USD per hour, students only need to install Skype with their computer and they can book a lesson with me.
A student can purchase any number of hours they would like.
I usually suggest my student to book only one hour first and see if they like my teaching style on Skype.
Sign up for a Skype lesson : smartmandarinchinese@gmail.com (Katrina Lee)

Patreon Course
I also have online video lesson and there are two platforms serve my lessons.
First Platform called Patreon
With this platform, students are paying monthly, there are different options for my monthly subscription.
With monthly 10 USD, you can watch all video lessons that I made. I have lots of video lessons which are not shown on YouTube.
With monthly 20 USD subscription, you can watch all videos and get (download) my eBook - 5 Essential Topics of Mandarin Chinese.
Once a student stop the subscription, then he won't have the access to the lesson of this platform.

Teachable Course
The second platform Teachable
This is a platform where I offer a complete course on a certain topic.
Each course targets a differently goal with curriculum and study schedule which
I plan for students for them to study more efficiently.
Every course are being sold separately with different prices.

Students only need to choose the course they need, make the payment and enjoy the lesson.
All Courses on Teachable is with one-time payment, life-time access, there's no monthly subscription.
Recently I've just launched my first course on Teachable called -
SMART Mandarin's Total Beginner's Pronunciation Course.
This course so far is pretty well-received.

That's all for all the detail! :)
Thanks for you patience to read it through :)

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee

2019年2月22日 星期五

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!



Wow....I just love this sooo much!!!! It writes right into my ❤️ heart I’ve never asked for a discount when enrolling a program because I know if I really want to learn something. I’ll do whatever it takes to get the education even it’s expensive for me. 💪💯 But over the years that I have been receiving requests asking me to offer my profession and expertise for free or with a low price so they can afford. I felt guilty at first for charging the price that I think I should deserve. Also, there’s another voice in my head that I’ve been taken advantage of by those who ask for a free program. Speaking from my own experience, people who usually ask for free services are the ones who will not only take granted for your hard work but also won’t genuinely appreciate your talent. And I’ve certainly work with some people like that during my teaching career. I realized that I’ve done lots of free lessons on YouTube which I’m happy to do so. And I’ll be continuing to do it. Therefore, I should really follow my heart, charge the price that I think I should deserve and work my ass off, bring out my A game for the students who really, truly, genuinely appreciate my work and benefit from it. Serving people who genuinely would value my talents and my expertise and happy to pay for my hard work is something wayyyy much more valuable than money. It gives me the fuels ⛽️ that I need to keep working and serving good lessons. It’s definitely an organic growth for my teaching career and my students. Education is priceless because it gives you the future and opportunities that you want!! So if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Katrina Lee Online Chinese Course https://smart-mandarin.teachable.com/