Just over a year ago (how time flies!), I wrote an enthusiastic review about Off2Class, a new (at the time) website which provides lesson materials for one-to-one teaching on or offline. I also interviewed Off2Class co-founder Kris Jagasia. One year on, I thought it would be interesting to catch up on what's been happening on the site.
Well, the library of ESL lessons has expanded to over 200, and the site design has undergone an impressive makeover. However, I suppose the biggest change is that you now have to pay a monthly or annual subscription to be able to use all of the resources (though you can still have a free account with limited functionality). See here for pricing details.
So, to pay or not to pay, that is the question. Well, time is money, as they say, and if I were a busy online tutor teaching one-to-one classes (which I'm not at the moment, but may be in the future), I would definitely consider signing up for one of the paid accounts. $5.50 per month (billed annually) seems a very reasonable price to pay for the lessons, plus all the various other tools (student tracking, homework management, note-taking system) designed to make teaching one-to-one classes not only easier but also more effective. And I'm sure it would be a big selling point to potential students!
By the way, Kris's co-co-founder (?) James has written a very interesting article about his experience teaching English online, which gives some useful tips and resources.