Teacher Kate’s Story with Landi

My name is Kate Morgan, and I am glad to be a Landi English teacher. There are many reasons I find it beneficial to work with Landi. The extra income is nice, but it is not the only reason. I love the flexible work that I can take with me while I am on the road as a film blogger and filmmaker. I also enjoy seeing students become more proficient English speakers while spending time on the platform and with Landi teachers as a matter of course.
Teaching with Landi English is a great pleasure for me as an educator and as a measure of preparation for my doctoral degree studies. I find it a joy to be able to interact with Chinese students every morning as they wind down their day and prepare for their evenings. To make English a part of the weekly learning is a struggle in time and balancing activities for many of them, I know. It’s beautiful to be able to see their progress as they repeat their classes with me.
To see students and their parents come together as the students work on learning new words and concepts is also very rewarding for me. To see both the parent and student round out their pronunciation or learn a new point of grammar is always a very exciting moment. I know I have helped a whole family then speak better English.
I greatly enjoy the way that I can see students progress from their first lesson to their third, and even their fourth with new material. When they are able to pronounce the right word after many tries, it makes me happy to be part of their overall learning experience.

Teacher Burt’s Story with Landi

Hello all, my name is Burt Murphy. I have been teaching for only 5 months and I love it. I am from a small town in the US called Loveland in the state of Colorado, but I live in the country of Mexico about an hour and half south of Mexico City in the town of Cuernavaca. My wife is from here and we have 3 daughters that we have taught both Spanish and English since they were babies. Besides teaching English I am an artist at home. I am glass blower and I make ocean animals (mostly sea turtles) out of glass using an intensely hot flame from a specially designed torch. I have been make glass art since I was 16 years old and I was taught by my father Ron Murphy. You can find my work at www.tugasglass.com or at www.glassnfire.com with my Dads work.

I never thought I could enjoy something more than making glass art but you did it Landi. I find teaching is not just teaching but it is much more than that, to me it is about helping these kids enjoying life by making the class fun and memorable. I can see that Landi kids are great kids and that they need to have fun and that the learning process is fun and it can be that way only if the teacher makes it fun. Let me give an example of experiences I have with these great kids. I have a student who likes to be called Peach. She is always wanted to start class with playing that an imaginary snake is going to eat teacher Burt and after I react like a person being eaten by a snake she starts laughing and having fun and then we being our journey in learning, all this in the English language. So, when I am done with the classes at the end of the day I find myself feel so happy and upbeat all day, because all my students are great kids like Peach in their own way, and we experienced the journey of learning together. I feel as though Landi understands what I feel as a parent, that “A child’s mental health is more important than their grades”.

One thing I would like to say to the teachers is let the kids have fun, and be patient with them. If they are not engaged with find a way to get them by doing something fun or funny and I promise you well enjoy teaching with Landi.
And Landi staff keep up the great work you guys are awesome for being so kind and helpful to us teachers. And thank you for letting me be a part of this great experience.
Burt Murphy

Review From Teacher Nikki

I would like to review Landi.

I applied in November and I had an interview and was hired two days after I sent my resume. They waited for me to finish my other job at another ESL company before activating me, and then they let me know with plenty of time that my start date would be bumped a week (maybe it was two?), so I was able to keep working my last job in those weeks. They wait until there is a new batch of students and then start a batch of students and a batch of teachers at the same time. It’s kind of brilliant. So the week I started I was fully booked immediately, which was WAAAY better than another experience I had where I waited 7 weeks before my FIRST class. I was fully booked from the beginning and then since then I have been pretty well booked. I open 17 hours a week and I have never dropped below 13 hours booked and usually it’s more like 15.

They pay very well. They provide overrides in case you have an emergency so that we don’t suffer big penalties for small mistakes, illnesses or unforeseen circumstances. One of my favorite things about Landi are the teams. Each teacher is in a team and we have constant communication with a supervisor. I have had a number of private chats and video chats with supervisors there. I feel like they treat teachers like people and they are very good at humanizing their company as well. When I have a problem, I know exactly who to contact and I get prompt responses (taking into account the time zone).

In my time at Landi, I have seen clear and frequent communication, a constant desire to improve and serve students better, fantastic training, and responsiveness to teacher requests/feedback. Landi is a growing company and there are some things that I don’t love (like steep financial penalties for some infractions – though with the overrides they provide, I suppose you’d have to commit a few infractions before the penalty hits, so maybe that’s not such a problem), and sometimes I teach the same lesson repeatedly – at the very beginning when I was a new teacher teaching all brand new students this was extreme. But for the most part it’s wonderful.

I love the lessons and the platform. The graphics are engaging and I find that, for the most part, the lessons include enough materials to fill 25 minutes without too much trouble, while also leaving plenty of room for creativity and conversation as well. I like how interactive the lessons are and I LOVE that Landi hits so many ways of learning – videos, music, reading, writing, body movements, dancing, TPR, listening, speaking, crafts, workbooks (physical, paper workbooks that Landi sends to each Landi kid!!)… It’s just such a wonderful curriculum.

My absolute favorite thing about Landi is the students. We get regular students pretty quickly, so about three quarters or more of the slots I teach each week are kids I see 1-2 times a week. Which I completely LOVE. I find teaching regular students to be an entirely different experience than teaching new students. And the VAST majority of the students I’ve encountered in Landi have been COMPLETELY lovely.

Recently, because of something that’s happened in my family, I have to leave Landi, at least for a while. I had a wonderful conversation with the HR coordinator and we talked about everything. And so leaving Landi is just as lovely and human as everything else about this wonderful company. I have literally cried about leaving Landi and especially my sweet students. And I will be back as soon as I can be. <3

I 100% recommend this company