Teachers of free courses - Salary and Career
Instructors and Teachers of Open Courses

Teachers of free courses - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Professionals from this occupational family must be able to create and plan free courses, design programs for companies and clients, define teaching materials, teach classes, evaluate students and suggest structural changes in courses.

How much does an Teachers of free courses earn

A Teachers of free courses earns between $1.106 and $11.947 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.635 and a median salary of $1.932 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 9.762 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Teachers of free courses

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.635 43.618 909 22
1º Quartile 1.106 13.270 276 7
Median Salary 1.932 23.184 483 12
3º Quartile 9.111 109.333 2.278 54
Higher Salary 11.947 143.361 2.987 71


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • lay and mid-level teachers
      • instructors and teachers of free schools
        • instructors and teachers of open courses

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Main workplaces

Instructors and Teachers of Open Courses they exercise their functions in educational institutions, basically in schools that offer free courses. They work individually and as a team, work with occasional supervision and, depending on the course's characteristics, can work indoors, outdoors and in vehicles. Most of them work as self-employed professionals, working during the day and night.


What does it take to work in the field of Instructors and Teachers of Open Courses

The exercise of these occupations is free. Different education and professional qualifications are required, depending on the area of activity. The free courses are not subject to the regulations of the mec.


Functions and activities of Teachers of free courses

Instructors and Teachers of Open Courses must:

  • evaluate students;
  • minister classes;
  • ministrar classes;
  • suggest structural changes in the course;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning courses;
  • teaching classes;
  • develop courses for companies and clients;
  • suggest structural course changes;
  • plan courses;
  • create free courses;
  • elaborate courses for companies and clients;
  • define teaching materials;

  • Activities

    • adapt the course dynamics to companies and clients;
    • develop teaching materials;
    • present advantages and disadvantages of techniques;
    • develop course modules;
    • using students' previous experience and knowledge;
    • elucidating students' doubts;
    • detect market demand;
    • perform bibliographic research;
    • compatize differences between students;
    • assist course coordination;
    • adapt teaching materials to the target audience and the course objectives;
    • format course projects;
    • adapting the methodology to the course objectives;
    • depicting market reality;
    • establishing specific course objectives;
    • evaluate the results of changes made to the courses;
    • diagnose student knowledge level;
    • monitor student performance;
    • monitoring exercises;
    • display course program;
    • monitor project development;
    • handling materials and technical equipment;
    • update existing teaching materials;
    • using students' previous experiences and knowledge;
    • visit companies and clients;
    • adapt didactic-pedagogical techniques to the specific audience;
    • define general course objectives;
    • define course syllabus;
    • survey the needs of the target audience;
    • inform student about his/her performance;
    • develop methodology to be applied to the course;
    • monitor the performance of exercises;
    • consult bibliography;
    • discuss syllabus and objectives with students;
    • promote experiential classes;
    • control student attendance;
    • using the students' previous experience and knowledge;
    • presenting the advantages and disadvantages of the techniques;
    • research market segment;
    • compile information collected from the survey;
    • identify student difficulties;
    • expose market changes;
    • continuously improve;
    • master taught content;
    • define teaching resources and materials for the courses;
    • mediate the teaching-learning relationship;
    • participate in the preparation of the educational development plan;
    • follow market changes and trends;
    • using audiovisual resources;
    • elaborate course schedule;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • stimulating creativity;
    • propose elaboration of advanced modules;
    • awaken other interests in students;
    • tutoring students at a distance;
    • present, theoretically, the subject to be addressed;
    • apply continuous assessment procedures;
    • adapting strategies and/or course content;
    • list technical and physical needs for the course;
    • diagnose business needs;
    • develop creativity;
    • promoting practical activities;
    • portrait market reality;
    • develop theoretical and practical activities;
    • adapt courses to market changes;
    • suggest course fees;
    • analyze existing teaching materials;
    • develop assessment instruments;
    • determine course workload;
    • monitor the development of projects;
    • determine target audience prerequisites;
    • prepare lesson plans;
    • adjusting the frequency of courses to the target audience;
    • preparing reports;


    Sectors that hire Teachers of free courses the most in the job market

    • language teaching
    • physical conditioning activities
    • elementary school
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • other teaching activities
    • child education - pre-school
    • professional and management development training
    • high school
    • retail book trade
    • preparatory courses for contests




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