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Become a Private Language Tutor

Our free tools will support you in sharing your language!

  • Working with One City Project as a private language instructor has been a fantastic experience. The organization's web presence is a great resource for students to find instructors, which allows me to focus my energy on teaching and communicating with students, rather than advertising. Working with committed students through individualized curricula has been incredibly rewarding and, as a full-time graduate student, I am grateful to One City Project for making it possible for me to share the language skills I've gained at UW with the greater Seattle community.
    — Hannah Bassett: Tagalog Instructor
  • Hosting my webpage at One City Project as an Arabic instructor is a great experience. I Have been using their website since last summer, and I am appreciating their excellent service in facilitating communication opportunities between those who are interested in learning the critical languages and their instructors. Their services are professional, supportive, flexible, and organized.
    — Eman Sahli: Arabic Instructor

Do you have language ability and the passion for supporting bilingualism and cultural competency in our region? Be a part of our effort to bring bilingualism and community connections to our city by becoming a private language tutor.

You do not need to be a certified teacher or have a teaching degree to take advantage of our service, just some free time and the passion to serve others in their language learning goals!

Tools to Help you Teach

One City wants to help you share your language with at little hassle as possible, so we’re offering the following tools to help you succeed in your private instruction:

Your Own Webpage

To help connect you with learners, One City Project will design and host a webpage exclusively for your lessons. Your page will be highlight your biography, goals, contact button, and formats for your lessons.

Your page will be designed to modern web standards, search engine optimization, and include support for easy social media sharing.

Contact form

We’ll set up a digital contact form to make sure your students can book time with you simply and easily. You can work with your students to find the right time and location to make the best of your lessons.

Marketing Assistance

Our website is optimized for Search Engines like Google, so you can be assured that people in the Seattle area who are looking for tutors for your language will find your page! In addition, One City has hundreds of email notification subscribers and social media followers for each of our languages, and we will support your teaching efforts by sending out periodic email messages on your behalf. It’s a service we are happy to provide to help people engage with our local languages and cultures!

Free Service

Our mission is to help promote and expand opportunities to learn and engage with language communities in our region, so we want to make this service as accessible as possible for our tutors. It is our pleasure to help you share your language as a service to our community, so we don’t charge anything for hosting your website, and we also don’t take any fees for instruction between the tutor and the students.

One City Network

When you becoming a tutor on our website, you will also be invited to join our One City Network. The One City Network is a community of practice for teachers, tutors, and bilingual education interns for these challenging languages, and serves to build community and supports to improve access and instruction of these languages for our entire community.

As a tutor with One City Project, you will have access to the talent an expertise of our network to help you succeed.

Critical and Community Language Teacher Circle

Getting Started

To request your own language instruction page, fill out our form below. We’ll be in touch shortly to follow up with additional details and to discuss how to meet your teaching goals.

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