I propose that Verbling experiment with writing tutelage as an enterprise distinct from language lessons.
Potential customers include those who want writing-related services in their:
Native language; or
A second language
General categories of writing-related services would include:
Exam preparation, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL; and
Writing tutors in this enterprise would have to submit some bona fides that demonstrate our qualifications to teach writing. Because --> All language teachers can tutor our second-language learners in writing the target language with the correct vocabulary, word order, and grammar, but it is not a given that we all write well.
Prospective writing tutors include:
Existing Verbling language teachers; and
Tutors new to Verbling who teach writing, but who do not teach a language.
Prospective customers include:
Existing Verbling students who want writing tutelage in their L2;
Existing Verbling students who want writing tutelage in their L1; and
Students new to Verbling who seek writing help, but who do not study a language
Special considerations that relate to pricing and meeting times include:
Off-line reading/editing time; and
Shorter real-time meetings, e.g. 15-minute increments; and
Ability to charge per minute.
Verbling staff thoughts? Colleagues' thoughts? Students' thoughts?
Note: I wanted to post this in "all languages," but that doesn't appear to be an option. This feature request isn't just about English tutors or learners.