FAQ for Instructors for LIVE courses – being discontinued 10/1. We are transitioning over to hybrid and video on demand courses – please be aware of this when you apply. Thank you!

Why would I want to work with “Your Teachable Moment”?

We will partner with you to find your learners and we support you with a platform on which to hold your classes.

We offer support to our instructors and learners through our community. We are responsive and professional in our communications.

We promise to simplify the planning, partner with you in marketing , and coordinate logistics so the only worry you have is to prepare and deliver your material.

A note about marketing – we have had many opportunities to be in the press with our brand. As an organization we are working both on the overarching brand awareness as well as marketing individual courses. We feature 2-3 courses per week on our company FB page with more than 3000 viewers, presently. In addition, we will purchase ad space on several platforms monthly regarding the brand as a whole. HOWEVER, we expect our instructors to work within their social networks and to market their own courses as well. Our ideas and expectations are laid out here in this video. LINK HERE We know that marketing may be a new skill for our instructors – so we will support you in any way we can.

Where will I be holding my course(s)?

FOR LIVE COURSES: You can access your course(s) from your DASHBOARD on the website.

Once you enter your classroom, you will have access to a ZOOM meeting – simply link in from the information we email you.

Don’t worry – we will help you with training and support in the beginning so that you feel confident when it’s time for your class.

VIDEO COURSES: Once you have made your course and we upload it to our platform, there is nothing for you to do except collect your paycheck and monitor your group, if you have one. For more group information, please link into the document at the bottom of this FAQ.

How much will I make?

Your income and earnings are controlled by you! We share 70% of your fee to you and 30% to YTM.

You will set your own class fees.  We will sell your course for as long as you would like.

Your schedule, earnings and class size are totally up to you!!

p.s. If we offer a “sale” – it comes out of our share!

How long will it take for me to get paid?

We will pay you every two weeks if someone has purchased your course. You will get an email when a learners buys, so you can keep track too.

Single class meeting? Payment within 4-5 business days if your W-9 is on file.

Series of classes? Payment will be processed every 5 class meetings.

Do I have to pay taxes?

Yep! (sorry…)

We are required to collect a W-9 from all contractors because we are a US-based company. If you are paid more than $600, you will receive a 1099 from YTM.

All instructors will receive an email from Intuit to complete your W-9. The direct deposit form will be included in your welcome letter. 

If you are outside of the United States we are still happy to welcome you.   You will be asked to fill in the appropriate paperwork for where you live.  

If you have questions regarding direct deposit, contact your banking institution.

What happens after I send in my idea for a course?

When you submit the forms to become an instructor, we will assess how you and your idea for a course, or courses works with our model. If we like it, we’ll send you a welcome letter with all the necessary information. Once approved, you’ll have access to the instructor tools on the website.  We have a private instructor only area with everything you will need.

Please prepare your classes and lesson times on topics you care about and that you consider yourself a topic expert in.

We encourage a wide variety of subjects to be offered. For example, one of our founders is an expert in non-profit management, but is anxiously awaiting preparing and presenting her class on how to make the perfect roast chicken. Another of our founders in a Chiropractor, but is polishing up her video course on making Kombucha.

What credentials do I have to have to teach with YTM?

None! While degrees and certifications are great, we want passion. We want fun. We want topic knowledge. We ask that you are knowledgeable about instructing the courses you list.

You must be 18 or older.

We ask that you have a neutral background without a window, which can make your image hard to see. We also ask that you teach from a quiet, child-free and pet-free area to provide an amazing learning experience for our learners.

We require that you teach LIVE. We do not have any recorded classes….YET. Flex hybrid courses are being piloted at this time and you must be invited by our founders to develop them at this time.

We encourage a high level of interaction not only between the instructor and the learners, but also among the learners.

Instructors are expected to become familiar with our instructor standards and class content policies.

What are the technological requirements?

Internet connections should be a minimum of 10Mbps upload and download, with a ping lower than 50.
Instructors are required to use appropriate technology and we encourage you to use a headset, when possible, for the best sound and background noise reduction.We understand that for some of the physical classes a headset will not be best.

All classes must be taught in English.

Time Zones

All times are listed in Eastern Time Zone.

What are the video course standards and guidelines?

Please link here: