I'm an italki teacher.
I asked italki support why they had added a course (Informal/One-on-One) to my list of courses.
We are allowed only 6 courses and one of them is the italki-imposed Informal/One-on-One course which I don't care to offer.
When italki imposed the Informal/One-on-One course, they also removed one of my previously offered courses.
So, is italki now deciding what courses we can and cannot offer?
Here is the response I got (5 days after my initial message):
In fact, One-on-One tutoring is the previous Informal Tutoring, so it cannot be deleted.
You can customize the title, description, and other lesson info but it won't be updated on your profile page. It will remain Informal Tutoring on your profile page it's still the transitional period for the new lesson system.
When students view your profile, the course they see is Informal Tutoring.
italki support also provided a link to the new Beta version of the website.
It showed that the charge for all my courses has increased by 33%.
Did they decide to increase my/our hourly fee(s)?
Here's the link to the Beta version of the site (just add your teacher number to the end of the link).
Can anyone tell me "What is going on?"
The course called "Informal Tutoring" or "One-on-One Tutoring" may be italki's new version of the Instant Tutor, so you may get the tutoring option you wish for (but no one seems to know what italki is doing, so we will just have to wait to see).
Thank you, Richard, for keeping us informed!
I am a teacher in a bunch of subjects that I really love, (and a programmer also),
I should do my presentation video to try to teach on Italki.
Actually, I was really interested in 'instant tutoring'.
I hope it will reappear soon.