A survey among 250 teachers across India has found that most of online coding teachers are satisfied with earning ample livelihood/ comfortable income while pursuing their passion of teaching children. In fact, 84% of the teachers agreed that online teaching platforms have helped them monetize their passion of teaching coding, while 75% also expressed satisfaction with their income as an online coding instructor. Interestingly, close to 50% of respondents also agreed that they enjoyed being both a programmer and teacher.
The survey commissioned by Codingal, a coding platform for K-12 students, also reveals that 65% of the survey participants are residents of tier two or smaller cities, a whopping 93% of them were female teachers. Majority of the teachers also cherish the flexibility that online teaching platforms offer them. About 93% respondents agree that online teaching platforms have given them the freedom to work when they want to.
“This survey fits well into other studies to reconfirm our view that teaching coding online in a passion economy environment has today become both monetarily and emotionally satisfying. Teaching coding languages online as a profession has already gained great momentum across the globe in recent years and there is already a huge demand for teachers, which I believe is only going to increase in the coming future”, said Vivek Prakash, cofounder of Codingal.
The survey also highlighted a strong teacher-students relationship. Close to 60% of teachers stated that online platforms have helped them build long lasting relationships with their students. Also, nearly 63% respondents said that they spent anywhere between 20-40 hours a week teaching coding.
“Teaching has been my passion since childhood. I love Computer Science and research work in the field; working with Codingal has helped me get the best of both worlds. I am learning new things which are upgrading my skills and helping me to grow my career. The icing on the cake is that we notice kids enjoy learning coding and are very happy once they complete their activity themselves, giving them a sense of accomplishment.”, said Afia Abdul Rahman, a 26 years old teacher from Meerut who teaches coding at Codingal.