DotaCoach.org has a matchmaking service which helps Dota 2 students and coaches meet and play together easily and instantly. Students wait in a queue while we search for a suitable online coach - just like they search for a game of Dota. The top coaches on DotaCoach.org get invited to coach On Demand and receive details about the student via Steam chat. If they want to coach, they can accept the student through Steam Chat. There is no obligations for coaches, just accept students whenever you are free.
This page explains the details of how the On Demand Coaching process works, and how to qualify for the On Demand Coaching.
If you'd like to coach with DotaCoach.org, start by creating a Dota coaching profile. Once you have a profile, if you'd also like to coach On Demand then select the checkbox indicating your interest. Then you'll need to get things started by earning some reputation. The requirements to coach On Demand are:
Once approved, you will begin to receive offers to coach students. Each offer will contain some information about the student, the lesson, and financial compensation. Expect between $10.00 USD/hr for new coaches and $13.50 USD/hr for highly rated and experienced coaches.
Offers are only sent after the student authorizes their credit card. Students expect to begin their session within five minutes of being matched with you. Each offer is sent to multiple coaches and the first coach to accept is paired with the student.
You should only accept an offer if you:
When you accept an offer to coach, we will link you to the student's Steam account and send the student some information about you. Add them as a friend on Steam, connect with them via Skype, and begin your session.
Coaching is an art. There are many styles and techniques that can be successful. If you are new to coaching, read our tips for new coaches.
The more reputation you earn on DotaCoach.org, the more offers to coach you will receive.
We pay all coaches on the 2nd and last Friday of each month. Our preferred payment method is PayPal.
Earnings from the last 4 days of a payment period carry into the following payment period. This allows a small buffer between incoming money from students and payment to coaches which helps protect against fraud. For example, on Jan 1st you'll be paid any unpaid balance from Nov 27th to Dec 27th. DotaCoach.org pays all PayPal and credit card fees when receiving payments and when paying you.
Coaches can charge whatever they want for coaching on their profile page, but students in the matchmaking queue always pay a flat fee and coaches get a percentage of it. The pay is independent of what coaches choose to charge for private lessons.
On Demand Coaching is an automated system. It penalizes and rewards the performance of coaches in the same style which Dota uses to penalize players who disconnect from games. Good coaching results are rewarded while bad results are punished.
Rewards: These results earn you more coaching offers worth higher pay
Punishment: These results will mean fewer coaching offers worth lower pay
Severe Punishments: These behaviors will result in few coaching offers or permanent bans from DotaCoach.org
DotaCoach.org has an automated bot which updates every coach's MMR every six hours. To share your MMR, you'll have to display it on your profile card for up to six hours - maybe one day while you're sleeping?
To learn how to add your MMR to your profile, yasp does a good job of explaining how to share it including pictures.
You can select to share Solo MMR, Party MMR, or both depending on what you want tracked. If you share both, we will use the higher of the two numbers to compute your reputation score.