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WHAT IS VIPKID?

VIPKID IS AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT CONNECTS CHILDREN IN CHINA WITH NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHERS. THE COMPANY PROVIDES 1-ON-1 ENGLISH CLASSES TO CHILDREN AGES 4-12. THIS IS DONE COMPLETELY ONLINE AND CAN BE DONE FOMR ANYWHERE.

WHEN DO I WORK?

TEACHERS CAN WORK AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS THEY WANT. AVAILABILITY IS FROM 8:30 PM EST TO 9:00 AM EST. THERE ARE CERTAIN TIMES THAT ARE CONSIDERED PEAK OR PEAK PEAK WHERE THERE IS A HIGHER RATE OF BOOKINGS. 

DO I QUALIFY?

       THERE ARE A FEW REQUIREMENTS:

  • US/CANADA CITIZENSHIP (OR USA GREEN CARD) 
  • FLUENT IN ENGLISH W/NEUTRAL AMERICAN ACCENT (HAHA …I KNOW…I NEED TO MAKE SURE I DON’T SPEAK BOSTON WHEN I AM TEACHING 
  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE OF ANY KIND
  • EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN & TEACHING (THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM TEACHING. IT CAN INCLUDE TUTORING, BABYSITTING OR COACHING. EVEN HAVING KIDS OF YOUR OWN OR HELPING WITH YOUR SIBLINGS COUNTS.)
  • A COMPUTER WITH CAMERA/MICROPHONE AND STABLE INTERNET

WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?

CLASSES ARE 25 MINUTES LONG. THE LESSON SLIDES ARE PROVIDED. THERE IS USUALLY AROUND 25-30 SLIDES IN EACH LESSON. 

SEASONED TEACHERS SAY IT TAKES THEM 5 MINUTES TO PREPARE FOR CLASS. I TEND TO OVER PREPARE. I’M SURE IF I HAD ESL TEACHING EXPERIENCE, IT WOULD NOT TAKE AS LONG TO PREPARE.

HOW MUCH DO I MAKE?

WHEN WORKING FOR VIPKID YOU ARE CONSIDERED AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. DEPENDING ON YOUR INTERVIEW AND EXPERIENCE YOU CAN MAKE $7-$9/CLASS BASE PAY. ON TOP OF THIS, TEACHERS GET $1/CLASS JUST TO SHOW UP ON TIME. AND ANOTHER $1/CLASS IF YOU TEACH MORE THAN 45 CLASSES IN A MONTH ($0.50 IF YOU ONLY TEACH 30>45). 

THER ARE OTHER INCENTIVES SUCH AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHING, OPENING SPECIFIC TIME SLOTS AND TEACHING TRIAL CLASSES. AND OF COURSE THERE IS A REFERRAL BONUS. SO ON THAT NOTE…PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY OR USE MY REFERRAL CODE: SUSAN0452EVEN 

PLEASE NOTE, ONCE YOU SIGN UP, YOU CAN NOT GO BACK AND ADD A REFERRAL PERSON. THAT’S MY SALES PITCH… MOVING ON… 

DO I NEED ESL TRAINING?

NO! DURING ORIENTATION THERE IS AN ONLINE BEGINNER ESL CLASS THAT IS REQUIRED. IT LOOKS WORSE THAN IT IS. THERE IS AN OPITON TO TAKE AN ADVANCED ESL COURSE ONCE YOU ARE HIRED WHICH IS ALSO SIMPLE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL ESL CLASSES AND DO NOT GIVE YOU ANY TYPE OF CERTIFICATION. 

HELP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING. ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES?

VIPKID HAS LIVE WORKSHOPS THAT TEACHERS CAN ATTEND. THEY ALSO HAVE VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE. THE TEACHING PORTAL IS VERY HELPFUL. WHEN A STUDENT BOOKS A CLASS, THERE ARE NOTES FROM OTHER TEACHERS WHO HAVE TAUGHT THE LESSON AND A RECORDED CLASS OF A TEACHERS WHO HAD HIGH REVIEWS. THERE ARE ALSO YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND WEBSITES FROM OTHER VIPKID TEACHERS THAT ARE EXTREMLEY HELPFUL.

OK, I THINK I WANT TO APPLY. NOW WHAT?

FIRST, CLICK APPLY OR USE MY REFERRAL CODE: SUSAN0452 (OK. SECOND SALES PITCH, SORRY)

IF YOUR APPLICATION IS SELECTED THE FIRST STEP IS TO DO A FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW AND A DEMO CLASS.  THIS IS DONE THROUGH THE VIPKID CLASSROOM. IT SOUNDS SCARY BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT SHOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS FOR THE FIRST STEP BUT THOSE ARE FOR RARE CIRCUMSTANCES. SECOND, YOU NEED TO AQUIRE YOUR CERTIFICATION IN A CHOSEN LEVEL. THIS IS DONE BY TEACHING A LIVE CLASS TO A VIPKID INTERVIEWER. THIS CAN TAKE MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS WHICH IS OK.

THE LAST STEP IS SUBMITTING TO A BACKGROUND CHECK, SIGNING YOUR CONTRACT, SUBMITTING ALL THE REQUIRED PAPERWORK AND SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE.

IMPORTANT:VIPKID DOES NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH STUDENTS. PARENTS CAN CHOOSE TEACHERS FROM A DATABASE. IT CAN TAKE AWHILE TO HAVE A STEADY SCHEDULE. 

ANY THING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

YES. I ONLY TOUCHED ON THE MAJOR DETAILS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I CAN ANSWER MORE OF YOUR QUESTIONS. ONE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE, VIPKID DOES NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH STUDENTS. PARENTS CAN CHOOSE TEACHERS FROM A DATABASE. IT CAN TAKE AWHILE TO HAVE A STEADY SCHEDULE. ONCE YOU DECIDED TO APPLY CHECK OUT WHAT I WISH I NEW MY FIRST WEEK WITH VIPKID.

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