Teach for VIPKID Global: How to Start
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VIPKid Global is changing and growing fast, so I suggest joining the VIPKid Global Facebook groups to keep up-to-date. VIPkid has pivoted from teaching Chinese students, to teaching students worldwide.
Starting to teach for VIPKID Global is easy. VIPKid Global gives you lesson plans so you can provide English lessons to kids aged 3-14 around the world. Apply here to start.
Here is the place to go to talk to current VIPKid Global teachers:
Earn $14 an hour
Set your own schedule
Work as much or as little as you want. Early mornings and evenings are the peak hours.
Work from home
Do you have an iPad or a laptop?! If so, you are ready to have some fun, teach some kids, and earn some extra money right now.
What you need to teach for VIPKid Global:
These are VIPKid Global’s teacher requirements. You need to meet all of them to apply.
- A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field.
- Eligibility to work in the US or Canada
- At least 1 year of teaching experience, which can include homeschooling, tutoring, coaching, mentoring, etc.
VIPKid is Forbes #1 rated company for Remote Jobs
If you are interested in working for VIPKID, I can help. Contact me.
Forbes has a great article entitled “Global Classroom: How 65,000 Teachers Are Teaching Over Half A Million Chinese Students Online” for you to learn more. Read my real experiences teaching at VIPKid too.
VIPKid Global: Quick Overview
Native Speaker Required? Yes
Degree Required? Yes
How to apply: Applicants need to complete a demo class and a mock class via video
VIPKID bases the curriculum on the US Common Core Standards. This means that the methodologies will be familiar to teachers from the United States.
Founded in 2013 and backed by more than $100,000,000 in investments from leading venture capital firms, VIPKID now boasts more than 500,000 registered students alongside 30,000 teachers.
I have taught for VIPKID for four years and loved it. I built up regular students that feel like family. This is a great job for someone who is high-energy and enthusiastic about children. I like to play and entertain, and I try incorporating simple crafts (like making paper puppets or step-by-step drawing activities) into my lessons. Other teachers like to play simple competitive games with children. Every teacher has a unique style.
What students do you teach at VIPKID Global?
Kids from around the world (mostly Asia)!
VIPKid Global is not a good fit if you are not high-energy. Though it is possible to cater to older children and succeed with a more serious approach, the majority of trials and classes will be for younger students. It will take longer to build up a student base of older students. So, teachers should expect a certain amount of enthusiastic, engaging, child-oriented classes on their schedule.
Pay at VIPKID
How much does VIPKID really pay?
The base pay rate is between $7-9 per class. Since classes are 25 minutes each, you can earn the equivalent of $14-18 per hour plus incentives (see next).
VIPKid Incentives and bonuses
VIPKID offers many incentives and bonuses. From teaching more classes to referrals, there are lots of opportunities to earn extra. In general, with incentives, a teacher can earn the equivalent of $15-22 per hour with VIPKid.
VIPKid: My Insider Tips
I make $21.50 an hour on VIPKID. How?
I always complete the feedback on time, and I teach a decent amount of classes each week. I also often open up “short notice bookings”. For this, I make $25/hour. This means, once I became established, I knew I could keep my Saturday and Sunday closed until the last moment. Then, I open it, and I get booked. These classes are short notice classes, so I don’t have much time to prepare. However, they pay a few dollars more. I do this every weekend.
Scheduling and Booking at VIPKid
Also, there are stiff penalties for canceling too many classes once the class is already booked. Medical notes are required for absences if they pass a certain threshold. This is not a good job for a teacher who wants a lot of flexibility. However, the teacher sets their own schedule, and it is perfectly fine to change your schedule weekly. The key is to realize that once you set your schedule and a class is booked, you have promised to be there.
I hope recounting my real experiences teaching for VIPKID has helped you learn more about the company. You can also join my teacher forum to learn more or post questions, and I will answer them.
If you are interested in working for VIPKID, I will guide you every step of the way during the application process if you apply with this unique referral link. My contact information is at the bottom of this website. Apply here.
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