VIPKID is a wonderful, Chinese-based, online English teaching platform that I recently started working for. I’ve really enjoyed working for this company so far, and it was a great way for me to continue making some money while I traveled through Europe. Now, it'll also give me a chance to make some money while I transition to moving back to America again, so that I’m not completely jobless while I look for more permanent work. Any Americans or Canadians can work for this company as long as you have either some teaching experience or a degree related to teaching. Teachers can teach Chinese students 1-on-1 aged 4-13 through VIPKID’s online platform (sort of like Skype) from the comfort of their own home. Classes are 25-28 minutes long, and you can get paid anywhere from $7-$12 a class ($14-$24 an hour). Usually teachers make $10 a class, or $20 an hour. Teachers teach on Beijing time (usually the evenings there and all day during the weekends), so for Americans this can be very early in the morning (6-10am on Eastern time when not on daylight savings), as well as Friday and Saturday nights. For teachers living in Asia the hours are perfect: evenings in Korea and weekends all day. What I love is that you can work as little or as much as you want. You open up hours that you are available, and then students can book you for classes. If you are a new teacher it could take you a couple of weeks to get students to sign up for your classes, but since the first couple of weeks I haven’t had any trouble teaching classes when I want them.
I’ve found that working for VIPKID can be even more rewarding than teaching in a classroom, because the classes are 1-on-1, and sometimes the students book you regularly, so you can really watch the students’ progress with their English ability. The company has been very reliable so far and the company’s growth has been amazing to watch as well. I believe there are now over 10,000 teachers working for VIPKID and 50,000 students at least, and it keeps growing. If you are interested in applying to teach with VIPKID, send me a message and I can help you through the application and interview process! Please see my link below if you want to check it out and apply!!