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Teacher Application Process
VIPKID Jobs - English Teacher - Job Application
VIPKID Job Requirements
Online English Teacher - Apply Today - Earn Tomorrow
Have a bachelor's degree in any subject.
Current students should only upload transcripts / diplomas after
Apply if you're good with kids and tell us how!
2 years of flexible experience with kids and teaching.
Tutoring, teaching your kids, volunteering, or mentoring are great examples.
Be legally eligible to work in the United States or Canada.
Apply your 2+ years of experience teaching kids
Even informal experience counts!
Graduating Seniors need a Bachelor's degree
You can upload docs, sign your contract, and begin teaching once you graduate!
Entered the wrong information?
Apply again with a new email address!
Update! Common Application Errors
We are seeing a lot of teachers miss out on teaching with VIPKID because of these simple entry errors!
You can correct the Basic Info later in the interview process,
But you have to enter these values to even pass onto the Information Page.
If you are about to graduate,
indicate you already have.
Your information is not verified until you upload your documents.
You can pass the demo class, prepare your materials and then upload your diploma once you graduate.
Otherwise, you will not be able to start the process before graduation.
Everyone who is good with kids has 2 years of teaching experience or more!
What is most important is that you can engage and educate children.
Find 2 years of experience in your background.
"I taught elementary school-age children to read and write in English. We also practiced phonics with neutral English accents."
Location: "ABC Elementary School, USA"
Teacher Interview and Demo
Advice and Insights
Make sure you're ready
Ensure your background is exciting, your incentives are fun, and your internet connection is strong.
Students learn by repetition
Make sure all key vocab words are repeated at least 3x times! Correct errors in grammar or phonics quickly and ensure students say the words correctly.
Add Energy and Clapping!
Make sure you SMILE way more than you think is natural! Engage the student and enjoy teaching them.
Few pass the very first time!
VIPKID uses the application and demo as a way of sculpting their new teachers. Incorporate the feedback from the first interview or demo into a strong second try!
VIPKID Jobs: Questions and Answers
Want you want to know, answered by VIPKID teachers and experts
Is VIPKID a real company?
Yes, VIPKID is a real company offering real jobs and teaching careers . Essentially, VIPKID is an online English teaching platform where qualified teachers from the United States and Canada teach children from China, South Korea, and (coming soon) from around the world. You can make a real difference in a child's life by teaching them online.
Can I set my own schedule?
VIPKID teachers set their own schedules each week. Teachers open 25-minute blocks for when they will be available and then parents book the time of their favorite teachers. Peak teaching time during the week is after school in Beijing, between 5 pm and 9 pm China Standard Time. Many students also take classes throughout the weekend and classes are very likely to be booked during this period.
Can VIPKID teachers really teach from anywhere?
Yes! VIPKID English teachers can teach online anywhere with a strong wifi signal. Teachers essentially only need a laptop, an engaging background, rewards, teaching materials, and proper lighting to teach online.
Europe and Asia time zones are especially good for teaching (and traveling).
What is a VIPKID Job?
VIPKID jobs are English teaching jobs where you make money online, working from home. A VIP kid job pays $20hr, offers flexible hours, and is as easy as a Skype call. VIPKID makes all of the lesson plans fun, interactive and are written for you. With VIPKID you can travel the world, make money online, and teach English online one-on-one to kids from China, South Korea and soon the world.
VIPKID Application Research
Watch These To Improve Your Teacher Application
High Energy and Smile!
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Shhh! Secrets to Passing VIPKIDs Interview
Final tips from our teachers and experts!
Background, Props, and Whiteboard
Set up an engaging background, have fun props and rewards, and use a whiteboard to keep your students excited to learn!
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A headset with a boom microphone is a must have.
This simple and effective model is enough for most teachers.
It has soft ear pads, noise canceling controls, and is durable for travelers.
You need a light. Period.
Without a light, your face will always have a shadow and parents will complain.
This 36 LED light is inexpensive but still bright enough to keep you well-lit. Lightweight and perfect for world travelers or home use.
Don't look down at your kids while teaching!
This foldable computer stand is highly recommended for everyone to ensure proper screen angle and is a must have for traveling teachers.
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