If you don’t mind getting up early, you will enjoy this job. VIPKID had a strict cancellation policy, so if you have classes booked and you try to cancel several they will try to guilt you. This is a Chinese company. Cultures are different. I feel they are more controlling with our liberties than what they should be but like I said different cultures. It’s easy it make $1,000 a month if you can wake up early. They are 13 hours ahead of CST.
Good money, good kids
Cancellation policies, hard to move up or get raises
Great for single mom and dads work from home flexible hours great incentives awesome students learn about other cultures You get to work in PJS!
Early mornings - late nights
I'm about to sign my third contract with VIPkid and I love my job. My day starts (somewhat early) talking and playing with cheerful children which sets a great tone for the day. I was never a brick and mortar teacher! I had my own pet-sitting business for 10 years and wanted a change that was still emotionally rewarding, but more mobile. If you easily connect with children and can follow a lesson plan you will find that working with VIPKid is also mentally rewarding. There's an amazing feeling of accomplishment as you see these children progress with your help. I have built long-lasting relationships with a couple of families in China now too! The hours can be rough depending on where you live and what time of day you are at your personal peak. It is Beijing hours...so you must work around childrens' school schedules and the time difference. Their peak hours are Monday-Friday from 6p-9:30p, Saturday and Sunday from 7a-9:30p. I am EST and I regularly teach Mon-Thurs from 6a-10a, and Friday and Saturday from 8a-10a and 9p-12a and have taken Sundays off. On average, I teach 50-55 classes per week and have no trouble getting booked despite what you may hear other places. The company has a massive customer base and is expanding at a rapid pace. They are always going to need teachers! Some things to keep in mind is that you are not finished when you are done teaching. You still have to type feedback for every class. All in all, once you are used to doing it, it doesn't take very long, especially when you have repeat students you get to know well. Classes are one-on-on - 更多...
make your own schedule, fun and joyful job, pays well, builds relationships, lets you travel
hours can be rough, tech can be touchy
Working for VIPkid means that you are an independent contractor. You must have a computer, good internet connection, and a teaching degree.You set your own hours, and try to attract the parents to pick you as the teacher of their child. It is very competitive. You can work at your own pace, but you must remain consistent to get students to sign up.
Working at VIPKid requires flexible hours and a willingness to adapt to any learner’s needs. Lesson plans are provided but adaptable. Working hours can be difficult to work with because each employee is responsible for acquiring his or her students based on their teaching certifications, profile photo and video, and personal bio. Bookings can vary depending on the time of year and students’ exam schedules. Overall the pay is competitive but due to the variable hours and lack of benefits, I would mainly recommend this as a part time job. It is also great for travelers and suitable for stay at home parents.
The VIPKID culture is trendy, exciting and ever-changing. It is fast-paced. They are very strict and customer service driven. They are a Forbes Top 100 Company for remote places to work for very good reason!
The new relationsips are the best! Learning about other cultures is awesome.
They have too many I.T. problems because they are continually updating or changing their system, almost monthy.
So far, it has been a great job. Everyone has been very supportive, and my experience has been very positive. The kids are great, and I have had so much fun that it doesn't even feel like work.
Work when you want to, lots of workshops and training available for free
It takes awhile to get bookings, communication for the higher ups needs improvement
VIPKID is a great opportunity for those who do not need to rely on a set steady income. As a contract worker you rely on parents to book you. I can personally say that I have a five star rating with over 500 reviews and yet my classes are still not fully booked during certain times. This is usually because students go on vacation or maybe because there are more teachers than there are students. But I will say the culture is amazing. There are Facebook groups and YouTube channels to help you get started and help you have better reviews and build your clientele. It allows you to work from home in the comfort of your Pajama pants. The job itself is truly wonderful. They prepare all the material for you and all you do is review the PowerPoint slides and teach the lesson to a student. Is long as you have a teaching background, know grammar and pronunciation techniques, you will be fine! The kids are fantastic most of the time and it’s a very rewarding job. I love it and it allows me to stay home with my daughter.
Not a steady income
I love the flexibility of teaching online. I build my schedule around me! I have learned so much about other cultures and I also realized that we are really the same no matter what country you reside. The hardest part of the job is not having a contact person here in the states. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with these wonderful children in China. Everyday they make me laugh and smile!
online, flexibility with hours
Small pay raises, not much advancement
I have worked part-time with VIPKid since July 2017. I strongly recommend this company for folks who have experience teaching, and who are interested in developing relationships with people from another culture. The most difficult part of the job for me was transitioning from traditional "face to face" teaching to using an online platform. The 12 hour time difference was difficult for me, too, since I worked for VIPKid in the mornings (5am - 7am) *before* my full-time job in a public school.
flexible scheduling, developing relationships, student progress