Teacher Application Process
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1. Conduct a live interview + 10 min demo lesson (Best Option)
2. Record a 10 min demo lesson
3. Record a 3min "express" demo lesson
4. Attend a "coaching day" with teachers in your area
No Fail Zone!
Get certified in one or more categories to begin teaching students
Obtaining certifications increases the number of students you can teach.
Sign your contract, set your schedule, and begin teaching classes!
VIPKID Teacher Requirements
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!
1 year 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.
Everyone has 1+ years of experience teaching kids
Even informal experience counts!
Graduating Seniors have 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!
Teacher Interview and Demo
Advice and Insights
Don't worry - Very few pass the first time!
Watch expert videos
After submitting the online application, research by watching the videos below!
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.
No one passes the first time!
Incorporate the feedback from the first interview or demo into a strong second or third try!
VIPKID Questions and Answers
Want you want to know answered by VIPKID teachers and experts
How long are the classes and
how much can I make teaching online with VIPKID?
Each VIPKID class is 25 minutes long. Teaching two classes in one hour is very doable.
A VIPKID teacher can make $20 - $24 per hour when they teach two classes. Teaching online for 20 hours per week, a teacher can make $1600 per month.
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 most likely to be booked during this period.
Can VIPKID teachers really teach from anywhere?
VIPKID English teachers and can teach online anywhere with a strong wifi signal. Teachers essentially only need a laptop, an engaging background, rewards and teaching materials, and proper lighting to teach online.
Europe and Asia time zones are especially good for teaching (and traveling).
Online English Teacher Research
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Intro to level 1
High Energy and Smile!
Shhh! Secrets to Passing VIPKID's Demo Class
Final tips from our teachers and experts!
Mimic this video!
From the greeting to reading just the words on the PPT slides, you will pass the demo class if you copy this teacher verbatim.
Seriously, just repeat what they are saying and how they are saying it for your demo slides!
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!
Lighting, Lighting, Lighting
Proper lighting is key!
Make sure you use proper lighting to ensure your face and background are well-lit and without shadows.
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