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VIPKID Overview

Beijing, Beijing (China)
1001 to 5000 employees
2013
Company - Private
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
VIPKID provides an international learning experience to children in China between the ages 4-12. Headquartered in Beijing, the company offers fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction provided online by highly qualified teachers. The curriculum is based on the U.S ... Read more

Mission: We believe that there is a better, more effective way to teach a foreign language through curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity. We have an energetic, collaborative Silicon Valley style work culture with an international team of people who are passionate about education ... Read more

Company Updates

  • VIPKID is ranked #1 Remote Work Opportunity!

    Work From Home 2018: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

    With mobile devices and videoconferencing technology becoming more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. They're also highly coveted because they tend to offer greater work-life balance. The downside is that many such offers turn out to be too good to be true.

  • Entrepreneurship: VIPKid founder Cindy Mi's global online classroom

    China's $4.5bn online language learning market is fiercely competitive but Cindy Mi, founder and chief executive of online education company VIPKid, is not easily fazed. Inspired in part by bad experiences of teaching as a schoolgirl, Mi has forged her own path from an early age, eventually launching a real-time online tutoring company aimed at China's tens of millions of four- to 12-year-olds.

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VIPKID – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 2013,

VIPKID's mission is to provide the American elementary school experience to Chinese children—all from the comfort of their homes. VIPKID provides one-on-one, fully immersive lessons in its online classroom. VIPKID’s curriculum is proprietary and aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards.

Because of

its innovative business model, 

platform and curriculum, VIPKID has won awards, such as the Shengjing Top 21 Global Innovation Award in 2015, the US-China Entrepreneurship Leader Award in 2014, Sina’s China’s Most Valuable Online education brand and best teachers award in 2015, and Tencent's China's Most powerful education brand in 2015. In April 2016, VIPKID became the official provider of the TOEFL Primary assessment in China. 

VIPKID is 

venture backed by top investors, 

such as Innovation Works, Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Northern Light Venture.

For young students,
VIPKID offers world-class English language instruction online.helping students develop not only language, but also critical thinking and creativity.

For teachers,
VIPKID improves quality of life by providing an extra source of income, and a fulfilling, unique, and flexible teaching experience.








 

Who We Are

VIPKID provides an international learning experience to Chinese children – all from the comfort of their homes. Our sophisticated virtual classroom streams passionate, qualified teachers into Chinese homes, linking the world through education.

What We Believe

We believe that there is a better,
more effective way to teach a foreign language: through curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

What We Do

We provide 1-on-1 online full immersion language and content classes based on the US Common Core State Standards.

 
 

4 Reasons to work with

VIPKID

CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY

 
Add your schedule conveniently from home. We recommend teachers to be available for at least 7.5 hours of teaching per week.
 
 
 

FEEL SUPPORTED

 
Teachers feel supported before, during and after class. At VIPKID, we provide lesson plans, a real-time tech support team and a large operations team to meet our teachers' needs.
 
 
 
 

MADE BY EDUCATORS FOR EDUCATORS

 
VIPKID’s team truly cares about student learning because we are educators at the core. Join a dedicated and passionate education community.
 
 
 

BE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CULTURES WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

 
Teach our Chinese students not only the language, but also American culture and traditions. In return, learn about the Chinese.
Donna D:
"VIPKID is an amazing opportunity for teachers who, like myself, had to take a hiatus for whatever reason, or even for those teachers that want a little extra income on the side.
 

At VIPKID Since November 2015"

 
 Rachel J:
"The community of teachers all around the world means that there is always someone who is going through what you’re going through as you prepare for you lessons.
 
At VIPKID Since December 2015"
 
 
 Jojo F:  
"I believe that VIPKID is a ‘perfect’ company. Because ‘perfection’ means always trying your best, always striving to improve, always considering the welfare and futures of our dear students and their respective families, and always promoting a better tomorrow.
 
At VIPKID Since March 2015"
 
 
 Stephanie J:
"The Education Department is very quick to resolve any concerns or answer questions. They really listen to their teachers! I love being a part of the company.
 
At VIPKID Since April 2016"
 
 
 Tresh R:
"This year I taught with VIPKID, and it has been amazing! I get to teach, but I don't spend hours planning. The curriculum has an engaging scope and sequence. I get to teach students who are dedicated, attentive, and focused!
 
At VIPKID Since February 2016"
 
 


VIPKID Reviews

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    Current Employee - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NY
    Current Employee - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NY
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    I have been working at VIPKID part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to do from home. No commute, no child care, no savvy business clothes, no commuting in the snow, and the best part is every day is "bring your cat to work day!" My cat, Bootsie, loves my job as much as I do! No kidding, I've had parents post reviews on my cat! The kids love it! Payment is once a month. I don't mind that because then it its a big check. You know what to expect and money is in the account on time. I love the children I teach. It is amazing how close you get to the family from the other side of the world!

    Cons

    You'll read that there is not enough work. I don't think that is accurate. I've been with VIPKID going on six months. My first contract is at an end. My first month I made $55.00. The next month I more than doubled that, and every month after has been going higher and higher. I am now teaching about five hours a day and making very good money for wearing pajama bottoms and an orange t-shirt. My monthly is in the four figure range. The thing is you have to give the parents a reason to schedule with you. Sitting around waiting for bookings to come is not good. You won't get far teaching only trial students; although, trial students become regular students and they will remember your smiling face. The trick to getting more bookings is to take advantages of their certifications in different areas. In November I got certified to do the major courses and my schedule is now completely and totally packed. I literally have a very full schedule, teaching around eleven classes a day. You hear a lot of complaints about missing classes. When you teach, even at a school, attendance is important. As far as online schools go, VIPKID is the most liberal. I could have worked with DaDaAbc and made a lot more money. Their attendance policy is HORRENDOUS! You are locked into a schedule that will not vary, cannot travel. I have two homes and I could only teach at one. My travel was stopped. VIPKID encourages their teachers to live a life. Its great stories for the kids. When I am at my place in Brooklyn, they are pretty amazed to see NYC. My students get to see a variety of things, which VIPKID was pretty smart to encourage their teachers to live a life.

    Advice to Management

    I have never had a problem with management. They encourage teachers to have "Meet Ups" and network. I'm going to my first one on Friday. Management offers advancement opportunities and the ability to get more certifications, which equates to more money. That is a good thing. The one negative thing you always hear about is the recruitment process. They now have meet ups in the big cities where prospective teachers can do face to face meetings. My experience was not bad, it wasn't easy either, but I held steady, went through the steps and started working. However, compared to the interview process I had with DaDaAbc (and that is a fine program too), VIPKID was a cake walk! Since you are dealing with an employer thousands of miles away, do you really think it would be flawless? I've seen positive changes since I've been here. I really love the management encourages their teachers to be silly! The other schools limit interaction and NO silliness. For a great work environment, I'm very ok with a little less in pay if I am happy, can travel, and interact with the kids. I like they use real teachers to do your evaluations. It all boils down to this: there are other schools out there that pay even more. To me, it is not worth the hassle. I've yet to find a person who got rich teaching, so happiness and job satisfaction should be your guiding principle, and I'm very happy where I am now.

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VIPKID Photos

VIPKID photo of: Banner- Online Teaching
VIPKID photo of: CEO Cindy Mi at the 2018 Annual Gala!
VIPKID photo of: 2018 Annual Gala time!
VIPKID photo of: Bay Area
VIPKID photo of: Coursera and VIPKID
VIPKID photo of: Utah - the team
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VIPKID Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Williamsville, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at VIPKID (Williamsville, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I recently had an interview with VIPkid. The interview process required an English lesson to he taught by me to the interviewer whom pretended to be a 5 year old Chinese girl. The lesson plan is we provided by the company. All I had to do was go over the lesson, prepare my presentation of the lesson and add extra props. I had a wonderful experience and moved on to the next round . So far, this has been a great experience and I’m really excited about working with VIPkid.

    Interview Questions

    • How many years experience do you have teaching?   2 Answers
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VIPKID Awards & Accolades

  • Top 21 Global Innovators, Shengjing Global Innovation Award, 2015
  • Top US-China Entrepreneurship Leader, 中美创业大赛, 2014
  • Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs, Forbes, 2017
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