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VIPKID Overview

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
VIPKid is the leading global online K12 education leader, #1 Company for Remote Jobs, and named Top 100 Best Places to work by Glassdoor. We’ve created a live, one-on-one online learning platform that matches motivated kids studying English in China with inspiring ... Read more

Mission: To inspire and empower every child for the future. Our founders worked as both educators and administrators for decades prior to founding VIPKid. We’ve taken those experiences – as well as our passion for motivating and engaging young learners - with us to ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#67)

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  • We made the top 3! Thank you, FlexJobs.

  • We're proud to be named a "Best Place to Work" in 2019 by Glassdoor!

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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. 


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



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


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.


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


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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VIPKID Co-Founder and CEO Cindy Mi
Cindy Mi
115 Ratings
  • Helpful (16)

    "The Best Company Ever"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - English Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKID part-time (Less than a year)


    I love working for VIPKID because:

    - I get to choose my own schedule
    - I have the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world
    - I get to make an everlasting impact on students, ages 5-12 in China


    The "hot hours" on the West Coast, USA can be challenging to coordinate with day-to-day schedules as the hours are really early in the morning or pretty late at night.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what you're doin!

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VIPKID photo of: VIPKid Founder/CEO, Cindy Mi, joined a star studded cast at OZY Fest. Some VIPKid teachers joined for support and had a meetup in Central Park.
VIPKID photo of: VIPKid Founder/CEO, Cindy Mi, joined a star studded cast at OZY Fest.
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
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VIPKID Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at VIPKID (Dallas, TX) in April 2017.


    Potentially long unless you nail it the first time. Very thorough! You must complete an interview and then teach a lesson. Depending on your preliminary stage it will be a Demo Lesson (10 min) or a Mock Class (25 min) presentation. Your interview outcome determines your pay so be sure to know the lesson. PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE!!! You will have a better chance at success on the platform if you do well the first time. If you don't pass the Mock 1, there is a potential for Mock 2 and other programs, however, each additional stage takes days to complete and can add up to a lot of time to pass. No matter your length, there is still no guarantee that you will get booked in the future but most do well in bookings and love the job so it's worth a try.

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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
  • VIPKID was awarded #29 on its 2018 Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the February 2018 issue of Fast Company., Fast Company, 2018
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