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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)

Company Updates

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

  • We can't wait for VIPKid Journey Dallas on August 8th! We will have former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, as our keynote speaker and over 300 VIPKid teachers in attendance.

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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
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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)


    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!


    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 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!
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VIPKID Interviews



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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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