Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I love teaching for VIPKID

    Jul 13, 2019 - VIPKID Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've worked for VipKid for 2 years, and I love how flexible it is. As an independent contractor I am able to take time off as needed, and I make my own schedule. For a Stay at home mom, this is very important to keep a good balance between my work and home life. I love that I start my day early with my Chinese students.

    Cons

    The only draw back is the hours. You have to sacrifice sleep since you are teaching kids in China.

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    VIPKid Response

    Social Media Specialist

    We are very glad that you’re having such a good time teaching with VIPKID!

  1. 5.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    My Lifeblood at 24

    Apr 24, 2021 - ESL Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    very enjoyable and stimulating work, flexibility to build a classroom and rapport, encourages self-initiative, and involves a supportive and positive community of professionals

    Cons

    cancellation penalties, which are outweighed by the pros if you have a passion for educating children

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    VIPKid Response

    Social Media Specialist

    We’re glad you are enjoying yourself! Thanks for your comments!

  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Perfect Job For Me

    Dec 26, 2017 - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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    VIPKid Response

    Program Manager

    We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

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