- Former Contractor, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great while it lasted!Jan 11, 2023 - ESL Teacher in Columbus, OHRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Super flexible, remote job with lots of perks. Worked as much or as little as I wanted and did recruitment too making an extra $500-$1k/month. I got in early in 2017 which is how I was able to build a solid booking base.
Super early mornings/late nights if you're teaching from the US
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- Current Contractor, more than 5 years★★★★★
A joy-filled job with wonderful students across the globe!Jan 11, 2023 - Online ESL TeacherRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Amazing, intelligent, kind, polite, and hardworking students. Ability to build meaningful student and teacher relationships across the globe. Flexible, Remote-work Free and unlimited training opportunities through online workshops. Innovative company that is always providing opportunities and resources to build professional skills, build connections within the teaching community, and proving opportunities to share feedback with the development teams.
Time difference leads to very non-traditional work hours.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Perfect Job For MeDec 26, 2017 - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
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.Continue reading
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