This website is dedicated to providing VIPKid teachers feedback templates to help them save time when it comes to submitting feedback on their students classes. But from time to time somebody stumbles across this site and isn’t familiar with VIPKid at all. In this post we will be covering what it is all about, and how Five Apple Feedback can benefit those teachers.
What is VIPKid?
VIPKid is an online teaching company that was founded by Cindy Mi in 2013 with their headquarters located in Beijing, China. VIPkid brings together Chinese students with English speaking teachers in a virtual online classroom. The teacher and student are able to have a real time video feed to communicate with each other, while course curriculum is presented using slides and video. VIPKid students have a broad range in ability, with Pre-VIPKid having no english knowledge at all, to advanced students who can easily carry on a conversation.
Who can teach for VIPKid?
The majority of VIPKid teachers live in the United States and Canada, but some teachers even choose to travel the globe while maintaining a teaching schedule. The main requirements for a teachers is to have a 4 year degree, and a computer and internet connection that meets their requirements. There is no need to speak any Chinese as the entire class is in English.
How much do teachers make?
Depending on the teachers experience and any additional bonuses earnings are estimated between $16 to $22 per hour. There are also additional incentives by referring other teachers. Most classes are 25 minutes long, but there are some upper level classes that last 55 minutes(with a break halfway through). These classes are paid as if you’re teaching two classes, though.
How to become a VIPKid Teacher?
The process to become a VIPKid teacher can seem a little daunting at first, especially when it’s time to record your first lesson, and later do a mock class. The key is to take it one step at a time, and to do some research as you go. There are some great resources that can be found on YouTube to step you through the process. You’ll also be asked to pass a 120-hour TEFL certificate from an accredited institution. This comes after the the Chinese Ministry of Education changed their regulations for all online education platforms. Lastly, you will need 2 years of teaching experience in any teaching arena.
The Pros and Cons of VIPKid
While there are certainly challenges to being a VIPKid teacher, the pros certainly seem to outweigh the cons.
- Set your own schedule.
- Great pay
- Work from home(or while traveling!)
- Minimal prep
- You may not get bookings right away
- The class cancellation policy can be challenging
- Early Hours
VIPKid has been a highly ranked company to work for on Glassdoor. VIPKid teachers rated the company with 4.3 stars and 86% of the teachers would recommend it to a friend. Cindy Mi made the top 100 CEO list in 2019 with a 90% approval rating. VIPKid also made the Forbes Top 100 list of Work from Home Companies!
Who are the students?
The students that come through the online classrooms of VIPKid are made of more than 500,000 mostly Chinese students. These students live all over China, and range in ages from 4-16 years old! They also have wide ranges of English speaking skills.
How can Five Apple Feedback help VIPKid Teachers?
One of the items required for VIPKid teachers is to submit feedback after a class has completed. FIve Apple Feedback has a database of feedback templates that can automatically populate your students name and gender so that you can speed this step up significantly. Most of the feedback has all of the content that was learned in class that day, so all you’d need to do is customize it to how the student actually did in class or if there are specifics that the parents need to know. Either way, it cuts feedback time down tremendously!
If you want to learn more about how Five Apple Feedback benefits VIPKid teachers be sure to check out our full overview here.
For those of you who are just learning about VIPKid I hope this has given you a good overview. If you have further questions I would strongly suggest searching out some of the dedicated teacher blogs and YouTube channels as they are full of great insights.