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Last updated on: 26th Sep 2021
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VIPKid provides an international learning experience to children between the age of 4 to 12 in China. They offer fully immersive one-on-one English language instructions provided online by highly qualified teachers.

Because of the high quality of education, they require their applicants to have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

VIPKid’s curriculum team has already designed the classroom materials for every class. You can preview the class materials in the classroom on the teacher portal half a day in advance.

A class will have a guaranteed 25 minutes of teaching time, followed by a few minutes for comments. So let’s say 30 minutes per class, preparation time not included.

The recommended minimum availability time for classes is 7.5 hours during Beijing peak time (timetables are available on the website). You are not required to work a specific period, but your availability in the recommended periods increases your options of being booked by students.

If you like to start teaching online, you should have access to a working computer, an internet connection, and equipment like a camera and a microphone.

They require you to give a 6-month minimum commitment, but they can renew the contract after that period.

How to apply

Start with entering your email and preferred password. Next, you need to complete the online application form.
Make sure to describe yourself and your teaching experience as detailed as possible.

After a selection, VIPKid recruiters invite you for an interview. You can also record a demo lesson so that the recruiter can evaluate you.

Review their material to learn about VIPKid technology, standards, and curriculum.

Practice teaching a full-length class with one of their VIPKid teachers and finally: sign your contract and upload the required documents.

The information you provide will help them to comply with online safety and security standards.

How to Get Paid

In general, you could earn between $14-$22 per hour. The more classes you teach, the more you can make. There is no limit. 

VIPKid transfers payments directly to your bank account or your PayPal account.

Like they say on their website: Raise Your Hand if You Want to Get Started!

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