Top Ten Facebook Groups Every VIPKid Teacher should belong to

VIPKid Teachers
VIPKid is the largest ESL company in the world. Currently, VIPKid utilizes over 80,000 teachers and serves over 600,000 students With that many teachers and that many students, it is easy to see that there would be a wide variety of needs for both. Many VIPKid teachers are currently utilizing various Facebook groups to meet many of these needs, get answers to questions, and solutions to problems. If you are a VIPKid teacher, you should consider joining some of these groups if you have not done so. Facebook groups are usually closed to protect the copyrighted material that is often discussed and to ensure that VIPKid teachers are the ones in the group. Facebook groups are organized according to needs, demographics, and interest.   In this post we are going…
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Getting 5-Apple Feedback and Followers at VIPKid

VIPKid Teachers
Getting 5-apple feedback for each class, acquiring followers at VIPKid, and being able to communicate with parents through social media are keys to getting and keeping a full and profitable schedule at VIPKid. Having success with these keys are based on two things: your teaching quality and how well you write your feedback. Furthermore, you need to ask parents for these things and so let's discuss. 5-Apple Feedback The two keys to getting a 5-apple feedback from parents is: teach a high-quality class and write feedback that parents want to read. How to Teach a High-Quality Class: Be Positive and Smile often: from the time you open your camera till the time you close your camera and turn off your microphone - you want the impression that your class is…
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Working with Weak Students at VIPKid

VIPKid Teachers
The great thing about working for VIPKid are the type of students we get to teach. Most students at VIPKid are motivated and eager to learn. Many students work very hard to learn the material and do it in a way that pleases the teacher. However, like any school, VIPKid has a fair share of  weak students as well. This post will address some common problems you may run into if you are a VIPKid teacher and how to address these problems. Things to Remember As a VIPKid teacher, you should approach every lesson and class with a few things in mind: 1. Praise for everything you can. You want the students to be confident in what they are learning and not be afraid to try. 2. Correct mistakes -…
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Writing Meaningful Feedback for VIPKid

New Teacher
As a teacher for VIPKid, it is important to get bookings and it is very important to build a full schedule (90% of open slots booked with students). In order to build a full schedule, you must have students that are willing to book your class again and again. These students are called regulars. Keep in mind that you have two opportunities to turn a new student into a regular student: teaching the class and providing feedback about the class to the parent. It goes without saying that you will want to teach a great class. However, you don't want to neglect providing great feedback. This post address feedback and what you need to do to write feedback in a way that would invite parents to book you again and…
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VIPKid FAQs

Common VIPKid Questions
Here is a list of frequently asked questions and where to find the answers your looking for. If you are not able to find the answer your looking for or if the question you have isn't on this list, send me an email. Where can I find detailed information on VIPKid? Click here. Why should you teach English online (even if your not a teacher)? Click here. What is VIPKid? Click here. Is VIPKid a Scam? Click here. How much money can you make with VIPKid? Click here. What are the work hours like at VIPKid? Click here. Why should you teach for VIPKid? Click here. What is it like to be a VIPKid teacher? Click here. What are the qualifications to work for VIPKid? Click here. Do I need…
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Getting Bookings with VIPKid

New Teacher
In this post, we are going to discuss a very important topic, bookings. In order to get paid to teach at VIPKid, you must teach students and students must book your class. The time between signing your VIPKid contract and getting your first booking can very difficult and it can take some time. Everything a VIPKid does after signing the contract is preparing for that first booking. In addition, it takes time to go from your first booking and having a full schedule (90% of open slots booked). In this post we will discuss how bookings work, opening time slots (setting up your schedule), short notice bookings (extra $$$), the booking frenzy, and getting bookings. Let's discuss.... How it works Once you sign your contract, you can open time slots…
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Begin Teaching for VIPKid

New Teacher
If you have signed your contract with VIPKid, congratulations!!! This post is about the things you need to be doing and thinking about the first couple of weeks after you sign the contract. There will be sometime between the signing of the contract and your first booking. So, in this post we will explore topics such as setting up your schedule, getting ready for classes, getting bookings, getting more certifications, and making or acquiring props and classroom resources. Tips for Success The time between signing the contract and getting your first booking is very difficult, in fact it may be the most difficult part of working for VIPKid. There are a few things to keep in mind if you are at this stage with VIPKid. 1. Stay positive. This can…
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VIPKid Teaching

The Experience
Teaching at VIPKid is a little different from what many people may have experience in school either as a student or teacher. Students at VIPKid take two types of courses: Major Course (MC) which are leveled 1 through 7 and supplemental courses (which focus on language deficits such as reading and grammar). All the course material is based on a combination of standards such as TEFL and US K12 Common Core. The classes are 25 to 28 minutes long and center around 19 to 41 slides (think PowerPoint) which both the student and teacher interact. The classes are online, and the teacher and student communicate through a video chat platform (think Skype with a chat box). VIPKid acquires the students and VIPKid teachers teach the lessons. The Approach The classroom…
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VIPKid Qualifications and Successfully Completing the Application

Get the Job
  Here is what is necessary to qualify to teach at VIPKid. In order to become a VIPKid teacher you must meet these qualifications. Please read the entire post and if you still have questions email me. Be sure to read what it takes to successfully fill out the application towards the end of this post. The Qualifications Currently, to apply to VIPKID you must meet three qualifications: 1. A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field 2. Be eligible to work in the United States or Canada 3. At least 1 year of teaching experience (includes homeschooling, tutoring, coaching, mentoring or other life experiences) The Teaching Experience (You don't have to be a traditional teacher to do this!!!) The teaching experience can be in almost anything which includes but…
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VIPKid Pay and Pay Sctructure

The Experience
The whole purpose of taking a job or starting a business is to make money. If you are interested in VIPKid, then you are looking to get paid. How does it work? I am glad you asked so let's discuss it. VIPKid is an online ESL company. Teaching English online is a relatively new and growing industry and there are many companies that are doing exactly what VIPKid is doing, however VIPKid pays pretty good compared to the rest of the industry so the following are the details. The bottom line is that VIPKid pays well and whether you are looking for a side job or a full-time job, you should consider applying. The Pay VIPKid is a pretty good paying job for an online work at home opportunity. Most…
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