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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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How to get a raise at VIPKid?

Common VIPKid Questions
This post will discuss how a VIPKid teacher can get their base rate increased. All VIPKid teachers have a starting rate of $7 to $9 per class. How can a teacher get that that starting rate increased once they start teaching? In short, it isn't easy. VIPkid will give a base pay increase of $0.50 per class after one year of teaching, when you are signing your 3rd contract but the criteria for getting the raise is difficult, especially if you work part-time for VIPKid. The Official Criteria from VIPKid Teachers may only qualify for a $0.50 USD base rate increase every two contracts – if these conditions are met. The ‘Base Rate Adjustment’ process will depend on 2 key criteria related to the previous 12-month period:   A point-based…
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Affiliate Disclosure

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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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Getting and Keeping a Full Schedule at VIPKid

VIPKid Teachers
Being a VIPKid teacher can be a very positive experience. It is nice to be able to make a reliable income from the comfort of your home working online. In order to make money with VIPKid, you must teach students which means students must book your class. To make as much money as possible with VIPKid, you must have a fully booked schedule, more than 90% of the slots you open get booked and stay booked, This post will discuss what a VIPKid teacher must do to get a full schedule and keep it that way. Let's discuss.... It Takes Time Before we get into the things VIPKid teachers must do to get and keep a full schedule, we need to discuss time. In short, there is no magic bullet…
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VIPKid: The Importance of TPR (Total Physical Response)

New Teacher
VIPKid is an ESL (English as a Second Language) company based out of China. Currently VIPKid serves over a half of million Chinese students with the goal of helping each of those students to become fluent in English. If you are new to VIPKid, you may have a few questions about TPR, and this post is here to hopefully answer those questions. If VIPKid is going to have success, then the VIPKid teachers are going to have to utilize effective teaching techniques. TPR (total physical response) is one such technique and we are going to discuss it in more detail in this post. We are going to look at what TPR is, why is it effective, when VIPKid expects its teachers to use it, and how VIPKid teachers can use…
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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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