I have been teaching with VIPKID for almost six months now and wanted to give you an update.
First, this opportunity has been a blessing to my family financially. Through VIPKID, I am able to make additional money and modify our budget to build in things that were not possible before.
Second, I am able to work my own hours. I can choose to work in the evenings, mornings (or all night long!). I choose to work the early morning hours from 5:00-9:00. It was hard at first, but now that I’m in the routine, it’s going well.
Third, there is room for advancement with VIPKID. In addition to teaching my regular classes, I can refer other teachers to VIPKID and receive additional bonus money for referrals. Also, there are opportunities to increase your salary when your contract is renewed (at 6 months). There is also an opportunity to become a Mentor Teacher. The hourly pay rate is much higher than when teaching a regular class. I am not a Mentor teacher, so I don’t have a lot of details about that, but it’s something to check into.
Fourth, I enjoy getting to know the students! Half of the students I teach are regulars. This means, I usually see them on a weekly basis. I have been able to build a rapport with these students and sometimes with the parents as well (sometimes a parent sits off-camera, beside the student during class). I enjoy having the kids tell me about Chinese New Year or share about their day. It’s really amazing how connected our world can be through the use of technology!
If you are interested in signing up with VIPKID, I’d be grateful if you would use my referral link (below).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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