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About two years ago, my brother was asked to visit China, as a part of his administrative duties.  He was able to see their schools, learn their culture and experience their teaching strategies first hand.   The pictures that he sent were great, because I had never been there, but felt like I learned so much through his experience. 

Then, a few days ago, I received a message from a friend talking about VIPKID.  It is an online English education platform allowing children (4-12) in China to take classes from North American teachers, all from the comfort of their homes.    

Check out this picture of the VIPKID teachers meet-up fun: great community!
VIPKID teachers meet-up fun: great community!

I often talk about ways to make money from home, and I always suggest tutoring or teaching online, which is followed by e-mails and questions about “Where do I start?” ¬†

Today, I have an answer for you.   

Right now, VIPKID is looking for English teachers for their students after experiencing a huge rush of demand from their 4-12-year-old Chinese students. They need teachers.   

VIPKID teachers meet-up fun: great community!
How it works: 
Apply to VIPKID
Fill out basic info (5min)
10 Min Teaching Sample ‚Äď (Virtual interview or recorded)
Intro to Teaching (2-3 hr)
Mock Class (2-4 hr)
Contract Signing
Start teaching.

VIPKID has the support of Kobe Bryant,¬†Sequoia Capital, Learn Capital, Tencent, Matrix Partners, Sinovation Ventures, etc… ¬† and it works for everyone. ¬†Chinese families can get a quality educator for a good price point, and teachers can make a supplemental money on their own time, so it’s a win-win. ¬†In fact, it is in the top five work from home companies.¬†

VIPKID is working on two projects:
1- Their VIPKID Education Research Institute (VERI) Stanford with Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss is studying how children learn languages.
2- VIPKID rural China schools project with the Jack Ma Foundation – teachers get connected to a lower income rural school and teach English to the class, virtually.
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What you need to know: 
These teachers make an average of $19 an hour
Work from home with flexible hours
You need to have a bachelor’s degree to get started
You need to have one year teaching experience of any kind.  i.e. tutoring, homeschooling, teaching assistants etc.
You have to be able to work in the US or Canada.
You do NOT need to speak Chinese to teach.

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I think that overall, I love to know what others are seeing, what others have experienced.   Here are some great quotes from teachers, so you can hear about it from other teachers:

KATELYN NESTLE: Port Huron, Michigan
VIPKID has helped me fulfill my dream of teaching abroad without the financial challenges of moving across the ocean. ¬†My schedule offers me the flexibility to teach when I want. It’s great to be rewarded for being a morning person! I teach around 36 classes a week during the school year, and look forward to opening up more during the summer!

LINDA GLENN: Lake St. Louis, Missouri
“I love that I can be a “stay at home” grandma and babysit my grandson in the afternoons and still earn an income in the mornings teaching 12-15 hours a week from home!”

KRISTEN BROWN:  This program has been such a blessing for my family. I teach approximately 45 classes per week and maintain a full-time teaching position.  THE VIPKID structure and platform have enhanced my overall teaching. I LOVE working for VIPKID!!!

STEPHANIE CASTERNOPOULOS:¬†VIPKID offered me what my standard teaching job couldn’t: a happy balance between the work I enjoy and time with my family I love.¬† This is the happiest I’ve been since I began my teaching career!”¬† Groveland, Florida.

If you’re ready to move forward and you are ready¬†to work from home (this is perfect for stay at home parents), head over & apply.

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I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. This is the 2nd time I’ve heard about this in the week! I am interested in getting involved!!