Author Topic: Got a Bachelor's? Teach English Online for up to $22/hr (Set your own hours)  (Read 1176 times)

TMInsall

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I've just begun a side hustle with a Chinese company that is recruiting native English speakers to teach English to 5-12 year olds. Since all you need is a bachelors degree and any possible teaching experience (from regular teaching, to tutoring, Sunday school, life guarding, babysitting, even training coworkers will work), I figured it was worth sharing.

Classes are 25-28 mins long, and there are bonuses for teaching 35+classes a month, and for not missing classes. The classes are taught with pre made power points, and there are dozens of example classes online too.

Student ability varies; I did have a year 3 kiddo (aged nine) who was telling me about how he likes knights and King Arthur, wants to be an astronaut, and has a pet fish. Younger kids you do a lot of sing-song stuff, (old mcdonalds, 5 little monkeys, etc) and I use a hand puppet to keep their interest. But again, at 25-28 mins a lesson, it goes by fast!
Hours are weird but you set them yourself which is nice, and can up or lower depending on schedule changes. The peak hours work for me as I'm able to work in the mornings from 4-6 am, then go to my regular classroom.

Pay ranges from $7-11 per half hour class. If you allow any slots to be booked within 24 hours, you will get a $2 class bonus. If a class gets cancelled/student does not show up, you still get paid (full for registered members, half for trial students). If you teach a trial class, you get paid the same amount as a regular class... If the student signs up, you get a $5 per trial student sign up bonus. I've taught over 30 classes this month, and intend to open a solo 401k to put all the money I make in.

If anyone is interested, consider using my referral link: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=3436338
« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 08:40:30 PM by TMInsall »

LadyStache in Baja

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Thanks!

TMInsall

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I just found out that applicants who are offered a contract by the 28th will receive a $25 gift card!

FinallyAwake

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This is awesome!

Too bad I only have an Associates Degree.  :(

Know of any other companies with a good reputation that would accept losers like me?

TMInsall

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This is awesome!

Too bad I only have an Associates Degree.  :(

Know of any other companies with a good reputation that would accept losers like me?

Chegg.com might. I don't have a referral for them, but it's worth a shot!
« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 12:59:12 PM by TMInsall »

ChipmunkSavings

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Does it have to be a Bachelor's in English? I have a Health Science background but I might be interested.

TMInsall

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no, any bachelor's

Mezzie

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This might be a fun summer gig. Thanks for sharing. :)
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This looks great, I definitely want to try this but will have to start in April. Did you have any teaching experience before you started? I've tutored a bit but never ESL. Are the kids able to communicate much in English or are they starting from scratch?

TMInsall

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I am a 3rd year teacher, but little/no ESL. The big thing is to frame your work experience in terms of education...so when I filled my application, I mentioned how I 'taught' when working IT. I helped students with basic pic skills, and ran workshops/freshman orientation for students to register for registrar signup system. Even babysitting can be cited as teaching experience!

Communication depends on the kid; you are booked by students one session at a time so you may from from a year 3 to year one student. But the materials are all gathered, which makes it all relatively easy. It's a total immersion experience, so no mandarin required!