Hello, WAH family! I wanted to talk a bit today about other ESL sites that are similar to VIPKid! I have never worked for VIPKid, but their company is the standard, I assume because say they pay more than other platforms ($20/hour to start). These positions are great opportunities for professional teachers who would like to earn extra income.
Though most often a contract for employment will be involved (usually 6 months to 1 year), teachers work on their own schedules and can accept or decline shifts at his/her leisure. The majority of these platforms are based in China, so no matter the schedule you choose, it will coordinate with the time zone the organization is based in (ie, Beijing).
Teachers are not required on most platforms to possess actual teacher certification, but it is usually preferred and instructors will be encouraged to obtain the necessary certification. Applicants that possess a Bachelor degree or above in any field can qualify to teach English. Most often being a Native English speaker is required.
Instructors are moist often teaching kids between 5-12 years of age, though some platforms allow for adult instruction. Here are a few tips I can give you to help put your best foot forward.
- Must exude energy and smile throughout the lesson. (over the top enthusiasm necessary, you’re working with little ones with short attention spans)
- Your teaching area should resemble a classroom.
- Your introductory video should be no longer than 1-2 minutes in length.
- Use lots of colorful props, toys, and white boards.
- Students must receive a reward when they’ve done something well. (ie, this could be anything, like gold stars)
Because of the strict teaching requirements not many make it through to teach, but these sites give you more options. You can also take what you’ve learned here and reapply with VIP Kid. This is a great list to share with educators in our personal/social circles, especially since teachers are currently feeling unappreciated! Most of these jobs pay well and could help supplement or create income(s) for those currently struggling. Share! Much success!
1. Magic Ears
“With innovative technology and qualified native English speaking teachers from USA/Canada, MagicEars provides fun, interactive and efficient online English learning experience to 5-12-year-old children in China. We also dedicate to provide a pleasant environment which allows teachers to teach and grow with us. With MagicEars, you can not only teach but also has the chance to get higher positions such as interviewers, trainers, social media administrator, etc.”
Base pay is $9-$13/hour. During peak times you will earn $1 over your regular pay as an incentive. Paid monthly through PayPal or Bank transfer.
Teach from the comfort of your home on your schedule. Must have 2 years foreign language teaching experience. (ie., TEFL, CELTA, TESOL) Receive ongoing training and support. Career development opportunities. Ability to commit to a fixed schedule up to a minimum of 1 year. Business background preferred.
3. 51 Talk
Join the 51 Talk English teaching community! Convenient career growth. Building connections. Stable income.
“HiTutor is looking for teachers who are passionate about teaching and good communicator to join our team. Characters are not the only thing we value, in order to make the cut, tutors also need to meet the following basic requirement: 1 year teaching experience, Basic computer knowledge, and a stable internet connection at home. Varied open positions for different language professionals.
Teaching certification required (TEFL, TESOL). Bachelor degree or higher in any field. Minimum of 1 year teaching experience. Paid monthly via Bank wire transfer.
Choose to teach on your schedule. University degree required. Native speakers only. Certification preferred or be willing to obtain within 90 days.
Earn money teaching your language online. Some teaching experience required. Teaching certification not required, but preferred. Native speakers only. Pays via PayPal, TransferWise, Payoneer, or Verbling Credit. Set your own hourly rate(s).
Qkids connects 100,000+ Chinese young learners between 5 – 12 years old with you and thousands of other online teachers, tutors, educators, stay at home parents, college students, and all those who have a passion for teaching. If you like starting your day with smiling faces of curious kids, join the Qkids family today!
Must be a Native English speaker. Teaching certification preferred. Minimum 1 year online ESL teaching experience preferred.
10. KK Talkie
Enjoy flexible teaching hours, immediate local support and first class training. Payments are made via direct deposit or PayPal. Teaching certification preferred but not required.
Bachelor degree or above required. Teaching certification preferred but not required. $25/hour to start.
Teach others English online. Teaching certification preferred but not required. Work from anywhere around the world. Work on your own schedule.
Create your own schedule, work anywhere you want and earn more income. Must have previous teaching experience in person or online. Skype is used to teach lessons. 15 hours a week minimum required.
Teach others English from the comfort of your home. You create the schedule you work. Once you’ve completed an application, you will be contacted within 24 hours to upload your “demo” video. Once your demo is accepted you should be on a schedule within 2-3 days.
“Are you passionate about languages, teaching and helping others to improve their language skills? Then join our international team of language teachers!” Must have teaching experience. Must be a Native speaker. Flexible hours. Work with small groups (5) of students. Automatic invoicing.
16. ESL Starter
Teach English online and work from home. Flexible scheduling available. Earn a base rate of $18 for each 45 minute session. Lessons prepared for you and full training is available. Commitment to contract of 1 year required. Bachelor degree required. Teaching experience preferred but not required. Pays monthly via PayPal or Bank transfer. USA/Canada.
Seeking Native English speakers to teach kids up to 12 years old. Must have a Bachelor degree and teaching experience is preferred. Earn up to $12 for each 30 minute lesson. Teachers are paid monthly on the 8.