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The VIPKid Teach English Online Opportunity

Looking for a flexible online teaching opportunity? What if we said you could wear yoga pants while doing it? We are seeking passionate educators to teach English online to over 300,000 students in China – with the flexibility to teach from anywhere and earn competitive pay of $14-$22/hour.

VIPKid is the leading global online K12 education leader and #1 Company for Remote Jobs by Forbes (as rated by FlexJobs). We’ve created a live, one-on-one online learning platform that matches motivated kids studying English in China with inspiring teachers like you. Also rated in Fast Company’s top 50 Most Innovative Company in the World we work with educational partners like ETS, TESOL and National Geographic Learning to develop the best curriculum and cutting-edge platform.

Why Teach with VIPKid?


  • Flexibility with no commute and no minimum hours
  • Curriculum provided
  • Opportunity to earn additional rewards
  • An amazing community of 40,000 teachers
  • Ability to participate in local events and conferences

We develop the curriculum and our teachers work from wherever they want, set their own schedules, and take home competitive pay. Oh, and if you’re getting nervous that you don’t know any Chinese, don’t be. There’s no need to speak Chinese.

We also have a cutting-edge platform. Teachers love the fact that our classes are one-on-one. And they really, really love the fact that our highly interactive platform means:

1) They can more easily engage their students (awesome)

2) They have convenient access to our pre-made lesson plans (double awesome).

Did we mention we offer flexibility? That means you can work every day, only Tuesdays mornings, every other Friday, or whatever works for you.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Teaching experience of any kind including tutoring, coaching or mentoring (1 year)
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • A computer and headset
  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • Comfy clothes. (OK, the comfy clothes are optional)


$14-$22/hr plus the opportunity to earn more through bonuses and referrals

Who We Are

VIPKid connects children in China with the world’s best teachers for real-time one-to-one online English immersion learning. Simply said, we allow teachers to change kids’ lives without uprooting their own. A global education company, our mission is to inspire and empower every child for the future. Founded in 2013 and formally launched in 2014 after a year of piloting and curriculum development, we have become China’s market-leading education startup, with offices in both China and the US.

What Inspires Us

Our founders worked as both educators and administrators for decades prior to founding VIPKid. We’ve taken those experiences – as well as our passion for motivating and engaging young learners - with us to our work at VIPKid. We aim to provide a truly global education – and with teachers and students all over the world, were able to deliver exactly that. Our technology enables personalized learning and a connection between teachers and students across the world.

Our philosophy (and philanthropy)

One of our core beliefs is that every teacher, student and employee who works with VIPKid has a need to learn (and keep learning). And since there’s no –one-size-fits-all for education, we’re constantly exploring ways to spark curiosity and create more opportunities to grow. As such we base our curriculum on a progressive pedagogy but we also put our ideals into action. In addition to our 300,000 paying students we support 300 low-income rural schools in China through our Rural Education Project. This program provides free English classes to students, helping improve even more lives.

About this Job

Contract term: 6-Months

Start date: Immediately

How many students do I teach in each class?

All VIPKID classes are one-on-one to ensure we meet 100% of each student’s needs.

Do teachers always teach the same students?

No, teachers teach any student who books their class.

Do classes take place on Skype or another platform?

VIPKID has developed its own education platform to facilitate our one-on-one classes.


Where does the booked interview happen?

The interview happens on our portal at After you book an interview, on the day of your interview, you can enter the classroom one hour before the interview to test your equipment before it starts. Make sure you test your equipment beforehand, as we are also evaluating your equipment to see if your internet connection is able to maintain a 30-min smooth connection with a server in China.

Why is the interview and demo so important?

The interview is very important as it, along with your qualifications, decides whether or not you will be accepted to work with VIPKID and it will determine your base service fee (payment).

What do I need to display in the demo lesson?

You will need to display how well you are able to explain activities to a foundation level student, how you are able to elicit complete answers from the student, your ESL teaching skills and your time management. Also, be prepared for the slides as it is very obvious if you never looked at them and could result in failing the application process in some cases.

There are no interview slots available. What should I do?

Interview time slots are shown for the next 3 days. If you are not available to interview in the times shown, you can 1) choose Method 2 and record an interview or, 2) come back to the portal 3 days before your desired date to book an interview.

How do I interview at VIPKID?

There are two methods to interview with us. You can:

  • Book an interview: Pick a timeslot from the calendar shown on the interview page.
    Join us for a 30-min session where you showcase your teaching skills to a VIPKID recruiter.
  • Record an interview: Record your demo lesson at your own time so that a VIPKID recruiter can evaluate you. Instructions on how to record your interview can be found on the interview page.

What will I be evaluated on?

Please take a look at our Applicant Performance Indicators, which highlight all areas that our candidates will be evaluated on when they interview at VIPKID.

What are must-dos to be successful at the VIPKID interview?

-Practice the demo lesson PPTs.

  • -Take a look at our Applicant Performance Indicators so you know what we are looking for in candidates.
  • -Teach from a place with good background and lighting.
  • -Good Internet connection.

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