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Is Vipkid trustworthy?

Despite the numerous complaints, VipKid is a legitimate company. There are definitely some glaring problems with it though, so be sure to weigh the pros and cons yourself before you start. Some of the pros of working at VipKid are: You can work from home.

Can you get fired from Vipkid?

VIPKID has a 6-cancellation limit. That means if you are not granted “soft” or “medium” cancellations, and you tally up to 6 total you will be at risk for termination.

Is Vipkid a pyramid scheme?

No, VIPKid is not a Pyramid Scheme. With VIPKid, there are no fees to “join.” It’s a fairly rigorous interview process, but there is no money required. You are interviewing for a job, and if hired, you get paid.

What percentage of applicants get Vipkid?

Only 6% of all applicants get hired every month. This is because a lot of applicants get stuck in the process and many others fail along the way. That being said, getting hired by VIPKID is not an impossible task. There are currently over 60,000 teachers, including myself, who have passed the interview process.

Is it easy to get hired at Vipkid?

A big reason why is a lot of actual certified ESL teachers with multiple years of experience work here and if you are someone with teaching experience and a random degree that got hired (like me) then it is very difficult to get booked. Also, the interview process is very long and takes money to pass.

How much can you make a week with Vipkid?

Your base rate will vary, depending on your experience and your first interview. It will be between $7- $9 USD per 25-minute class. This means that you can make a base rate of $14 – $18 USD per hour.

Is magic ears better than Vipkid?

Magic Ears has been a popular platform that many VIPKid teachers switched to. They are a 1-4 platform with a slightly higher average pay rate and a different curriculum. They also don’t require secondary rewards and excessive props. If you’re interested in Magic Ears you can sign up here.

How much do Vipkid parents pay?

VIPKid pays starts at $7 per class with an incentive based on classes taught. For your first 20 classes, you are paid $. 80 per class. From class 21-40, slightly more, etc.

Is VIPKid in financial trouble?

The Reuters article also revealed that VIPKid downgraded its initial fundraising target of US$500 million to US$150 million. With the news of fundraising plagued by uncertainty, VIPKID experienced its own internal turmoil with numerous resignations of senior managers one after another.

How much money can you make a month with VIPKid?

VIPKID can look just about however you want it to: You can turn it into a full-time job and work all hours of the night, earning $4,000 per month. Or you can do what I do and teach a few hours each morning, earning between around $150 and $700 per month depending on your schedule.

How do I get the most money from VIPKid?

With VIPKid, you earn up to $22 an hour. Incentives are in place to boost your pay a little higher. VIPKid can pay $1 if you show up on time. Another $1 is given for each class that you finish according to the lesson plan. This equals $7 to $11 per 30-minute class, or $14 to $22 an hour.

How does VIPKid determine pay?

VIPKid’s incentive structure rewards teachers corresponding to their number of classes taught, both cumulative and monthly. The number of qualifying classes taught overall will determine your pay tier. You will then receive an extra incentive bonus for each class you taught that month based on your pay tier.

How much does VIPKid cost?

The online one-on-one sessions target children aged between five and 12. Each session lasts 25 minutes and costs 130 yuan (US$18.90). More than half of the money goes to the pockets of overseas teachers, who can typically make US$3,000 to US$4,000 a month, equal to their monthly salary in North America.

Is it hard to get bookings with Vipkid?

We hear from new teachers that waiting even a week to open slots after your contract is signed can make it much harder to get booked. The theory is that VIPKid will feature new teachers higher in search to give them a boost. Wait too long, and someone else is new and getting that boost instead of you.

What are peak hours for Vipkid?

The VIPKID peak hours are the times when they have a demand for class. The VIPKID peak hours are 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beijing time every day and 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (all day) Saturday and Sunday.

Can I teach Vipkid from my phone?

We can only teach using one of the apps. Windows app, Mac OS app, or the iPad app. Note: The VIPKid classroom is not accessible on an iPhone, Android, or any other tablet.

Can I use Airpods for Vipkid?

Comfortable headphones with a microphone: (some people report that their apple earbuds and airpods work well for this, but my experience is that they aren’t powerful enough to pick up the nuances in pronunciation and you will want a headset style shown below.

How fast does my internet need to be for Vipkid?

20mbps

Can I teach Vipkid on an iPad?

You can absolutely use an iPad to teach with VIPKID. In fact, many teachers prefer to use an iPad to teach classes. If you’ve used the VIPKID iPad app before but haven’t taken a look at the new layout as of March 2020, you might be very confused.

How do I get more Vipkid bookings?

Secrets to getting VIPKID Bookings Fast

  1. Create an Attractive Profile. Make sure you put your qualifications are at the forefront of your profile.
  2. Ask How You’ve Been Labeled. Parents can sort through teachers based on education and teaching tags.
  3. Open All of Your Slots…and TEACH!
  4. Personalize Your Feedback.
  5. Use the Gift System.

How much data does a Vipkid class use?

VIPKID classes use about 60-100 MB worth of data per class.

What is a good internet speed for online teaching?

1.5 Mbps

Does it cost extra to use your phone as a hotspot?

In most cases, a mobile hotspot doesn’t cost anything extra. Typically, your hotspot cost is rolled into your cell phone plan, either in the form of a specific allotment of hotspot data, or by using your plan’s general data.

How many GB does a hotspot use?

Exceed that cap, and “tethering” slows, sometimes to a painful degree. AT caps hotspot use past 10 GB to 128 kbps, while Sprint chokes it to 32 kbps (or you can buy extra full-speed use at $15 a gig).