Demand economy is on the rise. We’ve all heard of Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb have provided a platform for people to match everything from fancy apartments to their passenger seats to those who need them. The latest industry is English education. In China, it is booming.
VIPKID matches teachers from North America to Chinese students. Class is one to one. In addition, VIPKID courses are at the forefront of industry innovation, making use of flip-flipped classroom modes and gamified homework to make real English learning possible.
Why do some people choose to be VIPKID teachers in so many online English learning companies? This is our top ten reasons to join (and stay) VIPKID.
By Belezha Chan
Not only do these students melt your heart, there are many VIPKIDs. “As a VIPKID teacher for seven months I have taught hundreds of students and I still continue to learn from them everyday.” Mentioned teacher Kristin M.
There are currently 500,000 registered users and 30,000 paying students, and the teacher has a lot of work to do. Last July, our highest paid teacher earned $ 9,000. Yes, it’s only a month’s salary.
2. A fun, easy to use, unique course that will change your teaching style
The teacher often said they hummed VIPKID’s ” Hello and Goodbye” songs . They also give high five to those who are not children.
VIPKID wants to change the way children learn English, not just English. According to the National Common Core National Standards, the VIPKID course is designed to provide North American elementary school experience to online children. There is a better way to learn English: through curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Our classes are fun and innovative, insurmountable to teachers and students.
3. No fuss about the platform
No download. Just click a button to enter the classroom. Only!
4. Gain valuable professional development
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“VIPKID takes pride in continuing to learn at the highest professional level of each teacher, which provides a better learning experience for the students as the teacher has more strategies and methods in the classroom,” says teacher Jojo F.
We always bring something new: “VIPKID listens to the teacher’s advice and strives to implement these suggestions.When the teacher asks for more understanding of Chinese culture, they introduce an expert who not only teaches the teacher about cultural knowledge, Also introduced us to mandarin, “teacher Elayne L. added.
5. Care teacher community
Thousands of other teachers are already on our platform, with over 1,000 teachers joining each month.
VIPKID has created virtual learning communities for teachers to share each other’s experiences and skills. You may not go to work in the office, but you will surely feel like your colleagues and supporters will experience the same as you.
“We have a community of teachers and we share a common goal every day from all four corners of the country. We encourage teachers to ask questions and make recommendations to each other in order to be able to consistently deliver the best lessons.” Elayne L. confirms that you will be at Home online teaching, but you will not feel alone with us.
6. Support from headquarters
All of our thousands of VIPKID classes are watched by our firefighters (we call them real-time technical support teams). Firefighters troubleshoot problems teachers or students may encounter. Forget trying to find a solution to their own technical problems, please firefighters to rescue!
In addition to technical support, our teachers are also catered for by our communications specialists. All teachers are assigned to communications specialists and they will be followed up during VIPKID. “Although support staff is not always visible, as a representative in person at Headquarters, I can prove that they are sincere and caring and show the highest concern for their respective roles , and they are fully aware that they Of the students need to pay maximum attention to the details that all students can get the best experience in every class “, referring to Jojo F, who visited VIPKID’s headquarters in July 2016.
7. respectable company
Founded in 2013, VIPKID is the first company to innovate and create this teaching model. A company that offers a similar product is a copy of VIPKID.
That is, frequently won awards in the Chinese media, VIPKID has won acclaim from technology giants such as Tencent and Sina. Internationally, VIPKID has won the trust of top investors such as Innovation Engineering, Northern Lights Venture Capital, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and Yunfeng Capital. The people behind those investments are Kai-Fu Lee, the founder of Google China, and Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba. Among celebrity backers, we have the famous Chinese actress Liu Tao and basketball superstar Bryant .
The world’s leading education power also began to notice VIPKID. VIPKID is the first online company in China to receive the official supplier status of TOEFL Elementary School. TESOL recently certified 150 VIPKID employees in ELT Management. VIPKID partnered with Coursera to provide TESOL certification to many teachers.
8. Support children to be better citizens of the world
VIPKID’s curriculum focuses on the learning and development of children as a whole, filling the gap in China’s education system. And, “VIPKID gives students access to the teacher’s life each time the class takes place.Teachers and students learn about each other’s culture, tradition, food, likes and dislikes.We talk about current events, weather, geography and travel.This fosters interest in other cultures, Understanding and tolerance, which is immeasurable, “Kristin M.
VIPKID also donated 10 million yuan in the Chinese community to create 100 community libraries in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Nanjing. VIPKID and YourBay are dedicated to creating a completely new reading experience for Chinese children.
9. Have fun!
VIPKID frequent competitions and challenges, inspiring teaching. We ask teachers to share their favorite lessons, achievements, interesting and awkward stories in order to have a chance to win a bonus / money.
In addition, twice a year, we invite VIPKID teacher to visit the headquarters! Yes, our teacher can win a trip to China. Please click the video above to see the July 2016 visit.
10. We will always improve!
Compared to now, seven months ago, when she started, Christine M mentioned that “there are more online resources, more powerful weekly communications, online Chinese culture classes, new ESL certification, monthly rewards, and teacher challenges, and The new course is just some improvements and changes made over the past six months. “
Real-time feedback helps us improve the user experience and create better products. We pay close attention to all the feedback from teachers, students and parents, and we are constantly improving to ensure that every user has the best experience. There are changes every week, every week, every month, making teaching and learning better.
VIPKID is a good place. One obvious sign is that our retention rate is above 95%, which means that few teachers leave VIPKID. (Our student retention rate is also above 95%). If you still suspect, maybe Bryant can convince you.
“Two months ago, basketball legend across the Pacific met Vipkid , a company that aims to provide Chinese children with a virtual North American primary school experience.
Bryant said it took only five minutes to decide to invest.
In an interview Monday, Bryant said: “Their platform is changing everything.” “To me it’s not easy, and we have to look for companies that add value to society and help children educate and nurture Learn and grow. “”
Will you spend five minutes?