What is VIPKid?

VIPKid is an online ESL platform that connects English speaking teachers with students in China. At VIPKid, teachers create their own schedule and work from home teaching 25 minute, 1-1 classes to children aged 4-12.


The best part is that you can work as much or as little as you'd like. There are no minimum hours required, giving you the freedom to work wherever and whenever you want. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email me.

Hiring Requirements

All VIPKid teachers must meet these basic requirements before they are hired:

1. Bachelors Degree (any major)

2. One or more years of teaching experience (coaching, tutoring, camps, etc.) 

3. Eligible to work in the US or Canada

4. TESOL Certification which you can complete for free through VIPKid OR you can purchase this $19 TESOL Course which works for multiple companies.

Pay & Bonuses

Generally speaking, you earn between $18-22 USD per hour (base pay plus incentives).


In addition to that, there are a number of incentives that can help you earn more.


For example, if you teach a trial student who ends up signing up for VIPKid you earn an extra $5. If you open a timeslot within 24 hours of the class start time you earn an extra $2/class OR if you refer a friend to VIPKid you will earn $100 once that person teaches their first class. 

The Application Process

The VIPKid application process is done in 4 main steps (listed below).


The 5th step (not listed) is to create a teacher profile and

start booking students.   

VIPKid Hiring Process (2020)

Watch this video for a more detailed explanation of each stage of the application process. 


All classes take place between 9am-9pm Beijing time.


One of my favourite parts about teaching online is that you have full control over your schedule. You can work as much or as little as you'd like. 


The most in-demand timeslots are M-F from 6pm-9pm BJT and from 9am-9pm BJT on Saturday and Sunday. 

You can use this timezone calculator to convert these peak times in your local timezone.  

Lesson Planning

You do NOT have to do any lesson planning at VIPKid. The curriculum will be provided for you.  

You will, however, be responsible to come to class prepared to enhance the lesson using a combination of props, puppets, and rewards.  


  Watch this video to see footage of me interacting with a few of my students using this fun and engaging approach.  

Are you ready? 

The basic info can be filled out in under 2 minutes. 

If you apply using my referral link (below) you will gain access to my additional resources.


(additional resources include Mock Class A & B walk-throughs, my intro video script and tutorials, and the option for a 1-1 coaching call)  

My E-mail

If you apply using my referral code and would like access to my additional resources, you MUST email me.

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