Tips to Fill Your Booking Calendar

You’ve been hired… now, what’s next? The most important thing you can do is to get bookings. While this might seem obvious, you’re at a crucial point where this is super important. Most companies will highlight new teachers in some way for the first week or two that you’re available. After that, you’re on your … Read more

What Times Can I Work Teaching ESL Online?

It comes up in conversation: Someone is curious about teaching ESL online, and asking me questions based on their experience teaching offline – questions about prep, lesson planning, materials… At some point, the topic of time comes up, and I explain about peak demand time. Peak demand time is the highest demand period for teachers. … Read more

What Will I Be Paid to Teach English Online?

Knowing what you will be paid to teach English online should be one of the first questions that come to your mind. Now, if you want specifics on rates from a couple of different companies, you can check out articles that I published here and here. However, I encourage you to read the following so you … Read more

Six Reasons NOT to Teach ESL Online

  You think teaching online will be easier than teaching in your brick and mortar job. It’s not easier (just different). Kids are still kids, and English skills are still English skills.What is easier is that your entire job is… teaching. Uh-huh. No lunch duty, no playground coverage, no bus line. I actually enjoyed those times, but … Read more

You Can Teach ESL Online

If you’re like me, you were skeptical when you heard about this trend of online teaching – particularly the opportunity to teach ESL online to students in China. I’m here to tell you that if you want to – if you truly think it might be a good option for you – check it out. It’s … Read more

Following Student Cues

I recently replied to a question in a Facebook group: May I ask the primary school teachers. How to you keep your younger students attention? Currently, the majority of my students fall into this age group – or even younger. They can be a cute as a button – but they can also be such … Read more

VIPKID Pay Structure

nuture your VIPKID Pay Structure

VIPKID pay structure is different than other companies I’ve worked for. It’s a little more complex. Once I was able to figure it out, I find it to be very, very reliable. Base pay (per 25 minute class + feedback on your own) ranges from $7-11. So, base is $14-$22/hour. You get an additional $1/class … Read more