Passing The VIPKid Mock Class

Hello teachers to be! Congratulations to all of our new recruits on passing the interview. Now it is time to pass your Mock Class! The most important thing to remember is to have fun; the second most important thing to remember is to finish the class….make it through all of the slides without rushing -about 1 minute per slide. If you move faster be prepared to engage with the student at the end…play tic-tac-toe, teach an additional letter sound or how to pronounce teacher or computer or mouse….

If you just happened to come across this post and haven’t yet started the application process, we can help. If you have your bachelor’s degree, can work in US/Canada, and speak English with a North American accent, contact us. We will help you through the entire process and help you navigate VIPKid after you get hired.

Use this referral Code: APRYL0002 for our assistance.

Now here is what you need to do in the process of having fun and making it to the end of the mock class.

You should now have access to the Certification Center to decide which level you’d like to certify for. Think of this stage as teacher training (mock classes): you will do practice lessons with an experienced teacher until you are confident with materials, techniques, and the online classroom environment. You can re-take a mock class as many times as needed to pass. Most applicants do the first one 2-3 times. Follow these tips and make it on the first try!
We’d recommend getting certified in the lower level (Level 2-3), because that’s the bulk of VIPKID’s clientele. Although, you can get certified in both levels prior to signing your contract.

Use the same tips from the Demo:

  1. Total Physical Response (TPR) – use your hands and facial expressions a lot; hand to ear when you want them to talk, point at your mouth when you model how to say a word or sound…
  2. Teach the teaching objectives. Don’t get sidetracked if the student is acting poorly or is overly happy.
  3. Modeling & Repetition – say what you want them to say and then have them repeat it at least two times (be sure to finish the lesson – by all means though)
  4. Speaking speed and clarity – speak clearly and slowly when you model.
*  Props – any props you have like a little white board or letter cards are extra gravy! For my mock class, I had some index cards that I had written the letters that I was teaching on – upper case on one side and lower case on the other side.
** Have fun – smile, be happy, and most of all, have fun. Your energy will shine through 🙂

For more instructional information regarding how to teach the Mock slides be sure to use the referral code APRYL0002  to apply.

Our VIPKID Story

Our VIPKID story started with us wanting to be liberated from our desks, brick and mortar buildings. We wanted to shift over into a location independent lifestyle! We had just married and I relocated to my husband’s home state of Michigan in the winter of 2016. I left my previous job behind, in Florida, after six years and looked forward to honeymooning and hibernating. It was nice not working for a month or two, but it quickly got boring. None of my family or friends lived in Michigan, and I found myself lacking in ways to occupy my time. So I started to look for a job I could do remotely. VIPKID popped up on my radar and was a perfect fit for me to continue retreating from the unfamiliar winter harshness. Read more

How to Make Money Online For Free

We live full-time on the road, so knowing how to make money online for free is essential to all of our being…..there is no plan B for us. Paying our rent and bills, shopping for groceries…. all while living full-time internationally is a risk that is mitigated with wealth. Money is a hedge and our situation demands it, so, this post is dear to our hearts….its personal. Making Money Online is the vehicle that is allowing us to step into our vision of an international lifestyle. We are living comfortably abroad. If you are not familiar with our story, in a nutshell we became online teachers while we were dating long-distance, we got married, quit our 9-5 gigs, and flicked the switch on our plans to see and absorb the world one sunset, one dinner, one city and one country at a time. One year after we were married we left the USA with an ailing savings account.

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How to Apply to VIPKID

Hey! Hopefully you’re here because you’re interested in becoming a VIPKID teacher. We would love to help you along the application process. Follow these steps to get your foot in the door.

Check out our link to the VIPKID website or plug in https://vipkidteachers.com to get to their homepage. To secure us as your coaches be sure to locate the ‘click here‘ link to enter our referral code, starred in the image below: APRYL0002 (zero zero zero two)

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Making Money with VIPKID

Ok, I know why you’re here…so let’s jump right in.

When you pass your initial interview/mock lesson you will be given your base rate per class. So make your first impression a good one! Your credentials and how well you’re able to deliver an engaging and educational class in an online platform will determine your starting rate. This can be from $7 – $9 per class (25min).

And this is where VIPKID builds upon your earnings.

INCENTIVES!!!

You have the (easy) opportunity to receive an incentive for each class up to $3.20/ class. Read more

VIPKID Booking Hacks

Earning your living based on your customers unknown proclivities can feel fickle. Like the ground is never truly solid beneath your feet. Especially when this income is the only wind in your sails. There are some things you can do in this digital world of VIPKID to create a steady flow of greenbacks. We have been working the VIPKID pool of parents for a couple of years now and  we have a steady clientele. Our bills are paid every month (and we have plenty) and, we are able to save enough to comfortably afford to live on a permanent vacation. Anyway this is a list of the things you can do to get your weight up with VIPKID: Read more