Hello, I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping you up on VIPKID, but some big things are happening and I can’t wait to share it with you. So if want to, please follow to be alerted when I post the special announcements.
Hi, I’m so sorry folks. I should be typing more on here to keep you up on all that is VIPKID. However, I have failed and I am sorry, but I’m planning to change this and try to update at least once a week. I just got to motivate myself.
Today marks 391 days since I started with VIPKID. I feel much more comfortable with this program and I’m thinking about starting with another company soon that is also owned by the same parent company as VIPKID. I’ll keep you updated on that. I just can’t believe I’ve been doing this for that long. I also have to say I think my mind feels differently about classes than it did when I started too. I use to feel like I had to prepare so much to do a class. However, now I just review the slides and notes and if there is something grammatically I don’t understand I try to look up before class or if I forget I look it up as I do classes. I always prepare for the grammar and for math, because both can be challenging due to the material.
On Monday, this week, VIPKID announced the release of Level 7, which sounds really exciting. However, at this point in time, I’m not qualified for this level. I need to get a state teaching certificate and have some classroom experience. 😦 I’m sort of sad about this because I don’t have these things, but I’m going to try to work on getting my TESOL this year. I also have several other things to announce that VIPKID has been releasing, but I’ll save those for another blog posting. 🙂
On a personal update, I’ve been busy crafting away. If you haven’t seen my crafting blog check it out (#craftygabi #craftyintheberkshires) and my crafting business instagram. I’ve been doing several commission projects. 🙂 To keep up with my VIPKID and personal activities, please check out my personal instagram page and please follow both accounts. I love to snap several shots a day if I can. I don’t always post, but when I’m bored I do. lol Would anyone be interested in me creating my own VIPKID Recruiting Facebook Page? Comment below if you’d all be interested in this idea. I hope that I can do some VIPKID videos and all kinds of stuff for you. I’ll be looking forward to seeing and chatting with all of you in the near future. 🙂
I hope to be able to come back to you next week and we’ll talk about some new features and my feelings on the VIPKID Interactive Level 1. 🙂 See you soon.
I’ve you are interested in joining VIPKID or want more information, please shoot me a comment below, email me and I’ll send you an information packet, or DM me on instagram. 🙂 I’ll eventually get back to you. I promise. 🙂
Hi, everyone. Long time no blog, but I’m still teaching. I’ve been working most days and I was able to take a vacation for about 7 days. 🙂 I’m planning a review video of my latest adventure on my fun2test blog very soon.
Summer was a great time to get students, because I got to teach every other night a couple of classes. Peak times run from 9pm -10am EST every day from July-August !!! I even got Sunday Night classes although VIPKID did recommend it. 🙂 I made over $1000 in July because of the option to have night classes and catch up on the classes I was going to miss. I can plan better for next summer as well.
VIPKID even introduced there new summer classes. The TESOL classes were very different with a lot of independence on the child’s part. Very little talking from the teacher. It was for them to observe, do, reteach if necessary. Then at the end a free talk. That was fun! Then they had summer camp, which allowed younger and less experienced students to freshen up on free talk skills and some fun topics to cover.
At this moment, I have a 4.96 apple standing with 92 parent feedback reviews. This is so important and so many parents forget to give you a rating. I try to think of creative ways in my feedback in order to get the parents to give me feedback back. 🙂 My apples are so important to me.
I had a 5 apple rating up to my vacation, but I accidentally was too tired from my cruise and started yawning in class and rubbing my eye subconsciously. Oops! It will take me now 100 feedbacks to get my 5 apples back. 😦 But I’m trying hard and doing different teaching techniques that I saw from Nancy Taylor recently, to get more students to sign up and stay with me.
Most of my students are regulars now! Yippee. I love my regulars and I always get them to laugh and laugh.
In my next post, I’m going to post about the Peak Times that will be best based on your time zone and some groups to join once you get started. 🙂
Don’t forget to follow to stay up to date on the latest. I’m going to try to post more often. 🙂 If you would like to sign up please click my link here (My Code is: 028RC8) and also snap me an email, if you need more information or feel a little nervous. If you sign up and join VIPKID, I’ll send you an information packet email jammed packed with information in order to succeed in the interview.
That is all for now… Happy Teaching!!!
Below is the official information directly from the VIPKID freshdesk… This is exciting stuff and read it carefully.
I’m also attaching two pdf files about the recruitment process. Not everyone is a great candidate, but it is worth trying to get an interview and passing. I’ve really enjoyed this job and I have to say I wasn’t excited to do this. It was hard for me to change me schedule. I’m a real night owl and love to stay up late. So I had to change my schedule just a bit. So instead of being up until 2 am and getting up at 10, I’ve had to change to be in bed at exactly 1 am or earlier and be up by 7:30-8:00am most days. Hey it works and I do get enough sleep according to my fit bit. lol
Here’s some information.
Referral CODE: 028RC8
June 19 – Changes to the VIPKID Recruitment Process
Modified on: Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 at 6:41 PM
Changes to the VIPKID Recruitment process
In the current process, for candidates to pass the mock class stage, they have to be able to teach all levels well from the start. This is not easy to accomplish, and we often find candidates that are stronger in either lower or upper levels, but not both. We hope that this change can enable more amazing candidates to join our platform! Furthermore, it is sometimes difficult for new teachers to teach all levels once they start at VIPKID, so we hope that these changes ensure a better transition:
1) Level-Specific Mock Classes
From now on, after the mock class stage, candidates will be certified to teach specific levels based on their mock class performance.
2) The old Mock Class 2 PPT will be the new mock class 1 PPT.
Candidates start by teaching the Letter X PPT for 12 minutes, have 10 to 15 minutes for feedback, then teach Level 5 PPT also wrapping up with a feedback for this level. They will be assessed with two different rubrics. If they pass for Beginner levels, they will start teaching these levels and after 100 classes, they may apply for a new level certification. The same happens in case they pass for Intermediate levels. If none of the levels’ performance stood out, they will only be invited for a second Mock Class.
The results of the mock class 1 can be:
-Pass both levels: candidate is able to teach both lower and upper level classes
-Pass only lower level: candidate is able to teach only lower level classes
-Pass only upper level: candidate is able to teach only upper level classes
-Go to Mock Class 2: we would like the candidate to take another mock class in the level that the candidate performed best during mock class 1.
3) Mock Class 2 PPT will be level specific:
-If best performance in MC 1 was lower level, candidates will teach a Level 2 class. The class will be Letter P.
-If best performance in MC 1 was upper level, candidates will teach an upper level class. The class will be Earth, our Home, which is about environmental protection.
The results of the Mock Class 2 can be:
-Pass to teach either lower or upper level, depending on the Mock Class 2 that the candidate just taught
There were also other improvements. Candidates will receive feedback when they pass OR fail the process so that they can improve if they want to reapply.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to comment. I’m glad to give pointers or share product ideas for class or whatever. Ask away!
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WOW! I can’t believe it! I have 493 followers, 36 reviews of 5 apples status, and 4025 minutes under my belt. I’ve been working with VIPKID for 93 days. I’m loving every minute and life just keeps getting better with VIPKID. So much new is happening.
Since the beginning of last month, I’ve been 100% booked. This is amazing. This past week I’ve lost a class or so, but I think that was a blessing in disguise, because I’ve been very sick. Now, I don’t know about most teachers, but I pushed myself to do my classes. I really know my students depend on me to work with them and they always make me happy.
Two Mondays ago, I did class all morning. I was lucky and the heavens were watching over me, and had a cancellation in my favor. I was so sick I don’t know how I got through class. The lesson is a blur in my mind. 😦 This past week, I ended up with a sinus infection and my tonsils were killing me all week. I’m amazed I did my lessons, but I did it. Even one student told me that I should take a break and go get some sleep. I said “No, I need to teach you. You are important.” She said okay and we got through class. I shortly went to the doctor to find out that I was truly very sick. 😦 I even ended up with a mild case of pink eye. Now, if I would’ve had pink eye this morning I may have considered not doing class.
So what happens if you cancel class because you are sick or something else? Well… Pretty simple. You can cancel under soft cancel or hard cancel. Starting today, you can now cancel Trials if necessary on your own. Soft cancels are good and you don’t get penalized for them so long as you tell them more than 24 hours in advance or you have proof of your illness or medical issue. Otherwise, you lose about $2 for every 1-3 classes cancelled. A soft cancel example would be the following: let’s say you are 9 months pregnant. You go into labor before your class starts. You can do a soft cancel and you won’t be penalized, if you have proof of the birth certificate of the baby or hospital discharge papers. Another example, would be appendicitis. You shouldn’t have to be penalized because that gum ball you ate when you were 5, finally decided it didn’t want to be stuck in you forever. 🙂 Get the picture. Soft cancels are a dream for us. Below are examples of a cancellation options screen.
So many things. I’m going to be posting another post later this week about the Mock Classes and what is new with them. Too many things to share today. 🙂 I love it.
VIPKID also made Women’s Day Magazine. I’m so happy to hear this too. We are also starting Summer Prep courses this year. This is exciting and I have yet to study this. I’ll be sure to share this with you all once I figure it out. 🙂 lol
Well… Enough for my update and explanation of Cancellations. I’ll be posting the info about Mock Classes in another post later this week and I’ll share with you the VIPKID Zazzle store. This is so cool! I just got my T-shirt with DINO. Who doesn’t love DINO!
Happy Teaching and have a great week! Keep a look out for my next post!