Almost 180 days, And 10,000 minutes

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!!!

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Updated: MOCK CLASS info June 2017

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 link

Referral CODE: 028RC8

Referring a Friend 

Applying to Teach with VIPKID

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

-Fail

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.

Final thoughts

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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Happy Teaching.

Our first meeting and some quick info

Welcome to this site. I’m excited to share this awesome adventure with you. Throughout the weeks, I’ll be updating and designing this site more and more and hopefully post once a week about my experiences. If you like what you see, please FOLLOW me via email or WordPress for my latest updates. I’ll be happy for the follow, but you are not obligated to do so. 🙂

I can’t wait to share this experience with you as I become a better English, speaker, writer, and teacher.

If you like to have more information or are interested in signing up to teach yourself, you can signup here. However, if you are feeling uneasy about what the opportunity is about, feel free to request my information packet email. This is an email jammed packed with tips on how to pass and become a successful teacher. 

If you are ready to take the plunge and dive into all this fun, I just want to note, you must be prepared to make time for three interviews (One 25 minute intro interview and two 1 hour interviews) in a week’s time span. 

Any questions feel free to drop a comment below or use the contact form. 

What are you waiting for? Let’s get going!!! Students need us. 🙂

See you all soon. 🙂 And Happy Teaching!