VIPKID Online ESL Teaching

VIPKID Online ESL Teaching

The Opportunity:

The future is here! Join a fast-growing community of elite educators who are teaching right from their home. As an independent contractor, you will be matched 1:1 with Chinese students on our secure virtual learning platform to teach English online.  You can make your own schedule and use VIPKID resources to instruct - no lesson planning required!

This opportunity is for you if you have a strong teaching background, are energetic, engaging, and self-motivated. If you consider yourself a global educator and are excited about the use of technology to connect the world, then this is a match. Partner with us and help change the face of online learning.




The Work

1-on-1 online full immersion English language and content classes
Curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards
25-minute highly engaging lessons



Opportunity Details

Contract type: Independent contractor 
Contract term: 6-Months 
Start date: Immediately 
Hours: In order to maximize the number of classes scheduled, teachers are recommended to be available for at least 15 time slots per week (each time slot is 30 minutes) during Beijing peak times. The following hours tend to be the most requested time periods from our families: Monday-Sunday 6-10pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-10pm in Beijing time.

Here are the times converted to US time:


US Times          Monday~Friday               Saturday                      Sunday 
                      Beijing 6pm ~10pm     Beijing 9am ~10pm     Beijing 9am ~10pm

EST                    6am ~ 10am              Fri 9pm~Sat 10am       Sat 9pm~Sun 10am

CST                    5am ~ 9am                Fri 8pm~Sat 9am         Sat 8pm ~Sun 9am

MST                    4am ~ 8am                Fri 7pm~Sat 8am         Sat 7pm~Sun 8am

PST                     3am ~ 7am                Fri 6pm~Sat 7am         Sat 6pm~Sun 7am

Hawaii                 1am ~ 5am                Fri 4pm~Sat 5am         Sat 4pm~Sun 5am



About us


We have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and San Francisco and have over 200,000 students and 20,000 teachers on the VIPKID platform. Founded in 2013, VIPKID has won several awards including CY Zone’s Top 100 Chinese Companies, Top 21 Global Innovation Companies, and the US-China Entrepreneurship Leader Award. We have strategic partnerships with ETS, Coursera, and TESOL International, and are venture backed by top investors, such as Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Sinovation Ventures, Matrix Partners, ZhenFund, Northern Light Venture Capital, Yunfeng Capital, Learn Capital, Kobe Bryant’s fund - Bryant Stibel and ZTwo Capital. 

We pride ourselves on giving Chinese children the North American elementary school experience.

What we offer

Payment: Our teachers are paid according to the number of classes finished. The minimum service fee rate range is US $14 - $18/hour. There are incentives for every lesson, so a typical service fee ranges between US $14 - $22/hour. This business opportunity is ideal for independent contractor teachers looking to supplement their income.

What we want


Exposure to the American or Canadian K-12 education system
Minimum 1 year of teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree
Tech Requirements: Desktop or Laptop with a fast internet connection and audio/video capability

You need to have the requirements below:

AND one of the following sets to apply:

Uni Cert.
TEFL Cert.
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