VIPKID Teachers Wanted is a Facebook support group for those going through the hiring process with VIPKID. The admins of the group are Penny Davis, Gayla Presley Smith, and Susan Fellows, who are all experienced VIPKID teachers and hiring coaches.
We formed this group to help new teachers successfully navigate the hiring process. We all went through the process and understand what VIPKID is looking for and want to pass that on to you.
The overall hire rate for VIPKID is 6% of those who apply. BUT, in our group, for those who use a referral code of one of our admins and follow all the way through the process, the hire rate is greater than 85-90%!!! That’s the difference you get by having a referring teacher who studies and knows the hiring process versus using some random referral code or maybe an acquaintance that teaches but doesn’t do a lot of referring. We are pros at this and have the track record to prove it.
If you’ve already applied with another referring teacher, you can’t change your referral unless you completely reapply with a new email and phone number. You are still welcome there, but we just can’t give you the one-on-one help we give to our referrals.
Be sure and scroll through the group and the info there. There are also files in the files section with lots of helpful info. There are separate posts on these subjects:
******SETTING UP YOUR CLASSROOM AND BASICS*****
You will need a headset with a mute button and a noise-canceling microphone. I use a Logitech H390 that I got at Wal-Mart for about $25. Any gaming headset works great too. Do not try to use earbuds. They do not pick up your voice well enough.
Susan Fellows’ video on setting up your classroom on a budget!
The Basic Essentials for getting hired by VIPKID
Top 10 interview reminders – https://www.facebook.com/groups/VIPKIDteacherswanted/permalink/1977400859201058/
How to record yourself teaching with the slides
Navigating the VIPKID classroom – figure out how to use the classroom before your interview:
Synthetic Phonics – you must know this for the interview and mock lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqTya_CgCPs&feature=youtu.be
TPR – Total Physical Response – crucial for VIPKID:
Application Performance Indicator – the scorecard they use in your interview and Mock classes
Common ways mentors try to trip you up!
***INTERVIEW AND DEMO CLASS HELP*****
VIPKID Live, Recorded or Express Interview?
TPR – Total Physical Response – YOU MUST KNOW THIS TO TEACH FOR VIPKID
How to pass the Interview and Demo class video
Express Interview video
VIPKID Coaching Days calendar
Go to one of these coaching days and skip the interview!
****CERTIFICATION CENTER HELP*****
Interactive Level 2 walkthrough
Level 3 Letter P Walkthrough – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5dJrAhJ1R4&t=120s
Level 3 Letter X Walkthrough – https://youtu.be/R3smWX10rnc
Intermediate level “My Country” Video
Intermediate level “Earth – Our Home” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRtATsj_kBg
****HELP FOR AFTER YOU ARE HIRED*****
You’re Hired! Now what?
Join our sister group – VIPKID Teachers Wanted- Hired!
Technical difficulties in the classroom? https://www.facebook.com/groups/VIPKIDteacherswanted/permalink/2085498145057995/
VIPKID Acronyms and Language:
The VIPKID Classroom:
Harsh realities and marketing to parents
Trial classes tutorial video:
How to get bookings!
Substitute teacher program
Unit Assessments walkthrough
Using Google slides to help you teach and their planner for feedback help: Join this group:
I have a Youtube Channel that features training videos. See it here and be sure and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbZMF9HfkBnXhc2ZH7t92w
VIPKID Teacher links – If you’re hired, you need to know these links. https://www.facebook.com/groups/VIPKIDteacherswanted/permalink/1978720282402449/