If you are looking to work from home, and love teaching children, Qkids is the company for you! Seriously, I am SO loving my experience. I have always wanted to be a teacher, and Qkids has given me the opportunity to pursue that dream. You don’t have to have a degree in education; however a BA or BS is required, along with a TESOL/TEFL certificate to be eligible. The requirements used to be that if you had a BA or BS degree, it wasn’t required to have TESOL/TEFL certification; however there are new regulations that will be going into affect soon that will require both.
Qkids was founded in 2015 and is now a leading online education program that connects North American (US and Canada) teachers with more than 500,000 Chinese students from ages 4-14. Qkids uses a narrative, game-based learning platform, which is SUPER fun and very easy to follow. They provide the lesson plans for you and all you have to do is teach the material however you desire, as long as all the objectives of that lesson are met. The children are SO amazing. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am to be a part of this company. It is so rewarding. It is a great feeling to know that you are making a difference (no matter how small) in a child’s life.
I know I touched on some of the requirements needed to apply, but would like to discuss a little more. In addition to the BA/BS degree and TESOL/TEFL certification, it is important to have a stable, high-speed internet connection, a computer that meets all the requirements per Qkids (a simple photo of the computers specs will be sent to a member of the hiring team and they will let you know if the computer meets expectations), and you will need to work a minimum of 6 hours (12 classes- each class is 30 minutes long). You will also need a webcam and headset. If you meet all the criteria so far, go ahead and visit the link that I will post below to complete an initial application via the web. You will probably receive an email that will ask for more details, which includes a request for a screening video. For this video, you will be asked to introduce yourself and read a quick children’s story book. It is recommended that the video be 1-2 minutes long.
Once you submit the video, you will be contacted within a week regarding the next steps. If you are chosen to move on in the hiring process, you will be asked to complete a demo 1 and demo 2 interview, and then teach 2-5 trial classes before being considered for a 6 month contract. Below is a snapshot of the hiring process:
Please note, that if selected, you will be considered an independent contractor, and will be given a 6 month contract that can be renewed every 6 months thereafter if you do well.
Please visit the following link if you are interested in applying:
Below is a link to the FAQs for Qkids:
Groupon actually has deals for TESOL/TEFL certification and if you are interested, I took this course:
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading! 🙂