adding a mentor

“I’m Erin! VIPKID teacher & Club Orange member (a Top 5 VIPKid referring teacher/hiring-help mentor). Teaching & helping others get hired with this amazing job is my passion!”

For some applicants, applying with or adding a referring teacher (VIPKid hiring-help mentor) that can provide you with the right kind of support and guidance through the hiring process is a great idea. This mentor will be considered your referring teacher and you are their "referral". If you apply without a referring teacher, you can add one to your existing application anytime before signing your contract!

You would be surprised how many questions come up during the VIPKid application process. Most applicants benefit from the assistance whether you just need a couple questions answered via email, or need step-by-step guidance through the entire process. Once you are hired with VIPKid, you're hired. There is a lot of support from many places (Teacher workshops, Facebook groups, VIPKid’s Hutong Forum, etc.) but there is no required teacher training phase before you are able to start teaching classes, you could open up classes right away! So try and use the hiring process as the main initial training process! This is why you could really benefit from having someone to guide and support you through this training process right from the start!

There are many resources on YouTube and many helpful VIPKid mentors out there. You should find one that you would like to work with and see what types of resources they are offering to their referrals. Check out what I offer below!


What I offer as a VIPKID hiring help-mentor


  • 1-on-1 mentoring & messaging through the hiring process & beyond!

  • Group video coaching & practice sessions via Zoom

  • Feedback for practice recordings or setup pictures


make Erin my VIPKID hiring-help mentor (referring teacher)


Make account & apply with Erin’s referral code

You need a VIPKid account to add me as your referring teacher/coach & gain access to my hiring help resources. Making an account is super easy and fast! Just click this link to make one if you haven’t yet.

Enter my code (ERIN00135) when signing up. That’s ERIN, zero, zero, one, three, five. The box to add a referral code is a little bit hidden. You have to click the link above where it says "Sign Up" to open the referral code box. You can also add the referral code (ERIN00135) when filling out the actual application portion. (My old referral code is 04SOC3. Both codes still work though.)

Applying takes 2 minutes and you can wait as long as you need to afterwords before scheduling any kind of interview or continuing with the hiring process. So don't stress if you aren't ready to fully dive into it! Don’t forget to check out our Application Tips and read below for how to gain hiring course access.

I DO NOT recommend you apply through Facebook. Many people have had issues with adding my as their referring teacher when applying through Facebook.


Add Erin to existing account

If you have already started the VIPKid hiring process, you can still add me as your referring teacher all the way up until you’ve signed your contract! Follow the steps and pictures below to add me as your coach!

1. Login to your VIPKid account

2. In the top right corner, click "My Account"

3. Click "Add Referral Code"

4. Type in my referral code: ERIN00135 (ERIN, zero, zero, one, three, five)

(My old referral code is 04SOC3. Both codes still work though.)

5. It should now say, "Your referee: Erin MRO"

6. I will send you hiring help resources and info on how to access my hiring help e-course within 36 hours of you adding my code.



After you apply using my link/code OR add my code to your existing application, I'll send you your hiring course access information and password. This email will go to the email associated with your VIPKid account.

Your course access info WILL NOT be sent instantaneously. I check my referral tracking list everyday and send out course access. So please allow up to 36 hours for me to see that you've been added as my referral and get your hiring course access info to you. Please be patient, and remember, you can always reschedule your interview and Mock classes if you're waiting on the course!




If you aren't able to add my code the way shown above...

  • You can also email teachvip@vipkid.com.cn stating that Erin Mehlich (CODE: ERIN00135 / SIGNUP EMAIL: emehlich1@gmail.com) referred you and is helping you out with the process. Ask them to add my referral information to your application. **PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ME WITH VIPKID INQUIRIES OR QUESTIONS AT emehlich1@gmail.com. This is the email I originally signed up with is my personal email. Sometimes VIPKid requests the referring teacher's signup email for some reason, which is the only reason I am providing it here. If you need to contact me with VIPKid related inquiries, please direct your message to my contact page.


  • You will receive an automatic email from VIPKid saying that they've received your message. This does not mean you have been added as my referral yet. They will send another email confirming the change to your application once they add me as your referring teacher. Again, you will not show up in my referral tracking list until VIPKid confirms the change with another email.

  • After you manually add my referral code (or received confirmation from VIPKid that your referring teacher has been added and your application has been changed if you had to email them), please allow 36 hours for me to send you hiring help resources and info on how to access my hiring help e-course.

Can I change referring teachers/coaches?

  • You can add a referring teacher before signing your contract. Unfortunately, if you are have completed the hiring process and have already signed your contract, it is too late to add me as your referring teacher and VIPKid mentor/coach.

  • You cannot CHANGE your referring teacher if you’ve already added someone or if you’ve applied using someone else’s referral link or code. I really recommend reaching out to your current mentor to see if they can provide you with some support before reaching out to another mentor.

  • You are still welcome to join our Facebook group, VIPKID Hiring Q & A, but I won’t be able to give you access to my hiring help e-Course or the one-on-one help I give to my referrals.

Do you get paid to coach us?

VIPKid runs a really great referral program for its working teachers as an incentive for them to help other applicants through the hiring process. But what exactly does this mean? Basically, when hired, VIPKid gives their teachers a special application link and code that is unique to them. When a VIPKid hopeful applies using their link or code, they get paid an incentive IF THEIR APPLICANT IS HIRED AND STARTS TEACHING. This mentor/coach is considered the referring teacher and the applicant is their "referral". The incentive amount tends to change. It can range anywhere from $80 - $ 150 per successful referral + milestone bonuses.

I only get paid when you get hired! That's why I've taken a lot of time and energy developing my "Roadmap To VIPKID" Hiring eCourse for applicants that walks them through each step of the hiring process. Only my referrals will gain access to the free hiring help e-course as well as access to online group Zoom coaching sessions. This is all in additional to individualized 1-on-1 mentoring. Coaching applicants through the hiring process takes a lot of time and effort, which is why this content is exclusive to those who take the time to add me as their referring teacher.



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