How long are VIPKid classes, & When do VIPKID teachers teach?
We teach pre-made 1-on-1 online ESL classes for 25 minutes per class. If you are teaching back-to-back classes, you have that 5 minute buffer window to finish your class and do whatever you need to do to prepare yourself for the next student.
What are the times VIPKid Teachers can teach? Basically Whenever they're awake in China! 8AM - 10PM Beijing Time
Are there Required Minimum or Maximum hours with VIPKID?
VIPKid has no set amount of classes they require you to teach per week, month, or contract period. Hello flexibility & freedom! You can open up as few or as many 25 minute class time slots as you want to be booked by parents during the available times (8AM - 10PM Beijing Time).
What about taking time off?
Because you are completely in control of creating your own schedule and teaching when you want, this means you can “take time off” whenever you want! Feel free to go on that 2-week cruise or even take a break while you are traveling through Europe for 3 months! You honestly don’t even have to let VIPKid know. Once you are a hired/working VIPKid teacher, you can however choose to “change your availability” on your bookings panel to let parents know on your profile the date range you won’t be available to teach and why. This is simply if you want to let those students know who love to book your class why you are not opening up your usual class time slots.
Life Examples: I had a pretty severe head injury and was unable to teach for 2 months in 2018. I didn’t let VIPKid know. My brother only keeps VIPKid as an on-the-back-burner job in case he needs occasional income. He opens up time slots to teach once every few months. As long as you teach one or two classes within your 6 month contract period, you will be offered another contract renewal.
What are the most commonly booked VIPKID class times?
Parents tend to request/book the following time periods most often: Monday-Friday 6PM-10PM Beijing time, and Saturday-Sunday 9AM-10PM Beijing Time. You can view those “peak times” converted to your time zone in the charts shown. VIPKid does not require teachers to work full shifts; but having availability during the times mentioned above could ensure a higher possibility of being booked by the students. You are an independent contractor, so VIPKid does not guarantee any bookings. Parents book you based off of your profile that you create which includes a bio, intro video, and a few pictures as well as your past parent reviews and feedback. Making yourself available to teach during these “peak times” means you’re more likely to get booked.