Gogokid

Everything you need to know to get a job at Gogokid.

 
 

Gogokid Overview

  • pays up to $25 USD/hour

  • provides one-on-one classes

  • requires a Bachelor's degree

  • requires eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada

  • considers experience with children an asset

 


About

Gogokid is a brand new ESL website being funded by Chinese tech giant Bytedance, a massive company worth over $75 billion USD.

After executing substantial advertising campaigns in late 2018 and early 2019, they now have a significant student base and are in need of teachers.

Class Type

  • Gogokid classes are one-on-one and last for 25 minutes.

  • No lesson planning, no talking to parents, no correcting homework

 

Age range

  • Children (age range not specified)

 

Requirements

To teach at Gogokid, you must:

  • be a native English speaker.

  • be legally eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada.

  • have a Bachelor’s degree.

  • have one year experience working with children (teaching, tutoring, mentoring, coaching etc.)

*The Chinese Ministry of Education will begin requiring all online English teachers who teach Chinese students to have a 120-hour TESOL certificate sometime in 2019. See here for details.

 

Minimum Hours

Gogokid does not require a minimum number of hours from its teachers.

Pay

The base pay ranges from $7 to $10 USD per 25 minute class. This is based on your qualifications and experience. Teachers are able to make up $25 USD/hour with a full credit score.

Gogokid Credit Score System:

Gogokid operates on a credit score system. For successfully completing classes and getting great reviews from parents, your score can go up. Your score starts at 100 and goes up to a maximum of 120. If your credit score reaches 110, Gogokid pays you 110% of your base pay rate. If your score reaches 120, they pay you 125% of your base pay rate.

They also pay $10 USD for every student that signs up with Gogokid after taking your trial class.


 

Peak Teaching Times

Peak hours are:

  • from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day

  • There are additional peak times on weekends:

    • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    • 2 p.m. yo 3:30 p.m.

  • (all times Beijing time)

Click here to convert this to your own time zone.

Application Process

1. Basic Information - submit your basic information on the Gogokid teacher portal 

2. Interview - speak with a Gogokid employee and perform a demo lesson

3. Orientation: 

3.1 Orientation Video and Quiz - applicants must watch a series of videos and successfully complete a quiz.

3.2 One-to-Many Live Training Session - a 1-hour group workshop on the 9 Essential ESL Strategies. A quiz accompanies this training session.

3.3 One-on-One Mock Class Training Session - a 1-one hour session where applicants are given a full introduction to the Gogokid classroom and its functions, teach two 10-minute demo lessons (a K level lesson and a L1 lesson), and are given feedback.

4. Documents Uploading - applicants that successfully complete Orientation are invited to upload their required documents. Document verification may take up to 15 days.

5. Contract Signing - once documents are verified successful applicants are offered a contract.

Resources

Click here to download a PDF of the GOGOKID INTERVIEW DEMO CLASS SLIDES.

Click here to download a PDF of the GOGOKID DEMO CLASS PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT.

Click here for Gogokid’s general ESL Teaching Tips.

 

Our Review

Gogokid is for:

  • teachers who love the idea of working with an exciting new startup that has a lot of potential.

  • those who want to start teaching quickly. (Gogokid’s hiring process is faster than some other established companies in the industry.)

  • those who want to earn good money (up to $25/USD).

  • teachers who need flexibility (they no longer require a minimum number of hours)

Things to consider about Gogokid:

  • A good portion of the Gogokid student base is younger (often only 3 or 4 years old).

  • Their lessons feature a lot of animated content. Please consider this if you have an older computer, have a slow internet connection, or do not enjoy this type of education.

  • Since they are a new company, they do not have a large technical support staff. However, this has improved “leaps and bounds” since launching in 2018.

Technical Requirements

  • Equipment:

    • Computer (laptop or desktop)

    • Camera (internal or external HD camera)

    • Headset (with built-in microphone)

  • System:

    • Operating System:

      • Mac OS 10.8x or higher

      • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or higher

    • CPU:

      • Intel Core i3 above

    • Memory:

      • at least 4GB RAM

    • Network:

      • at least 20 Mbps (wired connection recommended)

    • Browser:

      • Google Chrome

 
 

Gogokid Updates:

July 2019

The recorded demo option that was available in January 2019 is now by INVITE ONLY. You will receive an invitation from Gogokid after your submit your application if you qualify for the recorded demo.

January 2019

Gogokid is now allowing applicants to record a demo video instead of booking a live interview. Click for details. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE - see above)

January 2019

Gogokid is no longer offering the $300 new teacher sign-on bonus after January 31st, 2019. If you are currently in the recruitment process, you must sign your contract by this date to qualify for the bonus.

December 2018

Gogokid has updated the requirements for the $300 sign-on bonus. As part of the old requirements, teachers must:

  • finish 3 “As Scheduled” classes (not including the mentor class) within 30 days from the day teachers sign their first contract with Gogokid;

  • NOT receive a Teacher No-Show, Teacher Cancellation, Teacher IT finish type or valid parent complaint within 30 days from the day they sign their first contract with Gogokid

As of December 2018, new teachers must also:

  • Open at least 75 peak time slots (7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm Beijing time) at least 48 hours in advance and leave them open until they are either booked or expired during the 30 days period.

October 2018

The platform is back up and running and teachers have reported higher bookings than they ever have.

September 2018

Gogokid is NO LONGER offering the unbooked time slot subsidy to new teachers who sign their contract after September 27, 2018. They will continue to offer guaranteed pay for unbooked time slots to teachers who signed their contract before this date.

Also, please note: they are STILL offering the $300 sign-on bonus. Teachers can get $150 for teaching three classes within their first 30 days. They will get an additional $150 if they get no negative reviews during that time.

September 2018

Gogokid has temporarily shut down its platform for three weeks of maintenance. Teachers who had already booked classes will still be able to teach them. However, teachers will not be able to open NEW time slots during this time.

 
 

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