Everything you need to know to get a job at Qkids.
pays $16-$20 USD/hour.
5-12 year old students
requires a Bachelor's degree.
requires eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada
game-based learning platform
“Qkids is an interactive online teaching platform that connects English teachers to young language learners in real time with fun, user-friendly software. Founded in 2015, Qkids is a leader in cross-cultural E-learning with over 100,000 Chinese elementary and secondary students enrolled.
Classes are taught using a patented game-based learning platform. English teachers from the United States and Canada guide students through a curriculum of fun, dynamic, and engaging narrative gaming adventures from the comfort of their own homes. "
classes of 1-4 students
No lesson planning, no talking to parents, no correcting homework
5 to 12 year olds
must have a Bachelor's degree
must be eligible to work in the US or Canada
Qkids specifies that a TESOL or TEFL certificate is not necessary to get hired at the moment, however they say “teachers must have a plan to get one after they are hired.”
*This is because 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. Click here to get TESOL certified for only $19.
$8 USD per 30-minute class ($16 USD/hr)
there are $1 performance and $1 attendance incentives available for each class
This brings the total pay to $20 USD/hr
Qkids requires teachers to commit to at least 6 hours per week.
Peak Teaching Times
Peak hours are from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends (Beijing Time )
Click here to convert to your time zone.
1. Fill out the initial application
The company will review it for basic requirements and teaching experience. Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule an interview.
2. Demo Interview #1
At this stage, Qkids wants you to demonstrate knowledge of the platform and its games, show your teaching style and personality, test your internet connection, and do a short role-play demonstration. You do not have to teach a full class at this stage.
(You can submit the documents for your background check after completing interview #1)
3. Demo Interview #2
After you pass Interview #1, you will have to do what they call a “long class role-play.” This is a full 30-minute mock class. All preparation materials are provided beforehand.
4. Trial classes:
After you pass the Demo Interview #2, you will have to teach 2-5 trial classes to gauge real parents’ feedback. If you successfully complete these classes with no bad reviews, you get offered a contract.
If you pass the Trial Classes, you will get offered a contract. They are six months long.
6. Fully-fledged Qkids Teacher:
Once your background check is complete, you can begin opening time slots on the Qkids portal and start teaching as soon as you are booked.
Qkids is for:
teachers who enjoy game-based learning.
people who want to teach group classes.
those who want to work with a smaller, more intimate company.
Things to consider:
Qkids requires a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week.
A game-based, group-class platform requires a capable computer and a fast internet connection. Be sure to check the technical requirements before applying.
Computer = PC or Mac, no Chromebooks
Camera = HD external camera or HD integrated camera
Headset = must have a microphone built-in
Windows7, Windows8, Windows10, MAC OS 10.8x
At Least 4GB RAM is recommended
2Mbps upload/2Mbps download (direct connection Ethernet recommended)
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