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English pronunciation is possibly the most difficult hurdle your students must overcome. Although your students may be well-versed in English grammar and spelling, it is one thing to excel in writing English and it is another to excel in speaking it. If your students cannot pronounce clearly and correctly, implementing the language rules they studied […]

September 23, 2019


For many teachers, a reward system is indispensable when teaching a new language to young students because it serves many purposes. Rewards can take different forms and be implemented in a few ways during class. For example, if rewards are stickers and emojis, they can represent the progress students are making in their lessons and […]

August 23, 2019


When it comes to learning English, rote memorization helps ESL students learn the basics and rules of the language. It creates a foundation that is essential to building proficiency. But in order to be masters of English or any language, students should practice a little creativity to advance to a new level. An excellent activity […]

August 2, 2019


Work when and where you want. Earn $15-$22/hr.

Being the best teacher you can be to your students means figuring out how you can be the best version of yourself for your classes. This may mean making sure you get enough sleep, drink coffee or tea before class, or review feedback from your previous classes. Or for others, this may mean taking a […]

July 5, 2019


VIPKid means many things: financial freedom, flexibility, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to shape young minds. Read more about Teacher Lori's story...

May 17, 2019


When you hear flexible work, you don’t often associate it with early mornings. For your average Joe/Jane, waking up at 3 a.m. to interact with a child under the age of 12 isn’t generally ranked highly on the list of things you like to do at that time of the day. Just thinking about it […]

April 19, 2019


We are continually surprised by the countless different ways that online teaching affects our different teachers. For Teacher Edison, VIPKid has opened a few doors he never even knew existed. Looking after a family business always presents its own unique challenges (the least of which is of course, working with your family). For Edison, the […]

February 25, 2019


News articles can be powerful learning tools for ESL students. Unlike the usual ESL reading comprehension activities, news resources can engage students on an immediate level. They’re studying language by learning about what’s going on in the world, a topic that they may already be interested in. Start each ESL lesson with reading and recounting […]

February 22, 2018


“One student (my favorite from today, actually) was in a sulk. She didn’t want to come to the camera. She practiced emphatically saying, “I am NOT feel good.” with her mom, in preparation for when I would ask how she was.” By Kate C. Today was my first day as a VIPKID teacher. Although I […]

November 10, 2016