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Time to Celebrate: VIPKid Turns 7

By VIPKid  |  October 20, 2020

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It’s time to light some candles and enjoy some cake because this month we’ll be celebrating the 7th birthday of VIPKid! First things first, we can’t thank our teachers enough for all of their hard work and dedication to their students. Our celebration this year reminds us how far we’ve come since the early days when we started with a single teacher and one student. And we can’t help but look forward to the future of education and commitment to inspire and empower every child for the future. 

VIPKid thanks you!

VIPKid was created because we knew we wanted to do something different. We created an online space where teachers would put their effort into helping young minds learn in an exciting way. We have worked to create an education system for the modern world, which is something that would never have been possible without our incredible teachers. These teachers have used this online space to go beyond a lesson on language. VIPKid teachers are ambassadors and mentors, bridging cultures across the globe while forming deep connections with their students. While we’re proud of the online instructional space we’ve created, it’s the teachers that have turned it into something special.

We’re reminded of Madli, our very first VIPKid teacher, who adapted to the learning curve of online teaching and recognized that one-on-one online teaching allowed for new and exciting ways of teaching lessons. And VIPKid has come a long way since Madli, now including over 100,000 teachers and over 800,000 students around the globe. That means if VIPKid was a traditional school we would need to be as large as 16 Yankee stadiums and would need 7,700 school busses to take students to school. Imagine being stuck in that traffic jam!

Where we came from, and where we’re going

Picture this: Math may be the furthest thing from that child’s mind, and they might even tell you they’ve never liked math. But what would happen if they were able to learn about the mathematical frequencies of the pitch of a violin’s strings? Or history through the lens of musical evolution? This type of instruction is possible here at VIPKid thanks to our creative teachers and their commitment to finding a method of instruction that resonates with their students.

So thank you to all our teachers, who have revolutionized education with the one-on-one online platform, allowing them to connect and mentor their students in ways that were never possible before. While it may be VIPKid’s 7th birthday, it’s really our teachers that we are celebrating today. Thank you all for your hard work and commitment to your students and their individual needs!

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