Hi, my name is Carley Clagg. I began teaching ESL after dropping out of Nursing school after a brain tumor diagnosis and life-saving spinal surgery. My limitations led me to find a passion for teaching English to children! I’ve been working with Magic Ears since December 2017. Within one month of working as a teacher, I was promoted to a secondary position in social media.
Tips for submitting a good intro video with your application:
- Keep it short, 1-2 minutes long
- Highlight your teaching personality, not your resume
- Use TPR and props
- Have a friendly, energetic personality
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Information and Requirements for Magic Ears
Must be a native English speaker native to USA/Canada. You must either have an ESOL certificate and 8+ months ESL teaching experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2+ years online ESL teaching experience or 3+ years offline ESL teaching experience. Native speaker requirements are non-negotiable. However, if you have the teaching personality we are looking for and lack some of the experience requirements, you can send in your application with an introduction video attached and possibly be hired. Be sure to attach all resumes and certifications (if applicable), otherwise, your application will be automatically rejected by the system for being incomplete.
More Information About Magic Ears
What does Magic Ears do?
With innovative technology and qualified native English speaking teachers from America and Europe, Magic Ears provides 5-12-year-old children in China a natural and efficient online English learning experience, which allows teachers to focus on teaching English in a pleasant environment.
Are there any restrictions on my location to work with Magic Ears?
Currently, we don’t have any restrictions on your location because you will be working on an online teaching platform. Make sure you always have good lighting and a clean and quiet environment. Please note that some places/areas in the world do have lower Internet speed. The minimum requirement for both download and upload speed is 10Mbps. Test your net speed.
What is the application process like?
Applicants go through the following stages before becoming Magic Ears teachers:
- Apply online
- Interview + demo-class
- Trial Classes
- Sign contract
- Become a Magic Ears’ teacher
We require a 6-month minimum commitment from our applicants.The contract can be renewed upon both parties’ approval.
- A desktop or a laptop with a webcam (our platform does not work on phones or tablets yet)
- A headset with microphone
- Chrome browser
- High-speed internet
Where does the interview happen?
The interviews happen on our own platform. Magic Ears will offer clear instructions on how to use the platform once your interview is confirmed.
What do I need to do in the demo lesson?
You need to teach a lesson based on the teaching material (PPT) we send you beforehand. Performance evaluation will be focused the following capabilities:
- Attractive and passionate teaching delivery
- Frequent interaction with students
- Clear and thorough explanation of language points
- Prompt correction of students’ mistakes
How many students do I teach in each class?
Magic Ears’ teachers are expected to teach 1-on-4 classes, ensuring each child has not only sufficient interaction with the teacher but also opportunities to emulate their peers.
Do I need to prepare teaching materials?
No, our curriculum team has already designed materials for every class. However, teachers must prepare for class by reviewing the class materials beforehand.
Do I need to communicate with parents?
No, Magic Ears has a team in charge of communicating with parents. Our teacher supervisors will periodically convey feedbacks to teachers to help them improve their teaching performance.
Do teachers always teach the same students?
No, but students ‘names will be displayed on the platform for teachers’ reference.
Where do the classes take place?
The classes take place on the Magic Ears’ platform.
How long is each class?
Each class is 30 minutes – 25 minutes of active teaching and 5 minutes of evaluating the students.
What are the hours?
Beijing time peak hours are 18:30-21:00 on weekdays and 10:00-11:30 on weekends and holidays
What is the payment?
Magic Ears offers salaries of 30% higher than average market value. As an independent contractor, your payment is calculated on a per-class basis (scheduled in 25-minute class + 5-minute student evaluation) and is composed of a minimum pay and incentives. Your minimum payment will be determined by your demo class performance, while incentives for your monthly class participation and completion.
How much tax do I have to pay?
Magic Ears’ teachers are independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes in accordance with their individual tax jurisdictions or state laws.
When and how will I be paid?
The monthly salary shall be paid on the 10th working day of the next calendar month. Teachers can be paid by online bank transfer or PayPal. Magic Ears assumes the transfer fee charged by the remitting bank, and teachers assume the handling fees charged by the receiving bank.
Can I take breaks during the contract?
Please inform Magic Ears one month in advance if you want to take time off during your contract.
You can send me your resume along with any questions that you might have. Please make sure that you meet the requirements listed below. I am more than happy to help any potential teacher that meets the requirements. Also, you can simply use my referral link to apply.