Guide For Working At DaDa
This is a complete guide for those of you that want to work at DaDa. If you’ve not already done so use this link to sign up for DaDa.
See the full job requirements and school reviews of DaDa.
A Summary of DaDa’s Teaching Position
- All DaDa classes are one-on-one.
- Recurring student, you will be teaching your own students weekly.
- You will deliver the lesson via DaDa proprietary online English platform.
- DaDa handles the communication with the parents, so you won’t need to worry about the class arrangement or parent-teacher issue.
- DaDa curriculum team has already designed materials for every class, so you won’t need to worry about the teaching material preparation. However, teachers must prepare for class by reviewing the class materials beforehand. Teachers may preview class materials in the classroom on the teacher portal 6-12 hours in advance. DaDa may adjust your teaching hours based on the business requirement but will give you a 3 days notice ahead of the time.
- Each class is guaranteed 30 minutes of active teaching time.
- Class booking is available every day. You just need to provide DaDa your available time slots. However, the time slots might not be guaranteed and are subject to change at the discretion of DaDa.
- The minimal hour commitment is relatively flexible, only require teachers to have at least 10 hours per month.
- Available during 7 pm – 9 pm (precisely 7:04 pm – 8:40 pm) Beijing time.
Interview Process at DaDa
1. Sign Up at Teacher Portal
It’s pretty straightforward on DaDa’s teacher application process. First, you need to create an account on DaDa’s portal. Fill out the form and proceed to the interview step.
2. Where does the booked interview happen?
The interview happens on the 2nd step of the signup process on the teacher portal. After you book an interview, on the day of your interview, you can enter the classroom one hour before the interview to test your equipment before it starts. Please test your equipment beforehand, we will evaluate whether your internet connection is able to maintain a 30-min smooth connection with a server in China.
Book an interview
Pick a time slot from the calendar shown on the interview page. Join us for a 30-min session where you showcase your teaching skills to the DaDa recruiter.
There are no interview slots available. What should I do?
Please take a screenshot and email email@example.com to contact your recruiter.
3. Interview Preparation
After you arranged an interview, it’s time to prepare the interview and demo with DaDa. Every ESL companies have similar but different criteria.
Don’t forget, your performance on the interview is critical not only landing you a job at DaDa, but also a key determinator of your hourly rate.
Here is a checklist for DaDa’s interview
- Practice the demo lesson PPTs and Check the Sample video.
- Teach from a place with a good background and lighting.
- Good internet connection (wired connection preferred).
- A headset with a microphone and a webcam (HD webcam preferred.
What Questions to Expect During the Interview?
- Do you have online or offline in classroom teaching experience?
- Are you teaching on other online teaching platforms?
- This is not a trick question, but if you did or are currently teaching for other ESL platforms, let the recruiter know because this means it’s less training and quicker onboarding to hire an experienced teacher like you!
- What student’s age groups are you good at and enjoy teaching?
- Do you have a full-time job?
- Do you have any travel plan or taking a break from any type of work for the next 6 months?
- There are minimal 10 hours per month commitment to teaching because you’ll be taking care of the same recurring students for the next few months if you’re hired.
- Why do you choose DaDa? Have you been working in DaDa before?
The recruiter will evaluate your performance based on the following factors during the demo lesson
- BE ON TIME!!
- Warm up
- Appropriate language use
- Student engagement
- Eliciting/Checking understanding Challenges Learners
- Error correction/ feedback
- Class management/ timing
Here are some No-No during the Interview and Classes
- No absence
- No attending class late, No leaving early
- No threatening, insulting, mocking or teasing the students, DaDa employees and other teachers.
- Note: the ESL teaching circle is smaller than you think. Internal recruiters also often move around different ESL companies. So be respectful and responsible for your own action. You don’t want to be blacklisted.
- No fake documents including diploma, teaching certificate and leave slip
- No eating, smoking, drinking alcohol or making up in the class or teaching under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- No leaving during the class
- No speaking in dispraise of DaDa
4. Congratulation! You will receive a Job Offer if You Passed the Interview
- Is there minimal duration of the employment agreement?
- DaDa doesn’t have a limit for contract’s length, but we suggest you have at least 6-month to one year contract because it gives you more time to build a strong relationship with your students.
- How to terminate the agreement?
- If you want to terminate the agreement, need to inform DaDa 15 days in advance.
5. Onboarding Training
6. Service Agreement
Demo Slides Examples
You’ll able to find more demo and interview prep slides in the teacher console.
See the full job requirements and school reviews of DaDa.
Scheduled Monthly Payment
Teachers’ pay will be sent on 15th of each month via direct bank deposits (or other transfer ways). Overseas bank transfers might take 2-5 business days.
- Hourly rate of 90 – 140 RMB
- Salary Raise via Working Performance Review Program.
- Regular-student class bonus: 30% of base pay
- Trial-class conversion bonus: $7 (50 RMB) per student
- Incentive bonus: $1 per finished class
Regarding the tax, you will be responsible for your own taxes in accordance with the individual tax jurisdictions or state laws.
Short-Term Leave policies
Long-Term Leave policies
DaDa Intro Video
Further Reading – Online English Job Interview Guides
- Online ESL interview guide
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Table of Contents
- 0.1 A Summary of DaDa’s Teaching Position
- 1 Interview Process at DaDa
- 1.1 1. Sign Up at Teacher Portal
- 1.2 2. Where does the booked interview happen?
- 1.3 3. Interview Preparation
- 1.4 4. Congratulation! You will receive a Job Offer if You Passed the Interview
- 1.5 5. Onboarding Training
- 1.6 6. Service Agreement
- 2 Demo Slides Examples
- 3 DaDa Intro Video