Online ESL Teacher for Acadsoc
Summary(Review): Acadsoc prefers teachers with TESOL/TEFL/CELTA/IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC or a BA in English. They hire both online and onsite teachers. It looks like they are mainly hiring teachers from the Philippines to conduct 1-to-1 English classes for 25 mins to learners (K-12) from China. The tutors will work from home, follow their shifts on the class table, teach online with provided materials, and submit class remarks after finishing every lesson. A competitive package is offered to the qualified candidates depending on their overall teaching ability, lesson performance and educational background.
Job Overview for Online ESL Teacher
Pay Rate per Hour:
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Late Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Job Details for Online ESL Teacher
Bachelor or above
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Online ESL Teacher Job Description
To provide standard ESL courses to our Chinese students (from children to working adults) using our online teaching system. The teachers will work from home and clock in the teaching website before the class time, conducting all lessons on their schedule (class table). An excellent working package will be provided to the right candidate depending on overall qualification, fluency in English, teaching ability and educational background.
- Preparing for 1-to-1 online classes
- Teaching online with the textbooks
- Doing corrections and conducting effective instruction during the classes
- Doing assessments and tests for the students
- Abiding by school regulations and management, achieving the teaching goal as scheduled with high quality
Online ESL Teacher Job Requirements
- Excellent English communication skills
- Bachelor’s degree or higher
- Capable of teaching kids / K12
- Available teaching hours (UTC/GMT +8)
- 6PM-10PM or Mon-Fri;
- 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun
- English teaching certifications such as TESOL / TEFL are preferred but not required
- Must be 20 years old or above
- A quiet, clutter-free, and well-lit space in your home
- Able to imitate American/British accent
- With good English ability both speaking and writing
- With a passion for teaching English
- Patient with young learners
- Eager to learn
Online ESL Teacher Salary and Compensation
- Top performing teachers able to earn as much as 60,000 PHP monthly.
- Hourly rate: Initially 90-130 PHP per hour
- Class Completion: 10% – 20% Bonus
- Enrolment Bonus: trial class (high bonus)
- Perfect Attendance Bonus
- Salary paid thru Paypal
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Company Information for Acadsoc
Acadsoc is an online education company providing a diversity of tutoring services to its customers. headquartered in Shenzhen (China), it has branch offices in Hong Kong, Manila, London and New York with more than 3000+ employees worldwide.
“Acadsoc 1-to-1 Online English Tutoring Service” is currently attracting more than 2m unique visitors per month with more than 1m registered users since August 2014, and it has made Acadsoc one of the largest 1-to-1 online ESL provider in China.
“Acadsoc Studying Abroad Service” has been sending hundreds of students to study in the TOP schools in US and UK. It has been associated with more than 80 schools in UK and 60 schools in US.
“Acadsoc International School·Online” is currently providing American elementary education courses to Chinese K12 students to introduce more advanced education resources into China.
In Acadsoc, we believe that global knowledge can change people’s lives, so by sharing it, we could provide equal learning opportunities for all and change the world we are living in. Our mission is to create the world’s most efficient and diverse learning and teaching platform for each and everyone.
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Right, so It’s about time I shared my honest opinion about Acadsoc, and I just need to ‘shout’ it out to those who will understand my predicament.
For about 2 weeks now, I am still in this ‘process’ of whatever it is. Interviews, tests, probation, probation, probation… The Interview is done via Skype, one interviewer – three recruits. After some general introductions and a little bit of chatting, there we are discussing various pictures. Alright, I guess it’s an IQ test, character traits, opinions or something like that. Moments later, calls are 1 on 1. Grammar test. Okay, cool, I’m absolutely fine with that. Long interview process led me to believe that it is a serious company, and I’ve felt rather grateful and honored for that opportunity. I passed the interview right away, my documents are sent. Then there is training. Okay, great chance to familiarize myself with their software. The site is well arranged, everything that you need – almost picture perfect (at least for me). I’m thinking, oh this is great! And they claim to offer 8-10$ per hour, which is amazing (to a 24 y/o with only 3 years of teaching experience, and a non-native, coming from Serbia, it is). Next comes the Test Lesson. Oh, but that’s right where everything starts going downhill. TL failed because I was given someone else’s QQ account, and naturally, it got banned instantly. The switch happened instantly, and I managed to pull through the session with utmost professionalism. But no, teacher’s fault. Okay, I will get a chance to do another one. And I do it, almost problem free. 88.5/100 which is not bad for someone just getting accustomed to a new environment. Superb! I pass! What’s next? Ah yes the probational week, within a probational month, within 3 probational months. Now, my direct supervisor gets an idea to ask me whether I have been ‘notified that I am a part of the new package’ where they don’t actually pay per hour booked, but only per class taught? Of course, I did not sign up for that. Did I really just get through 2 weeks of waiting and processing for that? Ah, so I wasn’t told, he has to check with the HR. And after repeating how he has to check it with the HR for almost five times (and me being totally fine with it), he backed down saying how we ‘needn’t bother the HR, he has the right to test me by himself, hehe’. Alright, shady, but I can live with that, just glad to make certain I am a part of the ‘old package’, with my hourly rate now being fixed at 9$. Now when can I schedule my hours, as I need to do it through DS directly? Ahhh, I have to wait for him, because he needs to take 2 days off, and I guess there is nobody else alive and well enough to schedule me for my first probational week? So I patiently wait, kind responses all the way. Today was my first official day, not a single class in sight. Alright I think, maybe it will be better tomorrow because students have to learn of me and get to know me first? Dafuq? Oh, and the probational period only pays for every session taught. Oh, and should I fail to meet even a single criteria, I somehow do not get fired, not for my lack of teaching skills or my methodology, no, but because they dislike the way I look maybe? Wrong, I don’t get scheduled perhaps because of my looks, but I don’t get fired, the probation just gets extended for a week for every criteria that I fail to meet. Oh and let’s just mention that I’ve went over at least 2-3 QQ accounts before I got my very own, functional at last. Do forgive me for the long post, It is my version of a review, and I invite anyone sane to tell me is this how professionalism is supposed to work like? I certainly don’t remember it as such. And for the moment, I am absolutely clueless as to what my next move will be. Thank you for your time!