Online ESL Teacher for BiteAbc
Summary(Review): Note: BiteABC is the former company of now Nicekid.BiteAbc teaches Chinese children ages 5-16 through one-on-one lessons. You have to be a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree. They prefer that you have a TESOL or TEFL certification as well. You need a reliable internet connection with a minimum 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload on a wired internet connection. You must teach from a desktop or laptop as tablets are not involved. You need a quality headset with sealed headphones and a swivel boom microphone. Make sure that you wear professional semi-casual attire with a decent top or shirt with a collar. The pay rate is up to $12USD per 30 minutes lesson and depends on your attendance rate, punctuality and class quality. If you are there for every class, you get a full attendance bonus. You are paid on the 8th of the next month. They warn the teachers ahead of time that it can take up to a month before you have a steady stream of students coming in. Also, you need to be available for at least 7.5 hours which is 15-time slots per week. The peak hours are Monday through Friday 5:40pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time) and Sunday 2:10pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time).
Job Overview for Online ESL Teacher
Pay Rate per Hour:
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
Job Details for Online ESL Teacher
Native North American
Native Australian/New Zealand
Native South Africa
Bachelor or above
Min Hours Week:
Min Uploading: 8 MB/s
Min Downloading: 20 MB/s
Online ESL Teacher Job Description
Note: As August 3, 2018. BiteABC has been recently merged with NiceKid. See NiceKid
About the Job
1. What Do We do?
- One-on-one online English class for Chinese children aged 5 to 16.
2. What Do We Require?
- Native English Speaker
- Bachelor’s Degree
- TESOL or TEFL Preferred
3. What Do You Need?
- Internet Speed: Minimum 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload wired internet connection: Cable, DSL, or fibre optics (no wireless connection).
- Desktop or Laptop (no tablets)c. Webcam: Either built-in or preferably high quality Creative, Logitech, or comparable.
- Headsets with sealed headphones and a swivel boom microphone are acceptable.
Teachers, when having classes, should be at a desk and not on the bed or elsewhere. Teachers should also wear a decent top or a collared-shirt during classes.
- Earn up to 12USD/30 minutes
- (It depends on your attendance rate, punctuality and class quality.)
- Full Attendance Bonus
- The monthly payment will be paid on the 8th of the next month
- CV uploading
- Initial interview
- Demo class
- Internet connection testing & system training
- Watch the video records of qualified teachers
- Practice classes
- Sign contract
- Probation performance review
- Get hired
A regular class takes 30 minutes.
BiteABC sets no limit on how much a teacher teaches during peak and non-peak time. However, non-peak times are not popular amongst our students as they are not available for classes. Please also be advised that it can take up to a month to get a relatively steady stream of classes, as students and parents get to know and try new teachers.
In order to maximize the number of classes you could get scheduled, we recommend you to be available for at least 7.5 hours (15-time slots per week at 30 minutes per time slot) during Beijing peak times. The following tends to be the most requested time periods from Monday to Friday 5:40pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time) and Sunday 2:10pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time). We do not require teachers to work full shifts, but having availability during the times mentioned above could ensure a higher possibility of being booked by our students.
Teachers must enter their weekly availability one week in advance. Teachers can be booked for classes during the week, no less than 24 hours in advance. BiteABC encourages all teachers to check their emails and their schedule pages daily.
We hope you can be cautious when you make your commitment in the beginning to have regular students. We hope you can keep your schedule for at least 3 months. Please don’t overpromise to sign more hours at first. If you have to change your schedule, please give us at least 30 days’ notice in advance.
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Company Information for BiteAbc
BiteABC is now Nicekid:
Nicekid hires all native English speaking teachers with a bachelor degree. Teaching certificate TEFL/TESOL/CELTA is preferred, along with teaching experience. The students are Chinese kids ranging from 4-12 years old. Hourly rate $14-25 per hour. The minimum hours are at least 12 hours per week during the peak BEIJING hours of 6:50pm-9:05 pm. The company offers bonuses and salary increases depending on your performance. The classes are 30 minutes one-on-one or up to two lessons with all the lesson materials provided.
Note: 98 Kid and Nicekid are the same company. The company is under two names, 98kid.com and nicekid.com, both lead to the same website.
Online ESL Teacher Reviews
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Hi guys, Chan Chan asked me to write about BiteABC online teaching company. They are located in China and students are children and teenagres. The pay is 8$ for 30-minute lesson and there is a 10 minute break between each lesson. Number of students in one class vary from 1 to 4. They provide teaching materials and the classroom platform is quite good. They don’t have many students so this is a part-time job and classes are in the evening (China time). The staff is kind and they always answer questions. They pay is via Paypal and it’s never late. I am not sure whether they hire now (I only have 5 classes a week).