Review: The hiring process at Magic Ears is very straightforward and clear compared to many other companies. The pay rate is transparent has a range of $18-26 per one-hour lesson. Be sure to have a fast internet connection since they require 10mbps up and down. They are looking for teachers from the US and Canada only. Magic Ears has very thorough details in expectations and explanation of the salary breakdown and interview process which you find on their recruiting page, which is one of the most detailed and comprehensive we have seen.
- Hourly Rate: $22-26 per hour
- Student Age Group: age 5-12
- Class Size: up to 4 students
- Class Length: 25 min
- The number of Class Session per week:
- Open at least 3 timeslots per week
- Class Schedule:
- M-F: 6-9pm
- Sat & Sun: 10am-9pm
- (Beijing time)
- Minimal weekly commitment: 1.5 hours (3 25-min classes)
- Bachelor’s degree or above
- Must be native English speakers from US and Canada Only.
- We require a 6-month minimum commitment from our applicants
- Access to a desktop computer or laptop. Chromebook is NOT accepted.
- Headset and HD webcam
- Make sure you always have a good illumination, a clean and kid-friendly background, and a quiet environment;
- Please prepare a strong and stable, plugged in cable internet. The minimum requirement for both download and upload speed is 10 Mbps.
- Here are recommended configuration requirements:
- Processor: CPU I5 4th Generation, Models with suffixes M, HQ and HK etc and above.For instances: i5-6400
- Memory (RAM): 4GB and above.
Job Overview for Magic Ears
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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.
First thing first, compensation
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.
|Pay Rate/Per Class||Remarks|
|Basic Pay||9-11 USD||This is based on your credentials.|
|Participation Incentive||up to 1 USD||This is based on showing up 8 minutes before your first class everyday and teaching the lesson according to schedule.|
|Peak time Incentive||up to 1 USD||If you open 60+ classes a month in peak hours*, you will get 1 USD for each class you actually teach.|
|Performance Incentive||Performance-based||This is based on your quarterly assessment from the Teacher Supervisors.|
|Total per 30-min||9-13 USD|
|Total per 1 hour||18-26 USD|
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
For Magic Ears, you have an option of live video interview with HR or recording an intro video for it. Learn how to make a great intro video.
- Apply online –> Live interview(8-10 min demo class included) /Demo recording
- 1v4 Training –> 1v1 Training –>Trial Classes
- Background check –> Sign contract –> Become a Magic Ears’ teacher Flowchart for your reference
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 on 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.
No, your students vary from class to class. Every teacher won’t get the same students all the time. The students‘ names will be displayed on the platform for teachers’ reference.
And Parents do not book teachers on students’ portal. Instead, they book the class, and MagicEars system assigns teachers to the booked classes.
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
There Are a Mentor Available For Qualified Teachers
Carley is a great mentor when you are applying for Magic Ears and she provides plenty of information on her teacher diary page. Take a listen to the video and read over the requirements. For those of you that are brand new, make sure you watch the video to get a better understanding of how to start teaching online. Oh, and she also has a YouTube channel where you can watch more videos.
About Magic Ears
MagicEars was founded in 2016, with innovative technology and qualified English speaking teachers from North America, Magic Ears provides 4-12-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. As a startup, we raised $6 Million, and recently got a 120 million yuan investment from Hillhouse Capital, the largest investment company in Asia! Thousands of young learners have experienced our online classes.
Founded in 2016. HQ in Beijing China. 京ICP备17003643号-4. magicears.com.cn