Online ESL Teacher for Voxy
Summary(Review): Voxy is highly focusing on business professionals and career-related English training. Given that it is based out of New York they tend to be highly professional, they pay on time, and the pay rate is fairly good. Voxy only looking for teachers with a college degree or a teaching certificate. Teach at least 10 hours/week during these times: 4:00PM-12:00AM EST weekdays/weekends and 12:00AM-6AM EST weekdays/weekends. 2-4 hours availability on weekends. They are currently seeking high-quality English language teachers on a part-time, contracted basis to teach task-based, online private and group classes using only authentic materials.
Job Overview for Online ESL Teacher
Pay Rate per Hour:
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Adult (age 18+)
Late Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Job Details for Online ESL Teacher
Native North American
Native Australian/New Zealand
Native South Africa
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Online ESL Teacher Job Description
English Language Teacher with Task-Based Teaching Experience
We are currently seeking high-quality English language teachers to teach task-based, online private and group classes using only authentic materials.
The purpose of Voxy’s online teacher-led classes is to complement the language training and instruction that learners get with our self-study product. We offer private and group English classes via video chat to Voxy learners, where they can benefit from personalized instruction tailored to their real world needs.
Voxy is changing the way the world learns English, and we need talented, committed and enthusiastic teachers to help this be achieved!
Intro video about Voxy
Online ESL Teacher Job Requirements
- Available to teach at least 10 hours/week during these times:
- 4:00PM-12:00AM EST weekdays/weekends
- 12:00AM-6AM EST weekdays/weekends
- 2-4 hours availability on weekends
- Experience with task-based language teaching.
- At least 3 years of English language teaching experience, either private and group sessions.
- Online English language teaching experience.
- Currently pursuing a degree in education, linguistics or TESOL from a top-ranked university.
- Tech-savvy and have a computer with a good camera that is enabled for hardwired ethernet access; a headset with a microphone; and a strong, reliable internet connection.
- Additional foreign language skills.
- You’re passionate about language learning and helping others achieve their language goals!
Online ESL Teacher Salary and Compensation
How to Apply to Online ESL Teacher?
Online ESL Teacher Interview Process & Tips
To apply, please provide:
- A copy of your resume
- A cover letter that address each of the following questions:
- Why do you love teaching ESL?
- How do you feel that you would be a good fit for Voxy’s task-based, contextual learning methodology?
- What do you like about task-based teaching?
- Want to know more about us?
Company Information for Voxy
Voxy is an online English solution providing educational institutions and corporations with a personalized language curriculum, adaptive web and mobile technology and best-in-class support. Voxy’s task-based courses use authentic, real-world content from leading publishers, and adapt to learners’ unique needs in real time. Voxy launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2010 as one of the most disruptive technology startups of the year, and has been recognized for its innovative approach by the New York Times, CNN, CNN en Español, Forbes and Fast Company, among many others.
Voxy’s proprietary personalization technology and exclusive partnerships with leading content publishers enable us to deliver a one-of-a-kind solution to over 2.5 million English learners across the globe. Our mobile and web applications make it possible for individuals to learn from the world around them, turning everyday experiences and content into fun, game-like activities. Our custom-built, live one-on-one and group teaching platform brings the necessary human element front and center, and is a core piece of our methodology.
Voxy’s disruption of the $80B market for English language education has been recognized by leading education investors and the company has been deemed a pioneer by The New York Times, CNN Money, Fast Company, Mashable, Univision, Veja (Brazil), Venturebeat, and others. In August 2013, Voxy announced a strategic partnership with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. This new partnership marries Pearson’s global scale with Voxy’s cutting edge technology to connect with and improve the lives of the over two billion people learning English worldwide.
Found in 2010. Voxy is headquartered in New York City and has an office in São Paulo, Brazil.
Online ESL Teacher Reviews
Hi folks, I’ve just come to the end of working for Voxy. I got fired on the spot a week ago because I had two electrical outages in a week.
Here are some thoughts. Probably worth knowing that what I’m accustomed to is Education First online, which I’ve been doing for 18 months and enjoy it.
application + outline lesson task + two 30 minute interviews. Took place over two weeks, but you could probably do it faster.
Pay: $15 an hour + 5 minutes’ prep time per class. Works out $17.50 an hour.
Sounds okay but keep reading.
If you don’t have a US account, they pay to your Paypal account, so expect 4.5% in fees.
Pay is twice a month. You prepare invoices using a simple template on Google Sheets and share them with Voxy.
Orientation is paid at the base rate. They paid me 9.5 hours in this respect.
Pay goes up $0.50/hour every six months.
If they terminate your agreement, they will not honour your last invoice, so if it’s not going well, I strongly suggest you keep your unpaid hours to a minimum, or quit. I lost around $275 this way.
Assignment: You must give 15 hours’ availability per week, minimum 10 group and 5 one-on-one. I had to give mine between 3pm and midnight EST but you can give additional availability whenever you like.
Group classes are assigned every two weeks, so you always have one to three weeks in your calendar.
Prep: Based on the lesson category and level, you must choose a resource from their database and plan a lesson with a warmer questions, CCQs, and a task.
After class work: Attendance report for group classes (unpaid, takes 30 seconds). Two paragraphs of feedback for one-on-one classes (pays 10 minutes or $2.50). This must be done within 12 hours.
No-shows: If you get a no-show, which means nobody comes in 10 minutes (group class) or 15 minutes (one-on-one class), you do a task which involves uploading a snapshot of an e-mail or review, or a minute of you talking about something. Full pay given.
The actual work: Pretty intense. There’s not much room to breathe, to get through the whole programme in 30 minutes. One thing you need to do is pull out your headphones so that your onboard speakers can play into your onboard mic. Didn’t work for me. I had to use separate speakers. Kind of fiddly. Also, if your classes are back to back, you need to finish the class by 29 minutes and then connect to your next class immediately. No toilet breaks.
The students: The group classes were often great when you got down to it, but I do have that teacher facility to forget really awkward experiences…!
I really enjoyed working with students from Palestine and India. This was a first for me. I’d never met them on EF.
I only did a few private classes but I didn’t enjoy these. Very weird and tense. Each one is supposed to be prepared around the student’s particular needs, which can be bewildering.
Contact with management: Generally if you ask for help or advice, they get back to you really quick, but the main manager, Kieran, uses bossy, patronising language. I avoided him as much as possible. Most of the rest of them were fairly cool.
Observations/compliance: Group classes have monthly drop-ins. Feedback on one-to-ones is checked monthly. Private classes are recorded once every three months. Your observation scores go into your monthly report along with compliance (responding to e-mails within 24 hours, doing feedback within 12 hours, not having any no-shows, not having any negative evaluations etc.)
Overall: It doesn’t really work in terms of pay until you’ve been there for a decent period, like a couple of years. The institutional atmosphere made me stressed out and angry most of the time. The students were pretty great, but not great enough to make up for the rest of it.
Would I recommend this company to a friend: No. Overall, it was a pretty bitter experience.