Review: Whales English (formally Sprout). They are currently seeking teachers from the US, Canada and the UK with a neutral accent. You must have a bachelor degree or above and although it is not required, a TEFL, TESOL or other teaching certificate is preferred. You will be teaching during typically Chinese peak hours of 6-9PM Beijing time along with hours during the day and night on the weekends. Classes are group lessons of 2-3 students aged 5-15. There are consistent hours for regular teachers. Each lesson is 50 minutes long with an above-average pay rate of $18-$22 per session. Some well qualified and advanced teachers reach $30+ per hour.
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- The pay: Base rate of $18-25 per 50-minute class, plus performance-based bonuses
- Students are ages 5 to 15
- Group Size: 2-3 students.
- Session Duration: 50 minutes (fixed schedule in every week)
- Other Teaching Subjects: English, Language Arts, Phonics, Literature, Sociology, History, Academic Writing, Life Science, Social Studies, Science and more.
- Teaching materials and lesson plans are provided.
- Extra bonus and opportunities for raises are available for high performing teachers.
- Payments are through PayPal or Bank Transfer.
- Neutral accented speakers from the US, UK, or Canada
- Minimum of 8 hours per week.
- Minimum 1 year of kid English teaching experience
- At least one teaching certificate: TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, etc.
- Experience in education field preferred
- Love working with kids
- Available time slots:
- 6PM to 10PM during weekdays and
- 8AM to 10PM on weekends Beijing Time UTC+8.
- Quiet place to work/PC or Mac computer/Wired internet connection/Webcam with Microphone
- We prefer teachers that are able to provide consistent teaching hours for a period of 6-8 months. We can provide consistent hours for dedicated teachers.
- Contract term: 6 months
- Payment details: Teachers are paid through bank transfer each month for the previous month’s work
- Entry Level Teacher: PreK-GK level TESOL, TEFL or similar teaching certification preferred. Pay rate is $18-$20 per 50-minute lesson.
- Intermediate Level Teacher: G1-G2 level, Bachelor degree, and TESOL, TEFL or similar teaching certification preferred. Pay rate is $20-$25 per 50-minute lesson.
- Advanced Level Teacher: G3 level, Bachelor degree and above, local teaching experience or local teaching certification is preferred. Ability to teach subjects such as History, Advanced Reading, Academic Writing, Persuasive Writing, and other subjects. Pay rate is $30 per 50-minute lesson.
WhalesEnglish (Sprout) is a fully comprehensive K12 online school for Chinese children, aged 5-15 years old. The school is designed for students to take classes online with native speakers of English, and enrollment numbers have been continually rising due to the positive reputation. Presently, Sprout has more than 500 native speaking teachers from North America who enjoy working with them. Along with the growing demand for students, we are seeking more talented teachers to join us as well!
The teaching position is generally divided into two types: Trial class teacher and regular class teacher. There can be some conversion from trial class teacher to the regular class teacher when the registered classes are growing.
Trial class teachers
Trial class is a one-time-class, with newly enrolled student from marketing. This is the first class for most students.
- Work experience requirements for the position
- Neutral accented speakers from the US or Canada
- Experience in education required
- TESOL, TEFL, or similar teaching certification preferred
- Bachelor’s degree or above
- Peak hours are Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Beijing time.
- The non-peak teaching hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:00-9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Beijing time.
- The pay rate is $18-22
- The candidate does not have to cover all these hours but at least cover some weekend hours.
Regular class teachers
Regular class teachers are teaching a fixed group of students with about 25-30 weeks at the fixed time every week.
The salary for the teachers:
- The salary is
- $18-22/h for entry level
- $22/h-$25/h for intermediate level
- $30/h for advanced level, including subjects such as history, advanced reading, academic writing, persuasive writing, etc.
- Extra bonus and opportunities for raises
- American or Canadian native speakers
- Experience in education field required
- PreK-GK level TESOL, TEFL or similar teaching certification preferred
- G1-G2 level, Bachelor degree, and TESOL, TEFL or similar teaching certification preferred
- G3 level, Bachelor degree and above, local teaching experience or local teaching certification is preferred
- Subject related field of education or teaching experience is required for Reading, Literature, Science, Social science, history, and Writing teacher for advanced students.
- Step 1: First Round of an interview (30 minutes)
- Step 2: Second round of interview (30 minutes of mock class)
- Step 3: confirm the opening hour, paperwork and sign the contract
- Step 4: Training
- Step 5: Rehearsal
- Step 6: Ready to teach once the students book the class.
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About Whales English
Whales English is an online teaching school based in China. It is designed for English learners between the ages of 5 to 15 with a registered student population of over 10000 and still expanding. We have an average of 2-3 students in a class, and approximately over 6000 different classes with more than 700 native English-speaking teachers.
Whales English, might found as Rouchi or Sprout, is an online teaching company based in China. jingyuxiaoban.com