Hello! My name is Adalee and I am 26 years old and have been teaching online for close to a year now. I’ve always loved teaching and children and have been working as a teacher, tutor, and nanny for the past 10 years.
I have lived in four countries and have traveled all over the world but am from the States which is where I am currently living. I am studying for my bachelors in Elementary Education and am a full-time student so teaching online is the perfect job for me. I love it so much that I plan to continue even after I graduate.
I currently work at Qkids and absolutely love it. They are a phenomenal company who really care about their teachers. They are flexible and consistent.
Please watch the video above, and if you think you qualify as a teacher, then you can use my referral code MCUFFN for Qkids.
If you need help, you can email me at [email protected] or fill in the form below. The form also allows you to send me your resume. It is crucial that you do contact me so I can keep track of my referrals and really help you through the process.
I have a facebook group with a lot of helpful information and videos to give you the best chance of success. You can find it here.
Please contact me before you submit your application so that I can help you prepare your video as it is a very important part of the application.
When teaching children you will need to use a lot of energy and be very focused to keep them on track and to give them the best learning experience that you can. SMILE a lot! If you question if you’re smiling enough, you probably aren’t. =)
Use a lot of TPR (total physical response). For example, wave, point to yourself or the students, give them a thumbs up, nod your head, clap etc.
I find props to be very useful and use them often. Stuffed animals, puppets, and silly hats are crowd favorites. =) I also recommend flash cards to keep children engaged. The most important thing is that you keep their energy up and keep them interested and smiling.
Tips for new teachers:
Do your research before joining a new company. There are a lot of good companies out there but be sure you educate yourself on their attendance policies, sick leave or vacation policies, contract terms, etc.
I have failed to do this and wasted my own and a companies time because their requirements did not meet my needs but I only realized this after I had gone through the recruiting process.
A lot of info can be found online and this site will be a great resource for you in your research.
Interview tips: BE PREPARED and know exactly what to expect so you’re not as nervous. A little nerves are unavoidable but if you have a good mentor you should be able to bypass being too nervous and pass your interview with flying colors. Smile and be yourself.
Your favorite company to work for and why:
QKIDS!!!! I have worked for other companies but Qkids is by far the best. (in my opinion) They are understanding and flexible and their platform is excellent. They have adorable characters and lots of fun animations and games. It is super interactive and the 30-minute classes fly by. They pay on time and I really can’t say enough good things about the staff and the teaching platform.
Jobs to avoid and why:
Any job that deducts money from already earned income for missed classes. That seems very unfair to me and I wouldn’t recommend it because life happens sometimes. =)
What types of equipment you use:
Qkids does have strict computer specs and internet speed requirements. I can provide you with information on this. You will also need a headset with a built-in microphone and the ability to connect your computer to your wireless router with an ethernet cable. I can help you with this and make suggestions.
Requirements and Information for QKIDS
You must be:
– Eligible to legally work in the U.S. or Canada
– Earned a Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a university program. We have a lot of college students including myself. College students are WELCOME!
– Digital literacy and the ability to lead an engaging learning atmosphere
– The minimum time commitment is 6 hours weekly (and you can work up to 19)
– Prior teaching experience or equivalent in education, tutoring, mentoring, homeschooling preferred (but not required)
– English teaching certificates (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, ESL) preferred (but not required)
Please use the form below if you are interested in working for QKIDS.