Hello! My name is Kristina Garcia, but my students call me Teacher Tina! I have worked in a variety of fields but have always found my way back to teaching. I majored in Spanish and K-12 Education in college and although I loved being in the classroom, I found that I never felt like I had “enough”–enough time to plan for my classes, enough resources to make the lessons engaging, enough one-on-one time with my students, enough of a work-life balance.
Then I found VIPKID! Shortly after starting with VIPKID in July 2017, I realized what an amazing company VIPKID was and I began creating YouTube videos to help applicants and new teachers be successful. I currently spend my early mornings’ teaching and the rest of my time coaching amazing candidates and new teachers!
Being a helpful guide to my referrals is the way that I choose to “give back” to an amazing company that allows me to work from home and make my own hours. If you think you may be a good fit for VIPKID and you’d like my help as your referring teacher, you can contact me by filling in the form below. The form also allows you to send me your resume. Note that the VIPKID application process requires that you fill out a streamlined online application rather than send your resume. You can also visit my website here.
VIPKID values engaging, energetic teachers. Be prepared to “show off” your exciting side as you progress through the hiring process. To increase your chances of being successful, be sure to:
-Use TPR and props effectively
-Have an interesting classroom background and a headset
-Speak slowly and clearly, especially for beginner-level students
-Engage with the camera; give “high fives” and maintain “eye” contact!
-Check out this YouTube Channel for VIPKID tip videos!
Watch these videos in the exact order below if you are applying to VIPKID:
Requirements and Information for VIPKID
Do note that teachers must have a North American accent. It doesn’t have to be “American” as in from the USA, Canadian applicants are welcomed as well.
- Eligibility to work in the US or Canada
- Bachelor’s degree in any field
- 1 school year of traditional teaching experience or the equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education
- Following tech requirements:
Up to $22/hr. Our teachers receive a minimum payment of US $14-$18/hour. There are incentives for every lesson, so the payment ranges from the US $14-22/hour.
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 in Beijing time: Monday – Friday 6-10pm, and Saturday – Sunday 9am-10pm. 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.