Description: There will be some information showing you about an amazing Love VIP Kids Company where teachers in North America can teach students in Beijing and the company provides Powerpoints for other teachers to teach.
I would make a video to show you about this amazing company that I work for and love VIP kids is a company where teachers in North America can teach students in Beijing and the company provides Powerpoints for you to teach.
Today I’m going to show you what it looks like, once it comes up, you can see my portal there, it is in my portal if it would scroll down. I’ll explain the scheduling first,VIP kid teachers can make their own schedule which is amazing.
I am located in Central America, so they call it the hot times and as you can see right here are the hot times and Beijing China from where I live is 13 hours of ahead of me, so 6 a.m. here would be 7 p.m. in China,the grey boxes are the ones that I have not um allowing myself to be scheduled.
These expired ones mean that I did open up that time slot, but I did not get booked, the finished ones means I have taught or classes that I was booked for, but the student cancelled.
Those are the ones that I have coming up that I’m going to teach,students in China have an English name in a Chinese name most of the time through VIP kid, they will sign up with their English names, so it’s easier for the teacher to call them by their name.
I’m going to show you, when you first get started, you’ll set up your schedule, VIP kids suggest that you set up your schedule at least four weeks in advance,so I’ll go ahead and go to the next week and I’ll let that load, but as it comes up,you have to schedule.
I excuse me make your schedule four weeks in advance,you can go back and switch it up a little bit, it’s not set in stone, once you make it, so that’s the good part, here is my schedule for next week.
I actually had quite a bit of bookings where it is probably like right here on 7:30 since I have three students. I will probably go ahead and keep that 7:30 slot, but since I have quite a few coming up, especially I took out this time slot the 8 a.m. because I don’t want to be overwhelmed, because after every single class,you have to give feedback at least within 12 hours to 24 hours.
I have heard that if you do it within the 12 hour time range, you get your full pay for the class but if you do it in the 24 hour time range, you only get 50% of your pay, so now I’m going to show you what it looks like when you go into the classroom, so let me scroll up and hit class rooms.
Another cool thing about VIP kids is that you can refer to teacher, somehow in my video will help teachers out there,while it’s trying to load, I’ll show you my background,it’s not the greatest, but it keeps the students attention and they’re excited if they see an amazing background and if you notice, I’m wearing an orange t-shirt, you don’t have to wear an orange t-shirt when you teach, but it looks good, because VIP kids color is orange, so most of the teachers wear orange.
I got this from Walmart, it was pretty cheap, it says MC that means a master class that means that student has been with VIP kid, their curriculum LT means less than to you 7 units, 7 learning cycle to lesson 10.
There’s tons of lessons and as you go through the training, you’ll learn more about that and then it tells you the lesson name, the student’s name when you are scheduled to work and the time and if it’s a short notice,while you’re scheduled, you can check mark 24 hours, so if a student wants to book you, they can go ahead and book you within those 24 hours or even an hour up to the time.
I have noticed and you get paid extra to if you do that,I already finished this class and it was a student no-show, but I still get paid for it,it says t1 the t main side, it is a trial student which means the student has not been with VIP kid before they’re trying it out, so they can take a computer test to see their English level or the teacher can figure out where to start the student which is tricky.
You can start out at a certain PowerPoint and if it’s too easy, you can keep moving up, but if it’s too difficult, you can keep moving down to figure out which would be the most appropriate, so I’m going to go ahead and click inside one that I’m actually teaching tomorrow, so you click classroom and you are able to see the PowerPoint slides and within 24 hours is what they say but I actually notice you can see way in advance.
VIP kid does have a mobile app for Android and Apple or iPhone,you can see the powerpoints, but it’s only 24 hours in advance,we’re on the web, you can see it in advance. Usually those are target sentences that they should practice,for example, a lower level would be like my name is that would be a target sentence they’d have to learn that and sometimes it does take a while to load and sometimes it doesn’t load, so you always have to exit the classroom or go back into it.
So don’t freak out if it doesn’t load. I freaked out before to talk it should load here pretty soon. I guess while it’s loading, I can show you one of my reward systems and I put teeth on a smiley face and usually the lower level get to and you can do whatever you want, but I found this one they’re doing a good job, you’ll get the bigger kids that are speaking more English.
It’s a good job, you get one tooth and I have one student that constantly needs that reward, so I have to give her a tooth after every single slide where some teachers do it every five minutes, so as you enter this, you’ll hit allow, otherwise, it won’t be able to access your microphone or your camera and if you notice I am wearing a headset.
They recommend that you get one to block out other noises, I got this headset at Walmart. I’m not sure how to pronounce the brand, but I want to say log E Tech,it’s pretty good, I used it ever since I started VIP kid, I really enjoy buying an external camera, it’s not the greatest and they told me to look into an external camera, so it is the same brand as my headphones loggy Tech.
I guess and I’ve noticed that it works us it’s an HD camera, another thing that I did buy was an Ethernet cable. I have Wi-Fi, but my company said that Wi-Fi is convenient, but not reliable and since we are teaching students clear in Beijing China, we need that strong consistent connection, so that’s why I bought the Ethernet cord.
So far, it’s been pretty good. I’ve had a few problems with my internet. I don’t think that so much with the Ethernet cord, there’s just some software update that I had to do, it’s not working, because I’m recording this.I might have to make another video to show the slides, but we’ll see if it comes up.
As it’s still loading, I’ll show you another thing, I do use stuffed animals for the younger kids or a lot of the teachers use puppets. I haven’t found any puppets yet, but I would love to get some, we also like flash cards and with VIP kid, we don’t say capital or lower case, we say Saul Z Big Z.
As you notice, I was big Z, that is called TP our total physical response and as you teach for VIP kid, they want you to use TP R which means lots of motions have them repeat the motion, so if you say Big Z, they need to go Big Z and you get into it.
If you start teaching with VIP kid, you’ll see the different characters and you can print them off in a Google Doc that I found, so I have the PowerPoint slide uploaded, but if you click Doc’s, it’ll bring up the slides for you which is convenient, you don’t have to make your own lesson plans and you just hit uploaded by myself.
The company already uploaded it and then you just hit open and then it’ll open up the PowerPoint and this is a higher level student, it is a level four, so they start out about a 1 or 0 and here they can go clear up to a level 6,so a level 4 is pretty advanced.
You can actually draw on the slides with the marker,they are interactive, a VIP kid is also trying to make the slides really interactive instead of just a marker where they can flip, they can match, they can move pictures on the screen which will be very awesome and I can’t wait for that.
As you get done, you have 25 minutes and usually the slides are about 25 28 slides,so they say about a minute per slide, so you have to pace yourself and at the top, here are stars, if the student starts, I heard that the students use those stars like in a virtual classroom.
Let’s see what else I was going to say, you don’t open your camera until the student gets in the classroom, that’s a good tip up here, a timer, so you can watch your time and you’ll exit the classroom.
After I get done teaching the class, it’ll come up with a box where I can put feedback, so you’ll just type feedback to the parents and then there’s another one for teachers and then you decide if the lesson was too difficult or too easy for the student.
But since I haven’t started the class yet, it’s telling me you know when you do the class, you need to submit that feedback, so I hit yes and the times that are open for central time, here is 12:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. then it doesn’t start back up until 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
When I am teaching,it’s not summer in time, I usually book a time slots about 5:00 a.m. – it just really depends 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. since it’s summer time, I open up a ton of slots what you looked at in the other slide.
I’ll show you one more quick thing, this parents feedback is an amazing thing to have on VIP kit and the parents can give you feedback, sometimes it’s not good and they can give you poor feedback, but VIP kid really likes their teachers and you can submit a ticket to get a hold of the company and tell them this isn’t fair.