Apply to Gogokid 2021 (Must Know To Get Hired)

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Want to teach the English language online with Gogokid? Here is a summary of everything you need to know before you apply to Gogokid.

Job Description

Teach ESL online to Chinese children between the ages of 3 to 12. Gogokid plans and prepares all the lesson material for you so that you can log on and teach flexibly from home!

Gogokid pay their teachers between $14-$25 per hour. Teachers can earn more from bonuses and incentives! 

Teachers will have one-on-one classes with students. Classes are 25-minutes with a 5-minute break in between. Teachers complete a short feedback report after each lesson. There is no limit to the number of hours teachers can teach every week.

Requirements:

  • Neutral accent and legally eligible to work in the US or Canada
  • One year of teaching experience (e.g., coaching, mentoring, volunteering, ESL teaching)
  • Bachelors degree in any subject
  • Have ESL certification with a valid certificate number

Technical Requirements

Complete an internet speed test to make sure you qualify. Gogokid will also run a test before you do the interview to make sure you meet the technical requirements.

Remember, if you don’t meet these requirements, then you won’t get hired! 

Gogokid has many teacher signups every month so it’s important that you at least meet the basic requirements.

Timezone

Be mindful of the GMT+8 timezone. This will likely mean classes are in the early morning for US and Canadian residents.

Most students are online from 7 to 9 pm on weekdays, and 9am to 9 pm on weekends (GMT+8 Beijing Time). 

Compare your timezone.

Steps for Applying to Gogokid

  • Sign up to Gogokid and enter your basic information
  • Complete a recorded interview
  • Complete a 10-minute orientation
  • Submit documentation
  • Sign the contract 

The total time taken to complete your application is less than one week. Complete it as quickly or as slowly as you want!

The recorded interview is about 10-15 minutes of your entire interview, but it’s so important to make sure you submit a perfect interview demo to get hired. This will include a 10-minute demo lesson in which you will have to demonstrate your teaching skills.

The teaching style is slightly different at Gogokid, so I highly recommend following the tips to get hired, as mentioned below.

Hiring Criteria

Make sure your recorded video meets the following criteria:

  • Enthusiasm
  • TPR
  • Props
  • Simple Language
  • Appropriate Speaking Speed
  • Encourage Student Output
  • Provide Corrections
  • Give Rewards
  • Provide Guidance

You will learn more about this once you pass the basic information stage of the application process, which covers your personal details and educational background.

Taxes

Teachers who work for Gogokid are considered independent contractors. Teachers are responsible for paying their own taxes. 

Payment

Teachers are paid on the 15th of each month. Teachers are encouraged to use Paypal as their primary payment option to receive payments on time.

Gogokid Teacher Group

Teachers should join the Gogokid Group for Prospective Teachers to ask questions if they get stuck in the application process. They can also email Gogokid teacher support: teach@teachers.gogokid.com.

We cover some more information on Gogokid in our other articles. Please feel free to check our additional resources mentioned below to help prepare you for your new job teaching online at Gogokid!

Good luck with your job application! 

Need some help passing your Gogokid application? We have direct communication with the company, so we highly encourage you to send us your questions, concerns and practice demo video file. We can critique it (for free!) and offer suggestions on how to improve before you record the real demo!

Useful Resources on Gogokid

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I am a 24-year old online ESL teacher from rural Ireland. I started teaching in 2016 and have since taught in the UK and Europe. This blog aims to help educate you on the existing possibilities of becoming an online teacher. Please show some love and support by sharing this article with others. Thank you!

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