I hit a milestone today. Behold:
Actually, I’m up to 1005 now, but that title didn’t have quite the oomph I wanted.
Despite having taught so many classes, I still feel very much like a newbie. I learn something new every day.
I’m here to share my top 3 tips for being a successful VIPKID teacher.
I’ve been with VIPKID for 216 days now, and let me tell you, it’s still a struggle every day. Every. Day.
I’ve always hated getting up in the morning. It’s painful in every sense of the word. You’d think after a certain period of time, my body would adjust and it wouldn’t be so bad, but that has yet to happen. Why not go to sleep earlier? Seems simple enough. But it doesn’t matter. I can get 8 hours of sleep and I feel the same as I do with 5 hours. I don’t understand it.
Hello, VIPKID teachers! Perhaps you can relate to these?
The moment when…you have two minutes left and ten slides to go.
The moment when…the kiddo says “I’m fine” when you ask “How old are you?”
The moment when…you get sweet feedback from a parent.
Happy Teacher Tuesday! Just a quick update this week…
After 241 5 apple reviews, I received a 4 apple. The reason I even mention this is to let you know that when it does happen to you–and it will, eventually–it’s going to be OK. Yes, it will sting and bruise your ego a bit. And seeing your 5.00 average drop to 4.99 is tough to look at. But it’s actually not that big a deal.
A four is still good. It’s even labeled “Good” so there’s nothing to feel upset about.
What is hard to deal with is not knowing why. There have been plenty of classes when I’ve thought, if there was ever a 4 apple class, that was it! This class, however, went fine. Or so I thought. But the parent left no tags and no message, so I have no clue what she didn’t like about it.
Don’t let a four apple review bother you too much. Don’t dwell on it. Just move on. If you feel like you had a good class, that’s all you can do, right? Keep doing what you’re doing.
If you have yet to apply, go for it! If there’s anything I can help you with, let me know! Here’s my referral code if you choose to use it. Thanks!
Thanks for spending some time here. Happy teaching!
Happy Teacher Tuesday! I can’t believe it’s October. Then again, I say that every month.
Here are my stats:
I thought I’d use this week to share five thoughts as I begin my sixth month with this company.
-At this point, my schedule is pretty solid. I’m teaching six classes a day, 7 AM, EST to 10 AM. Most days are full. If I have an open slot, chances are it’s 9:30. I’m sharing these stats because I want people to know the importance of patience. Yes, my numbers are good, but it took me SIX MONTHS to get here. “Here” meaning, a consistent schedule that I’m comfortable with. If you’re new, give it time. And always remember, everyone’s journey is different. So amazingly different.
-I’m still trying to decide whether or not to take Sundays off. I was all set to do this, and then they offered that incentive for opening slots every day. I wasn’t about to pass up an extra fifty bucks. But still, my ultimate goal is to take Sundays off. Continue reading
By the time this is posted, I will have taught 542 classes. It is day 160.
I am very fortunate. And I don’t take my numbers for granted. Everyone’s journey is different with this company, and while I started pretty slowly–by my own standards–these days I’m pretty much fully booked. And fully grateful.
So what is this unexpected problem?
Too many classes.
Hello VIPKID teachers and potential VIPKID teachers!
Last week was all about Dino: VIPKID Vibes: So…You Want a Dino. He’s back for this week as well. Here is the Dino update, as promised:
I ordered Dino on the 1st and he arrived in MD on the 15th! I didn’t think I’d see him until next month. As you can see, he fits right in with the crew.
And he’s already been a hit in class with one Level 2 student in particular!
Last Sunday morning, 7:00 am, I taught my 100th class with VIPKID.
Here’s a list of ten random things I’ve learned so far. Continue reading
Congrats! You’ve made it to the interview stage! Way to fill in that form! Huzzah!
Now comes the fun part: pretending like the adult face on the other side of your webcam is a five-year-old. (Let me just say, no problem. Going into it, this worried me, but after ten seconds, I completely forgot she wasn’t a kid. Bravo to her, I guess.)
I don’t know how often–if ever–they change what the interview lesson entails, but I had “My Feelings” which focused on happy, sad, angry, etc. After your application is accepted, you will be given access to the lesson so you can prepare. Thank God. If I had to walk into that blindly, would I have passed? Hmmm…
I practiced the crap out of those slides. I could recite them in my sleep. I’d be in the shower, like “I feel happy. I feel angry.” I’d ask my cat, “How do feel?” I’d drive to Walmart saying, “Big M! Small m!” I kind of lost my mind. But in the best way.
If you’re at this stage, let me share some tips.