I’ve been working for VIPKID for a year now and in that time frame I have worked as both a regular teacher as well as a mock class mentor. I have really enjoyed being a part of people’s journeys on … Continue reading Mock Class Tips and Teaching Techniques from a VIPKID Mentor
Applying for VIPKID is an intense and long process. It moves quickly and can be overwhelming at times. But the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is getting to teach beautiful children and making connections around the … Continue reading The VIPKID Interview Process: One INTENSE Week
Have you ever been at work and it feels as though you’ve been riding a roller coaster for months? This is how the mock class team at VIPKid has been feeling basically since we got back from Chicago at the … Continue reading VIPKid Certification Center
A few months ago I had the honour of driving down to Chicago with a few other Toronto-area MCMs. We had an amazing weekend and got to meet many other mentors for the company. It was a time of bonding, … Continue reading The Bigger Picture: a revelation about VIPKid after a weekend away.
Guys. I am so excited. Not only have I finally figured out what do to with that last blank wall in my office (I know, I am a serious decorating procrastinator), but I have an exciting new project I’m working … Continue reading Rock YOUR Mock – Teacher Talk Series
It has been a while since I last posted, mostly because life and VIPKID have been so crazy. I’ve been working on a few pilot projects with VIPKID and these, in addition to my regular duties plus two fantastic vacations, have made the last few months absolutely insane. However things are finally starting to cool off (figuratively, not literally) and I am so excited to get back into writing and other fun “hobbies” of mine. I am working more than ever and I have really enjoyed working in the past few months. I suspect I was nearing burn-out, but taking … Continue reading The VIPKID PC app and the Mystery of Incentives
I’ve spent my entire life in Canada and have lived through many different snowstorms. They don’t phase me as they might others. I know how to drive in a blizzard and I have the skillset to get myself out of … Continue reading Surviving the Spring Storm of 2018- a tale of snow storms and backup plans
Due to the nature of VIPKID as an online workplace, many teachers have found solidarity in creating communities with other teachers across social media platforms. There are dozens of VIPKID groups that are related to every part of the job, … Continue reading MCM? SNS? PPT? What does that mean? A guide to VIPKID-specific terms and abbreviations.
Springtime has many things to look forward to. Sunny days, warm weather, the snow melting, songbirds singing. In many ways it is wonderful. However, it is also tax season. Up until I started working for VIPKID, this was a joyous … Continue reading Taxes and VIPKID- a Canadian perspective