The first thing that I tell all of my referrals (after explaining how much I love VIPKID and how they will too) is how arduous and difficult the interview process is for this company. After speaking with many other teachers, I have found this to be consistent for most teachers. Only 6% of all applicants… Continue reading The VIPKID Interview Process: One INTENSE Week
I love my job. At one point in my life, I never thought I would be able to say this. It seemed as though there just wasn't anything that would allow me to be happy as a teacher while meeting the needs of my family. This used to be the case, but not any more.… Continue reading Making money at home: the story of my 10 step commute.
Five minutes is not a long time. It is 300 seconds, to be exact. In my regular, non-working life, five minutes goes by so quickly. It takes my children so long to get ready, they burn through five minutes putting on a sock! I might make a cup of coffee in five minutes, maybe go… Continue reading The Five Minute Dash
Let's get real. There are very few people in this world who do not worry or care about money. It's just not possible. In our society we require money to pay for the necessities of life. Money is required to pay for food, shelter and clothing. There are a few ways to get money, the… Continue reading VIPKID: Can you really make money doing this?
Ok. Let's get real. Once you teach a class, you just want to get your feedback done and move on. 90% of the time I complete my feedback in between classes, which means that I want to make the most of those 4 minutes and 50 seconds. Over my 8 months, I have tried various… Continue reading Feedback Panda: What is it and why do you want it?
When you work with technology you are bound to run into technical issues. It is just reality. I have been fairly fortunate thus far and out of over 800 classes only ever had 1 teacher IT. I am not a techie, by any means, but I know enough to have saved myself a few times.… Continue reading The reason for backup plans
I'll come right out and say it. I am frugal. So frugal. Nothing makes me happier than paying a fraction of the cost of an item's original retail price. Even better if I can make the item by hand. I hate spending more money on things than is necessary. I don't let my family buy… Continue reading VIPKID on a budget
If you are just entering the VIPKID world, you may find yourself wondering, "What is TPR? Why does everyone in the VIPKID community always talk about it?". Well, I'm here to answer that for you. What is TPR? TPR stands for TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE and it is a method of speaking in which you, the… Continue reading TPR in the VIPKID classroom