Likeshuo Adu review

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Likeshuo Adu review

Likeshuo Adu review

$16 - $26

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Likeshuo reviewTo be kind, reviews aren’t that cozy at Likeshuo, but if you don’t mind bad communication and not getting paid on time which is a difficult one to swallow, then for non-degree holders this may be one place you can earn a more attractive rate.

Schedules are open, students are polite and the pay is half decent but you will most likely have trouble filling up your slots whilst dealing with a manipulative management.

One reviewer wrote that 115RMB is the max from the start – $16, which confirms what it says on the tin and they want you to teach peak hours Shenzen time, which is preferable to some.

You will need to build your student/credit base as opposed to being given slots and there are in fact two sides to the company – kids and adult. You are not it seems allowed to teach both, which seems odd. Worth checking that one.

Likeshuo is affiliated with Meten and while they ask teachers to commit to a 20 hour week, this schedule may not come to fruition. The rate of $16 to $26 is for only a 45 minute class one reviewer interjected, and somewhat less – $10 to $18 for adult one on ones.

It’s stated they deploy the “Common Core” method. This is used in the US, a strict teaching criteria which can create an uncomfortable work environment for the tutor.

It’s unclear if they employ people of color or not and while a degree, TEFL and experience are “preferred”, they don’t quote as mandatory.

Update: there are 4 types of teaching roles on offer at Likeshuo – General, Junior, Overseas, Professional. Each ideally require specific skills but not written in stone.

There are 3 steps to joining: register, give demo, commence job training.

It’s said also that they may be related to Liulishuo or Lingome. Yet to clarify.

Pro’s:

– Good wage
– Interesting WeChat Group
– Nice students

Con’s:

– Late pay!
– Unscrupulous staff
– Dearth of hours
– Lack of accountability

 

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  1. Likeshuo is constantly changing its policies (the recent trend is not in the teacher’s favor), so this information needs to be updated. Bonuses have been eliminated and pay has been reduced. While it is possible to earn up to 90 Rmb per class, only the top 10% of well-established teachers will earn this. The majority of teachers will earn 64 – 80 Rmb/class and will not get booked enough to earn more.

    Do not expect to get booked for more than two classes most days until you work for several months and make extra efforts to get steady repeat students and then some of them must be willing to schedule in off-peak times (not easy). Remember that you must teach three classes and take one (unpaid) training each month to generate a paycheck.

    I can only recommend Likeshuo if you have no other viable options, have never taught before, only want to teach adults, or don’t want to lesson plan AND are willing to tolerate double standards, disorganization, technical malfunctions, incompetence, clawbacks/fines, uncertainty about pay, having to CYA with screenshots, and being treated like an expendable soldier.

    The GOOD: Lesson plans are provided, there are no “free trial” class requirements, most of the students are engaged/motivated, and ongoing training is offered (though required and unpaid).

    The BAD: As a general guideline, expect every policy and scenario to be tilted against the teacher. Likeshuo does not promote a teacher-friendly environment or work experience.
    – The teaching platform is basic and limiting (think cheap Chinese knockoff of Skype).
    – Likeshuo’s website is not well optimized and technical issues are very common, which can create a stressful situation when attempting to login for a class.
    – If you experience a technical problem that makes you late you must screenshot with a timestamp no less than 5 min before the class and submit a written report.
    – If you are less than 5 min early, you are fined and deducted points.
    – If you are not logged in to the classroom by the start time your class will automatically be given to a substitute, so there is no possibility of being even one minute late and you will be fined 300% of your class rate and points will be deducted.
    – If you experience technical issues that prevent you from teaching, you are not compensated.
    – Your accrued points for the month determine your pay rate.
    – The point system lacks transparency and utilizes moving percentage targets, so you cannot be sure of how many classes you need to teach or points you need to get to increase your pay rate or what your pay rate per class will be until after the month is over.
    – The scheduling system uses an algorithm that is not transparent so you cannot be certain of how many classes will be booked in a day, week, or month – increasing your availability does not necessarily result in additional classes.
    – Don’t expect more than two classes a day until you have elevated your status…however that is mysteriously achieved.
    – They only pay by bank transfer and they charge 200Rmb to make the transaction.
    – They do not pay on time and do not inform you when payment is made or will be late.
    – While they are disorganized, dismissive, and dysfunctional, they expect excellence from you and will place the burden of proof on you or penalize you.
    – The Teacher’s Assistants are actually more like supervisors that are dismissive, disrespectful, and not available during peak hours.
    – The TA’s generally will only communicate via Ding text.
    – The tech support services is grossly incompetent.
    – Your TA is your only point of contact and cannot be changed, which is reflected in their lack of professionalism.
    – The lesson plans are definitely not constructed to a high standard and they expect you to supplement them.
    – Students usually book classes a few hours out, but you cannot cancel your availability if you are not booked (less than 24hrs in advance).
    – My friend, a more experienced and better teacher than me, was not hired after two attempts. The primary difference is that she is of a different race. I’ve been told that it is common to reject teachers with dark skin.

    I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few things, but you can rely on this being an objective review. Now you have open eyes going into the situation if you decide to work at Likeshuo.

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