Those wishing to apply to Qkids will find the application process fairly seamless. Only those who reside and are eligible to work in the US and CA may apply. If you are Canadian for example and reside in New Zealand you cannot apply. A degree and either a TESOL, TEFL, CELTA or ESL is also necessary.
Five step hiring process:
1. Initial screening
2. Demo Interview 1:
(Create a 1~2 min video intro: introducing yourself, where you live, educational background, any experience you may have teaching and/or working with kids. You then tell or read a children’s story – Youtube, Google Drive or video file allowed)
3. Demo Interview 2
4. Trial Classes (Background Check)
Note: Is a degree mandatory? Unsure, you may be able to work with them while completing your degree in whatever field. Worth checking with them
Once on board and their software downloaded, you advise Qkids of the hours that you seek to fill – a minimum of 15 classes a week are required (7.5hours) – and they will book the classes accordingly, not the parents. Classes are 30 minutes long and expect potentially 14 hours a week of morning classes and weekend classes may follow.
Qkids who were previously known as 97 kids, Funbulous and JiuQu host small classes with as few as one to four children aged 4 to 12 per class.
Contracts will be tied into 6 month with the possibility to renew upon reevaluation.
Pay date is no later than the 15th of each month. You will need an existing US or CA bank account. Paypal is not possible.
Lessons are preplanned by yourself which you’ll upload prior to class, you then login a few minutes earlier, run through their inbuilt network, sound and audio check and you are good to go.
Once the lesson is complete that’s it. No further homework assignments or communication is required with the parents, you are free to move on to the next class.
- Challenging interactive games designed to make learning & teaching enjoyable.
- Software platform is fun & easy to navigate
- Staff, coaches & admin all get excellent feedback
So far anecdotal feedback seems very positive. No reports of running for the hills among the teaching communities, rather the opposite, that their longevity is backed up by apparently being one of China’s leading cross-cultural online learning platforms and that their support to their teachers gets a lot of good rapport.
Staff, coaches & admin all get excellent feedback
Qkids software fun & easy
Do not penalize you for an unexpected missed class or technical issue
Except days off if needed
Timer added to home page helps you log in 3 minutes before class
Company runs (optional) zoom meetings to assist in improving & sharing teaching techniques
Potential courses run in China
You do not communicate with the parents
Only US/CA may apply
US/CA nationals living overseas cannot apply