Online ESL Teaching Opportunity : Gogokid

HQ: Beijing, China
Founded: 2018
No. of Students: Unknown
No. of Teachers: approx. 4,000

Founded in 2018, Gogokid is one of the most prominent competitors in the online ESL market. It is a subsidiary of the Chinese media conglomerate, ByteDance. You may recognize one of ByteDance’s mobile apps, TikTok. Headquartered in Beijing, ByteDance is one of the most valuable companies in the world.

The Opportunity

Category: Online ESL
Pay: $14-$25 per hour
Hours: DST 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., USA EST
Remote: Yes

Your Profile

Education: Bachelor’s degree
Certification: TEFL strongly encouraged but not required

Technical Requirements

Wired high-speed internet (at least 20 mbps download speed); headset with mic; Chrome browser; external or integrated webcam; PC with Windows 7, 8, or 10, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3 or better; Mac OS 10.8x or higher, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3 or higher.

Student Profile

Ages of Students: 3 to 12 years old; some may be outside this range
Levels Taught: from beginner to advanced

Lesson Structure

Class Duration: 25 minutes
Curriculum & Content Provided: yes
Class structure: one-to-one

Notes on Content: lessons are interactive, which sets gogokid apart from many other online ESL platforms
Extra requirements: Student feedback is required after each class and allowing for some time to prepare for upcoming lessons is recommended
FeedbackPanda Integration: Yes

Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of an online application, an interview to brag about your skills and a mock lesson to show off your skills in front of the camera. The length of time from applying on the website to getting an offer of employment can vary from person to person. Most often, the speed depends on how easily you can schedule times for webcam interviews. Some teachers get hired within a couple of weeks, others might take longer to process. You may have to do an extra mock lesson, but don’t get discouraged, just think of it as some extra practice before getting into the online classroom.

The Job

You are an independent contractor, so you will conduct your lessons as you see fit. Being a contractor also gives you the flexibility to set your own schedule. Each lesson lasts 25 minutes, and you must submit student feedback within 12 hours after the lesson. Props and educational tools are strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of must-haves.

What you won’t find out until you work here..

  • Gogokid has different incentives each month. If you can fulfill the requirements of the incentives, you can put more money in your pocket
  • There is a learning curve to the interactive platforms, but rest assured that you will become an expert with practice
  • Ratings from parents matter!
  • Prep time for classes will decrease as you get more acquainted with the job.

Want some more insider notes? Click here to read a current teacher’s perspective on working for Gogokid!