Laura Risdall

Name:
Laura Risdall

Location: 
Minnesota, about forty-five minutes west of Minneapolis

YouTube Channel:
click Laura Risdall {VIPKID Teacher!}

VIPKid Referral Link: 
click here. Code is LAURA0257

Teachers Pay Teachers Link:
click Miz Riz Elementary Resources

Blog: 
click here

Wife, Mom, and Teacher Extraordinaire

I had the opportunity to talk with Teacher Laura. My first impression of her is that she is very kind and generous of spirit. She just wants to help people in any way she can! This was the first time we had met, and I did not know much of Laura other than what I watched in her YouTube videos. I discovered a dynamic, warm-hearted woman who somehow manages a very full life.

Laura’s gorgeous family:  Husband Paul, daughters Kayla, Mia, and Ella.

Laura teaches from Minnesota, about forty-five minutes west of Minneapolis. Before VIPKid, she taught elementary school in Minnesota for ten years. Life circumstances changed, and she found that the responsibilities of working in a brick-and-mortar school were clashing with her desire to watch her three daughters grow up.

Hence, she started with VIPKid. She started off slowly, incorporating the classes with her regular teaching job. Finding this schedule a bit too difficult to endure, she took a big leap of faith and resigned from regular teaching, and fully committed to VIPKid. It was the best decision she made for herself and her family. She doesn’t have to put her kids in daycare, and she can work a dual role as a stay-at-home mom.

One of the biggest challenges for Laura was to keep up with the early hours that the VIPKid student base requires. Her solution was to synchronize her own naps with her kids’ naps. This has been the key element to making sure she is well-rested to be a mom, but also energized enough to be an effective online teacher.

Laura’s one year anniversary with VIPKid is coming up in November, so her experience with the company makes her a perfect mentor for those who are either thinking about joining the online teaching community, or have already begun. She has created an entire video library–it is a wealth of valuable information for everyone in this field of work.

If you’d like to learn more about Laura, please visit her YouTube channel here. Thank you, Laura, for taking the time to speak to FeedbackPanda!