3 Reasons Why I love teaching with Gogokid

   

 

I have been teaching with Gogokid for a little over two weeks now and I am absolutely loving it. I have seen companies like Gogokid for a while now and always filed them in the back of my mind for future reference. I have been interested in online jobs since I became a stay at home mom but I have just been so unsure about them or just thought “I would never be hired for a job like that.”

Recently one of my good friends began working for Gogokid and told me about it. I thought “Wow! Finally someone I know is doing this and it seems like I could do it too!” And it couldn’t have come at a better time. I have been grieving for what seems like forever and I really needed some kind of change in my life to break up the monotony of grief. Gogokid seems like an answer to a prayer I didn’t even know I was praying. Here are a few reasons why I am loving teaching ESL online with Gogokid so far.

 

It is Convenient

The whole hiring process with Gogokid was very easy, quick, and convenient. I submitted my application, interviewed, was hired, and started teaching all within two weeks.

I get to choose my own availability, roll out of bed in the morning, and teach in my pajamas. Haha I just wear a plain t-shirt and pajama pants when I go to bed, dab some concealer under my eyes, brush my teeth, and I’m ready to go.

I’m a stay at home mom and I really didn’t want to change that. But I did feel that I needed a change and needed to start doing something that was mine. Gogokid seemed like the perfect opportunity. I could teach early in the mornings or late at night while my kids slept. I didn’t have to miss out on any time with them or count on someone else to babysit for me.

Most days, I start teaching at 4:30am and am done by 7:30am. It depends on when a kid books me, I suspect this will change over time. But for now, I like these hours and will leave my availability open during those times. I also put availability at night from 7pm-9pm, and I have been booked a few times but it is not as consistent as in the morning.

 

my gogokid classroom

It is fun

I didn’t know how much fun teaching ESL could be, I actually thought it might be a little awkward at first but it hasn’t been at all. The kids that I’ve taught are all so cute and eager to learn. There have been a few outliers that aren’t as excited, but usually by the end of the session they have warmed up and are happy to be learning English.

This job has also allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I have worked with kids in the past, but never in a classroom environment. And definitely not in a virtual classroom environment. So I’ve had to learn how to be creative and encourage kids to speak. I’m learning how to reinforce positive behavior and be funny, energetic, and someone the kids actually want to interact with.

I’ve seen videos of online teachers who work for companies like this teaching classes and I’ll be honest they look like complete fools! Haha I thought “That could NEVER be me. I could NEVER get out of my comfort zone like that.” Well friends, that is me!

Most mornings I am using props and puppets, making silly faces, singing, dancing, using instruments, inflecting my voice in high tones (I didn’t know it could go that high but the kids actually love it and I find that they repeat words more easily if I use high tones!) And guess what?! I’m having so much fun doing all of these things that I don’t even care how silly I look because the kids love it and laugh and listen better when I’m acting a fool!

It has all been such a positive learning experience for me and I’ve found that it makes my day much happier with my own children as well!

 

It pays well

Gogokid uses a base salary rate, so you get paid according to each session you teach. Each session is 25 minutes. Essentially you can get paid between $14-$25 an hour depending on experience. Gogokid gives an incentive if someone you refer is hired as well as a bonus if the trial classes you teach are converted to core classes.

Gogokid also uses a credit score to offer pay raises. Everyone starts out with a credit score of 100. Once you reach 110, you get a pay raise of 110% of your base pay. The highest credit score you can reach is 120, and then you get 125% pay raise of your base pay.

If you’d like more information on teaching with Gogokid, the easiest way to contact me is to send me a message on my Instagram page, which you can find linked here on my blog! If you found the information that you read here useful and you’d like to start the application process, here is my referral link:

 

https://teacher.gogokid.com/?channelId=344&referralId=AS5DHDT3

 

And my referral code:

AS5DHDT3

 

I’d love to help you with the application and interview process to make sure you have the best shot at getting hired, so don’t hesitate to ask!

 

53 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why I love teaching with Gogokid

  1. This is awesome! I took a class in college (wayy back when) on teaching English as a second language. Did you have have to take a test or something.. I forget what it’s called, but there are other programs that will only hire you if you take that test. Does this company have requirements like that?

    1. You do not have to be a certified ESL teacher for this specific company. You do have to have a bachelors degree (in any field) and you have to have at least one year of experience working with children!

  2. This is such a good idea for moms! I didn’t know it existed. I used to be a teacher before I had kids, and now my blog is something that’s “mine,” although I do miss teaching.

  3. This sounds like a great opportunity. What a great way to be earning money from home. It’s nice too that you are enjoying the work that you are doing.

  4. I really didn’t even know this was possible! What a great way to follow your vocation, earn money and stay at home. I will share this with my stay at home teacher friends.

    1. I’m glad it could be helpful! I’ve been surprised by the amount of income I will be bringing in just from this!

  5. I have heard about this in the past and was interested in learning more about it. Thank you for your insights and experience. I may have to check this out for myself!! 🙂

    1. I never considered it either until I heard of this! And it has turned out to be a great opportunity!

    1. I have worked with children in the past but not in a classroom setting. I have experience teaching adults in a classroom setting though. But you don’t have to have experience teaching for this, just a bachelors degree (in any field) and one year experience working with children.

    1. You do not! Just a bachelors degree (in any field) and one year of experience working with children in any setting.

  6. I’ve never heard of this! I’ve thought about VipKid and now this, but I’m just waiting for things to settle a bit. I’ll definitely use your referral code, though!

    1. Thanks so much! Let me know when you do apply and I will help you with the whole process! I am thinking of doing vipkid as well once I get some experience with this company ☺️

  7. This is my first time to hear about Gogokid but I am happy to read your great feedback about them. I manage a small community of freelancers and would love to share this information with them. Are they open to teachers who are based outside the US?

  8. I’ve heard of these companies also and even interviewed and trained with one. They were super strict on “classroom” backgrounds, props and other things and I just didn’t find myself having fun due to these very confining restrictions. I’ll likely try again when I don’t have my toddler wandering around and thus, I have to rely on him taking an “on schedule nap” in order to have any sort of daytime availability! It really is fun to teach the kids though, they’re usually very excited to be learning and they’re just so cute!! Great job for finding something to make your days a little happier 🙂

    1. That stinks that the one you were trying for was so strict. Thankfully got kid is pretty lax when it comes to things like that! The great thing about teaching kids in China is that because of the time difference availability is very early morning while my kids are still sleeping 🙂

  9. This is intriguing! I used to teach adult ESL classes, but I really like this idea. I homeschool my son but he is older now and needs me less each day. Also, I love your little “classroom”!

  10. I have a few friends that teach ESL online. I have a hard time with the thought of having to be functional at 4:30am. I’m not really a morning person!

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