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.
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:
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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!