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Why did you become a teacher? For several reasons, of course, but one of those reasons is because you love the impact you have on your students' lives. You love that in some way, even if only in a microscopic way, you're making a difference in the world, one student at a time. That's why teachers have the biggest hearts! But unfortunately, this selfless way of life doesn't come with the rock star paycheck it should, and it's no secret that teachers are forced to find second jobs. So if you're looking for a way to supplement your teacher salary, you might want to consider something that allows you to continue expanding your teaching career and make an even bigger impact on the world. You can do that by teaching online with VIPKID. Don't let all that passion and talent go to waste (not to mention all those college degrees, certifications, licenses, professional development hours, and years of experience!), by being an Uber driver or waiting tables. As a VIPKID teacher, you can earn even more, from the comfort of your home, while broadening your global footprint, at the same time. Sounds like a no brainer!
Benefits of Teaching Online with VIPKID
There are a variety of platforms that offer online tutoring, but one of the most reputable right now is VIPKID. It's the leading platform of world-class English language instruction online, helping students in China develop not only their English language ability, but also their critical thinking and creativity. What's awesome about VIPKID is that it doesn't require extra planning time, because they provide you with the full curriculum, created around the American common core—materials you're already familiar with. Plus, you can make your own hours! Pretty sweet, right? That's why thousands of North American teachers are already using VIPKID. But that's not the only reason...
VIPKID is bridging global cultures
One of the biggest reasons teachers choose to teach online is because it's just as rewarding as their day job—making a direct impact on children’s lives. Except with VIPKID, teachers can extend the reach of their teaching, all the way to the other side of the world, without even having to quit their day job. They can continue to make their impact on a local level, and when they're done in the classroom, they can spread their wisdom to even more kids, 8,000 miles away! Teachers in Dallas, LA, Atlanta, Chicago, you name it, can now transform children in Beijing & Shanghai into global citizens, by giving them the American elementary school experience—all without even having to leave their living rooms. How incredible is that!
Hear it from real VIPKID teachers
"I won a trip to Beijing to visit VIPKID office, my students, and sightsee some incredible places in China. But at the end of my trip, the happiest moment was not standing on top of the Great Wall or seeing the terra cotta soldiers in Emperor Qin's Tomb, but getting the chance to give my students a warm hug for the first time. That's something I'll never forget!" - Teacher Jessica
"Last year, I almost burnt out from the stress at school and worrying about supporting my family. On my birthday, I had no cake, no presents, no cards in the mail, not even any calls from friends (except my mom). But when I met with my student in China for our class, she had drawn me a cake and sang happy birthday in English. It was one of the most special moments I'll cherish forever." - Teacher Sharon
Teaching with VIPKID is more than just a way to supplement your income, or make some extra money. The bonds you create with your students and the memories made can open your eyes to the world and change your life forever. Such moments are priceless, and words can't describe the power they hold. You just have to experience it for yourself!
Education has no borders
With the rapidly evolving global economy, teachers know better than anyone, that it's important for the children of today to learn at an early age about what's going on around the world. Times have changed and we are no longer restricted to the confines of our home town when it comes to work, education, or pleasure. We can learn so much from each other if the world lives and functions together. With VIPKID, American teachers can not only make the extra money they need without burning themselves out, they can open doors to the future for many more children, at the same time. That's synergy. That's humanity. That's VIPKID.