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What are teacher requirements?
  • Eligible to legally work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching license or English teaching certificate (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, ESL) required before lessons assigned
  • What is my hiring process?
    Apply with all required materials -> Initial Screening -> Demo Interview -> Trial Classes and Background Check -> Contract
    What are all required hiring materials?
  • Resume
  • Availability
  • A Screenshot of Computer SPECS
  • 1~2 minute introduction video: Introduce yourself, where you live, your educational background, and any experience teaching or working with kids. Then tell or read a children’s story.
  • Where can I teach from?
    This is an online, work from home job. You can teach anywhere from the U.S. and Canada.
    What devices do I need?
  • A computer with a webcam
  • A headset with microphone
  • Stable Internet connection (cable connection preferred)
  • What is the technical requirement?
    Minimum upload speed: 2Mbps. Minimum download speed: 4Mbps.
    Test your speed here: http://www.speedtest.net/
    *Cable connection is recommended.
    How soon can I expect to hear from Qkids after I apply?
    If your application materials pass our preliminary screening, you will be contacted within 3 business days for further steps.


    Why do we ask for a video demo?
    As an alternative to a Skype interview, we find asking the candidates to make a 1-2-minute-long video of themselves telling or reading a children’s story to be more efficient. You can simply send us the YouTube link, Google Drive link or the video file.
    What is the Demo Interview?
    The Demo Interview mainly focus on providing a setting for each candidate to demonstrate your knowledge of the platform tools/navigation/professionalism as well as your teaching know-how.
    What is the trial class period?
    You will be teaching 2 - 5 actual lessons with students. You will receive family feedback from those classes.
    Will I get paid for the trial classes?
    Yes, you will receive $6 USD per trial lesson.

    Teaching Qkids Lessons

    How do I teach?
    You will be teaching through Qkids patented and interactive gaming-based learning platform. All curricula are preset and incorporated with animated characters and games.
    Do I need to do any lesson plans?
    Not necessarily, but you will need to prepare for each lesson by familiarizing yourself with the materials. Preview the lessons and possibly have appropriate props available to aid in teaching.
    How long is one lesson?
    Each in-lesson time is 30 minutes. Teachers are required to check the classroom equipment three minutes before the lesson.
    How many students will I be teaching per lesson?
    1 - 4 students.
    Will I be teaching the same students every time?
    We try to match the same teachers and students the best we can, but you should expect to see a few new faces in every class.
    Do I need to communicate with parents?
    No, Qkids staff will communicate with parents and provide feedback periodically.

    Time and Scheduling

    What are the available time slots?
    Listed in the Standard Time
    Summer time (AM) Summer time (PM) Winter time (AM) Winter time (PM)
    EST 6:30 - 9:00 8:30 - 11:40 EDT 5:30 - 8:00 7:30 - 10:40
    CST 5:30 - 8:00 7:30 - 10:40 CDT 4:30 - 7:00 6:30 - 9:40
    MST 4:30 - 7:00 6:30 - 9:40 MDT 3:30 - 6:00 5:30 - 8:40
    PST 3:30 - 6:00 5:30 - 8:40 PDT 2:30 - 5:00 4:30 - 7:40
    Hawaii 1:30 - 4:00 3:30 - 6:40 Hawaii 1:30 - 4:00 3:30 - 6:40
    Morning time slots are available for the whole week while evening time slots are only available on Friday and Saturday (More evening time slots for limited times during summer and winter).
    How does the scheduling work?
    Your class schedule is set weekly. You can check your schedule for the upcoming week in the Qkids Teacher Software every Sunday evening.
    What is the class cancellation policy?
    In case of emergency, you may cancel the scheduled class by notifying Qkids Class Coordination Team at least 24 hours in advance.


    How much do I get paid?
    Each candidate will receive the same rate of $6 USD per trial lesson.
    After passing the trial classes, a final rate will be determined within a range of $6-8 USD per lesson based on your relevant educational background and/or experience, and more importantly your performance during the whole hiring process.
    How and when will I be paid?
    All teachers will be paid via bank transfer to your U.S. or Canada bank accounts. The transfer fee is covered by Qkids. The pay date is no later than the 15th of each month where you will be paid for the entire previous month of teaching. The pay date will automatically extend to the next week in the event of any Chinese national holidays.
    How much tax do I need to pay?
    All Qkids teachers are independent contractors and will be responsible for your own taxes in accordance with state and country laws, and individual tax jurisdictions.
    I am a resident of Canada, do I get paid in US dollars?
    Yes, all teachers will be paid in US dollars.
    How long is the contract? Can I take time off?
    The contract term is 6 months with the possibility to extend upon re-evaluation. Please inform the Class Coordination Team 2 weeks in advance if you need to take extended time off during the contract.
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