Teaching at VIPKid Teaching on Outschool

Transition from VIPKid to Outschool

I’ve noticed a lot of my VIPKid friends are starting to do Outschool which is very exciting for me. I love that you don’t have to choose one or the other.  You can do both at the same time.  Let me give you some reasons why you might want to think about Outschool.  

The number one reason for me was the daytime schedule. You can actually teach Outschool classes pretty much at any time because there are students enrolled around the globe, but the majority of the kids are here in the United States and share our same schedule. Another benefit of Outschool is the flexibility.  You can choose your curriculum, you can choose your age, you can choose your own schedule, you can choose the length of your class, and you can choose your class size.   That’s a lot of variables and a lot of things that you have to think about. 

With Outschool you can have more than one student in the class.  You get paid for each student that comes to your class, so the more students you have in class obviously the more you get paid.  This is a little bit different than VIPKid and it does take a little getting used to.   

Since you can choose what it is that you want to teach, if you get bored with one lesson then you just don’t have to teach it. I have a couple of classes that are not really my favorite at this point and I’ve kind of left them off my schedule.  If I have a parent request one, I’ll be happy to put it back on but for right now they’re not really my favorites so I’ve kind of set those to the side.   I started with just a couple of basic classes and as I taught those classes parents gave me ideas for other classes. You have that flexibility on Outschool.  

 That being said, it does take you a little while to get that prepared,  It’s not like VIPKid where everything is already prepared for you.  You just have to show up to teach.  You can get to that point on Outschool after you have your lessons prepared and get your students.  Then you can just pretty much show up and teach, but you do have to spend a little bit of time developing what it is that you are going to teach.  I have some classes that are very simple I have absolutely zero preparation time, but then I have a few more that require a little bit more preparation.  

If you’re interested in teaching children, you don’t have to have teaching credentials to teach on Outschool.  Outschool was originally created for homeschool kids, and they’re open to a variety of people that have a variety of backgrounds.   So if you have expertise in an area, but not necessarily a teaching degree you could have success teaching on Outschool.  

Outschool is a great opportunity, but it is quite different from teaching ESL classes.  Check it out and if you need any support, please leave a comment.  

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