Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you’ll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.
Dozens of companies are jumping on the stay-at-home bandwagon, like Xerox, Philips and even The Disney Store. While many of these jobs are in customer service, some are for things you probably didn’t know you could do from home — like teaching.
Qkids is looking for college students, teachers, stay-at-home moms and anyone who has a passion for education to work part-time (minimum six hours per week) from home. You would join thousands of other people from the U.S. and Canada who teach English to Chinese-speaking children, all from the comfort of your own home.
Each class is 30 minutes and the pay is $16-$20 an hour, meaning you’ll get around $8-$10 per class. You do not need to speak Chinese, but you must be fluent in English. And while you do need to have a degree or be enrolled in a university, it does not have to be in education. Finally, while you do not have to have any prior teaching experience, it is preferred.
All materials are provided and you will also get paid training. Just visit Qkids’ website to read more about the job or to apply, and check out the video below to see what other teachers have to say about the program.
If you’re looking for more hours but still want to teach online, VIPKid is also hiring teachers to provide one-on-one English-language instruction to children ages 4–12 in China. The pay ranges from $14–$22, but the setup is basically the same as Qkids. If you’re not sure you want to apply right away, you can get more details by simply leaving your email address at the VIPKid website.
Would you consider online teaching?