Top 5 Companies to work remotely while teaching English

In this day of age, there are several ways to generate income from the comfort of your own home using just a laptop and a web browser. In this article, we’ll talk about the top 5 companies to work for. Keep in mind that some of these companies allow you to work globally while others require your location to be within the US or Canada territory.

1. VIP KID: Teach English Online

Description: VIPKid was founded in 2013 but originally launched in 2014 by CEO Cindy Mi. The platform connects English teachers from around the world with children ranging from 4 to 12 years old through an online video platform. English teachers can build their own schedule and availability, while parents select the instructor that they would like to assign to their children based on that availability. The sessions usually range around 20 minutes per session.

Location: Global
Pay Rate: $14 – $22 per hour

2. Qkids: Online English Teaching Made Fun

Description: Qkids was launched in early 2015, it serves as an online teaching platform connecting North American English speaking teachers to children aged 4 to 12 located in certain parts of China. The Company is also backed by Baidu which is a multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products and artificial intelligence, headquartered in Beijing’s Haidian District of China. The company has a customer base of more than 600,000 paying students and more than 15,000 English speaking teachers. The upside to Qkids is that the platform finds students for you based on your schedule

United States or Canada
Pay Rate: $8 – $20 per hour

3. GoGoKid: Teach English Online

Description: Officially launched around the Summer of 2018 GoGoKid is a newer platform of the previous options presented so far. This platform also serves as another great alternative to teaching English online to an audience of children ranging from 4 to 12 years of age. The teaching platform also offers an interactive tool to assist Instructors and the lesson plans are also provided. One of main requirements of GoGo kid is a stable internet connection.
Location: Global
Pay Rate: $14 – $25 per hour

4. Magic Ears: You have the magic. We have the students.

Description: Founded around the year of 2016 by CEO Jarvis DaGama Magic Ears provides a 1-on-4 (teacher-student) classroom model. This is a little different from the other platforms considering that most provide a 1-on1 (teacher-student) classroom model. The lessons are provided along with the structure and guidelines that teachers have to follow.

Location: United States or Canada
Pay Rate: $20 – $26 per hour

5. Bibo Global: Be A home-Based Online English Teacher

Description: Bibo Global is probably one of the most diverse of the batch. While the previous platforms connect English teachers to Students based in China, Bibo Global connects English teachers from around the world to Countries in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Russia, and Spain. This approach seems to diversify and increase the number of sessions an online English teacher can have at any given time. They are also considered the number 1 online English school in Japan.
Location: Global
Pay Rate: Varies