Bridge Preferred Partner: GoGoKid, Online English Tutoring

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June 8, 2021

One of the leading education companies in the fast-growing online English teaching space, GoGoKid connects young Chinese students with qualified English instructors from around the globe. Established in 2018, GoGoKid is among the exclusive group of teacher recruiters and schools that are part of Bridge’s Preferred Employment Partners.

What is a Bridge Preferred Employment Partner?

Bridge Preferred Employment Partners are well-established, fully vetted, and approved TEFL/TESOL employers that we work closely with. Some of our Preferred Partners are schools worldwide and others are online tutoring companies, such as this one. Bridge Job Advisors can help connect qualified teachers with Preferred Partners.

What are the details of the job with GoGoKid?

Hiring requirements

  • You should also enjoy working with kids!
  • GoGoKid requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Teachers must be eligible to legally work in the USA or Canada (though you do not need to actually reside in either of those countries).
  • Applicants who have some ESL teaching experience and (ideally online) and a TEFL/TESOL certificate are preferred.

Are you already a certified or experienced ESL teacher? Add Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online to stand out as an applicant and fully prepare for the virtual classroom. 

Equipment

Additionally, you’ll need to have all of the proper equipment to teach English online:

Find out more about the requirements to teach English online.

Schedule

When teaching with GoGoKid, each class is 25 minutes long, though the time slot is 30 minutes to give teachers extra time in case a student is late. You can work as many hours as you’d like, and scheduling is entirely up to you. You can open time slots up to one month in advance, and while there aren’t any specific hours you have to teach, GoGoKid recommends opening slots during peak hours (7-9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. on weekends) to raise your chances of getting booked.

Read these tips for creating your ideal online English teaching schedule.

Pay

Depending on your previous teaching experience and qualifications and how well you do during the interview and demo lesson, teachers can start out earning $7-$10 base pay per class (which amounts to $14-$20/hour). As you increase your “credit score,” which is based on various performance factors, you can earn bonuses for each class you teach. You can eventually earn up to $25/hour and will be paid once a month.

Learn more about salaries for teaching English online.

Benefits

In addition to a flexible schedule, good pay, and the freedom that comes with working from home, GoGoKid often offers bonuses and teacher activities. Teachers can also enjoy minimal class prep, as all lessons and curricula are provided by GoGoKid.

Check out other reasons to become an online English teacher.

What is it like working with this partner?

Initial training

If your application is accepted and your interview and demo lesson go well, you will attend an orientation program. This includes watching videos about the company and taking a quiz. After the initial training, you’ll be required to submit some paperwork, create an online teacher profile, and sign the independent contractor agreement. Teaching contracts are six months long.

What types of support do online English tutoring companies provide? Find out!

The position

You’ll teach one-on-one classes to children ages 4-12 who are based in China. The company provides all of the lesson plans, and classes are delivered using an interactive platform. Aside from minimal class prep (like having props ready beforehand) and teaching, teachers are also required to leave written feedback for students and their parents within 12 hours of the class. The students you teach can differ each time, but it’s also possible to have consistent students you see on a regular basis.

Find out more about how to teach English to kids online.

What teachers say about teaching for GoGoKid

Mari in Scotland, where she's currently based as an online English teacher

“I currently teach with GoGoKid and have loved the whole experience. I have worked for other platforms that I have thoroughly enjoyed but have worked with GoGo Kid the longest. I have several regular students and teach a lot of trial classes, which I love! I make my own schedule every three weeks, depending on what traveling or appointments I may have planned. My day starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. and is usually fully booked, which I am very grateful for. My students range in age from 4 years old to 14 years old and are all so different and so fun to teach.”

– Mari, GoGoKid online English teacher

What is the interview process like?

After completing an online application, teachers will be prompted to schedule a 30-minute interview at their convenience. Your interview is conducted through GoGoKid’s teaching portal and includes a demo lesson where you’ll demonstrate your ability to apply teaching techniques, engage students, and effectively manage a classroom.

Find out how to prepare for a TEFL/TESOL interview.

Prior to their interview, applicants are advised to review the following document, “9 Essential ESL Strategies to Help You Pass Your Interview From GoGoKid.” It contains useful tips for passing the interview and demo lesson and covers topics like how to use TPR (total physical response), how to incorporate props, how to effectively correct student errors, and other teaching strategies.

Read more about the typical hiring process for online teaching jobs.

How do I get started teaching English online with GoGoKid?

Bridge can help you connect with jobs with GoGoKid even if you’re not yet TEFL/TESOL qualified. First, do you meet GoGoKid’s other teaching requirements?

Yes, I meet GoGoKid’s qualifications.

Great! Apply to teach with GoGoKid on the Bridge Job Board.

Not yet – I need TEFL/TESOL certification or experience.

If you’re not yet certified or need to add a teaching practicum to your resume to gain some experience, we can help! Visit our Teaching English Online page to take the first step by clicking the “Get Started” button and telling us a little bit about yourself and your teaching plans. Then, a Bridge Advisor will follow up to help recommend the right TEFL/TESOL certification and offer other advice to help you qualify for a job with GoGoKid or other Preferred Partners.

Want to apply for more online teaching jobs? Take a look at which companies are currently seeking online English teachers.