WHO ARE WE?
Wifi Sensei is a recruiting company that specialises in offering the highest paying online teaching positions to degree-holders with teaching experience.
We map out the specific needs of English schools and offer our expertise while cheering you on so that you can start teaching in as little as two weeks.
Class sizes are small, 1-2 children. Students range from 5 - 13 years of age.
Each class is 50 minutes long, you are paid for 1hr, all materials are provided.
One-year contract to start.
Pay is USD 18-30 an hour. The hourly rate is determined by several factors such as your previous online experience teaching children, the mastery and relevance of your degree to education, and your teaching skills during a 10-minute long mock lesson class.
Minimum 8 hours a week required and it is possible to work full time if you wish.
Choose teaching days and times that are convenient for you.
We offer a 120hr online teaching certificate at a minimal cost.
FREE SERVICES WE OFFER
We offer the most affordable accredited 120hr TESOL course with certificate online.
Provide one free resume review, feedback on your demo lesson.
Connect you with English schools that are hiring now and support you through every step of the application process.
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COUNTRIES TO TEACH & TRAVEL
• Bachelor Degree or higher
• 1 Year professional experience teaching children (Private lessons are excluded)
• Professional ESL teaching experience
• Hold a minimum 120hr teaching certificate such as a TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, DELTA. You can complete a certified online TESOL course in a matter of hours
• Native English speaker and citizens of the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland preferred
• A quiet place with a clean background and stable internet connection
• A sense of humour to entertain kids
• Operating system Windows or MAC OS Flash. Software - PowerPoint or Keynote, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, a noise-cancelling headset
• Be available 8 hrs a week minimum
What is the recruiting process?
Resume screening > Mock Class > Contract Signing > Launch
How can I prepare for the mock class?
Once you have passed the resume screening you will be provided with the lesson material for your mock lesson. We will help you through the entire process with videos and tips.
Do I need to plan for the lessons?
You will be provided with the lesson material. However, you're required to familiarise yourself with the lesson material ahead of class.
How many students are there per class?
There are usually 1-2 students in one class.
How long is each class?
Each class is 50 minutes long. You need to be in the online class at least 5 minutes before it starts.
What are the available class times?
Weekdays: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Weekends: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Are my teaching hours guaranteed?
Your schedule is not guaranteed. It takes a few weeks for you to build a good reputation to get your schedule filled up. Once the students choose you as their teacher, you will have them for 25 classes, usually once a week. So students
can have continuity, teachers must commit to the same schedule for 6 months.
BONUS FOR NOT MISSING A CLASS
$5 BONUS WHEN ANY OF YOUR TRIAL STUDENTS
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NEED A CERTIFICATE?
We are able to offer you an accredited online course that comes with the certificate you need to apply for most well-paid positions in foreign language teaching.
We connect you with schools that pay far above the average hourly rate offered by our competitors and we offer the cheapest certified course available.
To be able to market yourself you need to be certified as a qualified language teacher.
Parents and their kids see your profile video and certificates and choose their teacher for themselves.
It has become a matter of legal obligation in 2019 as the PROC from late last year decided to make it obligatory for Chinese online schools to prove that their teachers are licensed. This has always been the case in other Asian countries since the demand for native foreign language teachers opened up twenty years ago. We believe this is a good thing for raising standards in education.
Our highest paying partner school pays a minimum rate of USD 18 an hour just to start. An online 120hr teaching certificate for USD 40 costs the equivalent of our new teachers' first 2 hours of teaching.
You can apply with the intention to get a certificate by stating on your resume that your course is in progress and then once you have passed the resume screening you can complete the certificate.
No matter how much teaching experience you have, if you don't have a minimum of 120hr certified study hours as a teacher you will be declined, no exceptions.
This is your ticket to teach and travel around the world.
Once you have completed your course successfully, you will receive your International Open Academy TESOL certificate but you can apply while you're still completing it.
Take a screenshot of your enrolment email from IOA that clearly shows your name and that you have enrolled in the 120hr TESOL course. Your proof of enrolment should show the school's name (International Open Academy) and should be added to the last page of your resume.
This is an article about China's new certificate regulations for online education.
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WEEKEND AVAILABLE HOURS
The students are based in BEIJING CHINA. Please note that your timetable may change with daylight savings.
STEP ONE: RESUME
DOWNLOAD THIS EDITABLE TEMPLATE
Highlighting your minimum 1-year professional experience with kids is absolutely the most important things a hiring manager will take a serious look at when it comes to resume screening for this position.
Placement consultants can go through a lot of resumes in a day, and they want to see that you have the basic criteria within the first few seconds of reading your resume. We provide the template that gets you seen.
PHOTO: These are positions for teaching young Chinese children. You have two opportunities to present yourself in your application, one in your resume photo and as an attachment. Give some good examples of your best self with a warm, friendly smile like the one that a nervous little kid learning a language would be relieved to see beaming at them through their computer screen. Best of all are photos of you actually teaching kids.
PERSONAL DETAILS: Date of birth, phone number, current country and state, citizenship and English Ability. No need to put your street address.
OBJECTIVE: Your objective should be several sentences long. In it, you can describe how much you love working with kids and how fulfilling it is for you. This is where you can summarise how you will match your minimum of one-year professional experience teaching children with this online teaching position to share your knowledge and further expand your skills by teaching online.
EDUCATION: Degree and Teaching English as a Second Language certificate, that's it. No need to put your high school. If you don't already have a certificate you can enrol in the International Open Academy accredited and certified 120hr TESOL course and put it on your resume as long as you add a screenshot of your enrolment to the end of your resume.
International Open Academy
120hr TESOL Certificate 2019
Bachelor of Arts Degree 2017
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: You must have 1-year minimum experience teaching children. Use actionable language and hard numbers to describe ages.
We offer one free resume review with feedback with suggestions on how you can improve it. You then have an opportunity to make any necessary changes to your resume before sending it back and then we will either refer you to an English school or decline your application.
Every third applicant is declined ~ and it's almost always because applicants haven't made the effort to tailor their resume for a teaching position or they haven't used our free template. Qualified applicants that use our template pass their resume screening instantly.
Before you send in your resume please check that it has the following:
1. Is a descriptive short paragraph
2. Describes how much I love teaching kids
3. Highlights that my professional teaching experience with children is more than one year and that I want this position because I know I will enjoy working online with kids.
4. Has my English as a Second Language certificate listed at the top
5. If I haven't obtained my certificate yet but it is in progress, I have provided Wifi Sensei with a forwarded email from IOA showing course enrolment and I have written:
International Open Academy
120hr TESOL Certificate 2019
6. My degree clearly says Bachelor’s Degree in (subject)
7. My high school information is not listed here
8. Demonstrates that I have at least one year of experience teaching children.
9. Shows that I have general ESL teaching experience
10. Details the ages and levels of my students and what I taught them
11. One professional-looking, formal portrait with a clear background on my resume
13. One photo prepared as an attachment to my resume, in which I am teaching children.
14. My profile photo has good contrast, I am looking at the camera showing that I have good eye-contact, clearly showing my face. The background is blank and it doesn't look I casually took a selfie in my bedroom.
Save and Send
15. My resume is saved as: 'My Name'.pdf
16. My resume isn't saved as Wifi Sensei (my recruiter) not is it referenced in my resume
Submit your resume
We look forward to hearing from qualified applicants!
YouTube is going to be the best source of information for you if you have never taught online to kids before. There are a lot of videos that you can watch about how to teach online and all of them have different ideas about how you should teach. These videos are going to give you a great understanding of lots of companies out there and how they teach and also they're going to explain to you about TPR, how to teach the classes, and what a virtual background can look like. The more knowledge you have coming in by watching YouTube videos the better. You're going to visualise yourself in that role in a virtual classroom.
Do lots of applications
You're going to get valuable experience just by applying to lots of companies and doing their mock lessons because those demo lessons or mock lessons are going to give you experience so that when you go to the interview you'll know what you're talking about.
On your resume and in an interview, don't say that what you love about teaching online or why you want to teach online is because it's so convenient.
You can work at home in your pyjama bottoms. You can work the hours you want, it's so flexible that you can travel the world and teach at the same time. Those are the perks of
the job but when they're interviewing you and they want to know if you're right for
their company, they don't want to know that that's why you love teaching online.
They want to know that you love teaching online because you love being a teacher.
Our favourite schools are not your typical online companies. They want real teachers,
educators, that care about their students' education. There are lots of companies out there where you will be a perfect fit if you just want to read a script, but what we're looking for are teachers who go to their mock lessons ready to show how they have supplemented the materials provided.
Tell them why you want to teach online. How much you love kids, how fulfilling it is
for you. They want to know that not only are you right for them but they want to be right for you.
So that means selling yourself. Know what you're talking about and know what the next step of the job is. Know what time your availability is going to be in Beijing time.
They're going to look for certain go-to's. Number one they want to see if you
have TPR (Total Physical Response) and that you have visual aids, props, whatever you need to get your lesson across, they want to see you using fewer words and more action.
They want to see you say with enthusiasm: Hi! I'm Teacher (Name), I'm so happy to
see you! How are you today? Share images on your screen with the interviewer acting out a variety of feelings. Give some examples using TPR and circle their response to show that you know how to use the zoom annotate tool. When you ask how old they are, screen share a picture of a birthday cake with numbers, circle their age and hold up your fingers for the number of years old they are, use TPR.
Have a great reward system in your class.
Introduce your reward system by telling them that when they do a good job that they can
have a reward and give them out throughout the lesson. There are hamburgers, ice cream cones etc, where you can drag and drop items on a powerpoint and follow up by giving them an air-high-five. Older students love a free site called - it's a great website for kids to build their own creations.
In a 2-3 minute warm-up, you can exchange names, ask the kids their ages, and introduce your rewards.
Interviewers want to see that you're ready to put on a show and that's because that's how
this job is. We're here to provide education through a fun learning environment.
How to be successful as a teacher once you're actually hired to work
There is a certain amount of personality and salesmanship that has to
come with you being successful. Once you have let the company know what hours, subjects and levels you want to teach, you're going to get noticed in a few ways.
First, you're going to get ranked from the trial classes that you teach, also you're going to provide a video.
Make that video sell you to parents and children because sometimes they choose you together. They'll watch the videos and read your profile and choose which teacher they want.
Dsiplay all the courses you've taken that make you marketable. They look for smart educated teachers. Be patient, they have to match you up and find the right classes for you, it does take a little bit of time.
Use the teacher mentors that are out there that are willing to help you. You can also take training classes that are provided that show how to use TPR, how to be a better salesperson, and how to teach social studies for example.
Take advantage of every option that's available. Join the Official Facebook group, join the watercooler chat on skype and share tips and quips in the unofficial Teachers' Lounge. This is where you will find a thriving community that even has meetups in New York.
It's not like big brother is watching you but there are expert teachers that will once in awhile login to your class, watch how your teaching and give you feedback. Don't be threatened by that, welcome it to raise your game to the same level that they're on. Your pay raises depend on keeping a consistently good review score. This is what's going to set you apart and this is what's extend you professionally.
As long as you love teaching it's going to come through in your classes and you will be successful.