How to pass your interview and mock, classroom set up and more!
Hello, my name is Angela. I'm a teacher with VIPKID. I get to teach Chinese children how to speak English from my home. I'm also a certified biology teacher. But, with this company all you need is a Bachelor's degree. Any Bachelor's degree or higher will work. You do not need to be a certified teacher. I do not get an hourly wage by VIPKID to make these videos. I make these videos to inform new candidates about the VIPKID teaching career and I do get a referral incentive in case that candidate becomes a VIPKID teacher by passing all stages.
Let's take a look at your performance. I researched the company in August and studied for my interview nearly the whole month of September before scheduling my interview. One month preparation! Yep! I needed those butterflies to fly away. I needed to be comfortable using TPR. I needed to be comfortable with all my hand movements matching my words. I needed to know that I was going to pass and succeed and get the job and that's what I did. With this recording there is no deadline to schedule your interview. Yes, you will receive some emails and possibly a phone call or two. Don't let that scare you, don't let that pressure you. Get fully prepared and study. Get your classroom ready and then schedule your interview. You see there is a deadline to schedule your mock stages after you pass your interview, but by then you'll be fully prepared and confident, because of all of the studying that you did for your interview.
To study for the interview, I downloaded the interview PDF file opened it up in my computer and then I opened up my camera and minimized it in the bottom right hand corner, as you see, each time I recorded myself I realized what I was doing wrong, corrected my mistakes and re-recorded it, and I did this until I became confident enough to schedule the interview. During the time frame that I studied, I also ordered everything that I needed for a fully functioning classroom. I will share with you all the items that I ordered in just a moment. For your interview and Mock stages, watch out for incidental language. I browsed YouTube and Facebook groups quite a bit to learn things and I thought saying angry ball and angry hoop was okay I didn't think that was incidental language and apparently it is and I lost some points for that. So be careful!
If you pass the interview stage, congratulations! Now there is a quiz and Mock stages. If you have prepared thoroughly for your interview, the Mock stage should seem easy. I passed Mock 1 and I did not have to do Mock 2. Which was awesome! When studying for your Mock stages, be sure that you know your target sentences and lesson objectives. During your mock stage, be sure to use some post-it notes to keep you on track for your target sentences or any other information that you might need to help things run smoothly. If you choose to use post-it notes during your interview be sure to use the most important information, such as keeping you on track with target sentences. If you choose to use these post-it notes place them around your computer screen and you just might have a chance to look at them during your interview while you do TPR. Your performance during all stages is critical. They aren’t looking for superhuman teachers, they're looking for teachers who are confident and professional.
So, let's talk about professional appearance. In China the teaching profession is highly respected, so I choose to look the part. I represent VIPKID by wearing orange. It is not required, but I choose to do so....
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VIPKID Referral (Recruiter) Code - 04JJIO
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