Qkids: Pros and Cons
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So what are the pros and cons of teaching for Qkids? Of course earning up to $20/hour is great, but you may be wondering if it’s worth it for you. If you need to learn more about Qkids and getting started, you should check out my other post on that.
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Pros of Qkids
- Work from home: I can literally still be in my PJs (as long as I look presentable from the shoulders up, I can teach).
- You can make a decent amount of money
- It’s interesting and different each day: I find it fascinating that some of these Chinese kids already know so much English even at the age of 4. Most of the kids are eager to learn and sometimes goofy so it makes you laugh.
- Qkids software
- Schedule options
- Stability: Of course I know things can change, but even with a pandemic you can make money. In fact, Qkids needed more teachers since students were home instead of at school during the day for early parts of the pandemic.
- Booking process: The booking process is great. As I mentioned, I was on Vip Kid before and I also did not like the booking process. You open up slots and then during the week (up to 24 hours before or even just 1 hour before class you can get booked). Qkids sends out your schedule for the whole week in advance. Also, with Qkids you are assigned different students. You may get a repeat student every once in a while by chance. With Vip Kid, you are booked by the parents, so it makes it harder to get consistent bookings.
- Requesting off: It’s easy to request off. You can literally go in the app and request off for a slot that was booked that you cannot do for that week. Of course, you don’t want to do that too often. Plus, it’s important to not do that at the last minute unless it’s an emergency. You can also reach out to the Qkids support team in advance if you know you will be unavailable due to vacation, holiday, etc. so they won’t book you for those spots.
Cons of Qkids
- Time difference: Waking up super early and staying up late can be a struggle. Even though you can get your classes out of the way and have the day to yourself by 8 or 9 am (depending on DST), it’s tough waking up at 4am to teach a 4:50am class. I prefer the morning classes because with the evening classes, my brain is more fried. My Friday nights are a struggle as those are the nights I chose to have open. However, you can totally avoid evening classes if you prefer.
- Lessons: I would say 90% of the lessons are great. They have quality enough material to last the whole 30 minutes. However, there are some lessons that I always dread. Even when I slow down a lot, I still end up having about 10 minutes of going back over the material or improvising. Also, some of the intro slides seem irrelevant to the topic for that lesson. Thankfully they recently have added a feature that will allow teachers to review some of the classes after teaching them. I have definitely given my input on that stuff.
I really don’t think I have any other cons as it has been a very positive experience overall.
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