Online ESL Teacher for Qkids

16–20 USD


Min hours per week
Min hours per week during peak hours
Class length
30 min
Max students per class
Student age


Bachelor's Degree
TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, Teaching licence
2 years


What are teacher requirements?

  • Eligible to legally work in the U.S. or Canada

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Teaching license or English teaching certificate (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, ESL) required before lessons assigned

What is my hiring process?

Apply with all required materials -> Initial screening -> Demo Interview 1 -> Demo Interview 2 -> Trial Classes & Background Check -> Contract

What are all required hiring materials?

  • Resume

  • Availability

  • A Screenshot of Computer SPECS

  • 1~2 minute introduction video: Introduce yourself, where you live, your educational background, and any experience teaching or working with kids. Then tell or read a children’s story.

Where can I teach from?

  • This is an online, work from home job. You can teach anywhere from the U.S. and Canada.

What devices do I need?

  • A computer with a webcam

  • A headset with microphone

  • Stable Internet connection (cable connection preferred)

What is the technical requirement?

  • Minimum upload speed: 2Mbps. Minimum download speed: 4Mbps.

  • Test your speed here:

  • *Cable connection is recommended.

How soon can I expect to hear from Qkids after I apply?

  • If your application materials pass our preliminary screening, you will be contacted within 3 business days for further steps.

What is the trial class period?

  • You will be teaching 2 - 5 actual lessons with students. You will receive family feedback from those classes.

Will I get paid for the trial classes?

  • Yes, you will receive the regular base rate of $8USD per lesson.

Teaching Qkids Lessons

How do I teach?

  • You will be teaching through Qkids patented and interactive gaming-based learning platform. All curricula are preset and incorporated with animated characters and games.

Do I need to do any lesson plans?

  • Not necessarily, but you will need to prepare for each lesson by familiarizing yourself with the materials. Preview the lessons and possibly have appropriate props available to aid in teaching.

How long is one lesson?

  • Each in-lesson time is 30 minutes. Teachers are required to check the classroom equipment three minutes before the lesson.

How many students will I be teaching per lesson?

  • 1 - 4 students.


How much do I get paid?

  • Base pay: $8 base pay for full lessons. $4 base pay for standby lessons (approximately 10 minutes with no teaching required).

  • Incentive: eligibility for $1 Performance Fee for each lesson based on family review. Eligibility for $1 Attendance Bonus for each lesson once a minimum of 15 lessons are taught in a week. Limited Attendance policies requiring 24 hour notice for schedule changes and minimum 5 hour notice to maintain eligibility for overall attendance fee.

How and when will I be paid?

  • All teachers will be paid via bank transfer to your U.S. or Canada bank accounts. The transfer fee is covered by Qkids. The pay date is no later than the 15th of each month where you will be paid for the entire previous month of teaching. The pay date will automatically extend to the next week in the event of any Chinese national holidays.

About Qkids

Qkids is a leading online education platform that connects North American English teachers with over 800,000 students from ages 4 to 12 years old. It provides quality educational resources to families around the globe.

Featuring Select North American teachers, scientific curriculum system, fun interactive teaching, and outstanding user experience, Qkids now offers one-on-four, one-on-two, and one-on-one classes.

Since its establishment, we have won the trust and love of over 800,000 students, covering more than ten countries and regions such as China, Japan, South Korea, France, and Turkey.