I went to Two Lovers Point today. This is a very famous place in Guam that was once the scene of a Romeo and Juliet-like story. Two teens wanted to be together but their parents wouldn't let them, so they jumped from the cliff together to their death. Today it's a place where many people go to remember the importance of love. Many weddings are held here each year. It costs $2-$3 to get out onto the actual cliff (depending on if they give you a discount. I got one!) and the view is phenomenal. They have a huge Monitor Lizard in a cage before you go out. I was thankful it was caged. Although I'm told they are free roaming on the island and can get to 6 feet long. No thank you.
So a few days ago I got my daith pierced (4/13 actually). I had done a bit of research on it. Honestly just trying to figure out if this was going to be a breeze or the mother bitch of all piercings. I have several piercings but since my mom reads my blog I won't to into all those details here (you're welcome mom!). From what I read it sounded like it would be a breeze, similar to nose, which honestly I didn't feel until they put the jewelry in. Lies. Complete bullshit in fact. I will say that with a caveat, I think it completely depends on your anatomy, which in turn impacts how slowly or quickly the piercer can ram that piercing rod through there. I was a lucky little winner of the bad anatomy game apparently because as soon as I sat down and he started drawing he said "I'm going to have to go slow and you can't move" to which my response was "sweet Jesus please go as fast as possible". He did not. But I also understand that he needed …
Now is a great time to apply because you can build your student base while school is still in session in China, then have a good student base for summer when more time slots open up!
That you have be a native North American English Speaker (US/Canada, or Europe if you don't have an accent!)You do not have to have ESL experience, or teaching experience, but you do need to like kidsPositive energySmile until your cheeks hurt during the interview/demo and Mock/s (they want good energy)
The hiring process (I will explain all of these in more detail after outlining):
Apply online HEREYou will receive an email indicating that you have been selected (assuming you have!) to proceed to the next step, the Interview and 10 minute Demo LessonMock 1 (this is a full length 25 minute lesson with a current VipKid teacher in the US pretending to be a 5 year old student with very limited English) you receive an email within 24-48 hours letting you know if you have to do another mock, Mock…
As of today I've taught 100 classes (just in the month of May)!! So is it worth it? I will say yes! I'm doing this part time (in addition to a full time job, and another part time job as an adjunct faculty at a University). So, had I been focusing on this full time and opening up more time slots, I could have made more money in May and taught even more classes.
Now, the money! WITHOUT incentives factored in, my totals today, for the 100 classes are $745.50. I still have two more days of teaching in the month, then the incentives to add in, so I anticipate being around $1000 for May...for PART TIME work! I didn't book classes for a couple of weekends, for various reasons (if I had my numbers would be even higher!)
Some other numbers for the month, I now have 32 "followers", several "regulars" that are very consistent in booking each week (some multiple times/week). The first few weeks of teaching I had mostly Trial Classes, but now I have mostly …