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What Does TopOnlineTeachers Offer?

TopOnlineTeachers is one of the best leading online teaching companies in China. We’ve been providing a high end education for our students and quality work time and payment for our teachers for 5 years.

Getting Started

  • Can I apply if I don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, TEFL or TEFOL certificate?
    Yes! While we do require applicants are TEFL or TEFOL certificate holders, but we will consider if applicants are experienced in classroom.
  • What’s the application process like?
    • There are simply 6 steps before becoming TOT teachers:
    • Step 1: Send us your CV and pictures
    • Step 2: Get position introduction
    • Step 3: Interview
    • Step 4: 30mins demo class
    • Step 5: Training
    • Step 6: Sign contract
  • How long is the contract for?
    6 months at least
  • What equipment do I need?
    • -A desktop or a laptop with a webcam
    • -A headset with microphone – We require a headset to increase the quality of your hearing and a microphone to cut down on ambient noise.
    • -High-speed internet – You will be receiving and transmitting audio and video streams in the course of teaching.
    • We will provide you with the download link to our teaching platform software once you have been selected for an interview.
  • How should I book my interview?
    You will receive an email with an interview invitation when your resume passes screening. We will send your our position introduction that you can know us more, then we will schedule your interview over there. Please note that we will schedule in Beijing Time, which is UTC+8.
  • Where will the interview take place?
    The interview with TopOnlineTeachers takes place in our teaching platform, you will be able to download and sign up for free. www.zoom.us/download
  • What will be an interview like?
    We will double confirm your accent, what subjects you would teach, pay rate, our teacher policy and your avaiable schedule for teaching.
  • What will be a demo class like?
    Our HR team will set up 30mins demo class for you, they will send you the student's information and two lessons files. You need to look through the materials to prepare for the demo class.
  • What is the class scheduel time?
    All of our prospective teachers will be asked to fulfill their working time and schedule by Beijing time zone. Once you got the student, you will teach the same student on the exact same day and exact same time every week for a long period of time. You can also choose your off days.
  • Why is the interview and demo so important?
    We need to know you more about your teaching style and make sure you have known how to use zoom and our teaching materials.
  • What are the different type of classes?
    • There are 3 different types of classes.
    • Free Trial Classes: It’s a chance to show your teaching style and get students, you will be noted the students' information from consultants to prepare the materials, you should send evaluation report to your students after class.
    • Regular Classes: You will teach students by using our lesson plan or students’ requirements based on fixed schedule.
    • Summer & Winter Holiday Camp Classes: We have English Reading, Phonics, Grammar. Writing, English Math, Science and so on in holiday camps. We will recommend you to join the program if you have excellent performance in regular classes.
  • Do I need to prepare teaching materials?
    We provide our teachers teaching materials and lesson plan.
  • Do teachers need to communicate directly with parents?
    All of our teachers will have a chinese consultant who is actually a middle man between a teacher and upcoming students. Consultant's job is to schedule new trial classes for our teachers and communicate with both teachers and student's parents about teaching plan and schedule.
  • Do teachers always teach the same students?
    Yes, teachers will have the same students to take regular classes at the same time.
  • Do classes take place on skype or another platform?
    We have teaching platform Zoom and teachers will be trained how to use it.
  • What’s the pay rate?
    USD 12-15 per hour for teaching general English and USD 15-20 per hour for SAT or AMC.
  • When and how will teachers be paid?

    All of our teachers will be paid twice per month via PayPal.

    You will need to fulfill a payroll form provided by our company on every 15th and the last day of a month, our Finance Department will double check your payroll and pay you within 3 days after they received your payroll email.

  • I have a question about my pay, who should I contact?
    You can contact your consultant or send an email to our Finance Department.
  • When renewing a contract, can teachers qualify for a raise?
    You can send an email to your consultant for a raise.
  • How long is the contract? Can teachers take breaks during the contract?

    Our contract is 6 months at least.

    For a temporary travel within two weeks, please notice your consultant at least one month in advance. If the vacation is more than two weeks, we have right to move your students to the other teachers.

  • Problems with camera,speakers,micophone
    The teacher should make sure the teaching equipment working well, including internet, Zoom/QQ software, power, laptop, mic, headset, etc, we will reschedule classes until you have fixed them.
  • Email. Skype. WeChat
    We strongly recommend you to install and use WeChat to contact us for job communication, as Skype doesn’t work well in China.
  • How to schedule classes with students?
    First our students will take a trial class with you, if you got students successfully, you will teach them on the exact same day and exact same time every week for a long period of time.
  • I am sick and I need to cancel my classes, what should I do?
    You can contact your consultant at least 2 hours before the class through WeChat /Skype/QQ.
  • How are class bookings determined?
    Your consultant will send you an e-mail to inform your new student’s detail schedule
  • What kind of feedback do I need to provide after a class?
    You should send an evaluation report after the trial class in one hour and regular feedback after each regular classes within 24 hours.