When I decided to apply for VIPKid, I was nervous. Once I started watching YouTube videos, I was petrified.
You’ve all seen them – the cute, adorable, well-spoken, lively teachers. The ones with the perfect classroom and the ideal camera angle. The ones with the endless wardrobes of orange shirts in a variety of flattering styles. The ones who can balance a baby on one hip while teaching a class and making a perfect video with flashy animation bouncing across the screen all at the same time. They are perfect.
I watched these and thought, “That’s not me!”
But then I got hired. Then I got a class. Then I got some regular students. Then it was me. Maybe it wasn’t as pretty, but guess what? It didn’t matter.
What does matter?
- I am motivated. This was something I *wanted* to do.
- I am not afraid of hard work. Teaching isn’t something you can fake. It’s too important.
- I care about my students. Their success is important to me.
- I want to have fun. When I have fun, so do they.
There isn’t a single student or parent out there who cares if my YouTube videos have animation, so neither do I.
If you’re thinking about giving VIPKid a try, just do it. If I can help, I would love to. Here’s my referral link.
In the meantime, if you want to see the ugly truth, below is probably the very worst VIPKid video ever. But it doesn’t matter. 🙂