Online English Teacher (work from home with Whales English)

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Whales English

Whales English is an online teaching school based in China. It is designed for English learners between the ages of 3 to 18 with a registered student population of over 60,000 and still expanding. We have an average of 2 students in a class, and approximately 10,000+ different classes with more than 2,000 native English-speaking teachers.

In 2012, a group of parents met in an online forum to share their struggle to find decent English education for their children. In their minds, the domestic school system was failing to introduce fluency and the important native touch of the language. A Dad explains: "My daughter Dangdang was born, I made up my mind not to let her take such a detour. Before the age of 12 is the most sensitive period to learn.” Soon many parents volunteered to connect with American teachers and formed Sprout, a non-profit organization for ESL providing American curriculums.

This “parents volunteer service group” delivered the best customer service in China for online classes. “We were the parents ourselves, so we knew what we needed to provide for other parents” one member recalled. In order for the U.S. elementary schools and Chinese courses to seamlessly connect, the team followed thousands of online courses, made a detailed note of their children’s learning difficulties, summarized their findings and assisted Sprout to improve and upgrade the courseware.

This model was so successful that quickly thousands of children were receiving a native quality, individualized curriculum, taught by over 300 teachers. Soon, Sprout expanded its offers to courses such as English reading, science, social science, writing and many more and changed its name to Whales English. Today, Whales English is expanding its unique model all across China, the US, Canada, and the UK and turned a non-profit to full corporate operation in 2017. In July 2020 the company celebrated its 8 year anniversary.

Whales English, (also known as Rouchi or Sprout due to their company entity), is an online teaching company based in China.

Job Details

Job Headline: Online English Teacher (work from home with Whales English)
Job Location: Online
Minimum Salary: 20
Maximum Salary: 30
Salary Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Salary Frequency: Hour
Job Type: Part Time
Job Category: General English
Job Title: Teacher



- Earn $20-$30 USD/hour

- Must be a native English speaker from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland

- Requires a degree, teaching certificate, and 1 year experience

- Requires a minimum of 8 hours/week during peak times

- No lesson planning required; Teaching materials provided


It is an online teaching school based in China designed for English learners between the ages of 3 and 18. The company has a registered student population of over 60,000 and is expanding. They have an average of 2 students in a class, and over 10,000 different classes with almost 2,000 native English-speaking teachers.


Whales English has two major types of classes. Classes with one teacher and two students and classes with one teacher and six to ten students.

- All classes are based on U.S. Common Core material.

- Variety of teaching subjects/class offerings: English, Language Arts, Phonics, Literature, Sociology, History, Academic Writing, Life Science, Social Studies, Science, and more.


- A bachelor degree or higher

- Minimum 1 year experience teaching kids

- At least one teaching certificate: TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, etc. (We offer TESOL certificates for just $19)

- Must Be from one of these native English speaking countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, or New Zealand


- $20-$30 USD per 50-minute class

- Additional performance-based bonuses and raises (weekend classes; perfect attendance; trial class conversions; teacher recruitment, marketing, etc.)

- Teachers are paid via 'payoneer' or through bank transfer each month for the previous month’s work


* Weekdays: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)

* Weekends: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)


- a computer

- a strong and stable internet connection

- a noise-cancelling headset


- Start date: immediately (upon hire and completion of training)

- Contract term: 12 months

- Fixed/Regular hours and Flexible/Temporary hours available each week

- Whales English offers ongoing professional development through their teacher training courses


We want true teachers! For us, inspiration to teach our provided curriculum comes in many forms. We trust the wealth of experience and qualifications our teachers bring to the table! We see our curriculum as a tool to inspire our educators to differentiate their methodology for each class so students reach their full learning potential!

Our courses are 25-30 weeks long, which offers both students and teachers alike stability and the chance to form a lasting bond and connection. Receiving competitive pay, Whales English teachers can progress in their careers while being fully supported by a dedicated technical team and a designated contact person.


Happy Teaching!


Specific Requirements:

Native English Speakers Only

Screening Questions:

1. are you a citizen of the united states, canada, the united kingdom, australia, ireland, or new zealand?
2. do you have both a bachelors degree and a teaching certification?
Publish Date: 01/02/2021 01:08:00
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