Earn an online income teaching English to ESL students from your laptop!
Online English teaching experiences to 4-12-year-old children in China using innovative technology.
Requirements for Magic Ears
- Native English speakers from the US and Canada.
- A Bachelor’s degree or actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.
- 120-hour ESL Certification is required.
- A stable internet connection and a good hardware.
UPDATED 2020 – MAGIC EARS RECORDED DEMO VIDEO:
Magic Ears Class Bookings and Hours
Magic Ears books the classes for you! You won’t have to market yourself to students’ parents like at other ESL companies. You may have repeat students but it is not guaranteed.
- Mon – Fri: 5pm – 9pm (BJT)
- Sat & Sun: 9am – 11:30am, 5pm – 9pm (BJT)
- No minimal hour commitment.
“Do I get the same recurring students or different students each time with Magic Ears?”
Answer: You can see different students in each class
Magic Ears Interview Process
1. Demo 1 (recorded or live)
At this stage, you can select between a recorded or a live demo. Both are evaluated using the same criteria, so it all depends on your preference! In the recorded demo, you will pretend to teach a 8-10 minute lesson to a “student” and record yourself using a screen recorder (i.e., QuickTime, Loom). In the live demo, you’ll have a brief introduction with the interviewer and then they will act as your “student” for the demo lesson.
2. Training Video
When you’ve passed the Demo 1 stage, you will receive an email with a 30-min training video and an invitation to schedule your Demo 2. You should watch this video before scheduling your Live Coaching session.
3. Demo 2 – Live Coaching
You will teach another 8-10 minute demo lesson to a trainer acting as your “student.” When your trainer stops the “lesson,” they will provide you with some feedback on your performance to help prepare you for a trial class, if you are selected to continue.
4. Trial Class
After passing the Demo 2 stage, your Success Manager will work with you to schedule a 25-min trial class, which could consist of actual students or a Magic Ears staff member depending on student demand.
If you pass the trial class, you will have to complete a criminal background check before your contract can become official and you can start teaching.
How Much Does Magic Ears Pay?
Magic Ears Base Pay
Your base pay is determined by your qualifications:
- $7.50 per 25-minute class ($15/hr + bonuses)
For meeting the basic requirements.
- $8.50 per 25-minute class ($17/hr + bonuses)
For holding a degree in Education or English Language Teaching (physical education excluded) OR having 1,000 classes taught with other English teaching companies (students must be Chinese).
- $10 per 25-minute class ($20/hr + bonuses)
For holding a degree in Education or English Language Teaching (physical education excluded) AND having 1,000 classes taught with other English teaching companies (students must be Chinese).
Bonuses (extra $1 per class taught)
- Peak Time: earned by opening 60+ peak time slots per month
- Participation: earned by arriving in your first class 3-10 minutes early
Teachers can control their own cancellations through the “Cancellation” button in the Teacher Portal. Magic Ears provides teachers with four (4) free cancellations each month. Once they have used all four cancellations, our teachers can exchange the Peak Carrots earned by opening slots to close/cancel the slot.
Teachers also receive two no-show penalty removals per contract period.
Pros of Magic Ears
No minimal weekly teaching hour commitment.
Have bookings right after signing up the agreement.
Outstanding and interactive English teaching/learning platform with built-in games, video, and songs.
What’s the Magic Ears payment period and method?
- Payment period – monthly 10th
- Payment method? PayPal or bank transfer
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