What's the biggest impact Qkids has had on you or your life?

Tina Modugno is a children's book author and illustrator from Canada. She currently resides in the province of Quebec along with her cat Oreo (The Oreo Cat), who is a famous feline celebrity. Together Oreo and Tina create short family-friendly video content for popular online applications. Oreo's popularity has inspired Tina's writing and she's published various books featuring her fluffy black and white cat. 
For more information about Oreo visit: www.theoreocat.com
Tina's work: www.tinamodugno.com

I started working with Qkids in March of 2018. My life was going through a drastic change causing a whirlwind of events that had a large effect on my future. My husband of 10 years announced that he wanted a divorce.  I had worked as an artist in the videogame industry but began to have problems with severe anxiety as a result. In 2010, I lost my job due to a mass company-wide layoff.  After losing my job, my ex-husband and I agreed that it would be best I not return to an office job due to the anxiety it caused. As a result, I started to work as a freelance worker illustrating educational content, writing and illustrating children’s books.

Being a freelance worker was the perfect way to keep my anxiety in check.  Although I did not have a huge salary, I was able to keep house and have a small income on the side. My ex-husband had a very well paying job, so everything balanced out. Last January, when he announced that he wanted to separate, I was shocked and quite scared. My freelance work was not enough to keep my head above water if I had to support myself.  I did not want to return to a full-time office job out of fear that it would awaken my anxiety resulting in health problems. I began to search online for other freelancing options and I found Qkids.

After reading more about Qkids, I knew that it was the perfect solution for me so I applied for the job. The process was quite quick and I was hired within 3 weeks. My life began to change the moment I started working with Qkids. I had never heard of teaching online before applying for this job. Today, I could not see my life without teaching online. Qkids helped me to build self-confidence, to put my fears aside and to push through what was probably the most difficult time in my life. Qkids helped to give my life a new value and a new purpose. Because of Qkids, I was able to get through my separation while feeling confident that I could support myself.
I have never had a job that is so rewarding and mentally satisfying. Waking up to smiling kids eager to learn every morning helps make each day all that brighter. Having the opportunity to work with children and to see their progress really gives my life meaning. I have never felt a greater sense of accomplishment as I have teaching online with Qkids. Teaching online helps me to balance my life, giving me the time to do the things I enjoy while having a great steady paying job.  

The best part is that I can do it from the comfort of my own home.  Since beginning to teach online with Qkids I have learned a lot about ESL and the online teaching industry. I’ve completed two online courses, one for each TESOL and TEFL. These courses opened up my mind to a whole new world of knowledge and possibilities. Qkids has helped me to make my life the very best that it can be.

I still continue to work as a children’s book author and illustrator. I also work as an online influencer blogging about pet products as a result of my cat, Oreo, being famous. Although it was difficult, my divorce resulted in me finding the best job I’ve ever had and living the very best life I can live.
Dream jobs do exist. You just have to be willing to adjust your lifestyle and do the work. 
If you’re looking for a rewarding job that really makes a difference, look no further than teaching online with Qkids! For more information and to apply visit the Qkids Website 


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