Upper-Level Students and the Fulfillment that Brings me as a Teacher!

People gravitate to teaching online for many different reasons and as the nature of what a job is changes, so do preceptions. Today Teacher Jessica tells us all about why she chose Qkids and what keeps her getting up in the morning to teach day after day. 
Hello!  My name is Jessica, or as the kids like to call me, Teacher Jessica.  I live in a small town on the east coast of Canada. Employment opportunities in this area are becoming more and more difficult to come by. With more and more people from this region relocating to other parts of Canada for work, I wanted to stay in my hometown.  

So here comes my seemingly impossible dream job checklist:
  • No relocation
  • Flexible Hours and schedule
  • Good rate of pay
  • A meaningful, fulfilling job
  • A teaching position (my passion)
  • A company that communicates well with employees
  • A job that allows me to have fun!
It seemed like an impossible wish-list. However, working with Qkids I got all of this and more! I even get to stay within my own home! Also, as a Canadian, I need to mention how convenient this is in the winter.
I have been teaching with Qkids for just under a year and it has changed my life!   
After teaching with Qkids for several months, the staff had asked me if I would be interested in teaching some of the upper-level classes. Since I love to explain things in great detail, using big words and expanding on simple ideas while teaching, this seemed like a great fit for me!
I now teach a lot of upper-level students with Qkids and these advanced students are such a blast to work with!  Yes, the young kiddos are adorable! And I do still get to teach some beginners too!
However, upper-level classes offer a completely different experience for online teachers.
These students are bright young minds and their advanced language ability allows them to communicate, not only the subject matter but also on their unique thoughts, opinions, and experiences! You would be surprised what these kids will throw at you!

Some of their answers will make you smile, some quick-witted kids will blow your mind with their existing knowledge and some will make you laugh so hard! If the age-old saying "laughter is the best medicine" is true, well then, my upper-level Qkids students are like a daily vitamin! When teaching about pollution once, I asked a boy to give me an example of something that causes pollution. I was expecting a typical answer, you know, car emissions or factories... nope with a completely straight face, the answer I received was “cow farts” (and the best part is, he’s not wrong, haha).  
How can you not be happy when you get to work with children like this every day!
When I teach upper-level classes, I feel that I am not only teaching them English but also subject matter. The curriculum that Qkids provides us for these classes allows us, as teachers to encourage independent thinking and expression. Some of the subjects that we cover include Art History, Astronomy, Transportation Alternatives, Traditional Chinese History and Legends, as well as Environmental and Cultural Studies.  
These classes provide a platform for these children to express themselves confidently and in a safe, comfortable learning environment.
The upper-level students also challenge the teachers! I love that they can keep me on my toes and put me on the spot! They ask great questions, which prompts for a great discussion! Some of these kids are thinking about things at a level of critical consciousness that amazes me.
Sometimes I feel like I learn as much from the students as they do from me!  I look forward to these classes every day! I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to work from home with Qkids! I know that I am making a difference in these kids' lives.  
If you are interested in working from home, teaching some enthusiastic and fun students as well as having a fulfilling career, click the link below to start your journey with Qkids!

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