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How to Boost Your Online Teacher Referrals!

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Hello, fellow online teachers! Around here I am known as Teacher Megan, and I have been part of the online teaching world for about three years now. My favorite past-times outside of the classroom include re-reading Jane Austen novels hundreds of times, getting snowed in and baking way too many cookies, and exploring new places with friends.
How to Boost Your Online Teacher Referrals!When I was searching for an online teaching job for the first time, I had no idea what an important role referrals have in an online teacher’s career! In fact- I had no idea what referrals or referral codes were. As soon as I figured it out, I was in love with the idea. Tell people about the job that I love doing, and get paid for it? I was already telling everyone that would listen! So this was a no-brainer. Referrals can bring in a lovely revenue stream! But how do you reach the people that need to hear about online jobs and boost your monthly referrals? Let’s talk about some different tried-and-true ways…

The Gift of Qkids

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Hello, I am known as Teacher Tina (Croft). I live just outside of our nation’s capital and have been teaching with Qkids for almost 2 years now. With over 2,000 classes taught, I have been so blessed to be a part of the Qkids team. I enjoy time with my family, friends, reading, being outdoors, and mentoring others. The Gift of QkidsAs the Christmas season is upon us, it gives us time to stop and ponder about all the gifts in our life. Often, we think of gifts as just a tangible material good that is given to us by another. However, a gift can be much more than that. A gift can be either a noun or a verb.  According to Webster Dictionary, there are a variety of definitions:   Noun: 1: a notable capacity, talent, or endowment 2: something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation 3: the act, right, or power of giving Synonyms: assignment, compdonation, freebie, giveawaypresent,  Verb: 1: to endow with some power, quality, or attribute 2: to make a gift of 3: pre…

Top 8 Funny Moments with Qkids

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Hello. I'm Melissa, but you can call me "Teacher Mae." Mae is my middle name, and I like to use it while teaching because the name is also used in China. Students have no problem saying it! Speaking of students, sometimes they can be so witty and entertaining. From the chatterbox to the sarcastic, Qkiddos never fail to keep us laughing. Check out my top 8 favorite and funny Qkids moments that you can no doubt relate to if you have the privilege of teaching these amazing Qkids students. 
8. That Time I Played Plants VS. Zombies on QkidsIt is well known that a handful of our students love playing video games. When I get these gamer kiddos, I always make sure to ask them about the games they play. In one of my classes, a little boy kept saying he loved "PVZ" video games. It sounded high tech to me. Bewildered, I said "What? That sounds too smart for me. What is PVZ is that game coding? DO YOU DO GAME CODING?" He said, "No teacher. Its Plants and Zomb…

Teaching Can be Fun!

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Hello, My name is Kristina. On my birthday last month, I reached 1000 classes with Qkids! I found Qkids in February of 2019.  I have 10 years of experience in teaching in a traditional classroom. Honestly, my passion and zest for teaching were exhausted.  After I had my children, I found the most important students. I realized I had no desire to return to the bureaucracy of the education system. Then I found Qkids, and my love for teaching restored. I found a place where teaching could be fun again!!!
Students Are Number One!The students are really the greatest thing about being a Qkids teacher. Waking up at 4 AM isn't fun, but when I have my cup of coffee and log in, that's when the fun begins. I sincerely try to reach each student at the beginning of class. With only a few minutes to draw them in, I like to focus on making a connection with each student. This can motivate them and get them engaged before class even begins. I like to keep a big smile on my face.
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What Makes Qkids So Different?

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My name is Maria Weber and I have been with Qkids since July of 2019. In the past, I taught elementary students in the public school system in Texas for 6 years. After a stint as a remote medical coder, I decided to return to my first love which is teaching. I found out that I could do what I loved from home online. Imagine that!

Which Company?The next step was deciding which company for which to work. There were so many from which to choose!
I researched and researched. I looked at reviews of the various companies on the internet. I kept coming back to Qkids. The teachers that worked for Qkids seemed to be genuinely happy with the company, which was important to me.
Which Platform?
The next decision was which platform was best. Should I teach students one on one? Should I teach up to four students at a time? Could I teach up to four students at a time online? What a big decision!Qkids offered to teach up to 4 students online at a time. I started to look at YouTube videos of various teac…

Why Qkids? A Teacher’s Story

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Hello! My name is Tina Croft and I am a Qkids teacher. I live right outside the nation’s capital, Washington DC, am a mother of 2 girls, grew up in Indiana, and love to spend time with family and friends.
I am often asked the question “why Qkids” or “how did you find them”.  If you have ever wondered what the buzz is all about, I would love to share my journey with you, so read on. Why I Started Looking?My last daughter had just left the nest for college, we moved to a new city away from family and friends which also meant leaving my full-time job at a university after 7 years, and I found myself in an empty nest wanting to contribute in some way; after all, we now have 2 kids in college! How Did I Find Qkids? I decided I wanted to work from home, so I went to my trusty Google and searched “top online home jobs for moms”.  Then I read a post from a friend who was teaching online from home.  This topic had come up in my Google search which led me to begin my own research on the topic.  I …