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Frequently asked questions
I don't have a degree. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, our minimum education level is a bachelor's degree. Our parents percieve this to be important and it is essential that we maintain parents' expectations.
Where can I live to be eligible to provide services on the BaboGO platform?
Anywhere because that's the whole point! You are expected to be able to provide your service to the expected standards, which means as long as your equipment and internet is working to the desired standard, you are free to work anywhere.
What is the process of application like?
Applicants have to pass through five stages before becoming BaboGO teachers:
1. Register: Complete the online registration form so that we can screen for basic requirements and teaching experience.
2. Interview: Pass a recorded Interview.
3. Teacher Training: Watch videos to learn how to use the teaching methods to teach the curriculum and learn how to use the online classroom technology.
4. Final Evaluation: Conduct a mock lesson teaching a full-length class with one of our trainers (either recorded or live). Here is also where you will be evaluated.
5. Contract: Sign your contract and furnish the relevant documents such as qualification certificates. This information is for compliance purposes to satisfy our online safety and security standards, and it allows us to create a profile that will enable BaboGO students and parents to get to know you and to book you.
What is the contract length?
The contract is a continuous 6-month contract. This means that it renews automatically after 6 months unless notice is given by you or by the company. Notice can be given by email.
What equipment do I need?
You will need:
Computer: Either a desktop or laptop.
HD Camera: Either a computer built-in camera or an external one.
Headset with a microphone.
Minimum operating system: Windows7 or Mac OS 10.x, a memory of at least 4GB RAM, Intel i5 processor
Stable internet connection: Ethernet recommended and at least 20 Mbps.
I cannot register - it just turns grey. What should I do?
Please try using a different web browser or device to register to sign up.
I can’t submit my documents can I send them by email?
You should be able to submit documents if they are in standard Word of PDF formats. If you are using another format to submit, please put them into Word or PDF and try again.
If you still cannot submit the documents you can email us your documents at email@example.com where we will try to conect them on the system with your application. However, this is likely to cause a delay or, on some occasions, it may not be possible to unite them with your registration.
BaboGO is the online English tuition service of Babington Education, an English ESL company established in Hong Kong in 2009 with 20 Education Department Bureau licensed schools across Hong Kong. Learn more here.
Where does the booked final evaluation (mock lesson) take place?
You will be sent the link to the platform, where you will log in with the password sent to you via SMS. If for whatever reason you cannot find the password in your messages, you can simply click forgot password to create a new password.
How important is the final evaluation?
What are we looking for in the mock lesson?
We are looking for the following things:
Personality: how energetic, enthusiastic and smiley you are. How you use body language to help you communicate
Teaching method: how well you understand and deliver the curriculum
Teaching skill: how you manage your time and general teaching skill
Are there any tips to help me with passing the final evaluation?
Complete the training and learn the content.
Get some practice in at a temporary classroom where it is just yourself.
Make sure you look good! Ensure you have good lighting and a plain background.
Make sure you have a good, stable internet connection. Imagine your internet breaking mid evaluation!
Being a BaboGO teacher
How many kids are there in a class?
All classes are held one-to-one, meaning there will be one teacher and one student.
How old will the children be?
Children are from the ages of 4 to 12.
Do I need to plan for my lessons?
Our curriculum is fully developed. There are lesson plans for every lesson. You do not need to develop your own content. What's more, we will train you precisely on how to use our curriculum.
Do I need to communicate with parents?
You will be asked by the platform to complete a short lesson report after each lesson and to award your students with stars but you won't be expected to engage with direct communication with parents.
Would I be teaching the same students regularly?
We hope so. As a teacher, it is way more satisfying to be teaching a student over time, to see his or her progress and improvements over time. However, how sticky a student is will depend on how awesome you are as a teacher.
How are the classes conducted?
You will be teaching your classes via an online app which you will download onto your computer. It looks like Skype but there is an online classroom which you and your students can enter to conduct the classes. You will need a headset with mic, a clear background and good lighting.
Do I have to pay tax?
As an independent contractor, you are responsible for your own tax in your tax jurisdiction. While our company is incorporated in Hong Kong, you will not have a duty to pay Hong Kong income tax.
When and how will I get paid?
You will get paid no later than the 7th to 12th day of each month. You will be paid through direct bank transfer.
What happens if I want to go on holiday? Can I take a break?
Well, since you don't need to be fixed in one location, you can actually teach your classes on holiday (should you wish to do so). Otherwise, if you want a short break, just let us know 2 weeks in advance so we can inform the parents. Afterall, you would want your students to return to you when you resume teaching rather than to start from scratch to build up your hours again!
What will my pay be?
Unit pay + Bonus
Can you show me an example of how pay is calculated?
So if a new teacher's unit rate is £6.03 a class and this teacher teaches 173 classes, then the following table shows you how the pay is worked out for the month.
Bonus Incentive Add-On
How long does each class last?
Each class lasts for 25 minutes, but you are actually paid for 30 minutes. The 5 minutes is used for writing the lesson report and to load the materials of your following lesson.
How are the classes scheduled?
You will inform our consultants with your available schedule and we will book classes according to your schedule. When you have sent your schedule to us, you are required to honour that schedule.
What hours should I be available for?
The hours can be from:
How many hours can I teach?
You can teach as many hours as you like! There are no maximum except how many you can fit in one day. Please note that it will take time to build up your portfolio of students.
Transfer to Hong Kong
Can I transfer to teach in a Babington Education learning centre in Hong Kong?
If you are interested, please contact us, and we will connect you to the other side of our business.
I also want to know...
There is a further FAQ inside the members only section of the website which you can refer to if/when your application has been approved and you begin training.