Overview & Highlights
- newer company in the online ESL industry
- a company committed to hiring quality teachers
- earn up to $24/hour at home
- wide range of hours available
- a great alternative to VIPKid or Gogokid
- can teach regular students long-term
- you can keep a regular schedule
- 70% of hot spots booked for each teacher
- parent feedback is simple to write
- great tech support in the classroom
- uses mostly Email for communication
About Zebra English
Zebra English is a newer, emerging company in the online ESL industry. They have a student population of over 450,000 and they are looking to hire qualified teachers who are committed to online ESL education. Teaching English with Zebra English is a rewarding experience because of their potential for growth and commitment to teacher development.
This is directly from their website (www.zebraenglish.com)
Funded by Tencent, and produced by Yuanfudao, the leading online education company in China, ZebraEnglish is a well-known English education platform in China. Our teachers focus on communicating with students to ensure they have mastered the lessons they have already learned on our APP. Our unique online platform does the heavy lifting by teaching grammar, phonics, vocabulary, and sentence structures. Our vision is to provide our teachers with the most advanced technologies and educational tools so they can guide our students toward outstanding English learning outcomes and prepare them for a globalized future.
Zebra English Requirements
- Legally allowed to work in the US or Canada
- Speak English at a native-speaking level
- Bachelors degree or higher
- TESOL/TEFL certification
- K-12 teaching experience (preferred)
- Willing to teach long-term students
- Teach a fixed-schedule each week
- Desktop computer or laptop (not phone or tablet compatible)
- OS Windows 7 (or higher), Mac 10.10 (or higher)
- 4GB Ram
- Internet Speed: 20mbps minimum
- Headset with microphone
Zebra English Pay
- Base Pay: $8-$10
- $1 extra for conducting the class on time
- $1 extra for 45 plus classes/month
- $2 for short notice classes
(If you select short notice slots, you can be booked anytime between 24 hours – 1 hour before)
Zebra English Pay FAQ:
How will I be paid?
You will be paid by Bank Transfer and you will recieive the payment no later than the 10th of the following month. For example, January’s payment will arrive by February 10th. If you are looking for a low-cost transfer service that gives great exchange rates, consider TransferWise or Payoneer.
How do taxes work?
You are an independent contractor while teaching English online with Zebra English and are, therefore, responsible for filing your own taxes according to your countries tax laws.
Does Zebra English have pay raises?
Yes, you can qualify for a raise every 2 contracts.
Zebra English Application Process
1. Apply to Zebra English
If you fulfill the requirements, create an application with Zebra English. Make sure you are using an active email address as this will be your primary means of communication.
2. 1-minute Introductory Video
This is not your teacher profile video. This introductory video is only for Zebra English to view. It will help them know if they want to proceed with you in their hiring process.
3. Demo Test 1:
The Demo Test 1 is a very important part of the Zebra Hiring process. This is one of the most important aspects of the hiring process where you can really showcase your talents and skills as an online ESL teacher. You will want to be very prepared for this stage and invest the time into understanding what it is Zebra English is looking for in its teachers.
You will teach a 20 minute lesson, called “My Feelings”.
4. Demo Test 2:
Your Zebra English Demo Test 2 will be approximately 1 hour. Your demo lesson will be about 50 minutes long and will take place on the Zebra English app that you will need to download on your computer. This is also the case for Demo Test 1.
5. Teacher Briefing
The teacher briefing stage is a more relaxed, 25-minute long session where you will have a 1:1 session with a Zebra English mentor who will walk you through the platform, give you further information on their core values and how you can fit into their company.
6. Background Check, Document Upload & Contract
Congratulations! The hardest part is over. You are now on the final stages and you will need to complete a background check, upload your documents and sign your contract. Any trouble that you have in this section will be best directed to Zebra English via email.
Zebra English Reviews
Zebra English GlassDoor:
They have only 8 reviews on Glassdoor and a 3.0 rating.
Zebra English Indeed:
They only have 8 reviews on Indeed with a mix of positive and negative.
Zebra English FAQ’s
What are the advantages of working with Zebra English?
Some of the advantages of working with Zebra English that set them apart from many other online ESL companies are:
- guaranteed hours
- long-term bookings
- consistent students
- quick start hiring process
Is Zebra English legit?
Yes, without a doubt, Zebra English is a legitimate company. They are founded by Tencent, the company that owns TikTok so they certainly have the funding and technology innovation support.
Zebra English is a company that is worth exploring. They have an angle of hiring teachers who want consistent bookings and a regular schedule for the long term. This is appealing to many online ESL teachers because of the industry being saturated with companies that do not guarantee any bookings. They are gaining a reputation and many are finding them a great platform to teach on. If you would like more information, please consider applying and accessing their Resources section which will give you all the information you need to get started.