Western Teacher Recruitment
As a First Future teacher, you will be able to start immediately with Flexi-Classes. We currently hve a very high demand for these during the peak hours of 17:00 - 21:00 on weekdays and all day at weekends. Based upon your performance, you will then be selected for a suitable project with a fixed schedule.
These work in the same way that most online schools do. You set your availability on a daily basis. We have a very high booking rate … over 70% of availability set by teachers during peak hours is booked by students … far higher than other online schools!
These include First Future’s top projects with 10-14 guaranteed hours per week (paid with or without class) and our highest starting pay rate.
Fixed Schedule Projects
You will be part of a team delivering the online element of blended learning courses for a specific school or language centre chain. Students have face-to-face lessons with a Chinese teacher, then have an online review session with a Western teacher. All lesson content is provided, so there is little preparation required. A standard lesson would include going through pre-taught vocabulary and supporting your students to gain confidence in speaking.
Teachers are paid monthly on the 10th via Wallex. Your payment is deposited in your home bank account in local currency. All fees are covered by First Future and, as an independent contractor, you are not liable for tax in China.
- Base Rate: $12 / hour ... paid for each hour of fixed schedule shift, even if no lesson is booked!
- Special projects have a higher base rate, from $14+
- Plus $3 for taught lessons ... the average bonus across all teaching staff is $2.70, meaning that the vast majority of teachers earn the full $3 an hour class completion bonus
- Plus $1 for 2+ students (small group classes)
- Plus $1 for weekend classes
Student Age Group: Different projects cover different age groups: YL, Young Teens, Young Adults, Adults - the more flexible you are in preference, the quicker it will be to get you on a fixed project.
Class Size: Small group classes have 4 - 6 students. There is also a lot of 1-on-1 work available.
Class Length: On average, group lessons are for 50 minutes, and 1-on-1 lessons are 25 minutes. Schools operate 7 days a week, with peak hours being Monday to Friday 17:00 - 21:00 and all day at weekends.