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VIPKid teachers meet up at Mother Road Market

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 23:12:43-04

TULSA — Today teachers from VIPKid, an online international teaching program, met up for one of the first times in a while.

"It is fun, it is an absolute blast. I tell people all of the time it is super easy and it is super fun and I get paid to do it," Sooter.

The program is set up to help teach English to students in China.

"It's basically a Skype version. We are looking at each other and focusing on each other but we are also following a powerpoint. They are seeing my responses and reactions," Underwood said.

VIPKid employs over seventy thousand people across North America.

VIPKid was founding in 2013 by Cyndi Mi for Chinese speakers who wanted to learn English.

Nicole Underwood, a VIPKid teacher, says she loves meeting kids, learning about their culture, and being able to educate them.

"The kids are amazing, you know occasionally you’re going to have a hard day of class but overall the kids are awesome. They love talking to you, they are so excited every class to show me something they made. Whether it be a LEGO project or their English grade,” Underwood said.

Underwood says the best thing about this meet up was talking to the other teachers who deal with some of the same challenges on the job.

"It gives us the chance to realize we are not alone in the things that we face and the challenges that we might have online. It's just a good way to develop friends," Underwood said.

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