About Magic Ears

What does Magic Ears do?
With innovative technology and qualified native English speaking teachers from USA/Canada, MagicEars provides fun, interactive and efficient online English learning experience to 5-12-year-old children in China. We also dedicate to provide a pleasant environment which allows teachers to teach and grow with us. With MagicEars, you can not only teach but also has the chance to get higher positions such as interviewers, trainers, social media administrator, etc.
Payment

What can MagicEars offer?

Magic Ears offers salaries of 30% higher than average market value. As an independent contractor, your payment is calculated on a per-class basis (scheduled in 25-minute class + 5-minute student evaluation) and is composed of a minimum pay and incentives.

Pay Rate/Per Class Remarks
Basic Pay 9-11 USD This is based on your credentials.
Participation Incentive up to 1 USD This is based on showing up 8 minutes before your first class everyday and teaching the lesson according to schedule.
Peak time Incentive up to 1 USD If you open 60+ classes a month in peak hours*, you will get 1 USD for each class you actually teach.
Performance Incentive Performance-based This is based on your quarterly assessment from the Teacher Supervisors.
Total per 30-min 9-13 USD
Total per 1 hour 18-26 USD
*Final definition of peak hours is subject to changes by Magic Ears.

How much tax do I have to pay?
Magic Ears’ teachers are independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes in accordance with their individual tax jurisdictions or state laws.

When and how will I be paid?
The monthly salary shall be paid on the 10th working day of the next calendar month. Teachers can be paid through online bank transfer or PayPal. Magic Ears assumes the transfer fee charged by the remitting bank, and teachers assume the handling fees charged by the receiving bank.

Can I take breaks during the contract term?
Please inform Magic Ears 14 business days in advance if you want to take time off during your contract term.
Getting Started

What are the basic requirements of equipment to work for MagicEars?

1. Make sure you always have a good illumination, a clean and kid friendly background, and a quiet environment;

2. Please prepare a strong and stable, plugged in cable internet. The minimum requirement for both download and upload speed is 10 Mbps. Test your net speed.

3. Here are recommended configuration requirements:

Processor: CPU I5 4th Generation, Models with suffixes M, HQ and HK etc and above.For instances: i5-6400

Memory: 4GB and above.


What is the application process like?

Applicants go through the following stages before becoming Magic Ears teachers:

1. Apply online --> Live interview(8-10 min demo class included) /Demo recording

2. 1v4 Training --> 1v1 Training -->Trial Classes

3. Background check --> Sign contract --> Become a Magic Ears’ teacher Flow chart for your reference


How long is the contract for?
We require a 6-month minimum commitment from our applicants. The contract can be renewed upon both parties’ approval.
Teaching

What does MagicEars class looks like?

MagicEars’ teachers are expected to teach 1-on-4 students per class.

Being a MagicEars teacher, ensuring each kid has not only sufficient interaction with the teacher, but also opportunities to interact and learn from other students.

More info, please search MagicEars in YouTube.


Do teachers always teach the same students? Do parents book us?

No, your students vary from class to class. Every teacher won’t get the same students all the time. The students‘ names will be displayed on the platform for teachers’ reference.

And Parents do not book teachers on students’ portal. Instead they book the class, and MagicEars system assigns teachers to the booked classes.


What are the available hours that I can work with MagicEars?

Do I need to prepare teaching materials?
No, our curriculum team has already designed materials for every class. However, teachers must prepare for class by previewing the class materials and prepare at least 2 relevant props beforehand.

Do I need to communicate with parents?
No, MagicEars team is in charge of communicating with parents. However you will be able to see the rating from parents on your teacher portal, and MagicEars team will periodically convey feedbacks to teachers to help them improve their teaching performance.

How long is each class? When and where do I write feedback for the students?
Each class is 25 minutes of active teaching. And you are supposed to finish your evaluation for students on your teacher portal within 12 hours after your classes that day.

Please email teacher@mmears.com with any questions.