About Magic Ears

What does Magic Ears do?
With innovative technology and high-quality teachers, MagicEars provides fun, interactive and efficient online English learning experiences to 4-12-year-old children in China. All teachers working with us are native English-speakers from USA/Canada with a Bachelor Degree or above. Also, MagicEars dedicates itself to providing an enjoyable environment, which allows teachers to excel and grow with us together. Because MagicEars believes in its teachers, we offer many exciting opportunities for them to obtain secondary positions such as interviewers, trainers, social media administrators, proofreaders and much more.

What can MagicEars offer?

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

Pay Rate/Per Class Remarks
Base Pay 9-11 USD Base Pay will be based upon your credentials.
Participation Incentive up to 1 USD This is based upon arriving to class 8 to10 minutes before your first class everyday and teaching the lesson as scheduled.
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 upon 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 function as independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes in accordance with their individual tax jurisdictions as well as state and federal laws.

When and how will I be paid?
The monthly compensation 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 equipment requirements to work for MagicEars?

1. Your online classroom should have a clean child-friendly background, a quiet environment, as well as high-quality lighting and audio.

2. Please prepare a strong Wired DSL Internet Connection The minimum requirement for both download and upload speed is 10 Mbps. > Test your network speeds <.

3. Recommended configuration requirements:

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

Memory: 4GB and above.

What is the application process like?

Applicants go through the following stages before becoming an official MagicEars Teacher:

1. Apply online --> Live interview (8-10 min demo class included) or you can choose to record a demo.

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

3. Background check --> Sign contract --> Become a Magic Ears’ teacher. Please see the chart above 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.

What does a MagicEars class look like?

MagicEars’ has a 1-on-4 students classroom model and each class is 25 mins.

Magic Ears ensures each kid has sufficient interaction with the teacher as well as opportunities to interact with and learn from other students.

You can find more information about our innovative platform through our multiple social media accounts. We have a YouTube channel, subscribe!

How do students book our classes?

Your students will vary from class to class. All teachers will be randomly assigned to our students. The students‘ names will be displayed on the platform for teachers’ reference.

Parents do not book teachers, instead, they can simply book the class, and then the MagicEars system assigns them to an available teacher.

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 the lessons. However, teachers are expected to prepare for class by previewing the materials and prepping at least two relevant props beforehand.

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

How long is each class? When and where do I write feedback for the students?
Each class is 25 minutes of passionate teaching. You are required to complete your evaluation for students in the teacher portal within 12 hours of the class start time.

Please email teacher@mmears.com with any questions.