Welcome to Pinata
If you love teaching children, if you are an exceptional and creative English teacher, if you need more time to be with your family, if you are on the hunt for a job that pays well. Pinata Education is open for you.
Who We Are
Pinata Education offers tailor-made online English courses to 5-12 years old Chinese children. The company is registered in Beijing, China, staff and teachers are from worldwide.
Why We Do This
We believe that different curriculum, different approaches should be used in different classrooms with different students grouped by ages, backgrounds and personalities. We aim to provide the children with very suitable English lessons.
What We Offer
We offer the most professional training to help great teachers to transit from classroom to online teaching. Both full-time and part-time teaching positions are vacant with competitive salary.
What is the interview process?
If you are looking forward to working with us, usually it takes less than a week.
Step 1: Click on the yellow button below to fill out the Application Form. (10 minutes)
Step 2: We will contact you within 1 work day to arrange a demo lesson. (1 day)
Step 3: D-T-D(Demo-Training-Demo) session will start if we both would like to work together. (2-3 days)
Step 4: Welcome aboard!
What do I need to prepare for the interview?
Once we receive your Application Form, we will send you an email includes the teaching platform(Zoom) download and tutorial videos. You will need to play around with Zoom to get ready for the demo lesson.
What hardware and software do I need for the demo lesson?
Either Windows or Mac computer with Zoom installed would work.
How do you pay?
We pay via Paypal monthly. You will receive your payment on 1st-3rd of the following month.
How many hours do you guarantee?
For full-time contract, we will guarantee the basic salary starting the first month.
Full-time 40/80 hour contract:
If you sign a full-time contract with us, you can select 2/1 day(s) off from the week and keep at 10/20 hours (6-9pm weekdays, 9am-9pm weekends) open for us. There is a 2-week holiday for Chinese New Year included in 1-year contract.
For part-time contract, it depends on your availability and the quality of your class. Popular teachers get slots filled within a month.
What is the class size?
Students have the choice for 1-1 or small group, however we limited the number of small group students at 3. Teachers have regular students at a fixed time every week.
Do I have to give feedback to parents regularly?
Yes for full-time teachers. By giving regular feedback, teachers receive higher rating get bonus at the end of contract.
Part-time teachers will get paid for extra regular work.
What curriculum do you use?
Since we offer unique lessons for students, we have variety of courses for students on different levels or ages or even from different family backgrounds. Here are some top selected courses introduction.
Poptropica English Series:
Oxford Phonics World:
Readinga-z Leveled Readers:
Oxford Reading Tree: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/oxford-reading-tree/?region=international
Do I need to make lesson plans?
You do need to plan for your lessons, however you don’t need to write detailed lesson plans. Some courses such as Poptropica English are well planned in the online teaching system. Some courses such as Oxford Reading Tree require teachers to be creative.