What’s new with the Gogokid hiring process?
As of November 2, 2020, applicants no longer have to do a live mock as part of the application process. They want to make it easier for teachers to get hired and start teaching within a week. Now they are doing a recorded demo.
How to prepare for the Gogokid Recorded Demo
In the first part of the Gogokid demo you have to introduce yourself- 1 minute.
- Say your full name
- Where you are from
- Your time zone
- Educational background
- The type of ESL certificate you have
- Online and Offline teaching experience
Next you’ll share what your expectations are- 1 minute.
- The amount of hours you want to teach monthly
- Expected pay per month (
- Gogokid pays $7-$10 per 25 minute session depending on your credit score
Tips for the 10 minute gogokid Recorded demo
Before you start the recorded demo you’ll see a slide with teaching tips. The slide says:
- Pay attention to your pacing
- Smile throughout the lesson
- Use short sentences and simple words
- Have and use 2 types of props minimum
- Total Physical Response throughout the lesson
- Guide the imaginary student and show patience
- Send stars to the imaginary student
- Pretend to correct the imaginary student
- Encourage the student to speak often throughout the lesson
- Do not skip any teaching slides
The gogokid Recorded Demo Slides
Before you start the demo, you’ll see an image that shows when to pretend to the student mispronounces a word.
If you see a yellow triangle with an exclamation point it means there is a “student situation”.
Below are some examples of a student situation.
The imaginary student:
- mispronounces a word (eye)
- repeats a question instead of answering
- gets distracted by a toy
- doesn’t understand your instructions
Recorded Demo Slide One
On the welcome slide you should:
- Welcome the student
- Use the pen tool
- Click the slide and an photo appears: “I am teacher ________”. Read the sentence aloud and introduce yourself.
- Click the slide again, and ask, “What’s your name”. Circle the sentence: Hi, I am _______. Help the student say his/her name.
- Click the slide a third time. Circle and read, “I’m happy.” Then say, “How are you?” Use TPR.
- Circle “I am _______.” Help the student answer.
Demo Slide Two
Talk about the information in the picture with “What is this?” or “What can you see in the picture?” The picture will show Jack, a teddy bear, a car, etc. You could circle one thing at a time and see if the student knows what it is. Be sure to praise the student for knowing some of the vocabulary.
Next, say, “Today we’ll talk about our faces. First, let’s listen to a song.”
Demo Slide Three
Click the slide to focus on Jack’s eyes. Then click the slide again to introduce the word eye. The student will listen to the audio and repeat. This slide has a yellow triangle indicating that the student mispronounces the word. Be sure to correct him/her. After correcting and practicing a few times, click the slide to listen to the plural pronunciation and practice a few times. This would be a great time to use a prop.
Demo slide four
Click the slide to start the animation. Click the slide to listen to the audio and have the student repeat, “What do you have?” This slide has a yellow triangle indicating that the student repeats the question instead of answering. Be sure to help him/her answer the question instead of repeating it.
Demo Slide Five
There will be a start button in the right hand corner of the slide. Click it and wait for the microphone to appear. Read the sentence when the mic appears. It will record your voice.
Next click the blue play button which you’ll find next to the sentence that says, “I have two eyes.” Play it and let the student listen. Then click the audio again and have the student say the sentence, “I have two eyes.” Give the student positive feedback for saying the sentence correctly.
Demo Slide Six
There is a yellow warning triangle indicating the student is distracted. Be sure to get the student’s attention back on the lesson.
Click the slide and the letter A will appear. Ask, “What letter is it?” The student will listen to the audio and repeat.
Next, have the student identify big A and little a.
Ask, “What letter is it?” The student says “A”. Instruct the student to trace Aa. You could model this first. Turn on the pencil tool and allow the student to write big A and little a.
Practice the sentence with the student. Now introduce the imaginary student to the stage. The student does the presentation, then give feedback.
Click the slide to listen to the music. Then use the “showtime feature” to put yourself on the stage and sing. Next, have the student sing independently, help as needed. Give feedback.
Give brief and warm feedback to the student. Invite the student to join us. Use the “showtime” or swap video feature to invite the student to join us. Say goodbye to the student.
After this slide there is a note from Gogokid about the application and demo.
If you need help, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment below. I can send you the slides if you use my referral link.