For Foreign Teachers

General Questions

1.What is the process?


Registration
Register with a valid email address.

Profile Approval
Fill in your basic information. After Hioffer's Administrator's approval, your profile will be visible online by Chinese schools or companies.

Communication
Chinese employers can add you as contact, and send you messages through the platform to initiate communication. Or you can check the Latest Jobs and add the employers to message them directly and express your interest to work with them.

Confirmation of job offer
Chinese employers will send the contract directly to teachers, and after confirmation teachers can start teaching with the school or company already.

2.Do you need to pay for Hioffer's services?

It is free for both individual foreign teachers and foreign teaching centers to register, create profiles, get connected with Chinese schools and companies, and take the job offers through the platform.

3.Who are the Chinese employers on the Hioffer?

The Chinese employers on the platform are mainly from public schools, International schools and after-school tutoring centers in China, which has a number of students ranging between hundreds to thousands. Meanwhile, there are also a small number of individual teachers or clients who are working in the education industry. Hioffer has authenticated information to ensure that the it is authentic and effective.

4.Is there a limit to the job offers a foreign teacher can take?

All the individual foreign teachers on Hioffer platform can only take one job offer through the platform, which means that once you accept one job offer from a Chinese employer, until the offer expires, other Chinese companies wont be able to message you or send you other job offers. Those other Chinese employers in your contact list will be removed. But those will be back to function once you end your offer with the current employer.

5.I am currently working for another tutoring company. Is this a problem?

Each of our employers will have different rules about working for other companies; however, it is a general idea that if you accept an offer from a company in China you should not be working for any other Chinese company online or offline. And once you have accepted a job offer from a Chinese employer, others won’t be able to message you any more so that you can focus on the job.

6.Does everyone registered get employment opportunities?

Depends. If your profile isn’t complete and your rate is too high, perhaps you will not be contacted by a Chinese employer. If no one contacts you, consider completing your profile and updating your photo and video.

Registering and Your Profile

1.Is a video required?

No. But if you want to stand out, we recommend you create a short video. We want to know more about you, your personality, your pronunciation, and your English skills. First impressions are important so take the time to make a great video. It increases your chances of being contacted greatly!

2.Can I upload my degree and teaching certificate in PDF format?

No. We accept photo format ( jpg, jpeg, png, gif) only. If you have multiple degrees or certificates, please remember to choose the latest one to upload. Only one degree and one teaching certificate are evaluated. After the Administrator accepts your upload, a badge will be given on your profile page, which helps earn more trust from employers & more job opportunities.

3.My video won’t upload. What do I do?

If you have trouble with your video upload, contact your administrator by email at info@hioffer.com.

4.When I receive messages on the Hioffer platform, will I receive a notification on my personal email account?

Yes.

5.How do I delete my profile?

To delete your profile, please contact your administrator by email at info@hioffer.com.

6.What’s the next step after my profile is approved.

• Login regularly to stay active and check your messages from Chinese schools and companies.

• Check “Latest Jobs” and apply with the Chinese schools and companies directly.

7.I’m still at university/college. Can I register to be a teacher through Hioffer?

Most of our employers require a Bachelor’s degree (or global equivalent) from a university as a minimum requirement. If you are currently in progress to getting your first university degree, please register with us as our employer’s minimum requirements can vary.

Getting a job

1.I want to work in China. Will the employer help me with the visa process?

Yes. You will get assistance either from your selected employer or Hioffer.

2.After my profile is complete and accepted, how long does it take for the Chinese employers to contact me?

Once your profile is completed and approved, you should be contacted within a week. As our database of companies, language schools, and international schools grows, the contact time could be less.

3.I haven’t received any messages from any employers. What do I do now and how can I make my profile stand out?

If you have been online and approved for more than a week, consider updating your profile. We suggest:

• Login to the Hioffer platform often. When you login, the employers can see that you are active. You can also click the Go on Top button to go to the top of the list of teachers.

• Complete your profile with a great photo, video, and summary. The most important element is the first picture. It is all about the first impression!

• Set a fair hourly rate

4.An employer added me as a contact. How can I message them?

Once the employer adds you as a contact, you can mutually message each other directly.

5.Is it possible to contact employers?

Yes. At the top of the webpage, click on “Latest Jobs”. Here you will see career opportunities which you can directly apply for as well as add employers as a contact to message them.

On the Job

1.Are teaching materials provided for my lessons?

Yes. The teaching materials will be provided by your employer not Hioffer.

2.What platform is used for the online lessons?

The platform you will teach your online lessons will vary from employer to employer. Some have their own system others will ask you to work on Skype or QQ for example.

3.What are the technical requirements I should have?

To use the Hioffer platform there isn’t specific requirements. However, your employer will have specific information about hardware, software and your internet connection speed. In general, you will need a computer (Mac or PC), webcam, headset with microphone, and Minimum 10Mb/1.5mb (down/up) per second.

4.Does Hioffer provide training before I start teaching?

Hioffer does not provide training at this time. Your training will be conducted through your selected employer.

5.What will my schedule be?

Depends. If you were contacted by an employer to work online, you and your employer will discuss what your hours and weekly schedule. Generally, the peak teaching hours are: 5pm – 10pm China time Monday through Friday. On the weekends, from 9am – 9pm China time. If you applied for a job located in China, please review the job description for information and discuss your schedule directly with the potential employer.

6.How to I ask for vacation or time off? Do I get paid for vacation?

Please contact your employer directly to ask for any future time off. Vacation benefits are discussed directly with your employer.

7.What English level are most of the students?

Depends. Most of your students, regardless of age, will have basic conversation ability to advanced.

8.Do I teach students directly on the Hioffer platform?

No. We are a recruiting platform. Your employer will inform you what software or platform to use for your English teaching sessions.

Salary

1.How am I paid?

You will negotiate your hourly rate with your employer. Once you agree, your payment will be monthly. You have two payment options: 1) through Hioffer2) Directly from your employer. The payment method should be bank transfer to your preferred bank or through Paypal. If you choose to get paid through the Hioffer platform, you can enter your bank information in your Hioffer account profile.

2.What should my hourly rate be?

When you are filling out your basic information, you will need to set your hourly rate. This rate will differ depending on if you are a native English speaker and your location. Your rate should be fair for the Chinese market. We suggest that you set your rate around 15.00 USD/hour to start.

3.How do I change my per hour rate?

You can update your per hour rate (as well as any basic information), by doing the following:

• Log into your Hioffer account: http://www.hioffer.com/login

• Click on "Profile" on the left side

• Find "Basic Information" and click "Modify"

• Find "Hourly rate" on the page to change to the base rate you want

• Click "Confirm" at the bottom of the screen

If you are having difficulty, please email: info@hioffer.com for assistance.

4.Can I add a promotional price for a limited time?

No. We do not have this option for teacher profiles at this time.