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After every class you teach with VIPKID, you’ll need to submit VIPKID feedback. Writing student feedback can take some practice if you’re new to teaching English online but don’t worry, it gets easier over time. This post covers everything you need to know about VIPKID feedback and includes 9 sample VIPKID feedback templates to make it all go faster!

Important Update

In the years since this post was first published, VIPKID changed its online teaching platform, modified the application process, and shifted to a worldwide student base. Some of the information below is now out of date. For details about their new programs, check out the official VIPKID website.

What is VIPKID Feedback?

VIPKID Feedback is a note that teachers leave for parents at the end of every class. In this note, the teacher will explain what the student did well and what areas they should practice. This is one of the only ways to connect with parents on the VIPKID platform so it’s an important way to build rapport.

VIPKID feedback to parents is typically one paragraph in length. Teachers are required to complete parent feedback in order to receive full pay.

VIPKID teachers are also able to leave feedback for upcoming teachers and for the VIPKID support team. This feedback isn’t mandatory but can be helpful if you choose to do it.

Where Do I Submit VIPKID Student Feedback?

You can submit VIPKID student feedback directly in the VIPKID classroom while you’re logged into the teacher portal. After the class has finished, you can click on the orange “Add Feedback” box in the top right-hand corner of the classroom.

A dialog box will pop up where you can type in your feedback to the parent, future teachers, VIPKID staff, and assign the student a rating on how they performed in different subject areas.

Once you’ve filled out the whole form, you can click submit and you’ll get a completion message saying it went through.

When do I Submit VIPKID Feedback? 

VIPKID feedback must be submitted within 12 hours of the class finish time for you to receive full pay. If you submit VIPKID feedback between 12-24 hours after the class finishes, you’ll receive 50% pay. If you don’t submit class feedback within 24 hours, you won’t get paid for teaching that class.

Can I Edit My feedback After Submitting It?

Yes, you can edit your VIPKID feedback yourself as long as it’s within one hour of submitting the form. To make changes, log back into the classroom, click the feedback button, and scroll to the bottom of the VIPKID feedback form. You’ll see an orange “edit” button that will let you change and resubmit your feedback.

If you need to edit feedback more than an hour after submitting the form, you can submit a support ticket to do so. Go to the support tab and click “contact support.” For the ticket topic fields, click “Teaching” – “Class Feedback” – “CF/UA.” Then you can fill out the message field with the changes you’d like to make.

You can only edit your VIPKID feedback within 12 hours of submitting it.

What Should I Say In My VIPKid Feedback? 

There are a few components on the VIPKID feedback form that you’ll need to fill out. The most important section is part 1, the VIPKID feedback to parents. We’ll briefly look at all parts of the feedback form in this section then we’ll dig into VIPKID feedback samples in just a minute.

Part 1: VIPKID Feedback To Parents

In this section, you’ll be writing feedback for the parents about the lesson.

Thank the parent for choosing your class and give a general statement saying that you enjoyed seeing their student. Let them know what topic you discussed and share 2-3 things the student did well.

Then, you can let them know 1-2 areas of growth in a positive, constructive way. Add one other thing the student did well to end on a positive note, then say that you hope to see their student again soon.

Part 2: Tips for the Next Teacher

This is an optional field where you can leave tips for the next teacher. It’s nice to note student interests or tips that could help a future teacher, but it’s not required.

Part 3: Student Placement Accuracy

Next, you’ll fill out how difficult the lesson was for the student. You’ll say if the lesson was:

  • Extremely easy for the student
  • Easy for the student
  • Appropriate for the student
  • Difficult for the student
  • Extremely difficult for the student

Sometimes you’ll see a checkbox that says “Level Adjustment Needed” You can check this if you think the student might need to be placed on a different level and explain your reasoning in the VIPKID staff feedback box at the bottom of the form.

Part 4: Academic Performance

You’ll rate how well the student did in the following areas using the scale: Struggling, Not Bad, Good, Great, and Excellent:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Social Studies and Science
  • Reading and Writing
  • Grammar
  • Math

Part 5: Suggestions To The Student Through VIPKID

In this section, you can leave feedback that will be seen by the students Learning Partner. Every student in VIPKID has a Learning Partner who ensures they are at the correct level and progressing on schedule.

You’ll see a variety of buttons you can click for various issues like “Student IT issues,” “Higher/Lower level needed,” or “Student couldn’t focus.”

There is also a box where you can explain your feedback.

You can also leave a review of the VIPKID slides themselves. You’ll see a section called “feedback on slides” with 5 stars under it. Select a star rating and you’ll get a box where you can add more feedback about the lesson. Use this if you notice a typo on a slide or if the content is confusing.

Filling out this section is optional.

How I Take Notes For My VIPKID Feedback

Taking notes during VIPKID classes can make feedback easier. I take notes using the notes app on my computer. You can also do this in Word or Pages.

First, I open up the notes app and make it as narrow as possible on one side of my computer screen. Then, I open the VIPKID teacher portal and make it as large as possible while still keeping the notes app visible.

In the notes app, I write the student’s name and the words “Good” and “Practice” on separate lines. When we get a topic that the student knows very well, I make a note of it under “Good.”

For example, I might jot down vocabulary words that the student pronounced correctly or that they did a great job reading a particular story.

If we work on an area that the student needs to practice, I jot it down in the practice section.

Before class, my screen usually looks like this:

Sample VIPKID Feedback Template

This is the sample VIPKID feedback template that I use for most of my classes with regular students . Below it, I’ll share some extenuating circumstances that might require different feedback.

In each of these VIPKID feedback examples, I start with a thank you and a summary of what we learned. Then I share a few things that the student did very well. I share an area of growth and express that I’m confident the student can do it. Finally, I share another positive thing about the student and say that I hope to see them again soon.

A huge part of language acquisition is confidence. It’s best to keep feedback light and positive so that students feel encouraged to keep speaking up.

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied land animals. Bao Bao did a great job telling me about her favorite animals! She could read the vocabulary words in this lesson and use them in sentences. Excellent! Bao Bao also did a great job making sentences with past tense verbs. She can spell past tense verbs and use them correctly in conversation. Well done! Please practice pronouncing [tiger] with a [long I] sound. I know she can do it! πŸ™‚ I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today! I hope to see her again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

8 VIPKID Feedback Templates and Examples

Below are some VIPKID feedback templates for different scenarios you might encounter as an online English teacher.

VIPKID No Show Feedback

You don’t have to leave VIPKID no show feedback. If a student doesn’t show up, you won’t be responsible for leaving a message to parents. Once the class has been marked a no show, the option to add feedback will disappear too.

But, if you really want to add feedback to a no show class before the feedback form has been closed, you can use this VIPKID no show feedback template:

Thank you for choosing my class today! I missed seeing Bao Bao in class today. I hope to see Bao Bao again soon! πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

VIPKID Trial Student Feedback 

Leaving good VIPKID Trial student feedback is extremely important because this is the parent’s first encounter with VIPKID. Since they are a new student, I make sure to emphasize all the things they did well, especially if they’re a beginner.

I also mention that I think their student will do a great job in the VIPKID program.

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied animals in the jungle. Bao Bao did a great job identifying the [monkey], [tiger], [snake], and [parrot]. Well done! Bao Bao also did a great job counting. She can say what animals she sees using complete sentences. Excellent! Bao Bao did a great job today! She is a confident speaker. I think she will do a great job in VIPKID! I hope to see Bao Bao again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola 

VIPKID Unit Assessment Feedback

VIPKID unit assessment feedback works a bit differently than normal feedback. During a unit assessment class, you will be evaluating how the student performs on specific tasks within the lesson.

When you start a VIPKID Unit Assessment, open up the feedback form at the beginning of class. It will look different for assessments. You should see a rubric with 5-6 sections. Open each section as you move through the lesson to see the individual questions and scoring guidelines. As the student answers the questions, record their scores in the form.

Some of these unit assessment classes have homework assignments. Remember that students are often doing VIPKID in addition to a full course load and could have very busy schedules.

If a student doesn’t have their homework assignment, I usually save some time at the end of class so we can do it together.

Thank you for choosing my class today! Bao Bao did a great job on her assessment! We studied animal body parts. Bao Bao can skip count by 5 and 10. She can identify animal body parts correctly. Well done! Bao Bao also did a great job on her homework project. She showed me her animal drawing and she discussed it in detail. Excellent! Please review the math word problem on slide [xyz]. I know you can do it! I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today! Bao Bao is a great student and I hope to see her again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

VIPKID Feedback For A Struggling Student

When leaving VIPKID feedback for a struggling student, it’s important to be supportive and encouraging. Yes, you should share areas where the student can practice or improve, but the overall tone of your feedback should be one of success.

Focus on the things the student did well and gently encourage them to review and practice material that’s challenging.

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied animal body parts. Bao Bao did a great job skip counting by 5 and 10. She can identify animal body parts correctly. Well done! Some of the sentences in this lesson were challenging today. Please review the target sentence frame: [Which animal has a trunk? An elephant has a trunk.] I know you can do it! I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today! Bao Bao has great spelling skills! I hope to see Bao Bao again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

VIPKID Feedback For A Distracted Student

Leaving feedback for a distracted student can be tricky. It’s important to say what the issue was so it doesn’t keep happening, but you want it to come across in a supportive, non-confrontational way. Remember that the things you type will go through a translator and tone can get lost.

To make sure I always leave class on a positive note, I try to talk about the issue that happened during class without making the student feel bad.

You can also let the students learning partner know about what happened in the “Feedback To VIPKID” section. They have a button you can choose if focus was an issue during the lesson and a box where you can elaborate.

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied fruits and vegetables. Bao Bao did a great job discussing her favorite vegetables. Well done! Bao Bao could read the story about eating healthy foods. After reading, she was able to answer questions about the story with her own ideas. Excellent! Sometimes, other games on the computer [toys/phones/noises in the house] can be distracting. It is important to always remain focused on the lesson throughout the class. Thank you for your support! I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today! She is a great student. πŸ™‚  I hope to see her again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

Sample VIPKID Feedback If A Parent Helps Too Much

Occasionally, parents will participate too much during class which makes it hard for the student to show what they know. When this happens, it’s great to gently let the parent know that more independence will benefit their student. I use something like this:

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied fruits and vegetables. Bao Bao did a great job discussing her favorite vegetables. Well done! Bao Bao could read the story about eating healthy foods. After reading, she was able to answer questions about the story with her own ideas. Excellent! It is important to practice independent speaking skills. Bao Bao is a smart student! Answering questions without assistance will build speaking fluency faster. Thank you for encouraging her to answer questions independently. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today and I hope to see her again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

VIPKID Feedback Example If More Parent Involvement Is Needed

Sometimes the opposite is true. Especially for younger students, there are situations where more parent involvement is needed. You can kindly let the parents know about this issue using the following feedback:

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! We studied fruits and vegetables. Bao Bao did a great job discussing her favorite vegetables. Bao Bao could read the story about eating healthy foods. After reading, she was able to answer questions about the story with her own ideas. Excellent! Bao Bao is a clever student. Bao Bao does a great job when a parent sits with her during class. Thank you for supporting her during her lessons πŸ™‚ I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today and I hope to see her again soon. πŸ™‚ Teacher Nicola

IT Issues VIPKID Feedback Example

When letting parents know about IT issues, I tell them what the IT issue was and how long it impacted class. If applicable, I suggest a solution for the parent and thank them for their help. Common solutions might be wearing a headset, sitting closer to the router, or speaking louder during class.

When it issues happen, I also leave a note about it in the VIPKID staff feedback section. This way, if there are any issues with the class finish type, there are plenty of places with the IT issue documented.

Thank you for choosing my class today! It was great to see Bao Bao! Today, we studied friendship. Bao Bao did a great job telling me about his friends. He can explain what he likes to do with his friends in detail. Well done! Unfortunately, there were IT issues during class today. Bao Bao and I could not hear each other for the first 10 minutes of class. Wearing headsets during class is a great way to make sure the teacher can hear the student. Thank you for your support! πŸ™‚ I enjoyed talking to Bao Bao today and I hope to see him again soon. Teacher Nicola

VIPKID Tips To Know When Leaving Feedback

Your Feedback Will Go Through An Automated Translator

When you leave feedback for a parent, it will be automatically run through a translator before it’s delivered to them. Normally, these translations are fairly accurate. But sometimes things get lost in translation.

If I’m not sure how my feedback will come across, I run my feedback through two different free translation tools. First, I’ll change it from English to Chinese. Then I’ll use a different service to translate it from Chinese back to English. This gives me a better understanding of which words might not translate well.

Some words are known to translate incorrectly. A few years ago, we found out that the word “silly” was getting translated to “stupid.” Obviously, this was a big problem since those words have very different meanings.

Luckily, now there are filters in place so if you say something that might get misinterpreted, the system will give you an alert.

Sometimes Spell Check Doesn’t Work

This issue has been getting better in recent platform updates, but sometimes spell check doesn’t work within the VIPKID app. Make sure to run your feedback through a spell checker before submitting it.

I write my feedback in a free tool called Grammarly. Grammarly will make sure anything you write has correct spelling, grammar, and word usage. When my feedback has been proofread, I copy it from Grammarly and paste it into VIPKID.

Leaving Thoughtful Feedback Can Help You Earn Apple Feedback From Parents

We all want more 5 apple feedback ratings right?? In my experience, leaving very thoughtful, detailed feedback for my students makes parents more likely to leave five apple feedback for me. I’ve even had parents leave comments thanking me for giving clear feedback.

Make Sure The Tone Is Positive

It’s important to be honest with your parents and students about their performance. This is how they grow. But a big part of language acquisition is developing the confidence to speak it, and this comes when the student feels encouraged and supported.

It’s always best to start and end your message with positive feedback. Using phrases like “I hope to see Bao Bao again soon!” or “Bao Bao always works hard in class! Great job!” can keep your student feeling confident as they learn a tricky new language.

Final Thoughts: VIPKID Feedback

The feedback you leave for parents in VIPKID is one of the only chances you get to connect with them. It’s a powerful tool to build a relationship with your teaching online kiddos and help them grow faster.

Remember that you’re communicating across cultures and via a translation tool, so keeping a positive, supportive tone is your best bet. With a bit of practice, you’ll be a VIPKID feedback pro in no time!

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