American ESL teachers are in limbo after shift in China's tutoring policy

Oct 12, 2021
Teachers at one company that's still in business are dealing with financial uncertainty and the thought of lost connections with children.
ESL teacher Kristen Peele during a VIPKid lesson with a student in China. She depends on the income to support her three children.
Courtesy Kristen Peele

Is China’s multibillion-dollar tutoring industry coming to an end?

Aug 16, 2021
Top Chinese education stocks dipped by 70% within hours last month. But what does it feel like on the ground in China?
The hit Chinese TV series "A Love for Dilemma" focuses on the senseless education rat race in China, driven in part by tutoring schools.
"A Love for Dilemma"

Mid-day Extra: The 'Tutoring-Industrial Complex'

Oct 17, 2011
With school in full swing, it is the time of year when parents start to seek out tutors. The industry is booming, with tutors costing up to $800 an hour in some cases.