Changes on the VIPKid Website

On November 30, 2020, Muciri Law served the registered agent for VIPKID International Inc., The Corporation Trust Company Corporation Trust Center 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Muciri Law has been tracking the VIPKid website ever since.

On Dec 6, 2020, Muciri Law noted that many of the specific statements that were alleged as fraudulent by the Muciri Complaint have been removed from the VIPKid Website.

The Muciri Complaint highlighted the following phrases, in particular, that have been removed from the landing page of the VIPKid Website:

  1. “We pride ourselves in finding educators in the U.S and Canada who are knowledgeable, passionate, and ready to make an impact.” [EXHIBIT C-4-5]
  2. “Teach with VIPKid. Work When and Where You Want.” [EXHIBIT C-4-5]

Notably, VIPKid also changed the content and presentation of its so-called “Blog” and modified the slogan “Join the Largest Global Teaching Community” [EXHIBIT C-4-5] ] by changing it to “Join the Largest Online Global Teaching Community.”

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Muciri Law will continue to monitor and review all changes made to the VIPKid Website.

Sample of Changes Observed on VIPKid Website by Muciri:

As of December 8, 2020

Landing page (www.vipkid.com)

  • Main image on landing page changed from a white woman teaching a child across a table to an image of a young Chinese boy holding a laptop with the African-American teacher heavily featured on the so-called Blog waiving look downwards—as though she were waiving at the child from a computer screen.
  • Slogan “One Global Classroom for All” changed to “One Global Classroom Connecting Citizens of the World.
  • “We make education more accessible by connecting students and teachers around the world” changed to “We are making education accessible by bringing together young learners and educators through one-on-one online classes.”
  • “Become a Teacher” button added believe headline and sub-heading and made prominent using contrasting colors. 
  • REMOVED COMPLETELY: Section with heading “What is VIPKid” and “VIPKid an online education that connects students and teachers globally through one-to-one personalized English language classes. Learn more about teaching with VIPKid.” 
  • Text under heading “Teach Every Child” was changed from “Our one-on-one English classes means more learning (awesome) and less distraction (also awesome). We believe geography should not determine whether a child has the chance to learn, and with our online platform you can do it from anywhere at an affordable price.” to “Our one-on-one English classes mean more learning (awesome) and less distraction (also awesome). We believe geography should not impact a child’s chance to learn, and with our online platform educators can teach and children can learn from anywhere.
  • Text under heading “Enable Every Teacher” was changed from “We pride ourselves in finding educators in the U.S. and Canada who are knowledgeable, passionate and ready to make an impact. We provide the curriculum, and they teach English online on their own schedule. Learn more about teaching with VIPKid.” to “We pride ourselves in finding educators who are knowledgeable, passionate and ready to make an impact. We provide the curriculum, and they teach English online on their own schedule. Learn more about teaching with VIPKid.”
  • The section with the heading “Cross-Cultural Connections Like Never Before” (above the text “Our innovative online platform enables an unprecedented exchange of knowledge. Fluent English-speaking teachers connect with students online around the world to provide them with a learning and cultural experience as they become global citizens (in pint-sized form).” Was changed to “Raise Your Hand to Teach in a Global Classroom.
  • The section featuring accolades from Fast Company and Glassdoor was moved from its original position at the top quarter of the landing page to a less prominent position toward the bottom of the landing page.
  • The phrase “Join the Largest Global Teaching Community” was changed to “Join the Largest Online Global Teaching Community.”

Teach English Online (https://www.vipkid.com/teach

  • The phrase “Join the Largest Global Teaching Community” was changed to “Join the Largest Online Global Teaching Community.”
  • The image at the bottom of the page that featured a collage of portrait shots of purported VIPKid Teachers and purported students was changed to a single image of a young boy sitting at his desk looking into his computer—apparently at the VIPKid Teacher portal with both his hands raised.