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29 FOR MAKING EDUCATION A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

VIPKid cofounder and CEO Mi is creating connections between the U.S. and China with her online language classes.

Beijing-based VIPKid is giving American teachers an income boost from halfway around the world. Under cofounder and CEO Cindy Mi, the online learning company contracts with more than 30,000 North American instructors and matches them with some 200,000 primarily Chinese pupils for one-on-one video sessions in English—along with a growing stable of other subjects. Educators rave on Facebook and YouTube about the ability to teach classes from anywhere (and to typically make about $20 an hour,

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