Whether you are looking for some supplementary teaching work or want to try a live teaching online, online tutoring is an option to consider. You can often set your own schedule, work as little or as much as you like. It takes time to build your business and find clients, but experienced tutors can make great money. You can offer your skills through local sources, or try one of the most popular online tutoring sites.
Remember that everyone’s experience with these sites will be different, so do your own research before signing up Explore reviews on sites like Indeed or Glassdoor and ask for advice from other teachers in the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook. Your time is precious, so be sure to make the most of it!
This is a well-known online tutoring site, designed specifically to teach English as a second language to children aged 4 to 12 in China. Tutors must use a pre-planned program, so there are no lesson plans and VIPKid handles all parent communication. This is a complete immersion one-on-one program, which means you don’t have to be proficient in any language other than English. The most challenging part for many tutors is the hours. You can work as little as you want or as little as you want, but since lessons are taught in China during the day, American and Canadian tutors may have to get up late at night or early in the morning. Check out our full review of online tutoring work with VIPkid here.
- Tutoring Topics: ESL for Chinese Elementary Students
- Salary rate: $ 8- $ 10 per class; $ 16- $ 20 per hour
- Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate; At least 6 hours / week available
Qkids are like VIPKid. Tutors use a set of curricula on game-based learning platforms. Classes last 30 minutes, each with one to four elementary-age students. Qkids handles all parent communication, grading and other administrative responsibilities. They have a fairly extensive application process, which requires several demo lessons following trial lessons with real students (you will be paid for the trial lessons). If you succeed, you will be offered a six month contract. Like VIPkid, hours can be the biggest challenge due to time differences.
- Tutoring topics: 300+ topics available
- Salary rate: $ 16 / hour
- Requirements: 2+ years teaching or tutoring experience, graduate from a registered or recognized university, background test
TutorMe has some of the highest ratings from real teachers, who think salaries are reasonable and it’s good to work with the company. You teach them in the online lesson space, with tools to help you and your students succeed. You pay for both the actual tutoring and the time spent writing the feedback. TutorMe has a highly competitive application process and they say they accept only 4% of applicants. Online reviews indicate that this may be worth the effort.
- Tutoring topics: Any; Specializes in exam preparation
- Salary rate: average $ 17 / hour for tutoring, $ 15 / hour for exam preparation, actual salary per survey
- Requirements: Not listed on the site; An application is required
Varsity tutors are a popular choice for ACT / SAT and AP exam preparation, but it also provides tutoring on almost any subject. The website is a bit less informative for potential tutors, but in fact company reviews indicate that you should have a degree in the subject you want to teach. See more information about varsity tutors from teachers who have worked there at WeAreTeachers HELPLINE on Facebook.
- Tutoring Topics: ACT / SAT Exam Preparation, Advanced Mathematics
- Salary rate: average $ 19 / hour, actually pay per survey
- Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; 2 years teaching / teaching experience; 6 hours / week available
PrepNow focuses on preparing high school students to succeed on the ACT and SAT, although they also offer tutoring on math subjects such as calculus and trigonometry. Their exam preparation course is pre-designed, and they will train you on how to use it. You schedule your time with students, usually in the evenings or on weekends. This is a great option for those who are new to tutoring games and want to create a little experience.
- Tutoring topics: More than 200 subjects with emphasis on exam preparation
- Salary rate: average $ 15 / hour, actually pay per survey
- Requirements: Available 5 hours a week; Bachelor’s degree (or at least two years in an currently active program); Subject matter skills
As you can guess from a owned site Princeton Review, Tutor.com focuses on exam preparation but offers online tutoring jobs for a wide selection of subjects. They claim that many of their tutors have degrees from reputed universities and they must prove their skills, but the tutors who have worked for them will remember that their average starting salary is slightly lower than other companies. Although experienced tutors can earn more.
- Tutoring topics: World languages are listed here
- Salary rates: Tutors set their own rates; Italki takes a 15% commission
- Requirements: Teaching Certificate or University Degree in Language Education
If you are a world language teacher, Italki is a good place to get a tutoring client. Once you have passed and received the application, you create an online profile with an introductory video. This profile shows your qualifications and rates. Students may contact you to arrange lessons if they are interested. Italki takes a 15% commission, so factor it into your rate.
- Tutoring topics: All topics
- Salary rate: অনলাইন 25 / hour per online review
- Requirements: teaching certificate and / or bachelor’s degree; Background marked
At school, students seeking tutoring enter their questions on the website and meet with an available teacher. This often means helping children with their homework questions during instant sessions, although you can set up more regular regular tutoring sessions with a student. Salary rates are decent, but keep in mind that your job is not guaranteed. If you teach high-demand subjects and have a lot of availability, you will earn more.
- Tutoring topics: All topics
- Salary rate: varies; Tutors bid on the questions they want to answer
- Requirements: Not listed; Application required
Studypool promises that you can earn money by answering homework questions and their bidding system makes their online tutoring work unique. Students post a question or assignment that they need help with and bid for the job indicating how much it will cost registered tutors to help. Tasks can be as long as a few minutes to answer a basic question or as long as helping with a presentation or essay. The online reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with most tutors saying they appreciate their work time and ability to control pay rates. Studypool charges a percentage of your fee (20% to 33% according to online reviews), so be sure to factor it into your bid.
- Tutoring topics: You can prove your skills in any subject
- Salary Rate: You set your own rate; Wyzant retains 25% platform fee and 9% service fee
- Requirements: Complete an application; No certification required
If you want to set up your own tutoring business but aren’t sure how to get clients or manage the administrative part, check out Wyzant. Teachers create a free profile that lists their subject area skills, availability, and rates. Students who are looking for tutors review their profiles and contact them if they are interested. Wyzant handles all billing but retains a fairly hefty fee, so set your rates accordingly.
- Tutoring topics: Any
- Pay Rate: You set your own rate
- Requirements: ID and background check
Care.com is a trusted site where parents can find childcare solutions, including nanny, babysitter and tutor. They complete ID and background checks (for a fee) so parents can feel safe with their children trusting you. Once you’re cleared, you create a profile and offer your services at a rate that suits you. You can get a free basic membership to see the issues and see if Care.com looks right for you When you’re ready to start a conversation with potential clients, it pays for a premium subscription, which requires a monthly fee. Premium members receive their required carecheck background checks for free and make it easier to communicate with potential clients. The good news is that Care.com doesn’t charge you a commission, so you have to pay a monthly fee. The money you make from tutoring gigs is yours.
- Tutoring topics: Any
- Salary Rate: You set your own rate; Outschool flats charge 30% commission
- Requirements: ID and background check
Outschool is a site that helps teachers organize, promote, and distribute online classes Although most teachers use it to offer multi-student classes, you can also offer your services as a teacher through the site. Academics can create a class on any subject of their choice, ranging from academic subjects to hobbies like cooking or music lessons. Design a curriculum, then offer your class times and rates that are right for you. Posting your class is free; Outschool charges a 30% commission on any fees you earn. Many teachers really enjoy using this option to earn extra money, as it allows them to focus on the subjects of their choice and reach out to students who are really interested in their subjects.