In this post, I am going to share with you some of the best online tutoring jobs around.
The internet has opened the door to jobs that used to be confined to brick and mortar buildings.
Nowadays as long you have a good internet connection you can find online tutor job vacancies that suit you.
While some require applicants with teaching qualifications others don’t.
Therefore for instance, if you are a fluent Spanish speaker you can easily find online language jobs where you can, for example, teach Spanish to children or adults.
One thing that I like most about these jobs is the flexibility they offer. You can for instance work at the time you are comfortable.
Therefore you can easily juggle your time between parenting and earning money.
Are online teaching jobs legitimate?
As someone who went through this, I know from experience that these online teaching jobs are legitimate. You can teach kids and adults online through all sorts of companies. Some of those companies are listed in this post.
However, you have to be mindful of fraudsters too. Before you join investigate first.
How much do online tutors make?
According to JobMonkeycom online tutors make around $12 per hour. However, the amount you get paid depends on the subject and experience. These factors can be obscured by averages.
It is not uncommon for tutors to earn more than $12 dollars per hour. Some can earn up to $30 dollars per hour.
Can you make a living as an online tutor?
Yes, you can but that depends on the hours you are prepared to put in and availability of teaching opportunities. Teachers anything from $15-$22 per hour.
I would join a few of these companies that offer these services to increase my chances of making more money. Teachers
Can I do online tutoring?
It depends on the conditions attached to the role of online tutoring you want. Some online tutoring companies have minimum qualifications they look for. Most of the biggest companies look for a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Besides the education qualification, you need to make sure that you have broadband internet and a computer. Access to reliable internet and a computer are definitely a must regardless of the tutoring job you are applying for.
Is Online Tutoring Safe?
Online tutoring is definitely the safest and convenient way of learning for kids or adults. This is because there is no face to face meeting between the student and the teacher.
And if the parent is always around there should be no worry that the teacher could be a sex predator. As a parent, I would expect the parent to be there at least at the beginning of the lessons just to make sure that everything is alright.
And most companies also screen tutors who teach children. All tutors will go through a strict screening process and at the same time, they make sure that all the pupils’ contact details are hidden from the tutors.
Some sites also record the lessons and make these available for download to the parents.
You therefore can safely use most of the tutoring companies around. Another thing that can give you confidence is the availability of feedback for the tutors.
In most western countries it is a must for anyone who teaches children to have some security clearance. It is especially strict in the European Union.
And now even some of the tutor associations are pushing for the screening of all tutors. There is literally no tolerance for tutors with criminal records or questionable morals.
This should give parents confidence in the safety protocols of these companies. I however still believe that the parents too have a duty to observe everything that their children are watching.
You cannot just put the duty on the companies. The child is your personal responsibility and you need to take that seriously.
What is the best online tutoring company to work for?
This is a difficult question that is best answered by analyzing a few of the biggest companies that offer online tutoring jobs. It is my hope that from the information provided you can make up your mind on which company is for you.
1. VIPKID – Teach English Online
VIPKID is one of the most well-known companies that offer one on one online English classes to Chinese children between the ages of 4-12. They have their own online platform that is used for teaching and learning.
At the moment you need the following qualifications to apply:
- You need to be eligible to work in the United States or Canada.
- Have a bachelor’s degree in any field from a U.S. or Canadian university.
- A year of teaching, mentoring, and tutoring experience with children
- Broadband internet, computer, and webcam
You can make up to $22 per hour and can pick your own hours and the curriculum is developed by VIPKID.
Apply to VIPKID here.
2. Qkids Teach English Online
Another corporation that connects Chinese children between 4-12 years old is Qkids.
It has over 600,000 Chinese kids learning English online.
Anyone with a passion for teaching is encouraged to apply. They have thousands of teachers, tutors, educators, stay at home parents and college students on its payroll.
The following are the qualifications they look for in prospective candidates:
- You must be eligible to work in the US and Canada.
- Must have a bachelor’s degree.
- Need prior teaching experience in teaching, tutoring, mentoring and homeschooling.
- They also require traditional teaching licenses or English certificates such as TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, ESL.
- Ability to use digital products and programs i.e. computers, etc.
- You need a computer with a stable internet connection and clear video and audio capacity.
- Must be committed to put in 6 hours of work weekly.
Each lesson takes about 30 minutes and as a teacher, you are required to check-in three minutes before the lesson. You can teach 1 to 4 students per lesson.
The base pay is $8 per full lesson. You are also eligible for a $1 performance fee for each lesson based on family review.
You can join Qkids here.
3. EF Teach English Online
EF is another education firm that focuses on teaching English to Chinese children. However, they also teach children and adults from all over the world.
The online class size is usually 5-6 students but can also offer one on one lessons. The lessons are offered through their own custom platform.
Below are some of the requirements for teachers.
- They want native English speakers with strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills.
- All teachers should have a university degree.
- Teachers should be comfortable with computers and their use.
- Don’t necessarily need to have a past teaching experience though that would be an added advantage.
- Eventually, you need to acquire a Teaching of English as a Foreign language certificate. This can be obtained on the job.
- Teachers from around the world can apply.
4. Wyzant Tutoring company
Wyzant is a firm that connects tutors and students in 250+ subjects and test prep.
The subjects covered include Algebra, Chemistry, Spanish, English, Accounting, Coding, Guitar, etc.
It was founded in 2005 by Andrew Geant and Mike Weishuhn. It is like the Fiverr of educators and students.
Students can hire whoever they want and decide on meeting times.
The tutors are vetted based on their experience and the fees range from $30-$60 per hour.
Kaplan is one of the most established providers of education in the world. I am one of their accounting graduates so I can testify to the quality of their tuition.
Kaplan offers various tuition to millions of students worldwide. Subjects range from accounting, management, English, etc.
They offer both online and in physical locations. Therefore as a teacher, you may be required to teach in a physical location too.
To apply you need to have a degree in the subject you want to teach. In the case of accounting, they require in some cases a professional accounting qualification.
Their pay is between $17-38 per hour. All this depends on the subject matter and your experience and qualification.
Tutor.com is another company that assists students in their studies by offering help with homework, tutoring, etc. It connects students and tutors in an online classroom. You can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects.
Their students range from those in grades 4 through 12 and college.
As a tutor, you just log in and are connected to the available students that match your specialty.
The tutors are paid hourly.
Below are some of the requirements and steps to be taken before you apply.
- Candidates take an exam.
- Then complete a mock session.
- If successful you will go through a background check.
- After a successful background check, you can start tutoring.
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If you are into teaching I hope you have now managed to find sites that meet your goals and needs. While these jobs may not be the most lucrative you can still make enough to meet most of your expenses.