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The 20+ Best Online Tutoring Jobs ($12-$59+/hour)

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I have written about the best online tutoring jobs in the past, such as in my get paid to answer questions and how to make $100 fast posts, but I never dedicated an entire post to it.

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many reputable online tutoring companies that want to hire you to help others, no matter what your expertise may be.  You get to work from home, whenever you like, teaching a subject you may be passionate about.

If you’re looking for the best paying online tutoring jobs, then you’re in the right place as I’m about to create one of the biggest lists you can find online.  Of course, it’s free as always!

Before I start, however, let it be known that almost all of these options will require at least a four-year degree as well as experience/knowledge in the subject matter.  This isn’t always the case, though, as some are open to current college students or even if you have no degree.  And, no, you can’t fake it, either, as most will require you upload your college degree as well as pass a knowledge exam to prove you know what you claim you do.

If you’re interested in tutoring at your leisure, then here are some legitimate options you may want to consider…

Best Online Tutoring Jobs for Teachers, College Students, etc

NOTE:  Before I begin, I want to stress that these are the major companies almost always hiring tutors.  There are many smaller companies, most of which can be found on the best remote job search engine, FlexJobs.

ArborBridge

ArborBridge offers both in-person as well as online tutoring opportunities, many of which are part- and full-time positions.

Becoming a tutor isn’t easy, however, as the company claims that every tutor has graduated from a top American university, has significant experience and scores in the top 1% on the diagnostic exams in the tests they teach.

The company is almost always hiring tutors for varying subjects, including SAT and ACT tutors.  You can find the most current openings as well as what’s expected of an applicant via the link below.



Buddyschool

Buddyschool is an online platform that only takes less than a minute to start.  All you need to do is create a profile, add your profile and let students know all about yourself.  Unlike a lot of these sites, this is a platform where you will have to sell yourself, so don’t expect work right away.

As a Buddyschool tutor, you get to set your rates, schedule and even which subjects you want to teach.  Just be sure to log in and offer good sessions so that you can build your feedback score for even more work in the future.

The website has a very detailed FAQ page, so I recommend you at least start there to see what the platform can offer you.

Chegg

Chegg used to be well known for its textbook rental service when the company first started.  And, while the company still lets you rent books, they have expanded to a variety of other services, including tutoring.

As a tutor, Chegg claims that top tutors can earn up to $1,000 a month, starting at $20+ an hour.  You get to work whenever you like and can tutor from anywhere there’s internet access.

To qualify, you must have a four-year degree or currently be enrolled in college.

Chegg tutors work with all student levels, from middle school to professionals.

Course Hero

If you ever went to college in the past few years, then you’re probably very familiar with this notes/assignment sharing website.  While the website primarily focuses on sharing assignments/notes, they also have a tutoring section, where you can apply to become a tutor.

As a tutor here, you get to help students with their work and set a schedule whenever you please.  According to the site, top-earning tutors can make up to $500 per week.

To qualify, Course Hero does ask that you have “sufficient” credentials to prove that you have the expertise in the categories you want to tutor in.

English Ninjas

According to the English Ninjas, this is said to be the world’s most flexible job as you can arrange your own schedule, working whenever you please.

As a tutor on this platform, it will be your goal to teach others English, simply by having a fun conversation.

If you’re interested in becoming a tutor, they do ask that you record a video introducing yourself as well as providing a short lesson sample.

If approved, you will then be added to the database, where you will wait for a client to choose you as their tutor.  You can read more about the company in its FAQ section linked below.

Golden Voice English

Like English Ninjas, Golden Voice English works in the same way, wherein you will be responsible for teaching the English language to people overseas, primarily Chinese children in this case.

As a tutor, you will deliver unique, innovative e-Learning lessons using the provided material.

Consider it to be a part-time role, where you’re asked to work between the hours of 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. EST.

Kaplan

Kaplan offers a variety of online tutoring options, from part-time to even full-time positions.  I would only consider this opportunity if you’re looking for a job.

The company works with a wide variety of fields and subject areas, including test preparation, coding boot camps and even professional training.  All positions do require experience as well as the educational background to qualify.

The company isn’t always hiring, but if they do, you will need to apply as you would with any of your typical 9-5 jobs.  Follow the link below for more information.



Pearson

Pearson, one of the world’s largest educational media brands, is always hiring part-time online tutors via its “Pearson Smarthinking” program.

If you have a master’s degree or beyond as well as years of teaching experience, then they want to hear from you as you may be a fit for the team.  It seems to be a great fit for just about anyone, from graduate students to even retired teachers.

As I write this, they work in more than 150 subject areas and are connected with 500+ academic institutions.

Follow the link below to see what kind of online tutoring opportunities are available at the moment.

Preply

Preply is yet another platform/marketplace wherein you will need to market yourself to start tutoring online.  Anyone can apply, but they do recommend you have teaching experience to increase your chances of landing jobs.

The website offers a variety of tools, from a personal calendar to help manage your sessions to a customized website domain to promote your services outside of their site.   Just create a detailed profile, and they will show off your tutor profile in the results whenever a student searches it.

How much you earn will depend on your hourly rate, but it will need to be appealing to the students applying.  According to the website, the average tutor can earn up to $550 per week.

PrepNow Tutoring

PrepNow asks that you have at least two years of tutoring experience as well as either a composite 28 on the ACT or a 650 on the SAT Math and SAT Verbal/CR.  You will also need a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

As long as you feel you can tutor effectively, the company wants to hear from you as long as you can commit to at least six hours a week.

Looking at the website, tutors command hourly rates ranging from $80 to more than $260 an hour.

The Princeton Review®

The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services and tutoring, to name a few.

As of right now, the company is hiring teachers and tutors for all subjects, across the country.  As long as you’re motivated, energetic and interested in making a positive impact, they want to hear from you.

To learn more about the hiring process and what’s expected of you, the link below provides contact information.

Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep offers test preparation courses and private tutoring, most of which are conducted in an online classroom.  Since its inception, the company has worked with more than one million students from grades six to 12 to help raise their grades and test scores.

In my research, the company always appears to have a remote professional tutoring job opening, but unlike many of the companies I mention here, they do ask that you provide at least 28 hours of instruction a week.  In short, this won’t be as flexible as the many options I list.

The job posting does have a laundry list of qualifications, so instead of listing them all, I encourage you to click the link below if you’re seeking a part-time online tutoring opportunity.

Skooli

Skooli is said to be a “dynamic” online tutoring space.  Here, students can find an online tutor for their learning needs.

To start tutoring, students can request help whenever you’re online.  If you accept the request, you will use the platform’s interactive classroom to teach your lesson.

To qualify, you will need your teaching certifications, proof of education and an ID ready so that you can complete your application.  Like many, they do ask that you have a bachelor’s degree, an issued teaching license and specialized instructor qualification.  If you’re a good fit, a representative will contact you to help discuss your next steps as well as set you up with training to help you learn more about the platform in how it works.

Tutors earn $25 per hour and can cash out immediately upon finishing a session.

StudyPoint

StudyPoint is said to be the national leader in SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and PSAT tutoring.  They also help in other topics as well, including foreign languages, writing, math and science, to name a few.

To become a tutor, they do have strict qualifications as you will need at least two years of experience, a bachelor’s degree as well as a 28 on the ACT or a 650 on the SAT Math and Verbal/CR.  You are also asked to commit to at least six hours of tutoring a week.

If you’re looking for a part-time online tutoring gig with long-term work, then it’s one to at least consider as long as you qualify.

StudyPool

StudyPool claims you can make up to $7,500 in one month working from home tutoring students.  Looking at the “highest earners” list, one member made more than $371,000!

This website offers some of the lowest fees on the market as well as gives you the opportunity to work whenever and wherever you want.

Once active, it works a pinch differently as you can scroll through a list of questions and answer any you feel you can.  If approved, you get paid for the amount specified before you accepted it.

TutaPoint.com

TutaPoint.com allows you to work from home, but they do ask that you commit to at least five hours a week.  I would only consider it if you can meet this obligation.

Like the other tutoring companies I talked about, you do need a college degree or you must be able to prove that you’re currently enrolled in an American or Canadian university.

From my research, pay is said to start at $12 an hour, but there are incentives available.  U.S. residents can only apply.

Tutor.com

As the name implies, Tutor.com focuses on just that — tutoring.

On this website, you will have to create your own profile, set your own rates and basically sell yourself so that a prospective student chooses you.  In short, nothing is guaranteed here.

To qualify as a tutor, you must fill out an application, pass a subject exam as well as participate in a mock session.  At last, you will have to pass a background check to become active on the website.  The entire process can take up to three weeks to complete.

Tutor.com works with all grades, from kindergarten and beyond, and offers at-home and even in-person opportunities.



TutorMe

TutorMe has a solid 4.6/5 Glassdoor rating, with many tutors liking how it easy it to make money on the platform.

To start earning money, you will first be asked to fill out an application, wherein you will just let them know about yourself, such as your education and work experience.  You will then select the subjects you have mastered, from math to piano.  They have more than 300+ subjects to choose from.

Once approved, the company will start sending students your way based on what they are looking for.  It’s then up to you to connect with your students to set up a time and eventually teach them via an interactive lesson on the platform.

Tutors.com

Not to be confused with Tutor.com, Tutor with an S, works in a similar way.

To get started, you will be asked to create a profile and then wait for tutoring requests once your account goes live. Again, you will have to create a profile that stands out so that a student chooses you.  Be sure to write about your experience, education as well as the methods you plan on using to help a student learn.

Unlike most tutoring platforms, you do not need a college degree to go live.  However, it doesn’t mean you will get requests as students may not choose you based on this reason.  It doesn’t hurt to post a profile.  Worst case, you get no leads.

The unique thing about this site is that students can receive up to five quotes from students, so it’s important you’re offering an aggressive rate.  Tutors.com claims you can make up to $50 an hour, with the ability to work whenever you please.

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors connects experts and learners in any subject at anytime, anywhere.  As I write this, they have more than 40,000 experts who help in more than 1,000+ subjects.

It’s another marketplace platform, but it’s one to consider due to the traffic it receives.

The company does have rigorous qualifications so only a tiny fraction gets through to the interview process.  If you think you have what it takes, follow the link below to start your application.

Wyzant

Every month, millions of new students come to Wyzant looking for someone like you to help them in more than 250+ subjects.  To date, tutors have earned more than $64 million!

Wzyant is another platform wherein you will need to promote yourself, but out of all of the options I list, it’s probably one of the best options in terms of the traffic it receives.

You get to set your rates, schedule and even the subjects you want to teach.  The website makes it easy to stay organized as they include a calendar, help you track your payment history as well as provide seven day a week customer support.

It is free to list your services, and unlike competitors, its marketplace is unbiased, so you won’t find any “premium” listings.  To see if you’re eligible, follow the link below for more information.

Yup

Yup is an on-demand math tutoring app, so it’s the only subject you will find here.  Whenever a student has a math problem, they simply take a picture and upload it to the app, where you help answer it.

Depending the on the complexity, tutors can help via a messaging platform or a virtual whiteboard to help communicate.

If you want to become a tutor, they do ask that you complete a written exam as well as a subject proficiency exam to prove your knowledge.  If accepted, you can then log in and work any hours that fit your schedule.

  • Website:  Yup

Final Thoughts

I tried to focus only on the tutoring companies that cater to school students, not ESL opportunities.  If unfamiliar with the ESL term, this is where you will teach the English language to children/adults overseas, usually in China.  If you’re interested in this opportunity, I have an entire post dedicated to that very topic, where I talk about more than 30+ companies that want to hire you today.  It’s a pinch different, but it still works like tutoring in a way.

Whether you’re a teacher today or are retired, let it be known that it’s not too hard to make $20+ an hour teaching a subject you may be passionate about.  In some cases, you may have to wait for students, but it could take off once you build a relationship and promote yourself.  Remember, patience is a virtue!

For now, take a look at the many online tutoring companies I mentioned.  I can almost assure you that there’s something of interest on the list.  If so, apply, wait for a response and then start working to start earning your side cash.  As long as you meet the qualifications, you should at least hear back from them as long as they are hiring.

As always, if you have worked with these companies and/or have a question, then you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.

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