Online tutoring jobs are a type of online job for teens who have excellent communication skills and love to teach.
Since online tutoring jobs pay well, tutoring is a perfect way for high school and college students to share their knowledge and earn money at the same time. Tutoring is a great job because it’s rewarding, lucrative and is always in demand.
If you excel in certain subjects, get great grades and have the patience to teach others what you know, you’ll do well as a tutor.
Many teens don’t know how old you have to be to tutor and wrongly believe they are too young. Although most online tutoring jobs require you to be at least 18 years old and to have a college degree, there are a handful of online tutoring companies that hire teenagers and young people without college degrees as long as they are proficient in the subject they want to tutor.
If you are worried you are not qualified to become a tutor, don’t be. Qualifications to become a tutor vary by company, and there are generally no qualification requirements to be a tutor who works for themselves except for a proficiency in the subject you tutor.
If you don’t want to work for an online tutoring company you can also work for yourself. Most older tutors who work for themselves struggle to find clients but since you are a teen who is in school and you already know a lot of other students, you are already in a great position to find potential clients.
The following is a list of online tutoring jobs for teens:
Online Tutoring Jobs For Teens Under 18 Years Old:
Tutor Care is one of the only online tutoring companies that hires both high school students as well as college students. The site allows tutors to earn money in four ways: by answering homework help questions, by providing online tutoring sessions, by uploading video tutorials and by providing in-person tutoring sessions.
The site allows you to set your own rate and only deducts a $12 flat fee. It also allows for flexible scheduling by letting you set your own schedule and provides free training. Payments are made via Paypal or direct deposit. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Study Room caters to both high school as well as college students. It is an online community where students can share notes, connect with classmates and find study groups. The site also hires online student tutors for peer-to-peer tutoring.
The site doesn’t provide a lot of details on how it works but it does say it pays tutors up to $20 per hour and that students ask for tutoring help with either a specific class or topic by sending in questions or requesting one-on-one tutoring. The site then notifies the tutor about these opportunities via email or mobile app and allows the tutor to pick which request they want to take. The minimum age to join is 13 years old.
Online Tutoring Jobs for 18-Year-Olds Without a College Degree:
Tutapoint provides live, one-on-one tutoring sessions for high school level courses. It provides tutors with flexible scheduling so they can schedule tutoring sessions around their own classes. The only requirement to become a tutor for Tutapoint is you must have a minimum of two years of tutoring experience. The pay rates start at $14 per hour and the rate goes up the more you tutor.
Although Kaplan doesn’t require its tutors to have a college degree, tutors are required to be proficient in all areas of the Kaplan exams and are also required to have taken the exam they want to tutor for and have achieved a score at or above the 90th percentile on that exam.
Once a tutor has been hired, the tutor may take additional qualifying exams in order to tutor for those tests as well. Kaplan provides flexible scheduling with classes that run nights and weekends to accommodate school schedules. The company doesn’t reveal how much it pays its tutors. Most Kaplan tutors work part-time between 6-20 hours per week.
This site is an online community where tutors can list their services in the tutor directory and clients can post listings looking for tutors. The pay rate for tutors vary depending on the tutor’s level of experience and educational background.
College undergraduates earn $20-$40 per hour, College graduates earn $25-$50 per hour, and certified teachers and college professors earn $25-$100 per hour. The site charges fees for tutors to list their services but they are very reasonable.
A basic tutor listing is $50 per year, a premium tutor listing is $80 per year and a featured listing is $100 per year. To sign up to be a tutor, simply register on the site and provide your contact info, your educational background, the subjects you tutor and your preferred tutoring method. The minimum age to join is 18 years old.
This site hires college students and provides flexible scheduling to help college students fit tutoring into their busy schedules. The service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can schedule tutoring sessions ahead of time or pick up sessions in your spare time. The site brings clients to you so you don’t have to hussle to find clients and takes care of payments for you.
To qualify to be a tutor on the site you have to be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, be available at least 5 hours a week, be an expert in your subject, have great communication skills, and be a college sophomore or higher or have a degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian university.
To tutor in specific subjects like accounting, economics, finance, college essay writing and college statistics you must have a college degree.
Pay rates vary by subject but are not revealed until you complete your application and complete the subject exam phase of the application process. There are no fees or costs associated with with applying to be a tutor.
Student Tutor hires college students or recent grads with a GPA of 3.0 or better who have prior tutoring experience with 6th-12th grade students, strong math skills and can pass a background check. The site provides flexible hours so you can fit tutoring sessions in around your schedule.
Pay rates are $18 per hour for academic subjects and $25 per hour for SAT prep for in-person tutoring and $16 per hour for academic subjects and $23 per hour for SAT prep for online tutoring.
Tutors must be available for two days per week for a minimum of three consecutive hours between 3-8 PM, Monday through Thursday, looking to work for the site for a minimum of one year, competent in math up to Algebra 2, be a U.S. citizen and be at least 18 years old.
To sign up, simply apply online and provide your background info, your tutoring subjects, your availability and answer a few questions.
Online Tutoring Jobs for Students With a College Degree:
Skooli hires tutors for tutoring sessions via online chat, screen sharing, video conferencing and an interactive whiteboard. The requirements to be a tutor are: you must have either a bachelor’s degree or teaching certificate, a master’s degree or PhD, a state or provincial teaching license or an ESL or other language certificate.
You must also be at least 18 years old and you must register and create an account on the site via a third party social networking account such as Facebook, LinkenIn or Google Plus. Skooli $25 per hour and the payments are made via Paypal.
eTutor hires tutors who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate is preferred but not required. To become a tutor for eTutor, you must provide three lesson modules at the intermediate, Middle/Jr High and High School levels. A cover letter and resume are also required. The site doesn’t say how much it pays or how the process of getting students works.
Growing Stars hires tutors with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must go through extensive training on the site before they can become a tutor. Tutoring sessions are conducted via Skype and through Growing Stars’ online whiteboard. The site doesn’t say how much tutors are paid or how the process of getting students works.
Smart Thinking hires tutors with previous tutoring experience and advanced coursework or a graduate degree in one of the many subjects the company tutors. The site offers tutoring certification to all qualified tutors. The site doesn’t say how much tutors are paid.
Asap tutor only hires tutor with master’s degrees from prestigious universities. The site doesn’t say how much tutors are paid. Qualified tutors are encouraged to send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutorvista only hires tutors with master’s degrees in the subject they tutor or tutors who have a graduate degree in their subject and an additional degree in education. The site hires both part-time and full-time tutors and free training is provided. The site doesn’t say how much tutors are paid.
Aim4A only hires tutors with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the subjects they tutor. Interested candidates are asked to send in a resume along with one paragraph explaining why they want to be an online tutor, their compensation expectations, their Skype username and available hours.
Most of the tutor job listings posted on the site require either a master’s degree or some type of graduate degree as well as previous tutoring experience. Interested candidates are asked to reach out to the site at email@example.com.
Revolution Prep only hires tutors with previous teaching experience, an ability to teach math or science preferred, bachelor’s degree from a top school required, higher education preferred, hourly rate starting at $25 per hour for a professional tutor position and $35 for a premium professional tutor position.
Eduwizards only hires tutors with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Interested candidates must submit their educational documents and fill in and submit their personal profile for approval. Tutors can set their own rates. Eduwizards deducts a percentage of a tutor’s earnings as a transaction fee.
How to Become a Tutor On Your Own:
If you don’t want to work for an online tutoring company or you are having trouble finding one that will hire you because of your age and lack of a college degree, you can always work for yourself.
Tutors who work for themselves tend to make more money than tutors who work for online tutoring companies because they can set their own rates and don’t have to share the profits.
The downside of being an independent tutor is you have to find and manage clients on your own, which is often the hardest part of the job. To find students to tutor, there are a number of things you can do:
♦ Ask friends and family if they know of anyone in need of a tutor
Let them know that you are available for private tutoring. Since you are in school yourself, you are already surrounded by plenty of potential students to tutor so spread the word around your school to seek out students in need of extra help.
♦ Print or make a flyer advertising your services and post them around your school (if it is allowed.) Look for bulletin boards in the library, hallways, cafeteria and wherever else and ask if you can pin your flyer to it.
♦ Post on Facebook that you are available for private tutoring
Facebook is a great networking tool and since you are most likely already friends with lots of fellow students on the site it’s an easy way to spread the word. It’s very likely that at least a few of your Facebook friends are either in need of private tutoring or knows someone who is.
♦ Post on Instagram
Since Instagram is also very popular with young people, you can post images or videos on the site that advertises your tutoring services. For instance, since you probably excel in your classes and get great grades, post images of your report cards, awards, tests and papers (try to obscure the answers since this can be considered cheating) along with a message that you are available for tutoring to anyone struggling in those subjects. Add your contact info to the message, such as an email address or personal website so potential clients can visit to learn more about your services.
♦ Post an ad on Craigslist
Craigslist is also very popular with young people so it is a great way to get your message in front of lots of potential clients. Simply write an ad describing the subjects you tutor, your qualifications (your grades, achievements, honor awards, etc) and include your contact info (use an email address instead of a phone number.) Post the ad by going to the site and clicking on the “Post to Classifieds” link on the upper left sidebar. Then select “service offered” from the menu and then select “lessons & tutoring” from the next menu. You’ll need to create a Craigslist account if you don’t already have one but they are free and easy to sign up for.
♦ List your services on free online tutor directories such as www.tutorbungalow.com or www.tutorprofiles.com.
Once you find students to tutor you can conduct your tutoring sessions online via Skype, online chat, over the phone, via text or whatever method you prefer.
With all of the helpful information and advice in this article, you should be well on your way to a new job as an online tutor.