These Online Tutoring Companies Let You Teach Without a Classroom

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If you have a knack for teaching and the desire to earn some extra money on the side, you might want to consider a tutoring gig.

And the good news is, you don’t even have to leave your house to be a tutor anymore.

We’ve sorted through the deep, seemingly endless abyss otherwise known as the internet to come up with some of our favorite online tutoring jobs available.


If a classroom full of grimy squealing kids isn’t your scene… we get it. You can still work as a teacher. Better yet: You work as a teacher, set your own hours and work from home.

There are several online-learning platforms focused on teaching English as a second language to students in other countries.

Angela Brumbaugh is a QKids teacher. She teaches 36 half-hour sessions a week and makes up to $20 an hour.

“The curriculum is set for you before class, and your job is to simply guide the children through the lesson, offering guidance, smiles and tons of encouragement,” she says. That’s a big perk for many: No lesson planning.

“The students are hard-working, curious and light up the classroom with their smiles,” she says. “Class time actually goes by fast, and the only con I can see is sometimes I wish I had more time to spend with them!”


Chegg Tutors is open to applicants worldwide. There are tons of open tutoring subjects, from calculus to biology — even astrophysics!

To sign up as a Chegg online tutor, you must provide two forms of proof you are either currently or were previously enrolled in a university. You will also need a Facebook account.

Once your profile is approved, you will be matched with students seeking tutoring in your chosen subject. Tutors earn $20 or more per hour.


Brainfuse offers 24/7 live tutoring in a wide variety of subjects, from elementary to college level. Since this company offers live tutoring through a virtual whiteboard, you don’t even have to own a webcam or mic.

The rate of pay depends on the subject you are teaching, but is usually $10 to $15 per hour.

If you want to become a tutor for Brainfuse, you must have a bachelor’s degree in the subject you will be tutoring. Previous teaching or tutoring experience is highly preferred. doesn’t require past experience, but you must be considered an expert in your subject. Some subjects require a bachelor’s degree, such as accounting, economics, finance, college essay writing and college statistics.

To qualify, you must be at least a sophomore in college and be able to commit a minimum of five hours a week.

The pay rate for sessions depends on the subject you are tutoring, with the opportunity to earn incentives. Glassdoor salaries show the average rate is between $9 and $13 per hour.

When you apply to work for, you will have to take a subject test and go through a mock tutoring session, as well as pass a background check.


Skooli offers tutoring for K-12 courses, as well as college-level classes.

If you are a certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree, have a master’s degree or a specialized instructor qualification (like ESL), you can become an online tutor for Skooli.

The students are hard-working, curious and light up the classroom with their smiles.

Skooli tutors are paid $25 per hour.

To apply, you must provide proof of qualifications and education, and if you are a good fit you will then be verified.


Are you good at math or science? If the answer is “yup!” then this company is a good fit for you. Yup offers 24/7 online tutoring in math, chemistry, and physics.

You don’t need previous teaching experience to be an online tutor for Yup. However, you will be required to take some exams to ensure you know your stuff.

Online tutors for Yup make between $10 and $13 per hour, according to Glassdoor.

Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep offers private and semi-private online tutoring, as well as homework help, for grade levels 6 through 12.

This company is a good option for those people looking for a full-time online tutoring job.

Online tutors for Revolution Prep must have at least a bachelor’s degree. They must also be able to work during “prime tutoring hours,” meaning 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST on the weekends.

For all of your hard work, you will be paid between $25 and $30 per hour, and you are also eligible for benefits, such as health insurance, a 401(k) and paid time off.


Landi Subject English

This online tutoring job is another good opportunity for any ESL tutors out there. As a tutor for Landi Subject English, you would be teaching English to Chinese students between the ages of 5 and 12.

If you want to apply for this online tutoring job, you must be able to commit 12 hours a week, holding tutoring sessions between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. EST.

Applicants should also have a bachelor’s degree. Having a teaching certificate such as CELTA or TEFL is preferred, but not a requirement.

If you meet these requirements, you will be paid $18 to $25 per hour, with pay raise opportunities available every six months. The company also offers performance and referral incentives.

Elevate K-12

With Elevate K-12, you will instruct live online group classes while students are in school, as opposed to after-school, one-on-one online tutoring. You don’t have to create lessons — a curriculum is supplied to you.

As an online tutor for Elevate K-12, you will be given a pre-assigned group of students and have a set schedule each week. Your schedule is determined by how many hours you can commit, but they must be between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

If you’re interested in applying, you should have a bachelor’s degree or be currently working toward a degree with other tutoring experience. Online tutors for Elevate K-12 are paid $15 per hour.


TutorMe offers 24/7 online tutoring for over 300 subjects, as well as ACT and GRE tutoring.

To be considered as an online tutor, you must be currently enrolled or have graduated from an accredited university. You also need previous tutoring or teaching experience, as well as mastery of the subject you wish to teach.

The acceptance rate for online tutors with TutorMe is only 4%, so be sure you are fully qualified before applying.

If you meet the qualifications, you will be paid $18 per hour.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She definitely could’ve used a tutor back when she failed Chemistry (and when she failed it a second time).