4 Online Tutoring Companies That Pay $20+/Hour (and They’re Hiring Now!)

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Editor’s Note: The job listing for MathElf has expired but all of the other tutoring companies are still hiring!

Tutoring has always been a fantastic way for students and other academically-inclined folk to earn a little money on the side.

And now that the internet is here, you don’t even need to leave your house to do it. But, it can be tough to sift through all the online tutoring jobs out there.

Which ones are scammy? And which ones pay peanuts?

We did some of the sifting for you (aren’t we nice?), and found some online tutoring jobs that pay $20 per hour — and are hiring right now.

1. Chegg

Chegg is a platform where students can find tutors. After you log in with Facebook and create a profile, you can get matched with students in any subject — and earn $20 per hour.

You’ll be required to prove you’re currently or were previously enrolled in a university by submitting copies of your diploma, student ID card or unofficial transcripts.

Unlike the other companies on this list, Chegg’s Glassdoor reviews are mixed, so do your research before applying.

2. MathElf

OMG, this would be my nightmare — but if you’re good with numbers, why not become a math tutor?

MathElf is hiring math tutors who have an iPad and can teach five of the following subjects: algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, AP Calculus AB and BC and AP Statistics.

You’ll earn $20 per hour on your own schedule, working as much or as little as you’d like.

3. Revolution Prep

Looking for a full-time tutoring job? Then Revolution Prep is looking for you.

It’s hiring professional tutors to “deliver exceptional one-on-one instruction to students grades 6-12 in a variety of academic subjects and college admissions tests.”

You must have at least a bachelor’s degree, plus the ability to work evenings and weekends. In return, you’ll earn $20 per hour — plus bonuses, health insurance, a 401(k) and paid time off.

4. Testive

If you crushed your SAT or ACT exams, you could make good money teaching other kids to do the same.

Testive is hiring a part-time, remote SAT/ACT coach who will use the company’s software to help students prepare for standardized tests.  

You must have scored in the top 1% on either the SAT or ACT, and be able to work evenings. Pay is $80 per student, per month, which works out to approximately $32 per hour.  


Always dreamt of moving abroad to teach English as a second language, but have commitments stateside? Thanks to the internet, you can still share your knowledge with students in China.

VIPKID is hiring part-time ESL teachers to work at least 7.5 hours per week, mostly on weekday mornings and weekend evenings. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree, plus experience working with kids ages 5-12.

The base pay is $14-$18 per hour, but because of bonuses, the company states the “typical salary” ranges from $16-$24 per hour.

Your Turn: Have you ever considered becoming a tutor?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.