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

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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. QKids

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!”

2. 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.

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.

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