The Best Online Tutoring Jobs Offering Up to $60 per hour!

Online Tutoring Jobs from Home

Are you looking for the best online tutoring jobs from home that pay the most?

If so, you’re in the right place!

Online tutoring is growing thanks to advancements in technology. It’s a great opportunity if you have teaching experience or knowledge in a specific subject.

These jobs are so fulfilling because it allows you to help others and offers the flexibility to spend more time with your family or to do whatever you want. 

If you’re a teacher or retired, make sure you read until the end of this article to see how to make money selling your lesson plans! 

I put a lot of work into this list by reaching out to people who have used these online tutoring companies and by reviewing the employee comments on Glassdoor to give you only the best online tutoring jobs. I only list companies with a 3.4 rating or higher.

I have a very high standard and if I wouldn’t apply to these jobs, I wouldn’t ask you to either. Applying is a job and my duty is to help simplify your search.

These jobs are online math tutoring jobs, online elementary tutoring jobs, teaching English as a second language, and even some online tutoring jobs that don’t require a degree.

I have also listed the pros and cons of each company because quite frankly, nobody’s perfect and I think you should know the whole story before applying.

If you find that these companies did not work out, check out our most popular article on 30 ways to make money from home.

Common Questions About Online Tutoring Jobs

Before we get started with the online tutoring jobs, I want to address some frequently asked questions:

What do you need to tutor online?

You must have a reliable internet connection, computer, knowledge of a specific subject, and for some jobs, you’ll need a webcam.

How much can online tutors make?

The amount you can earn tutoring online varies significantly but the jobs on this list below range from $10-$60. I list the hourly wage for each job below.

Do you need a degree to become a tutor?

For companies hiring teachers to help kids in China learn how to speak English requires a degree. Some other companies on this list require a degree but when you apply to the individual tutoring jobs on this list you will see the requirements for each.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

9+ Best Online Tutoring Jobs that Pay Well

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Here are 9+ of the Highest Paying Online Tutoring Jobs

1. Magic Ears

Magic Ears is one of the higher paying companies hiring teachers to teach children in China English. As a teacher you will have group classes of up to four students, each class is under only 30 minutes long, and the curriculum is already provided so all you have to do is follow the lesson plan.

You choose what slots you are available for and Magic Ears will book the students for you and this is all done in their portal.

You need to have the following in order to apply

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject or proof that you are currently
    enrolled in a BA program
  • 120-hour ESL certificate, this certificate is required by China. Here’s a $20 approved course you can take for the certificate
  • At least one year of teaching experience (which does not strictly mean
    classroom teaching experience, it could be mentoring, tutoring, teaching kids in children’s church if you go to church or something like that
  • Native English speaker from a native English speaking country

For tips on passing the interview and to see how Amy earns $3,000 per month click here.

Peak hours to work are 6:30am- 7:30 am. CT on the weekdays because they are in Beijing so you have to consider the time difference and 8:30 pm – 8:30 am. CT are the peak times during the weekends

The pay ranges from $18 – $26 per hour with a 3.5/5 star rating on Glassdoor.

Pros: Pay is higher than most ESL companies, guaranteed teaching bookings, good students, platform easy to use, great opportunity to work from home, no-penalty sick policy.

Cons: The time difference can be a struggle for many working so early in the morning

You can apply to Magic Ears here

2. Qkids

Qkids connects Chinese young learners (5-12) with those who have a passion for education. Currently, you have to reside in the U.S. or Canada (due to internet restriction) and have a bachelor’s degree. They make it easy for you by booking the classes for you and the hiring process is typically quick. This company received a 4.4/5 star rating and pay between $15-$21 per hour according to Glassdoor.

Pros: Friendly and supportive staff with training. Great flexibility and pay with a relaxed atmosphere.

Cons: Early mornings over a long period may take a toll on you if not properly managed.

You can apply to Qkids here

3. VIPKid

VIPKID is a leading Chinese online education firm that offers an American elementary education experience to Chinese students aged 4-12.  See how this mom makes $1700 a month working 15 hours a week.  

To qualify for one of their positions you need to be eligible to work in the US or Canada, Bachelor’s degree in any field, one school year of traditional teaching experience or equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education.

This is a great job for moms because you don’t have to sacrifice time with your kids during the day. Peak working hours are very early in the morning and late at night when the kids are asleep. The pay ranges from $15-$22 per hour with a 3.9/5 star rating on Glassdoor.

Pros: You get bonuses for being on time, student sign-ups, teaching over 30 classes a month, and extra bonuses each month. The company treats the staff well and listens to feedback.

Cons:  Not recommended for moms with small children unless you have help. Very competitive interviews only a small percentage make it, but you can get a good coach/referral teacher to help you get hired.

You can apply to VIPKID here

4. EF Teach Online

EF Teach Online is another online tutoring website focused on teaching children in China how to speak English. You can earn up to $20 per hour with EF Teach Online.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field. A diploma or official transcripts noting a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before your contract can be finalized.

Feel free to apply without these docs if you need a few extra days to obtain them from your college, but college credits or a bachelor’s in progress is not sufficient.

Pros: Get local support and payment in the U.S. (The other companies are based in China) and you can choose your own hours.

Cons: Pay is not as high as the other firms (Update: that has recently changed).

You can apply to EF Teach Online here

5. WyzAnt

WyzAnt is a company that offers affordable, top-rated private tutors in 250+ subjects and test preps. You can do in-person or online tutoring. Tutors on their website typically charge $30-$60 per hour and can earn more based on experience. This company received a 3.5/5 star rating on Glassdoor.

Pros: Great customer service, you set your own hours, get paid quickly.

Cons: You will pay a 40% commission in the beginning (it goes down as you stack up more hours) and there is also a 7% fee per client.

You can apply to WyzAnt here

6. Preply

Preply is a leading platform in online tutoring to help people from all over the world achieve their life goals faster.  Preply is always actively looking for tutors in a variety of subjects and you can choose your price and schedule.

This company received a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating according to Glassdoor. Most popular tutors on Preply earn up to $550 weekly.

Pros: Great company to work with and great support, flexibility, and ability to work from home. You can work your way up to get many students. 

Cons: Preply takes a 100% commission fee of your first lesson payment with every new student. For all subsequent lessons, the commission varies from 33 to 18% and depends on the number of completed lesson hours with students.

To find available positions with Preply, click here.

7. Kaplan

Instructor/Tutor – Kaplan, Inc. is one of the world’s largest education providers, serving more than one million students and thousands of businesses and university partners through higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, and university preparation offerings.

You will need to have a degree and previous experience for the job you are applying for. This company received a 4.6/5 star rating on Glassdoor.com with pay between $17-$38 per hour, depending on the discipline.

Pros: Great support and training.

Cons: Sometimes lows in available work and not all work can be done online.  You may have to meet your tutee outside of your home.

You can apply to Kaplan here

8. Tutor.com

Tutor.com offers tutoring jobs for teachers, professors, adjuncts, Ph.D. students, and industry professionals, who are all passionate about their areas of expertise and eager to help students learn.

The application process entails filling out the application, taking an exam, doing a mock session and if you pass that and the background check you are now an official tutor. The pay ranges from $10.50-$14 per hour according to Glassdoor receiving 3.4/5 star rating.

Pros: Ability to work from home and choose your own hours.

Cons: Some people have complained about the low pay.

Related: 18 Online Jobs for Students

9. TutorMe

TutorMe is a great company with a 4.5 /5-star rating on Glassdoor. The average pay is $16 per hour.

Here’s how it works:

  • Fill out the application
  • Select the subjects you’ve mastered
  • TutorMe will then start sending students your way
  • Start Tutoring and then Earning – Get Paid each week!

Pros: Easy to use platform, Flexible schedule, and decent pay.

Cons: Pay could be higher and other tutors think TutorMe should do more marketing to get more students.

You can apply here to TutorMe

Other Ways to Make Money Teaching…

Are you a teacher or retired?  You know the lesson plans you work so hard to create for your students? Well, why not sell them and help other students and teachers. What makes this even cooler is that teachers are making MILLIONS like Miss Kindergarten, Lovin Lit, and The Moffat Girls.

Interested? Check out these online tutoring sites where you can sell your lesson plans and make a nice profit Teachers Pay Teachers and Amazon.

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18 thoughts on “The Best Online Tutoring Jobs”

  1. QKids does require a degree. It states it, front and center, on the page your link directs you to visit. You may want to change that in your article.

    1. Thank you Diana! They did not require a bachelor’s degree before but they must have changed their program. Thank you so much for letting me know, I have now updated this.

  2. Hi . I have been an ESL Educational Assistant for the WRDSB in Canada for 25 yrs as well as tutoring for. 5 yrs. privately. However l cannot find a position as an ESL Instructor because l do not have a degree. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Many thanks!

    1. These companies have strict requirements about having a degree but I recommend trying the tutoring sites like Gofluent and Tutorme above.

  3. Chioma Jolly-Ajuonu

    Hi. I visited all the sites that did not explicitly request for US and Canada but I found out that they were all for US and Canadian residents or people who had degrees from these regions.

    I currently reside in Saudi Arabia and would be glad if you could assist with online tutor jobs without bias to where I got my degree.

    Thank you.

  4. Hi, I am interested to teach organic chemistry. please suggest which website will be good? I don,t have online teaching experience so is that ok?

    1. Check out the tutoring sites like tutorme and kaplan on here. Previous experience tutoring online should not matter, just your knowledge.

  5. Kowshik Kumar Roy

    I have a UK degree (Huddersfield Uni). I can teach Economics & International business related subjects. Further, basic English for kids. Thanks.

  6. Hello. I am currently a Registered Nurse but I don’t have a bachelors degree I have an Associates RN which is just 3 years instead of 4, its accelerated. I really want to teach but everywhere requires a bachelors! HELP!

    1. You can still teach but just not for the first 4 companies on this list. Check out the other companies listed to see what available offers they have.

  7. Hello Whitney! Great job providing this information. I am a RN with a BSN from Thomas Jefferson U in Phila & a MSN from Arizona State U. Which company/ companies would be my best options? I am retired so have flexibility in scheduling. Thank you in advance for your answer!

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