While looking for tutoring opportunities to review for you, I found one that seemed pretty interesting! TutorABC hires people to teach English to people from various countries. Most of the students know some English, but need help speaking conversational English. I’ve also read that the majority of people you would be teaching are Asian. Here are some more specifics:
How much does Tutor ABC pay?
You actually negotiate your rate per class with the company. Once the rate is agreed upon, you will receive monthly payments via either Paypal or bank wire transfer depending on where you live. I’ve read a few reviews, and people who work for them say they always pay on time. You can probably expect somewhere around $8 to $8.50 per session.
What are the requirements to apply?
TutorABC is looking for (this taken from their website):
- Energetic and professional personality
- Four-year college or university degree
- Previous ESL teaching experience (preferred)
- Previous working experience in other fields
- Teaching availability suitable to TutorABC/TutorABC Jr. schedule
- Familiarity with using computers
- Ability to SPEAK SLOWLY and explain things to people who can’t speak ENGLISH!
How is the schedule?
If you’re looking for flexibility, you may find TutorABC very much to your liking. They do classes 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, so it should be very easy to find something that works for you. You are required to hold a minimum of 15 tutoring sessions per week, all of which must last for at least 45 minutes.
How does it work?
Tutoring for this company works a little differently than it does with most. You’ll be teaching a group of students, not just one. You could have as many as six people in your class. These people are not all children — you will be teaching adults in many of the classes between the ages of 22 to 65 years old. You will do the sessions in front of a webcam with a microphone attached. Apparently you can’t see the students, but they can see you, which I personally would find a little unsettling — but that’s the way it is. After you’re done with each session, the students can evaluate you. You might receive bonuses if you are consistently rated well.
What do people say about TutorABC?
People who tutor for this company seem quite pleased for the most part, which is why I decided to do this review for you. This would be a great way to earn money from home if you meet the requirements, have the right equipment, and are looking for something with this much flexibility.This thread on the WAHM forum was very insightful. I suggest you look it over if you are serious about applying here. The company’s FAQ page is also very informative and may answer any other questions you might have.
Please keep in mind that what I have posted is just a review and the company may or may not be actively recruiting tutors at this time. Still yet, it doesn’t hurt to have your application in one way or the other.