When I research job leads, I often come across a lot of companies that are looking for ESL tutors. If you want to work from home and are qualified to do this, this could be a great way to make some money! The requirements vary from company to company as does the pay. Some want a college degree, others don’t mind if you have don’t have one. Also, sometimes the work will be done online while other times it’s via phone and/or webcam. Here’s a long list of places to check out if you think this type of work might be for you:
- Berlitz – This company pays $13 an hour for ESL tutoring. You must be a native English or French speaker to be considered.
- English Hunt - Often hires online video English teachers (independent contractors). Must have a four-year degree and have either teaching or substitute teaching certification.
- GoFLUENT – Hires tutors in the U.S. and Canada (certain areas only). This is a company I have reviewed. You can read the review of GoFLUENT here.
- TutorABC (TutorGroup) – Must have a four-year degree. Read my review of TutorABC here.
- Open English – Hires native English speakers for online tutoring. Must be able to put in 15 hours per week. Read my review of Open English here.
- Language Spirit – No degree required for this one. Pays with Paypal.
- SameSpeak – If your first language is English, you can apply. You will earn $10 for every half-hour tutor session you complete. Also, you can be as young as 16 to sign up.
- Hello English, Inc. – Teaching Japanese students English. Work is done via Skype. Pays with Paypal weekly.
- Isus- Isus hires online ESL telephone teachers. Pay is monthly.
A lot of people are also starting up their own tutoring business from home and advertising their services. You would have to market yourself to make this work, but it would be a good way to get some private clients and charge what you want while also working when you want!
If you have experience with ESL tutoring, I’d love if you would share your tips/resources in the comments below!