K12 is a company that I often see has openings for virtual teachers. Please note that this is a very different sort of position than most of the online tutoring opportunities I post about. You do have to be an actual teacher with a degree. Also, these jobs are location-based and while the work is done virtually, you may occasionally be required to attend meetings in person. Their courses are created to help pretty much all students, including the homeschooled, homebound, military families, kids in summer school, etc.
How much does K12 pay?
Their website does not give the rate of pay, but I bet that the amount you would earn would be somewhere close to what most teachers in the state you’re working in average. Your past experience teaching may also carry some weight.
Do they have any benefits?
Yes, their careers page has lots of info on their benefits. They offer health, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance, and much more. You also get lots of paid time off if you need it.
What are the requirements to work for K12?
It depends on the position you are applying for, but most of what I am seeing requires that you have three or more years of teaching experience as well as a Bachelor’s degree as well as have teaching certification in the state the job is available in.
Keep in mind …
While this is a virtual position, it’s very very involved and hands-on. This might be ideal for you if you have the required skills, certifications, etc. and you do need to work at home for whatever reason, but you will need to keep distractions at home to a minimum while you are working because it’s a very interactive position. It is very, very similar to actually teaching in a classroom outside the home. You speak to the students and they can hear you and speak back. You use a whiteboard on the computer to do your lessons, etc.
To get a good idea of exactly what a virtual K12 teacher does, you should watch this video I found on their site about the role of an online teacher. It will allow you to see existing K12 virtual teachers in action, which should give you a good idea of how the job works.
Want to apply?
If you’d like to apply, you can visit their careers page here to see what states they are hiring in currently. I won’t list the current open positions here because I’m guessing that they change all the time.
Good luck if you decide to apply, and if you already have experience with this company, please comment below and share it!