There was a time, not all that long ago, when education jobs were almost exclusively in-person positions, mostly because they require a lot of back and forth communication between students and teachers. Obviously, physical classroom jobs are still very common (and probably always will be), but thanks largely to a number of major technological leaps in recent years, a growing number of educators now make very good livings working out of the comfort of their own homes.
In fact, education has now become one of the most popular work from home niches, and there are a wide variety of different online jobs available for people with the right qualifications, including everything from remote one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects, to teaching large virtual classrooms through the miracle of cutting-edge video conferencing technology.
The list below includes all the major categories of remote education work, including part-time and full time positions. Please note, many of the jobs require a degree and some also have mandatory experience requirements.
ESL Tutoring Jobs
If you are interested in ESL (English Second Language) tutoring from home, you need to know that *most* companies (but not all) want a bachelor's degree and/or proof you are enrolled in college.
- VIPKid – Read VIPKid Review – Bachelor's in any field or Associates degree in early childhood education required along with any formal or informal teaching experience. Most teachers earn between $16 and $24 hourly.
- SayABC – Read SayABC Review – Open to US, Canada, and Australia. Must be a native English speaker with a bachelor's degree or above.
- Berlitz – $13 an hour for ESL tutoring. Must be native speaker of the language you are teaching.
- Cambly – Read Cambly Review – Teach English to students from all over the world. Work anytime. Cambly pays .17 cents per minute for each full minute of talk time via Paypal. They pay every Monday with Paypal.
- DaDaABC – Read DaDaABC Review – Open worldwide. Teach English to Chinese children ages 5 to 16. Contract position with potential to earn up to $25 hourly. Must have bachelor's degree.
- English Hunt – Read English Hunt Review – Most video programs currently running require a Teaching Certification or Substitute Teaching Certification and at minimum a four-year degree. A teacher certificate is not needed for their phone English programs.
- Qkids – Read Qkids Review – Work online, teaching English to Chinese children ages 5-12. There is potential to earn over $16 hourly. Open to US and Canada. Part-time, set your own hours. Must have bachelor's degree and teaching license or English teaching certificate.
- LearnLight – Read LearnLight Review – Hires ESL telephone teachers. Freelance position, pays monthly.
- iTalki – Read iTalki Review – Teach any language from your home via a Skype or Voip connection. Pays once a month and open worldwide.
- Mango Languages – Needs independent contractors to teach languages online. Must commit to at least 20 hours per week with experience teaching language at the university level. Their needs vary regarding what languages they need teachers for.
- NiceTalk – Read NiceTalk Review – This is an app you can use to have conversations with non-English speakers. No special requirments needed to use the app and earn money, apart from just being a native English speaker.
- Open English – Read Open English Review – ESL tutoring. Must have some experience in this and must be available at least 25 hours per week.
- Palfish – This is an app you can download to earn money having conversations with non-English speakers. All work is done directly from the app. No special requirements needed to use it and earn money, you just need to be a native English speaker.
- Panda Tree – Read PandaTree Review – US and Canada. Hires Spanish and Mandarin language tutors to work from home. Flexible, part-time schedule. Must be fluent in the language. You will be paid $12+ per hour.
- Rosetta Stone – Read Rosetta Stone Review – Pays $17 to $18 an hour for tutoring other languages. Sometimes you must live in a certain area to get hired however.
- iTutorGroup (formerly TutorABC) – Read TutorABC Review – 4 year college degree required.
- Aim4A – Read Review – Often hiring eTutors. You have to use Skype to do the tutoring (Skype is available free).
- Brainfuse – Read Review – Must have at least a 4 yr college degree.
- Brainmass – Read Review – Get paid to be an online teaching assistant at Brainmass.
- Credo Tutoring Solutions – US only. Hires state certified teachers and online tutors. Evenings and weekends required.
- Weld North Education – Hires virtual instructors and tutors to work remotely from home. Full and part time positions available on occasion.
- Elevate K-12 – Read Review – Pays $9 to $11 an hour. Must have some prior teaching or tutoring experience. Daytime hours.
- eNotes – Sign up as an educator and help students and teachers in the homework help area.
- Instructional Connections – Regularly hiring online academic coaches in all disciplines.
- Magoosh – Get paid to answer student's questions via email regarding tests like the SAT, GRE, and GMAT.
- Prep Now – Read Review – US only. Bachelor's degree, two yrs experience teaching or tutoring, and good scores on the SAT & ACT required to get a job here. Flexible, part-time work.
- Revolution Prep – Hires online tutors and instructors. Some is onsite tutoring/teaching and some are online. Very hard to get in.
- Studypool – Read Review – An online marketplace for tutors with an expertise on specific subjects. Get money right after answering a question.
- TutaPoint – Read Tutapoint Review – Must have two years past tutoring experience to be considered. TutaPoint tutors earn $14 an hour plus bonuses & incentives. This is an independent contractor position.
- Tutor.com – Read Review – US & Canada. Must be either enrolled in or graduated from an accredited university.
- WyzAnt – Has occasional openings for online tutors. Usually the positions are not 100 percent home-based and some travel might be required, so your location will matter with this company.
- See my list of online tutoring jobs for more ideas.
- Argosy University – All positions allow individuals to work through online communication from their present location. Candidates must have previous teaching experience and possess a master's degree for undergraduate programs and a doctoral degree for master's and doctoral programs
- Bridgeway Academy – Hires virtual instructors to help homeschooled kids online.
- California Virtual Academies – Must live in California. Hires certified teachers to work from home.
- Capella University – Hires college-level teachers to work from home. Look for the open “off-site” positions.
- Connections Academy – Read Review – Often looking for teachers to teach from home in a variety of different subjects.
- Edmentum – Hires virtual teachers throughout the US in a variety of subjects. Independent contractor position. Must have teaching certificate to teach grades 7-12.
- Stride Learning (Formerly K12) – Read Review – Regularly hiring teachers to work from home. Location-based.
- Kaplan – Occasionally hires virtual workers for online tutoring. You still may need to be in or near a specific city to get hired and some travel might still be required.
- Universal Class – Must have teaching certification and four year degree to teach online for Universal Class. You have to bid on projects you are interested in completing.
- The ACT – Read Review – Work directly for the ACT reading and scoring student essays. Pays roughly $12 an hour.
- ETS – Read Review – $10 – $20 per hour. Rate depends on project. Non-residents of the US are occasionally hired for certain projects.
- Measurement Inc. – Read Review – US only. This is temporary, project-based work. You must have proof of a bachelor's degree in any field to qualify.
- Pearson – Read Review – $10/hour. US only.
- WriteScore – Read Review – This is work at home essay scoring. No experience required as they will train, but you do need to have a 2 yr degree. The work is seasonal and this is for US residents only. You cannot apply through the main home page. Instead, you must do a search on Career Builder (which is where they normally post their job listings) to see if they are actively recruiting.
- A Pass Education – Frequently has home-based openings for educational assessment writers. Must have a bachelor's degree and at least 2-5 hours of availability per day to respond to requests.
- ACT – They hire people to develop questions for workplace assessments.
- MetriTech – Has seasonal openings for K-4 passage writers for ESL assessments.
- Shmoop – Read Review – This company hires home-based writers with a degree and/or background in education to create their study guides and test prep materials.
- Study.com – Read Study.com Review – Formerly known as Education Portal. They hire contract freelance writers to create lessons for their students. In addition to writing positions, they also occasionally have video editing positions open.
Selling Educational Materials
- eNotes – You can sell your educational materials on this site as well as sign up as an educator to help others via their question/answer platform.
- Teachers Pay Teachers – Teachers, use Teachers Pay to Teachers to sell your lesson plans to other teachers.
- Udemy – Free platform for creating a course in something. Udemy keeps 15 to 30 percent of your earnings.
- Skillshare – This site is harder to get going with because they are only accepting applications to teach courses in a small number of fields.
- Maven – List yourself as an expert in just about anything and charge people for your knowledge. Consulting sessions are done via either telephone or email.
We hope you found the list above helpful. If you know of any good teaching jobs that we missed, or if you have personal experience working for one of these companies, write us a message in the comments section below. We'd love to hear your thoughts!