|Why Become An Online Tutor?
|Many students put their skills and knowledge to profitable use in the “real” world by finding tutoring work in the subjects they excel at.
But, this sort of flexible work doesn’t necessarily always have to be out there in the physical world with a tutor and their tutee (or tutees) being in the same room. There are plenty of opportunities for students to do tutoring work online and earn money working from home (or anywhere else they find convenient).
Tutoring work generally is great work for students anyway, but imagine being able to pick up some money from the comfort of your own living room while, at the same time, helping others learn from you. You are your own boss, you can pick the hours to suit you and you don’t need to fork out for travel expenses.
But what sort of online tutor jobs are available, and where do you find the work opportunities?
|What Sort Of Online Tutoring Roles Are Available?
|You can tutor online in almost any subject. With the locational restrictions removed, you have also expanded the range of people that you can teach. Instead of tutoring students in your local town or city, you could be teaching someone on the other side of the planet. That really increases your chance of finding suitable tutoring work.
Online English tutor jobs are an obvious choice if English is your native language. With people all over the world wanting to learn English from scratch, or improve it for business purposes, you are in a great position to help them out over the internet by tutoring online.
Likewise, if you are adept in another language that people are keen to learn, then you could earn decent money tutoring them in it online.
|Maths is another discipline that lends itself well to online tutoring, so you could be able to find some remote work teaching the magic of numbers to students who are cramming for exams or individuals who just want to brush up on their maths skills.
Other subjects where you might be able to find online tutor jobs include music, accounting, science, law and art or design.
Basically, wherever there is a demand for education in any subject where knowledge can be transferred easily over the internet, you should be able to find opportunities for online tutoring jobs from home.
For a few ideas of companies that might be able to help you find tutoring work over the internet, check out some of the resources at the bottom of the page.
|What Methods Are Used For Online Tutoring?
|A range of methods can be used to transfer knowledge over the internet and make online tutoring jobs from home a possibility.
These methods are changing over time and will continue to evolve and improve, but the main ways of communication for online tutoring include:
|How Old Do I Have To Be To Do Online Tutoring?
|One of the best things about online tutoring work is that you can start young. If you have the knowledge, and someone wants to learn from you remotely, then age is largely irrelevant.
With the legal age for part time work in the UK starting at 13, (depending on the by-laws of your local authority), you could easily earn some money doing online tutoring work while you are still at school.
|What Skills Or Qualifications Do I Need To Be An Online Tutor?
|Okay, so you might be able to do online tutoring while you are still a student at school, but obviously, the more qualifications you have as you progress through your education, the more marketable you become for this sort of work.
Students who have proved their proficiency with GSCEs, A Levels, Degrees and other relevant qualifications have a stronger chance of finding online tutoring work opportunities and can command more money for their services.
If you are hoping to find work from an online tutoring company, all reputable companies in the UK will also require you to pass a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you are going to be tutoring children rather than adults.
|Will Online Tutoring Add Any Future Career Skills To My Armoury?
|Of course it will.
You display all of the same skills as you would do in the more traditional offline tutoring jobs. You show that you not only have knowledge in specialist areas, but also that you can impart that knowledge well to other people. Employers love that sort of characteristic in potential employees.
In addition, with an online tutoring job, you also display the fact that you are internet savvy and can teach people remotely. In an increasingly global world which will rely more and more on skills and knowledge being transferred at distance, the skills you have shown through distance learning tutor jobs will be in high demand in the workplace.
|What Sort Of Money Do Online Tutors Earn?
|This is a tricky one...
It depends so much on how you find the work, who you are working for, which country you are effectively tutoring in, your qualifications and the subject you are teaching.
The pay scale varies dramatically and can’t even be compared to a standard measure of offline tutoring jobs. At a bare minimum you should expect around £9 per hour, but for subjects which are in high demand in countries with lots of disposable income, you could find an online tutoring job that pays in excess of £50 an hour.
If you work for an online tutoring company then they will either pay you a direct wage themselves, or you can set your own fees and they will take a cut of your private tuition fees.
|How Do I Become An Online Tutor?
|Becoming an online tutor is easy thanks to the wide range of websites that allow you to sign up for free. Once your account has been verified you can get started!.
|Where Can I Find Online Tutoring Jobs?
|You might be able to find an online tutoring job without the help of a specialist agency. If you spend a lot of time on social media or dedicated forums then you might be able to spot some opportunities yourself.
That said, there are lots of companies which offer online tutoring work, meaning that you don’t have to go surfing for your own tuition opportunities.
Some companies are complete specialists in the tutoring sector, while others list online tutoring work alongside other freelance jobs that you can do from home.
Just a few specialist online tutoring companies that students could find work with include:
Some of these companies have current online tutoring positions available, so if you think tutoring work is for you, click through to the company profiles above, or check out the online tutor vacancies below.
Between £20 - £50 an hour, depending on profile
Between £20 - £50 an hour, depending on profile