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Preply is leading the charge when it comes to revolutionizing the online education industry. Preply is a great alternative for anyone who has a passion for teaching English but doesn't have the experience or qualifications that other online companies require.
Preply provides the platform for teachers to connect with students, giving you full control of your schedule, hourly rate, lesson plan, and marketing strategies. This can be a little daunting, but if you're someone who enjoys working for themselves, then this may be the way to go. They offer a range of other language learning opportunities, such as Spanish, French, and Russian. Therefore, if you're fluent in another language, you'll be able to conduct these classes with Preply.
Over recent years, Preply has become incredibly popular amongst teachers looking to strike out on their own. Therefore, competition is stiff, so make sure you have some form of experience or qualifications when applying (although it's not compulsory).
Learn more about Preply, or similar online schools that don't require a degree.
Requirements: All you need is a stable internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam.
Pros: Lessons on Preply are conducted through their own video platform. Set your own rate
Cons: You're completely on your own, and you will need to learn how to market yourself. Preply does take a commission from your hourly rate, which can usually range between 18% - 30%.
Average pay per hour: Earning potential can vary as you set your rate. Keep in mind that you will need to pay a commission for using their platform.
If you're looking for a side-gig that allows you to boost your income without working five days a week, then 31abc is a great alternative to other online English platforms. They're a fast-growing company that offers a fixed three-day schedule for teachers, ensuring that teachers have a regular stream of students [and a consistent income stream!]. What's more? They have a self-developed curriculum that integrates gaming principles, making lessons fun and interactive for both the student and teacher. One of their main objectives is to ensure that teachers grow within the company. They create a supportive teaching environment and a chance for teachers to increase their base rate - and who wouldn't love that?. This is done through their five-tier system - the more classes you teach, the more your base rate increases. If you're ready to be a part of a supportive team that offers a new way of teaching, be sure to check them out and click here!
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or teaching experience, TEFL/TESOL - or equivalent, at least one year of teaching experience, National from US, Canada or UK.
Pros: Teachers are able to improve their base rate through 31abc's five-tier system, they have excellent incentives for teachers.
Cons: Because they offer a three-day fixed schedule, it's not always easy to adjust your schedule when needed.
Average pay per hour: A starting rate of $6, but teachers can increase this with a $2 attendance bonus for each class.
Landi English is a leading online education platform that integrates a unique immersive learning technique called CLIL into their teaching material. Their primary goal is to create a rewarding and stable learning environment for their students by offering a fixed schedule. While this may seem like a bit of a drag, teachers will need to provide their availability to a Landi English staff member, so nothing is fixed without your say so. However, because they are trying to establish a stable environment for their students, teacher cancellations are a no-no and often result in penalization. Teachers will need to be comfortable with teaching group classes, so consider that before applying. However, they ensure that their virtual classrooms remain small, with a maximum of one to two students per class. Landi English is a great work-from-home opportunity that ensures both their students and teachers can thrive. Give this new way of teaching English a go and click here!
Requirements: Neutral English accent, Bachelor's Degree, TEFL/TESOL Certificate (or equivalent) .
Pros: Supportive staff members that create a great environment, steady books and plenty of students.
Cons : They have a strict no cancellation policy which will result in a pay deduction, you may not be able to adjust your schedule once it's fixed.
Average pay per hour: $18+
ABC360 is a Chinese-based online learning platform. They cater to students between the ages of 3 -12 years old. All classes are one-on-one, offering you a chance to give each student the individual attention they deserve. ABC360 also allows their students to “bind” with their favorite teacher, allowing teachers to create a fixed schedule with a steady stream of students. This is not compulsory but does ensure that you get to get to know each student individually, adding a personal touch to your teaching experience. Unfortunately, their average per hour rate is not the best, and they have gotten rid of their incentive program. But it is an excellent opportunity for native and non-native speakers residing outside of North America to get their feet wet while earning extra income. If you want to find out more, be sure to check it out here.
Requirements: Neutral English accent, Bachelor's Degree, TEFL/TESOL Certificate (or equivalent)
Pros: Flexible hiring policy for ESL teachers who reside outside of North America, strong online teacher community, well-established company with lots of students.
Cons: No incentives available, strict cancellation policies.
Average pay per hour: Between $8 - $10, depending on experience and qualifications.
SayABC is a relatively new company, having been established in 2018. However, they are the sister company of online ESL giant VIPKid. If you're looking for a work-from-home opportunity that pays well and allows you to work from anywhere in the world, then look no further. Compared to their “big sister,” they have one of the most inclusive hiring policies that allow fluent English (native and non-native) speakers from anywhere in the world to apply without skimping on the salary. While this is great news for teachers who are nationals from outside of North America, it does mean SayABC receives an influx of applications, ensuring that only the best teachers get selected. If you're able to beat out the masses, this is an excellent work-from-home opportunity that allows you to teach young Chinese learners aged 5 to 12 years old while earning a competitive salary.
For more information about SayABC, click here.
Requirements: Fluent English speaker, Bachelor's degree, minimum of one year’s teaching experience, TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Pros: A competitive salary that includes incentives, one of the only companies that accept nationalities outside of North America.
Cons : It can be difficult to cancel classes, it's not a great option for anyone who dislikes teaching group classes, as they only offer group classes.
Average pay per hour: Teachers can earn up to $17 per hour, with an attendance bonus of $4 per class.
If you're eligible to work within the US or Canada, then Qkids is an excellent choice for prospective teachers looking to work from home while earning a passive income. Unfortunately, this may be a remote opportunity, but you will need to make sure that you're based within North America to teach your classes. According to Qkids, they cater to nearly 600 000 eager Chinese students aged between 4 -12 years old, so you're sure to have your hands and schedule full. Potential teachers will need to be comfortable with teaching group classes, as you may have up to four students per class. A steady stream of students, minimal requirements and a competitive salary with incentives make this company one of the best to work for. To find out more, click here.
Requirements: Native English speaker, Bachelor's degree [or in pursuit of one], 120-hour ESL certification, requires some teaching experience.
Pros: They offer great incentives that's sure to increase your salary. Bookings are directly assigned from Qkids, which means there’s less competition between teachers, and you can receive a consistent stream of students.
Cons : Only teachers from the U.S or Canada can apply. You will need to be based on North America to teach with them, so no hanging out on a tropical island.
Average pay per hour: Between $16 - $20, excluding incentives.
What Waijiaoyi lacks in years they make up for with their innovative business model. Waijiaoyi caters to training institutions from third and fourth-tier Chinese cities, providing English lessons to students who may not have been able to access them. However, prospective teachers will need to have the stomach for teaching large groups of students, as classes can range between 8 to 30 students per session. If you're still not convinced, then minimal requirements, an in-classroom Chinese teaching assistant, comprehensive teacher training, and a decent hourly rate may make the decision a bit easier. If you're ready to be part of this fast-growing and innovative online ESL company, then don't forget to apply.
Requirements: Native or Non-Native Speaker with fluent and neutral accent. Bachelor’s degree or above. TEFL/TESOL (or equivalent), or a willingness to obtain one. Two years teaching experience online or offline.
Pros: They accept native and non-native speakers from around the world.They offer an opportunity for teachers to grow within the company by offering you the chance to increase your pay through performance evaluations and additional training.
Cons : It's not a great option for people who prefer to teach one-on-one classes. They have a strong no-cancellation policy, which makes it difficult to cancel lessons if you run into an emergency or get sick.
Average pay per hour: Between $9 - $22
DadaABC is one of the leading online education platforms within the ESL market and offers prospective teachers the opportunity to earn a decent wage while working for a reputable company. Dada has collaborated with some big names, including National Geographic and Pearson, to bring their teachers and students world-class material. Minimal prep is required for each 30-minute class, and a one-on-one classroom makes this a fun and interactive environment. While they may stand toe-to-toe with giants such as iTutor, their requirements are next to nothing. All you'll need is an ESL certification, good internet speed, and a native English speaker - that's all! Interested? Find out more about this ever-expanding company by clicking here.
Requirements: Be a native English speaker. TEFL/TESOL certificate (or equivalent)
Pros: Minimal requirements. They have a supportive online community which allows you to share your teaching experience.
Cons : Teachers have 1-2 minutes between classes to prepare for your next lesson, which can make it difficult to relax between classes.
Average pay per hour: Between $15 - $25 per hour.
If you hold a United States or Canadian passport and have a love for teaching young learners, then give Gogokid a try. They are one of the biggest names out there and offer an incredible work-from-home opportunity that includes a flexible schedule and a base rate of up to $25 per hour. All classes are one-on-one, allowing you to get to know each of your students personally. Minimal prep is required for each lesson, thanks to Gogokid's interactive teaching materials. However, teachers are expected to dust off your props to help further engage your students. If this opportunity sounds right up your alley, find out more about this growing company.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or above, native English speaker from the US or Canada, TEFL/TESOL or equivalent, one year’s experience working with kids
Pros: Like VIPKID, there are no minimum required hours; they are more lenient about contract cancellations.
Cons: Newer company so not as many students. Only hires teachers from the United States and Canada.
Average pay per hour: $20+
When it comes to the world of online ESL platforms, there is no bigger name than VIPKid. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers who are looking to create a flexible schedule while earning an extra income. Students range from ages 3 -16 and are offered a curriculum based on their ability. Your base rate will depend on your interview and experience, but they offer one of the highest hourly rates on the market. Still not convinced? VIPKid not only offers great incentives to sweeten the deal, but they were voted the best company to work for by Glassdoor. Amazing work teaching environment plus an incredible salary should make this a no-brainer.
Apply with VIPKid, here.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or above; TEFL/TESOL certificate (or equivalent); Native English speaker eligible to work in the USA or Canada; two years teaching experience.
Pros: No minimum hours required. Your schedule is based solely on when you want to work.
Cons: Fairly strict cancellation policy. From the time of hire it can take either days or months to get that first class. Only hires teachers from the United States and Canada.
Average pay per hour: $20+
BlingABC believes that consistency is at the heart of learning. They offer a fixed schedule for both students and teachers, making it a great choice for teachers craving a little stability. Their primary focus is young Chinese learners aged 5 - 15 years old, so you'll need to have a passion for teaching this age group. However, their hourly pay rate may be able to convince you otherwise. BlingABC offers one of the highest rates around, with a base rate that ranges between $21 - $27 per hour. This is calculated according to experience and qualifications. If you're a native English speaker with a TEFL certification, then there's no reason you shouldn't be applying!
Make sure you do that here.
Requirements: Native English speaker with a neutral accent, bachelor’s Degree or above, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA or locally recognizable teaching credentials, ESL teaching experience. Experience teaching children is a bonus
Pros: They offer one of the highest per hour rates around, that includes an incentive system for teachers. They offer a fixed schedule and regular students if you're looking for stability.
Cons : If you’ve joined BlingABC in the middle of the semester, you’ll have to wait until the new term starts. This can be inconvenient for anyone who is eager to start teaching right away.
Average pay per hour: $21 +
If you're looking for a comfortable online job opportunity that ensures you make money while never having to leave your living room, then give Whales English a try. They’re one of the highest paying online schools out there with a whopping $26 per hour - that's excluding the performance bonus you're likely to receive. Each class is only 50 minutes, leaving you with 10 minutes to relax or catch up on admin while still getting paid for the full 60 minutes.
Whales English ensures that each class provides an immersive and fun learning experience for students, with a world-class curriculum that integrates gaming principles. You will need to be comfortable with teaching group classes, as they offer two class structures: one-on-two or one teacher, and six-ten students. What's more, teachers will need to adhere to a fixed schedule. However, if you're comfortable with this, it will allow you to create a steady stream of students and money. Teachers also have the chance to grow within the company as Whales English offers a range of opportunities, support, and training.
To learn more about vacancy at Whales English, click here.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher, A TESOL/TEFL/CELTA, minimum 1 year experience teaching children. Native speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand.
Pros: A great hourly rate and bonuses!
Cons: If you're looking for something more flexible, their fixed schedule may not be ideal. Native speakers from countries such as South Africa, are not allowed to apply.
Average pay per hour: Between $18 - 26/hour
SkimaTalk is a great company to work for if you're eager to teach adults while working from the comfort of your home. Teachers have the chance to get to know adult students from all around the world, although SkimaTalk teachers have reported that a large portion of students is Japanese and Korean professionals. They do place a heavy emphasis on student experience, and students are allowed to rate their teachers based on teaching capability and punctuality. The higher your rating, the more your bookings. No need to worry about creating a lesson plan as SkimaTalk offers this. The best part? Teachers can create their rate, so you get to decide what you would like to charge!
For more information on SkimaTalk and similar companies, click here.
Requirements: You must be a native English speaker; 18 years of age or older; prior teaching experience/training is preferred but not required; must have a reliable internet connection.
Pros: Teachers can charge their own rate. Create a flexible schedule that suits you.
Cons: SkimaTalk charges a fee of 20% of whatever session price you set. Your ratings determine your bookings, so you will need to bring your A-game.
Average pay per hour: You charge your own rate.
PalFish is an interactive app-based platform that enables you to teach from your Apple (iOS) or Android phone or tablet. If you're looking to travel the world while teaching English and earning money, then this is a convenient and great option. Teachers are encouraged to create lesson plans about anything under the sun (including the weather or fun travel topics), which you can then structure as a lesson plan or free talk based on a specific topic. PalFish works similarly to a social media platform. To gain the attention of prospective students, you will need to interact with other individuals on the platform. This may include sharing fun stories and pictures to attract potential students. Non-native English-speaking teachers are more than welcome to apply.
If you'd like to find out more about PalFish, click here.
Requirements: You must be fluent in English; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; be creative and energetic; and be passionate about teaching students English. Due to recent changes from the Chinese government, you NEED a valid teaching certification (TEFL/TESOL/CELTA) or teaching license to teach with PalFish.
Pros: Teach from anywhere in the world. You don't have to be a native English speaker, just fluent in English. You can set your own rate.
Cons: You will need to market yourself on the platform.
Average pay per hour: How much you earn will be dependent on you, but teachers can expect to earn around $10- $18/hour.
If you're looking to set your rate, create a flexible schedule while working from home, then Verbling language learning platform is a great choice. Verbling connects students with quality English teachers via their video calling platform - Verbling video. You will need to have previous teaching experience, a computer, and a stable internet connection, but this will allow you to teach from anywhere in the world - perfect for aspiring digital nomads. There's no shortage of students, as Verbling boasts having the “largest language-learning community on the internet.”
If you'd like to learn more about Verbling and other language learning platforms, click here.
Requirements: You'll need to be a native English speaker and have previous teaching experience. Having a teaching qualification isn’t required, but it’s preferred.
Pros: They offer a user-friendly platform and a chance to create your own schedule and rate.
Cons: Because English is a popular language amongst prospective students, competition among teachers can be fierce, so you'll really need to pull out all the stops.
Average pay per hour: You’re able to set your own rate, but Verbling does take a 15% commission.
If you love teaching adults but prefer a more structured environment, then look no further than English First. While they provide courses to both adults and children, teachers can choose which works best for you. English First is a well-established company that offers a supportive online environment for its teachers. Unfortunately, they are quite strict when it comes to recruitment requirements. You'll need to have a love for both one-on-one and group classes, as successful applicants can expect to teach 20 and 40-minute private classes and 45-minute group classes. They offer world-class teaching materials, so there's no need to worry about creating your lesson plans!
Requirements: You'll need a degree in any field and a TESOL/TEFL certificate. They only hire native English speakers that hold a US and UK passport.
Pros: Supportive staff that's on-call 24/7 and they offer their own teaching materials, making it easier for you to prepare and conduct lessons.
Cons: Unfortunately, this opportunity is only available to UK and US passport holders.
Average pay per hour: Teachers start with a base rate of $12, but you will have the opportunity to increase this.
Looking for an alternative? Click here for similar online teaching companies.
iTalki is an incredible platform that allows ESL teachers to connect with students from all over the world. Teachers are booked based on their profile, introduction video, and student reviews, so make sure that you have a well-polished profile. Human interaction and cultural sharing are at the heart of this language learning platform, as they believe that it's the fastest way to become fluent in a foreign language. They cater to nearly 5 million students, and they're all eager to learn English and various other languages, such as French or Japanese. iTalki is a very flexible platform, so you will need to ensure that you are comfortable with creating your lesson plans. However, along with this comes the freedom to create your schedule and set your rate.
iTalki is a great company to work for if you're looking to teach English without a degree. Look at companies similar to iTalki.
Requirements: You’ll need to be 18 and older, and be a native English speaker or fluent in English. Having any form of TEFL certification will improve your chances of attracting new students.
Pros: You have the freedom to set your rate and create a schedule that suits you.
Cons: You will need to be comfortable with creating your own lesson plans and marketing yourself.
Average pay per hour: Teachers can set their rates, but the platform does recommend starting at around $8 - $12 per hour to attract students. iTalki does take a commission based on the teacher’s set course price.
If you're just starting as an ESL teacher, then Cambly is a great choice if you're looking to gain experience. Other than having a good internet connection and being a native English speaker, not much else is required when applying. If you prefer teaching adults, then this might be the right fit for you. Cambly allows you to interact with professionals looking to learn English from all over the world, including Russia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia. However, they have an additional program that caters to students aged 3-12 years old called Cambly Kids. While this program does pay more, there are stricter hiring policies that you will need to get passed. Unfortunately, they are usually inundated with applications, so patience is key.
To find out more about Cambly, and similar online schools, make sure you read more here.
Requirements: Native English speaker.
Pros: Great for teachers who prefer to teach adults. Flexible hours and open 24/7. Talk to students from all over the world.
Cons: With so many teachers looking to apply to Cambly, it may take months before your profile is activated. There may be long wait times between calls.
Average pay per hour: Cambly automatically tracks the time you spend tutoring and pays $0.17 USD per minute ($10.20 USD per hour).
iTutor Group is one of the biggest online education platforms on the market and offers teachers the chance to work with a variety of students from China and Taiwan. They are one of the only online platforms that cater to adults, so if you're someone who prefers teaching adult classes while earning a decent hourly rate, then this is a fantastic choice. Not only are they one of the oldest online ESL companies around, but they offer one of the most competitive hourly rates too. However, your final base rate will depend on your nationality and experience. With classes available 24/7 and a large assortment of students, iTutor allows teachers to create a flexible schedule within a well-established and stable environment. iTutor offers both one-on-one and group classes of up to six students. If you'd love to know more about this online ESL veteran, don't be afraid to have a look here.
Requirements: Fluent English speaker, Bachelor's degree, one year of teaching experience, TEFL/TESOL Certificate required.
Pros: A great opportunity for teachers who prefer to teach adults, excellent incentives that includes a bonus for teaching group classes.
Cons : Your final base rate will depend on your nationality (US Citizens receive a higher base rate than South Africans, for example), they require you to work on the weekends.
Average pay per hour: Teachers can expect to earn between $15 to $20 with incentives included.
Launched in 2015, this Chinese-based online education platform is relatively new compared to its competitors - but don't let that fool you. VIPX is owned by TAL Education Group, one of the largest education companies in China. This is an excellent option for teachers who are looking for a work-from-home opportunity that offers a bit more stability. VIPX prides itself in providing its students with a stable learning environment, so teachers will need to ensure that they're ready to commit to a fixed schedule (minimum 22 hours/week). Regular classes are 50-minutes with a 10-minute break, while trial classes are 20 minutes. Along with this, the class format is one-on-one, and you can expect to earn up to $22/hour for your effort.
If you're ready to apply to this incredible company, click here.
Requirements: You will need to have a bachelor's degree, TESOL/TEFL certificate, and be committed to teaching a minimum of 15 hours/week. You must be a native English speaker or possess an IELTS Band Score of 9.0.
Pros: VIPX offers incentives that allow you to boost your base rate, and non-native English speakers (with a IELTS Band Score of 9.0) are able to apply.
Cons: They can be incredibly strict when it comes to teacher schedules and cancellations, which may result in pay deductions.
Average pay per hour: Up to $22/hour.
In recent years Magic Ears has begun to loosen their hiring policy to include teachers outside of the US and Canada. This is great news for native English teachers who are eager to earn a competitive salary while enjoying a flexible schedule. If you're able to beat out the competition, you'll enjoy a structured and supportive teaching environment while earning up to $26/hour! They offer a 1-on-4 class format that ensures students get to interact with the teacher and their fellow students. What makes this company even more awesome is the fact that lessons are designed for you and classes only takes 25 minutes. If this sounds amazing, be sure to check it out .
Pros: There are no minimum hours, but teachers are advised to open a minimum of 10 slots per week. They have a great cancellation policy.
Cons : The hiring process can be a bit long and overwhelming and the pay rate is determined by experience and qualifications.
Average pay per hour: $22+
Acadsoc is one of the fastest-growing English learning platforms, catering to over 400 000 registered students. It's a great option for teachers who have a busy lifestyle or love to travel while working since they provide you with the chance to work from anywhere in the world, and you can create your schedule. Unfortunately, they're not one of the highest paying online platforms, but they offer incentives that will help boost your earnings. Not too much prep is required before class, and you can expect to teach one student per 30-minute class.
For more schools that are similar to Acadsoc, click here.
Requirements: You’ll need to have a stable internet connection and reliable device. You’re also required to be a fluent English speaker, have a TEFL certificate and be willing to participate in their improvement training.
Pros: They dont require you to have a degree but you will need a TEFL/TESOL qualification to teach with them.
Cons: Their per hour rate is quite low, but they do provide incentives that allow you to boost your rate.
Average pay per hour: You can expect to earn $7+/hour
If you're a passionate online English teacher that enjoys teaching Business English, then Fluentify should be on your radar. They cater to professionals in the European market that are looking to sharpen their English speaking skills. You will need to ensure that you have a business background and previous teaching experience, but it's an amazing opportunity for teachers who love to teach adults. If you're able to meet all the requirements, you can expect to earn between $15 and $28/hour while creating a flexible schedule from anywhere in the world.
If you're ready to learn more about Fluentify, make sure you click here.
Requirements: At least two years teaching experience, a TEFL qualification, business background and stable internet connection.
Pros: If you prefer teaching adults then this is the perfect teaching position. They offer a high base rate that you can increase over time, and it also includes incentives.
Cons: Teaching Business English is their primary objective, so you will need to ensure that you have a business background.
Average pay per hour: Between $15 and $28/hour.
Englishunt has been around for nearly 20 years, having conducted their first live class in 2001. This South Korean online platform is always on the lookout for passionate English teachers ready to teach their diverse range of students. Unfortunately, you will need to be from the US when applying for this position. If you meet this requirement, you'll be teaching various students, including young learners, college students, and professionals. Englishunt offers a curriculum that focuses on free talk or test-prep with classes that range from 10 to 20 minutes. If you're looking for a part-time position that offers a great hourly rate, then look no further! Teachers can expect to earn $14/ hour with an average of eight to 12 hours per week.
If you're ready to get started with Englishunt, make sure you click here.
Requirements: You'll need to have a Bachelor's degree, TEFL/TESOL qualification (or equivalent), and at least four years teaching experience.
Pros: You're able to work part-time while working from home and earning a decent hourly rate.
Cons: Their peak times (Korean Standard Time) are usually in the early hours of the morning in the US (1 - 3am)
Average pay per hour: You can expect $14+
Fun, flexible, and empowering are three words used to describe Engoo, a language learning platform that connects native and non-native teachers with eager students. This is a great opportunity for teachers who would love to work from home and prefer teaching 25-minute one-on-one classes. No need to prep for lessons either, as Engoo offers its own curriculum. Lessons are a one-on-one format and are 25-minutes long. Not only does this innovative learning platform offer a flexible schedule and supportive staff, unlike other big names, you're not required to have a degree or TEFL/TESOL qualification, making it perfect for anyone starting their online ESL journey!
For more information on Engoo and their requirements, click here.
Requirements: You need to be 18 years or older, proficient in English, have a headset and webcam, laptop or desktop and high-speed internet connection - that's it!
Pros: If you're just starting out as an ESL teacher, this is the perfect opportunity to gain teaching experience as their recruitment requirements are minimal.
Cons: Unfortunately, they do not offer an incentive system and teacher cancellation can result in salary deductions.
Average pay per hour: Up to $10+
There may be a huge demand for English teachers in Asia, but Latin America is quickly catching up. Open English is an online learning platform that is an excellent alternative for teachers who're looking to work outside of the Asian ESL market. They're one of the leading teaching platforms in Latin America and cater to the Spanish-speaking community in the US and Spain. Prospective teachers are required to work a maximum of 24 hours a week, which is a great part-time option for those looking to earn a little extra cash. They offer group classes (maximum of 12 students), but no need to stress about creating lesson plans as Open English provides the topics and lessons for students. All you need to do is bring your awesome personality and creative energy!
For more information about Open English and similar teaching companies, click here.
Requirements:. Unfortunately, you will need to be from North America, but no degree is required. But make sure that you have your TESOL/TEFL qualification when applying. Speaking Portuguese or Spanish is a bonus, but not a requirement.
Pros: They are a great alternative to a saturated Asian ESL market and offer a great per hour rate.
Cons: Only teachers from North America can apply. They provide a flexible schedule, but you're only allowed to teach a maximum of 24-hours per week, which can prove to be a bit of a constraint.
Average pay per hour: Earn between $13 - $15/ hour.
Voxy is a learning platform that has a strong focus on career-related English, catering to business professionals who are eager to learn English. Their main objective is to connect professionals with passionate native English speakers. This is the perfect position for teachers who enjoy teaching adults and are looking to create a flexible schedule. However, you will need to make sure that you can work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The classroom format is either one-on-one or group classes.
If you'd like to learn more about Voxy and similar teaching platforms, make sure you click here.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, TEFL/TESOL (or equivalent), three years teaching experience (preferably group and private classes), passionate about English teaching.
Pros: Create a flexible that suits you; teachers are paid in full if students are a no-show; great earning potential.
Cons: Because this is still a growing company there is a strong emphasis on the customer, this can result in penalizations when it comes to teacher no-shows due to emergencies.
Average pay per hour: Between $10 - $15
Likeshuo is the ideal e-learning platform for teachers who are looking for a mix of adult and young learners, although their primary focus appears to be adults. They offer both part-time and full-time positions, so you get to decide what works best for you. You will need to keep in mind that they require you to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week (although you can teach more than this). While they do provide their curriculum, you'll need to ensure that you prep before each lesson and give feedback to students at the end of class. Each lesson is 45-minutes, with either a 1-on-1, 1-on-4, or 1-on-15 classroom format. If you love teaching group classes, are passionate about teaching adults, and don't mind working Beijing peak hours (18:00-22:00 BJT), then make sure you find out more about this awesome company!
Find out more about Likeshuo and similar companies by clicking here!
Requirements: This learning platform only accepts native speakers. No teaching experience is required, but you do need a degree and TEFL/TESOL certification.
Pros: The perfect opportunity for teachers who prefer teaching adults. They provide a great hourly rate and incentive systems for teachers.
Cons: If you don't love teaching group classes, then this may not be the company for you. They are incredibly strict when it comes to their late and cancellation policies, teachers can expect a deduction in pay if this occurs.
Average pay per hour: You can expect to earn between $10 - $15
Topica Native is a Vietnamese company that caters to students in Southeast Asia, which includes Singapore and Indonesia. They claim to have around 50 000 students, which means you'll have no problem filling your schedule. You will need to be comfortable with teaching classes as you can expect to teach up to six students per 45-minute class. The best part? Teachers can work from anywhere in the world while creating a flexible schedule and earning some extra money. Keep in mind that classes will be conducted according to the time in Vietnam.
Looking for companies similar to Topica Native? Make sure you click here.
Requirements: You’ll need to be a native speaker or be highly proficient in English. No teaching experience or qualifications are required, but it is preferred.
Pros: Perfect for non-native speakers looking to break into the online ESL space. Their recruitment requirements are minimal and teachers can expect to earn a decent hourly wage.
Cons: Bookings are not guaranteed and there is no incentive system in place.
Average pay per hour: Teachers can expect to earn between $10 - $16/hour.
Panda ABC is a well-established online learning platform that caters to Chinese students. If you love teaching young learners (4-12years old) while working from home, then Panda ABC should be on your list. They offer a 1-on-4 classroom format that aims to immerse students and makes learning English fun. Teachers will be required to go for training once they've passed the initial assessment, but their curriculum is fun and interactive, requiring very little prep before each class. The hourly rate is not too bad either, with most teachers able to make up to $30 per 50-minute class (depending on attendance rate, punctuality, and class quality).
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Requirements: Previous experience working with children, TEFL/TESOL qualification and experience, and bachelor's degree.
Pros: They recruit native teachers from around the world, including South Africa. They offer an incentive system that allows you to earn up to $30 per hour.
Cons: They are passionate about providing quality service to their students, therefore, teachers can expect to be penalized any time they are late or cancel a booked class.
Average pay per hour: Earn between $6 - $30/hour (with incentives).