Here are some other online ESL companies to round out the list. Take a look through these as there are some with decent pay and can be fun companies to work for.
The list below is sorted by the highest to lowest rated. Click on the image of the school to read the full review, find out where to apply, and read the requirements. You can use the filters and search function as well to help narrow down your choice.
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Review: Preplesson accepts professional and casual teachers. Professional teachers are expected to have studied in the field they are teaching, and are generally offering lessons at a higher rate. When professional teachers add lessons, and they will check if you are qualified to teach as professionals. Casual teachers can be anybody who can have a conversation in any language. High school students to stay at home parents, everybody is welcome to have some nice chat and make friends and make some money along the way. Teachers who teach 10+ lessons every week, at prices of 40 USD. This would gather an income of around 1300-1400 USD per month while Casual teachers tend to charge around 10-30 USD per lesson.
Review: Brava Training is looking for online English teachers that are both native and non-native. Other requirements for Brava include a college degree with at least 6 months prior teaching experience. Having an internationally recognized certificate such as a TEFL will increase your chances of getting hired. You must have a minimum bandwidth of both downloads and uploads of 20mbps. You will be teaching adult learners with a pay rate of $15 – $25 per hour. The peak hours may vary, but are usually from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm GMT -3.
Review: VivaLing is out of Singapore and they are seeking teachers that are native or near-native level coaches of English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, or German. They have a wide range of pay from $13-38 depending on the language you are teaching and other factors. The children are aged 3-15 and are from all around the world. They also have a lot of fantastic reviews from parents that you can read about here. Note: This school no longer requires you to pay for your training. This was a sticky point in the past that has now been removed.
Review: English Gang hires native English speaker from either the USA, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand to apply. If you are fed up with teaching Chinese children you might want to take a nice break and start teaching Thai children through English Gang. They do state that they will take non-natives with a neutral accent and a strong background in teaching children. A four-year degree is also required but you’re not required to have any sort of teaching certificate such as a TEFL. Thier peak times are Monday-Friday 4-10pm, and Saturday-Sunday 8am–10pm, Thailand time. The pay rate is $10.00–$15.00 per hour With the minimum requirement of five hours a week. According to them, 10% of the top teachers average 38.5 hours per week.
Review: Bright Learning hires native English speakers. They do not require a degree or teaching certificates to apply for this job. You will be teaching both kids and adults learners from $12 per hour with additional monthly bonuses. They have students from many different timezones so you will be able to pick up classes throughout the day and night. Teachers should have a minimum bandwidth of 2.0Mbps up 4.0Mbps down. They are highly active on their Facebook page with posts on a weekly basis. If you are interested and want to apply with Bright Learning then email your resume and a short video introduction to [email protected]
Review: TutaPoint provides live, Internet-based, one-on-one tutoring services in high-school-level courses. You must be a resident of the United States and have a valid Social Security number. You must be enrolled in or have graduated from an American or Canadian college or university and meet TutaPoint.com’s technical requirements. You also must have at least two years of prior teaching experience. TutaPoint tutors are undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, teachers, retired teachers, substitute teachers, and other professionals who have expertise in one or more featured academic subjects. The working hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 am, Eastern Standard Time. TutaPoint expected you to commit to a minimum of five hours of teaching per week. All of your students are from all over the United States and Canada. You will be paid $14 per hour with additional bonuses and incentives.
Review: Langland Language has one on one and group lessons of up to six people. You will need to be a native English teacher to apply with this online English school located in Uruguay. Send your resume and introduction video to [email protected]
Review: eTeacher Group extends worldwide. They hire teachers for various smaller companies and online schools. They pay very well and it is a company that you should send your resume to. The main people running the company are from Isreal so they run a very professional company.
Review: iTutor also know as TutorABC is from Taiwan has been around for a long time. The base pay rate if you are not living in a country like the US is not that good at $8-11 per hour. If you are with them for long enough and live in certain countries you can make over $20 an hour. In the past teachers have been able to make up to $30 per hour, but that does not seem to be as common as it used to be. You teach in individual and small groups of up to six students. They provide extremely easy to use materials. You will be teaching adult business professionals. They used to give free Chinese Mandarin lessons, but that is no longer the case. Note: in our group, there are those who love iTutor and those who absolutely hate them. Very mixed reviews. Nikki covers a lot of these concerns in her interview.
Review: Lite Professional only hire native teachers from the US, UK, AUS, NZ & CA. Having a Bachelor’s degree or above, a degree in TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, Education, or English is not required but will help you to get the job. Having a TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certificate will further help you when applying. They also ask that you have a fast internet connection but do not list the specifications. The students are Chinese so expect to work during the typical Beijing peak hours. You should have a minimum of one-year teaching experience and be familiar with Flipped Teaching theory. The pay fluctuates between $12-$18 per hour. The minimum hours per week is set at 20 hours. They are highly active on their Facebook page with posts on a weekly basis.