Create a Profile
Here is a list of companies where you create your own profile. Make sure that you are well prepared with a video and well thought out written pitch as to why a student would want to hire you. Most of these allow you to set your own rate and the type of lessons that you want to teach.
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: Take Lessons focuses on more than just language lessons so if you have other skills that you want to teach, then simply add them to your profile. The company is based in the US and in order to work for them, you must be legally able to work in the US. You can live in another country as well but you will need a US bank account for payments. The rates that teachers charge are from $15 for 30 minutes up to $60 an hour. They are a well-run company with a great support staff and technical support team. There is a long review by one of our FB members that are worth reading.
Review: Cambly delivers an on-demand system for students to speak with native English speakers whenever they want. This is a great place to rack up hours and talk with many students. There are mixed reviews when it comes to Cambly since there are times when there are a lot of students available and times where it is hard to find enough students. it is a great job for teaching English to students who are learning on their iPhones or Android smartphones.
Review: Verbling platform started out providing group lessons and has now moved to one on one lessons. They have teachers from many different languages.
Review: Palfish has their own app to teach a wide variety of subjects from phonics to TOEFL and IELTS. It is recommended that you have a TEFL certification or an equivalent. The typical rate that teachers set is $10-18 per hour with some teachers charging as high as $20 or more. You do not have to be a native teacher to join Palfish as a regular teacher, but you still need to meet thier standards. They are currently on a hiring push for teachers who can join their program for teaching children. For this program you must be a native English teacher.
Review: Cafe Talk teaches more than just English. Most of their students are Japanese. If you want to look for students who are Japanese adults then Cafetalk is a good platform to try out. A good thing about this platform is you can create as many different courses that you want. With these courses, you have the option of being able to have a paid trial lesson so that the students can become familiar with you and your technique. The nice thing about CafeTalk is that the majority of the students are Japanese adults. They tend to take learning more seriously and are typically taking lessons for work-related reasons. This is a great platform for those of you who like to teach business lessons to adults.
Dialect runs the app called Hop-On-Chat. Just to clear up any confusion! This company is similar to Cambly where you are able to wait for calls from students that are online. You pick up these calls on at a moments notice and talk about the subject they have chosen. There is no need to prepare for the lesson and no report to write up after it as well. You do not need a degree but you should have a TEFL, CELTA, TESOL or another type of certification. You can teach from any location around the world and in terms of bandwidth requirements, they will test that during the interview. Their app runs in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. There is no minimum amount of hours required per month and they hire non-natives.
Review: iTalki has quickly become the top place for English learners to find an online English teacher. The good thing is there are a lot of students. The negative is that there are also a lot of teachers on the platform. Make sure that you create a profile that stands out from the rest, a video that focuses on how you can help the student, and a specific type of English that you are focused on. Do not just teach general English lessons or you will be competing on price only for the most part.
Review: Wyzant is out of the US that has a variety of various subjects being taught. They focus on matching up students with local tutors but also work with online teachers. It is very reliable and well worth creating an account.
Review: Langademy focuses on language exchange, but they also have a system in place that allows students to buy credits to use with teachers. They also state “Chat with native speakers (for free), check their reputation and their rates for private video calls”. You might need to build a reputation with students before they purchase lessons.
Review: Edoo Pad also teaches through an app that the student and teacher use. They are still developing their website so for now, send your resume to [email protected] if you want to get started since they do not have an online application.