Phone apps have given rise to a new way of teaching. While most of these companies do not pay that well, they do not require you to do much at all. Some of these allow you to teach from the app while others require you to teach from your computer. We grouped these together based on the experience of the student being able to be taught through an app. One the full profile for each of these that type of information will be displayed.
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: 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: 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: Tutoring 360 is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. By the way, they have changed their website a few times. The current one is Tutoringgo.com. Just in case you are a little confused! You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
Review: SnapLingo has an app that you teach from. The app works on your smartphone or tablet. Their main focus is on connecting kids from China with kids in the US. Beyond the language exchange, they also provide paid lessons from native teachers. The pay rate is $18-22 per hour. You need to have a four-year degree and at least one year of teaching experience. It will also help if you have experience teaching in the Canadian or US teaching system.
Review: Tutoring Lab is the same as Tutoring360. They maintain similar websites. This is a newer company that is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
Review: The Talk List is another android app where you create a profile and then teach when you’re available. Like most of these other apps, you can be a native or non-native teacher, there is no degree required, and no certificate required either. The average pay is $.17 per minute which comes out to about $10 an hour. Your student base is mainly adults who are looking for conversations and other functions to help them learn English.
Review: Boxfish pays for teaching English online is decent at $10 per 25-minute sessions and $20 an hour for back to back sessions. You teach one-on-one or groups of up to four people with group lessons paying $11 per session. They have their own app that you will teach from on your phone or tablet. They only hire native English speakers from the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. You will need a PayPal account, Skype or WeChat, and an Apple or Android with an up to date version running on each. You will increase your chances of getting hired if you have both types of devices and a backup internet connection.
Review: Jiliguala Education is fairly new and uses an app to teach 4-5 year old Chinese kids. The lessons are 25 minutes each with a focus on guided reviews of vocabulary, sentences, songs, and rhymes. You need to have an iOS device(iphone 5s (or above), ipad 2 mini (or above), ipad 4 pro, ipad 5, ipad air) and headphones to teach with. The pay is $18-$21 per hour and all of the lessons are simple and planned out for you. You need to be an American or Canadian accented native English speaker with a degree. The working hours are Monday – Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm Beijing time, and Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm.
Review: Face Talk is similar to PalFish, you will set up a profile in order to attract students. With this app, you can teach completely from your phone. They prefer students that have a certificate such as a TEFL. However, there is no requirement for you to have a degree. You set your own prices which are on a per minute basis. Once you reach 100RMB you can withdraw your money through either PayPal or AliPay.
Review: Skooli has tutors for multiple subjects, but the only language they teach is English. They pay a flat rate of $25 per hour and you can get paid out every time that you reach $100. They have an interactive teaching platform along with utilizing Goog