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.
|Clear Results||Number of Reviews:|
|Min Per Hour:
Review: 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: This company from China 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 apply.
Review: 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: This is a newer company that 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: This company is the same company 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: This 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: Cambly has over hired at the moment so if you apply you might find it difficult to get approved and find students. This company 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.
Review: This is similar to PalFish and is focused on teaching Chinese students. It is not as popular as PalFish and at the time of this review, PalFish seems to be taking off in popularity. They claim that you can make up to $28.80 per hour and you get paid monthly through PayPal and Alipay. They list that you need to be a native teacher to apply, but I have heard of non-natives that are working on the app. Apparently, non-natives work as tutors at a set rate and native teachers are allowed to set their own rate. The calls are voice only on a phone with no video.
Review: 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. Similar to PalFish, you will set up a profile in order to attract students. 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