Earn $14 to $22+ per hour with online teaching jobs.
Have you ever thought about earning money with an online teaching job?
There are a growing number of online teaching jobs where online instructors are trained to teach students online, whether they live locally, in another state, or half way around the world.
Online teaching offer flexible part-time and full-time job opportunities for teachers, millennials, travelers, stay at home parents, and retirees, who enjoy the benefits of earning extra money, working wherever they want, whenever they want.
Online Tutoring Jobs
Online tutoring jobs offer opportunities for teachers to tutor students online in subjects such as math and English, as well as study skills. You will need to assess where the student needs help and provide it in specific areas.
Teach English Online
In recent years a growing number of online English education platforms specializing in teaching English to Chinese students have entered the market.
They hire English speaking teachers, primarily based in North America, to teach English to K12 students in China, online in a 1-on-1 environment, all from the comfort of their home.
Tens of thousands of teachers in the United States and Canada are earning extra money to supplement their income, help pay off student loans, and save for vacations, new cars, etc.
Benefits of teaching English online include decent pay, typically $14 to $25 per hour, flexible hours, and rewarding work. Some online education platforms even take care of the curriculum and grading.
In case you're wondering, you do not need to be able to speak Chinese to teach English online to Chinese students.
You do however need a Bachelor's degree, or are currently enrolled in a university program.
It is recommended that you make yourself available for online English lessons during Beijing peak times, which translates to working evenings and early hours of the morning. That is the only real downside to teaching English online to Chinese students in China.
Some companies even run "Coaching Day" events, free of charge, across North America to train teacher candidates on ESL online teaching skills. This would be a great way to get into teaching English online if you don't have any experience.
Top 2 Teach English Online Platforms
There are quite a few English online English education platforms, all trying to cash in on the teach English online to Chinese students boom.
Judging by the stats, VIPKID is by far the largest, with over 50,000 teachers, teaching 600,000 students, in 35 countries. They have raised $825 million at a $3 billion valuation. Even Kobe Bryant is an investor.
VIPKID students, and teachers, seem to be having a lot of fun judging by the highlights in this VIPKID "Magic Moments" video! :-)
Supportive VIPKID teacher/staff community online and offline, with support around passing interview, preparing for classes, sharing teaching experiences, teachers meetups, etc.
VIPKID constantly offers incentives, including cash, prizes, even trips to Beijing.
You don't need to speak Chinese to teach.
Bachelor's degree in any field.
One school year of full-time teaching experience or equivalent hours in similar educational activities (e.g. home schooling, tutoring, educational mentoring, etc.).
Eligibility to work in US or Canada.
6 month minimum contract.
Desktop, laptop, Mac, or Surface.
Headset with microphone.
Minimum system requirements:
Windows 7/8/10, macOS 10.8+
Intel Core i3+ CPU.
Wired 20 Mbps+ DSL internet connection.
Sign up process:
Fill out basic info (5 minutes).
10 minute Teaching Sample (virtual interview or recorded).
Intro to Teaching (2 to 3 hours).
Mock class (2 to 4 hours).
Start teaching kids.
VIPKID runs "Coaching Day" events, free of charge, across North America to train teacher candidates on ESL online teaching skills. Candidates who participate in these events get to accelerate through the interview process.
VIPKID is the official provider of the TOEFL Primary assessment in China.
VIPKID is also a Strategic Partner of TESOL International Association, the largest global association for English language teaching professionals and a Partner of Coursera, an online learning pioneer. TOEFL is the English exam students take to get into international and American universities.
VIPKID cares about our social impact, as illustrated with these two important projects:
VIPKID research institute at Stanford studies how children learn languages.
VIPKID teachers get connected to a lower income rural school and teach English to the class, virtually, with VIPKID's rural schools in China project with the Jack Ma Foundation.