• Pay Rate: Up to $40/hour
  • Minimum Requirements: No specific formal requirements; must have a reliable internet connection
  • Subjects: Anything from yoga to physics
  • Level: From ages 3-18
  • Application

Outschool is a live video class system for tutors and teachers who love teaching children. All students are between 3 and 18 years old.

Outschool takes a 30% service fee, and tutors accept payments via the site. Payment is sent via PayPal, and Outschool only charges you per paid student (there are no listing fees). You can get paid to teach with Outschool on weekends, weekdays, after school and during the day.



Potential earnings: $14 to $22 per hour

If you’d prefer a more flexible teaching job, consider tutoring through Education First or VIPKid. The service is incredibly flexible. You get to set your own hours, and there’s no lesson planning involved. They provide the lesson materials and communicate with the parents; all you need is a laptop and a desire to help teach children.



  • Pay Rate: $16 to $20 per hour ($4 to $8 per lesson plus bonus opportunity)
  • Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in any subject, experience in education, legally allowed to work in and must reside in the US or Canada, available to teach 6 hours per week minimum
  • Subjects: English
  • Level: 4 to 12-year-olds
  • Application

QKids connects more than 300,000 Chinese students with North American English teachers. Teaching English from home is one of the most rewarding online tutoring jobs. You have the opportunity to work from home while connecting with students from the other side of the world.

The QKids payment structure is simple. Once you’ve passed the application process, initial screening, demo interviews, trial classes, and background check, you can enter into a 6-month contract and start earning money.

Each lesson is a maximum of 30 minutes and pays $8. There are standby lessons that pay a minimum of $4 each for no more than 10 minutes and no teaching involved.

The bonus opportunity with QKids includes a $1 performance fee per lesson based on parent reviews and a $1 attendance bonus after teaching at least 15 lessons in any given week.

Whether you’re ready to give QKids your undivided attention or just a few part-time morning hours, you can earn a good income as an online English tutor.



  • Pay Rate: Starting at $20 per hour
  • Minimum Requirements: Proof of enrollment in or graduation from a 4-year university, academic test
  • Subjects: Most academic subjects
  • Level: Typically middle school to adults
  • Application

Chegg is an on-demand tutoring job where you log in and remain “available” to teach online throughout the day. This could lead to more tutoring hours logged and fewer cancellations as an on-demand tutor. Students can also book your services based on your scheduled availability.

For college students, Chegg requires proof of enrollment in a four-year university or at least previous enrollment. Chegg also requires passing a test on the topic of your expertise before contracting your services.

Chegg pays $20 per hour based on exact minutes logged while tutoring on the platform. Even if a student connects for fewer than 5 minutes, you’ll still be paid for 5 minutes minimum. You will then be free to accept a new student that is waiting online for help.

First printed in DollarSprout magazine

WRITTEN BY Trinity Owen