How to Find Work-at-Home Online Teaching and Education Jobs

Jobs range from K-12 online tutoring to college-level instructional design

The various types of online teaching jobs include a wide range of qualification and positions. Some jobs require teaching certification or advanced degrees while others simply make a platform available for publishing online courses or for connecting online tutors with students. If you want to work at home as an online teacher, consider the many ways your teaching experience can be leveraged then start browsing the job listings below.

The companies on this list will hire:


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Type of Job: Admissions

Based in Vienna, VA, AdmissionConsultants hires candidates with admissions committee experience and good interpersonal skills as consultants for its work at home jobs.

Aim-for-A Tutoring

Type of Job: Online Tutoring

At Aim-for-A, Online tutors teach a variety of subjects, including math, science, and English, as well as test preparations for GED, PSAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and AP for students from around the world who range in age from elementary school to college. Teaching experience and a college degree in the subject taught are required. 

American Public University System

Type of Job: Online Adjunct Faculty

Encompassing American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU), this online higher education institution hires online adjunct faculty members as well as a few administrative positions as work at home jobs. Master's degree in the subject matter is required. Experience in college-level teaching and/or Ph.D. is preferred.

Argosy University and South University Online

Type of Job: Online Adjunct Faculty

These for-profit colleges with online education and brick-and-mortar campuses, both owned by EDMC, hire online adjunct faculty to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Master’s or doctoral degree required for these online teaching jobs.


Type of Job: Online Teaching Assistants

Register as an online teaching assistant (master's degree or Ph.D. required) in a subject, then answer questions posed by students. The TA earns a percentage of the fee paid by the questioner and can earn more if the answer is downloaded by other students. Pay (in Canadian dollars) is monthly when teaching assistant has earned at least $50 CAD.

California Virtual Academies

Type of Job: K-12, Special Education, Language

A network of public charter schools that provides education for students in the state of California, California Virtual Academies hires certified K-12 teachers in California to work from home. In-person meetings in the county of employment are required. 

Capella University

Type of Job: College-Level Online Faculty and Instructors

Typical work-at-home positions at this online college include faculty chairs, core faculty, adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors and channel partner. Search for positions with an "offsite" location.

Chegg Tutors

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Tutoring in Math, Humanities, Science, Languages, Programming

This company makes an online platform available that connects tutors with students. Tutors have graduated from or be enrolled in a four-year university. They are paid $20/hour weekly via PayPal but must sign up through Facebook.

Connections Academy

Types of Education-Related Jobs: K-12 Tutoring

Connections Academy, a "school without walls," is a virtual educational program serving K-12 students throughout various states in a non-classroom-based environment. It hires certified teachers for online teaching jobs.

Creative English Solutions (CES)

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Test Writing/Evaluation

Canadian company develops practice tests for TOEFL and TOEIC. It hires experienced evaluators, test writers and voice actors from Canada.

Educate, Inc. (Sylvan Learning Centers)

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring in K-12, management, sales

The parent company of Sylvan Learning Centers has some corporate telecommuting jobs working as a liaison between its tutors and clients. Additionally, some of the individual learning centers may offer work-at-home positions for its on-site tutors.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: Scoring/Evaluation

The company hires constructed-response scoring professionals, who evaluate written short answers or essays, spoken responses, and portfolios, as part-time employees to read for The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) testing programs and raters for the TOEIC, TOEFL, Praxis and GRE programs. Work schedules vary throughout the year and may take place online and at scoring sites throughout the United States.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: Sales

Sales associates for eTutorWorld choose their work schedules for these work from home jobs, promoting online tutoring services in math and science for school students in grades 5 to 12. No financial investment required. Free training.

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Various levels and positions

This website ranks and rates online schools and lists job openings in distance learning. Additionally, the website lists some positions at this company.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: Adult Education, Language

Teaching English by phone, gofluent seeks home-based trainers who are native English speakers who are bilingual in French, Italian, German, Russian and Korean. They hire only from Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Canada. 

Homework Tutoring

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring for High School and College

Online tutoring service offers homework help for high school and college students in a variety of subjects. Email resume to be considered for these home-based jobs.

Herzing University

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty

At this online college based in Wisconsin, most of the positions listed as "remote" are for online adjunct faculty. However, other positions allow telecommuting but may require time in the office as well. 

Instructional Connections

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Coach/Teaching Assistants, Course Development

The company provides instructional support to colleges. Online coaches, who are part-time, independent contractors, work with students and faculty, monitoring engagement, grading assignments and facilitating course discussions. Pay is based on a per-student, per-course formula. Master's degree or higher required. Subjects include nursing, education (literacy, reading specialization, special education, bilingual education, educational law, educational administration, and mathematics or science education), mathematics, chemistry, and biology.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

Types of Education-Related Jobs: K-12 Online Tutoring

Instructors critique student writing, make assignments, compose progress reports and evaluations for students in grades 3 to 12. Requirements include BA in appropriate field and at least one-year teaching experience. Search CTY or "work at home" in JHU Jobs database.


Types of Education Jobs: Online secondary and elementary teachers, principals and administrators, instructional designers, curriculum writers, and editors
This company creates K-12 online academies for states and school districts all across the nation. It hires teachers and administrators in those states to staff the schools. Also, it hires other education professionals nationwide to develop curriculum and for other positions.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring, College Instructors, ISDs, Sales Reps

Education company Kaplan has work at home openings for college-level online instructors, instructional designers, and SAT tutors. Use "virtual" as the keyword in the job search database.

Laureate Education, Inc.

Types of Education-Related Jobs: College-Level Course Development, Instructional Design, Management

Laureate Education Inc. is the developer of online education at Walden University, Kendall College, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, College of Santa Fe, and Laureate Higher Education Group. Most jobs require at least a master's. Choose "Virtual" as job location.

Manhattan GMAT

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Test prep tutoring

This company offers tutors “live courses, online courses,​ and private tutoring students” and pays them $100 an hour for teaching (less during training). The focus of this company which has locations nationwide in the U.S. as well as in Canada, England, and France, is on-site, but there are online jobs as well.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: High School Level Essay Scoring, Test Development

Scorers must have a bachelor's degree or higher, experience teaching high school English, reside and be authorized to work in the U.S. and have access to a private, secure computer with Internet connection. In test development, Pearson hires freelancers to write, do graphic design and review tests.

Southern New Hampshire University

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty

This private university in New Hampshire hires online adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate courses. Most courses are already designed, and faculty members facilitate learning. However, some courses are instructor-designed. These courses pay $2,200 to $2,500 for 8- and 11-week classes. Online training is provided.

Sylvan Learning Centers

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring K-12
While many of the opportunities for certified teachers at Sylvan are based in offices, there is some work from home opportunities for tutors once established at a center as well as some corporate home-based positions as well.

Rosetta Stone

Type of Job: Adult Education, Language

Rosetta hires native speakers to facilitate language classes for beginner to advanced students. Languages that Rosetta Stone seeks online tutors in include Vietnamese, Irish, Swedish, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese.

Teach For America

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring

This non-profit values the virtual workplaces, though obviously, its classroom teaching jobs are not work at home. However, many of the management jobs can be telecommuted from anywhere in the United States. Management jobs often require teaching experience.

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online Tutoring

High school level online tutors in Math, science, and Spanish must be enrolled in (or have graduated) from an American or Canadian college or university and be available to work from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. Pay begins at $12 per hour in addition to incentives. Tutors, who are independent contractors must commit to at least 5 hours per week. U.S. residents only.

Types of Education-Related Jobs: K-12​ Online Tutoring

This online teaching service connects students to tutors from computers in their local library, community center, school, after-school program, or from home. To become certified as an online tutor, you must have a degree from or be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian college, then you must pass a test in your area of specialty and submit a writing sample. The process takes 1 to 3 weeks.

Types of Education-Related Jobs: K-12 Tutoring, College-Level Tutoring

Hires experienced teachers with graduate degrees usually from outside the U.S. for part-time and full-time openings.


Types of Education-Related Jobs: Adult Education Course Writing, Online Instructors

The company provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals. It hires instructional writers to author courses on a variety of subjects. Pays $.04-$.07 per word for writing of course material. Online instructors need a 4-year degree and 4 to 6 years of work experience in field and teaching certification and online teaching experience is preferred.

University of California Berkeley Online Extension

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Adult Education, Online Course Instructors, College-Level

Minimum of a master's degree is required but for some courses require a doctorate. Experience with online education is preferred. 

University of Phoenix

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Online faculty, instructional design

Faculty for this online college needs a master's degree or doctorate in teaching subject as well as working experience in the subject. Jobs are part-time (10 to 20 hours/week). The company also has corporate jobs in instructional design and other education-related fields, but many of these are on-site positions.

Virtual University

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Adult Education, Online Courses

Write an online course on subjects as varied as java, meditation, journalism, poetry, personal finance, and e-commerce and receive a $200 honorarium.

Western Governors University

Types of Education-Related Jobs: Distance Learning Mentors

Online college hires mentors to oversee distance-learning students' progress. The minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree, but a master's or doctoral degree and relevant industry experience are preferred.