Online Tutor Jobs

Find online tutor jobs that match your skills

Working as an "online tutor" can mean a number of different things. Many online tutoring positions require teaching certification and experience in a classroom, but some positions only ask for a four-year degree and knowledge of the subject matter, and a few don’t even require a college degree.​

Whether employment or contractor work, most are part-time. Pay structures vary. Some pay online tutors by the hour, but a few companies only offer a platform to connect students with a tutor and then collect a percentage of the fees earned by the tutor.

Additionally, an online tutor may work with students in ​positions in K-12 through college and adult education.

Aim-for-A Tutoring

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Math, English, science, TOEFL, AP classes, test prep (GED, PSAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT), and more
  • Level: Elementary school to college.

The part-time tutors at this company use Skype to teach students from around the globe. Applicants must have teaching experience and a college degree in​ the subject taught are required.

Connections Academy

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Reading, math, foreign language, social studies, speech pathology, arts, music, physical education, special education
  • Level: K-12

This virtual educational institution works with school districts in ​several states to serve students remotely. It hires certified teachers who are responsible for instruction, testing and grading with their students. Not all teaching positions are home-based, and not all home-based positions are listed in the database under “home-based.” Some are associated with a specific city.

Homework Tutoring

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Biology, chemistry, economics, electronics, engineering, English, history, law math, physics and programming statistics
  • Level: High school and college

Homework help and online courses are among the types of work for tutors at this company. Online instructors use webcams and chat programs to deliver lessons.


  • Online Tutoring Subjects: 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. You must sign up through Facebook.


  • Online Tutoring Subjects: All subjects
  • Level: K-12

This provider of online education schools for states and school districts hires teachers in various states for just about any K-12 subject.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Reading, writing, music, science, foreign language and more
  • Level: Grades 2 to 12

Home-based instructors critique student writing, make assignments and compose progress reports and evaluations for students. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and at least one year of teaching experience. Search CTY or "work at home" in JHU Jobs database.


  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Test prep and college-level subjects
  • Level: High school and college

This education company has work-from-home positions for college-level online instructors, instructional designers as well as SAT tutors. Use "virtual" as the keyword in the job search database.

Pearson Smartthinking

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Science, social studies, technology, math, writing, language
  • Level: High school and college

Online tutors work with students of varying abilities and ages. Most have at least a master’s degree and are paid on an hourly basis. Tutors may work from anywhere in the world as long as they have a computer and Internet access (and a U.S. bank account). Peak season for hiring is May through August and November–December every year. Part-time (9–20 hours per week). Paid training of 10–15 hours required.

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Math, science, and Spanish
  • Level: High school

Online tutors 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. Part-time work available.

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: English, math, science, and social studies
  • Level: K-12

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 1–3 weeks. Pay is based on the subject tutored and the number of hours tutored.

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Math, English, physics, statistics, chemistry, biology and more
  • Level: K-12 and college

Hires experienced teachers with graduate degrees usually from outside the ​U.S. Hours offered are 4 to 9 hours per day. Most hours available are evening/night in U.S. and U.K. time zones. Part-time and full-time.

Rosetta Stone

  • Online Tutoring Subjects: Foreign languages, ESL
  • Level: Adult learners

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.