These Online Tutoring Companies Pay $20+/Hour (and They’re Hiring Now!)

Editor’s Note: The job listing for MathElf has expired but all of the other tutoring companies are still hiring!

Tutoring has always been a fantastic way for students and other academically-inclined folk to earn a little money on the side.

And now that the internet is here, you don’t even need to leave your house to do it. But, it can be tough to sift through all the online tutoring jobs out there.

Which ones are scammy? And which ones pay peanuts?

We did some of the sifting for you (aren’t we nice?), and found some online tutoring jobs that pay $20 per hour — and are hiring right now.


Always dreamt of moving abroad to teach English as a second language, but have commitments stateside? Thanks to the internet, you can still share your knowledge with students in China.

VIPKID is hiring part-time ESL teachers to work at least 7.5 hours per week, mostly on weekday mornings and weekend evenings. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree, plus experience working with kids ages 5-12.

The base pay is $14-$18 per hour, but because of bonuses, the company states the “typical salary” ranges from $16-$24 per hour.

2. Chegg

Chegg is a platform where students can find tutors. After you log in with Facebook and create a profile, you can get matched with students in any subject — and earn $20 per hour.

You’ll be required to prove you’re currently or were previously enrolled in a university by submitting copies of your diploma, student ID card or unofficial transcripts.

Unlike the other companies on this list, Chegg’s Glassdoor reviews are mixed, so do your research before applying.

3. Revolution Prep

Looking for a full-time tutoring job? Then Revolution Prep is looking for you.

It’s hiring professional tutors to “deliver exceptional one-on-one instruction to students grades 6-12 in a variety of academic subjects and college admissions tests.”

You must have at least a bachelor’s degree, plus the ability to work evenings and weekends. In return, you’ll earn $20 per hour — plus bonuses, health insurance, a 401(k) and paid time off.

Susan Shain, contributor for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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