This post was updated with more online tutoring jobs.
When I was a little girl, I used to play ‘school’ with my sister. We’d pretend to have a class and give out homework and tests – we had it down to the nines, baby! Our pretend school ruled! LOL.
Then I started playing ‘school’ for real when my career path lead me to work as a teacher’s assistant in 1997. I assisted in Kindergarten and 3rd grade classes. I didn’t get to play teacher but I was able to sub a couple of classes for a couple hours when the teacher needed to step away from the classroom.
It was nothing like my classroom at home, lol – it was better!
To date, that was the best job I had – well, all except for this blogging journey I’m on now. The pay sucked but teaching a child and seeing him or her learn something new – that was the trade off.
Not to mention, I got to work with some great teachers. I found out teachers were not paid during the summer months. So the make ends meet, some of them would tutor students to make extra money until the new school year began. And some of them tutored all year around.
My teacher’s assistant job didn’t last long. I started working for AT&T in the summer of 1998 (for better pay and benefits) and the rest is history.
When I started researching how to make money from home most of the jobs were for customer service reps, sales reps, or medical billing and coding.
Back then there were no online tutoring jobs. Teachers either had to drive to the student’s house or stay after school.
But thanks to technology, work-from-home jobs have definitely changed over the years.
Teachers are now using the internet as a way to make extra money with the skills and experience they already have.
Instead of staying after school or traveling to tutor a student, now they can make money from home as an online tutor.
Online tutoring jobs aren’t just for teachers. Some companies also work with retired teachers, stay-at-home moms (and dads) even college students can make some extra money tutoring students online.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, keep on reading because I’m about to tell you all you need to know about online tutoring jobs and where you can find them!
What It Takes
So what does it take to be an online tutor?
Well, just as if you were to apply to any school, there are qualifications you must have in order to qualify to work as an online tutor.
Each company will have its own requirements but for the most part they are looking for someone with an academic degree and background in their subject matter. But, there are some companies who will hire students as well. Read the job description thoroughly to know for sure.
Most companies are looking for someone with a minimum two years of experience and teachers must be registered with their state’s Board of Education.
On top of that, you also have to be patient, understanding and have a passion for helping students. And most importantly, you must enjoy working with kids.
Your Work Space
Let’s talk about your work space. Your home-office should be a private area of your home. And of course, you should have basic equipment like a computer with internet connection and other tools you need to perform the job.
Where To Find Work
Here is a list of sites you can check to find online tutoring jobs.
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