The online instruction industry continues to expand; put your teaching skills to use working from home as an online teacher or tutor.



Remember:  While we believe that all links and companies below are legitimate, you have the responsibility to do your due diligence and research any company you wish to apply to or work for or with.  Also, while these companies are believed to hire or contract with individuals who work at home, we cannot guarantee that they are hiring at this time or that they will provide an offer of employment or work.

Note:  We are always updating our list, so please check back often for updates.



Academic Word:  Academic Word hires editors and translators with experience in academic writing.  Complete the brief application form on their website to express interest.

Aim for A Tutoring:   Online tutors are hired, complete requirements are listed on the website, bachelors degree in the subject you wish to teach is required.

ArgosyUniversity:   Accepts applications for online faculty, see website for complete requirements.

Brainfuse:  Click on the Career link at the bottom of the page to review open positions.  Brainfuse provides tutoring and homework help and online resources for libraries, college and universities, as well as grades K-12.

CourseBridge:  Online courses for personal and professional education and enjoyment.  Make sure to check out the instructor FAQ’s as well.

Creating Careers:  Located in the UK.  From their website:  “Creating Careers are online learning course content and systems experts. We work with passion to create equal opportunities for people to realize their potential through e–learning for continuing education, secondary education, training and workforce development.”




goFluent:  In the US, as well as many other countries worldwide.  goFluent offers on-demand distance business English training, language input and output, business writing, utilizing e-learning, e-writing, and live coaching.  They have employees around the world.  Choose the appropriate country website (at the bottom of the home page), then back up at the top of the website, click on “About goFluent.”  From that page, click on “Careers” from the list on the left side of the screen.  The available positions, with locations and specific details are listed on that page.

eHomework Help.com:   Homework tutoring of primary subjects, completed in their own online classroom with voice and white board capabilities and at your own schedule.

Homework Tutoring:  Providing confidential tutoring to students from high school through university with biology, chemistry, economics, electronics, English, math, statistics, physics, and programming; however, they also seek tutors with experience teaching in subjects not currently offered or listed.  See their website for current openings and for a form to suggest a subject, as well as the location to submit your CV.

JustAnswer:  JustAnswer is a site where an individual can pose a question that will be answered by someone who is an expert in that topic.  The individual requesting an answer also states the price they are willing to pay to receive this answer, and then they wait to receive an email indicating the response is available to them.  The customer reviews the response and if satisfied, they make payment, and can include a bonus if they wish to.  They also rate the expert and the response.  Per the JustAnswer website, the average price paid for answers is $30, but they can typically start around $15 and go above $100, depending on the urgency for a quick response, and the type of expert, etc.  Of that fee that the customer pays, the expert at the beginning (Stage 1 expert) receives 25%, and as you work your way up to a Stage 4 expert level, you will receive up to 50%.

To become an expert, there is specific criteria for each area, such as certification, education, licensing, experience, etc., and you will be expected to be able to prove your expertise.  JustAnswer does guarantee their answers and that the experts are, indeed, experts in their profession.  Typical professions listed on JustAnswer:  Lawyers, Doctors, Mechanics, Techs, Veterinarians, Skilled tradesmen such as electricians, plumbers, tv & electronics; Teachers, Computer Hardware and Software, experts in relationships and parenting, wedding, job hunts, etiquette, and more.  See their website for a complete listing.  Of note is that if your expert category is not listed, you can still submit it, or submit a general application, which requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree OR any license or certification OR 2+ years of research-related employment (such as a librarian or analyst).  Subject matter tests will be provided.

Link-Systems International (LSI):    Content services for K-12 and higher education, live one-on-one tutoring, and other services available.  Instructional services and technologies are provided to textbook publishers, colleges, high schools, and online training company.  See their website for available openings and the location to submit a request for an interview.

MyTutor24:  Tutoring provided from home to support students in grades K-12.  Check their website for available openings.

Nexus:  Secondary school teachers are hired for online classroom instruction.  See their website for complete details and available openings.

Physics24/7:   Specializing in the subject of physics.  Physics tutors are invited to register and will be notified when a position becomes available.  Services provided are tutoring or homework help by email, text, or voice chat.

Preply:  Preply is a platform for finding private tutors local to your city or online using Skype. Preply provides tutoring services in 55 subjects and foreign languages. Tutors complete a profile and once that profile is approved, your profile will be available for students looking for a tutor. You are also able to reply to posts by students looking for a tutor. There is no fee to have your profile on Preply, who receives commission of the first session and then 18-33% of sessions thereafter. Refer to the website for specific information on the commission policy, but generally the more tutoring you do, the less commission you pay. Click Here to apply and for further information.

SmartThinking:   SmartThinking was established in 1999, providing research based, research proven online tutoring for higher education students.  See their website for opportunities and to submit an application.




Tutor.com:  Tutoring with Tutor.com is a great way to work from home and earn extra money.  Pay:  Tutors are paid every month, and pay is based on the subjects tutored and the number of hours tutored. As an example – our most active Chemistry tutors earn anywhere from $800 to $1600 a month. We also offer bonuses, performance incentives and opportunity for growth.  Flexible hours –  You can set your own schedule, and change as you need to.  Per the Tutor.com website, the qualifications are:

  • Currently reside in either theUSorCanadaand have a valid Social Security or Social Insurance number
  • Be eligible to work in either theUSorCanada
  • Possess strong content knowledge in English, math, science, or social studies at the level you wish to tutor—our service covers elementary grade through first year college
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain concepts to young people of a variety of ages within our online environment
  • For most subjects, an applicant must be a College Sophomore or Higher or have graduated from an accredited US orCanadianUniversityby the Fall of 2012 in order to proceed with the application process. A college degree is required to tutor the following subjects: Accounting, Economics, Finance, College Essay writing and College Statistics. Equivalencies or evaluations of degrees earned outside of theU.S.orCanadaare not accepted.
  • Pass more than one subject exam in the Tutor.com application process.

For more information on Tutor.com, read our company profile here.

Tutor Pace:  Tutor Pace is a leading online tutoring platform which is bent on helping students who have difficulties in their studies. Subjects include, but are not limited to, math, science, English, social studies, economics, accounting, and computer sciences. 1-2 years experience is required and specific requirements are listed for available positions.

Tutor Services.com:  This company provides online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, K-12 and college/university.  Of note:  Information on their website regarding applying to be hired as a tutor indicates that you would be expected “to reach out to your community and introduce students as well as other potential tutors to our services.”  Please refer to their website for additional information, and an email address where to request additional information or apply.

TutorVista:   In business since 2005, TutorVista provides online tutoring, one-on-one sessions utilizing a whiteboard for actual work with individual students, K-12 to undergraduate level.  They provide tutoring, homework help, and test prep assistance.  TutorVista has teachers inIndia, US,UK,Australia,China, andSouth East Asia, and their mission is to provide tutoring and high-quality content to students around the world.  Requirements include a post graduate in your subject, having a computer, broadband connection, and work for a minimum of 4 hours per day.  Part time and full time available, flexible hours.  Review their website for complete details, the subjects they are hiring for, and complete requirements.  There is an online form to complete if you are interested in applying.

Universal Class:   From the UniversalClass.com website:  “Universal Class, Inc. [also known as UniversalClass™ or UniversalClass.com™] provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals throughout the world.”  They use streaming video, website avatars, and tutors.  They have a course catalog of over 500 online classes, from standard general education courses to hobbies, job skills, and general interest and personal development.  Positions can include teaching and tutoring, or writing or creating course content.  Review their website for complete details and requirements.

Verbal Planet:  VerbalPlanet.com is the “home of personal online language training and tuition.”   Teaching is done on Skype, and payment is made through PayPal.  You set your own rates, and your own schedule, and Verbalplanet.com arranges your bookings for you.  There is no registration charge or membership fee to Verbalplanet.com.  Check out the website for complete details and their demo video.