Become an English Tutor

Are you an awesome teacher? Join the global community of English Tutors.

It is estimated that 2 billion people are learning English. An increasing number of these learners are now turning to the internet for a better English education. Become a tutor with ESL Tutor and start taking advantage of this massive and fast-growing market. Not only will you be able to make a full-time income, you will also meet interesting people from around the world.

Benefits of Becoming a Tutor on ESL Tutor

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  • It is FREE
  • Intuitive scheduling system
  • Retain up to 88% of your earnings
  • Teach individuals or groups
  • Earn points
  • Improve your rank
  • Get paid once a month

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Become an English as a Second Language Tutor

Let Students Find You.

Easy Lesson Booking

Students can see your real-time calendar availability, self-select the time that works best for them, and easily book (and pay for!) their own appointments in advance, sparing you 89% of current headaches, mix-ups & grunts of frustration.

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Sign up

Creating a new account on ESL Tutor is extremely simple. It literally only takes a few seconds and it is absolutely safe. Please note that we take privacy very seriously and we’ll never share your details.
So, if you haven’t signed up for an account on ESL Tutor yet, sign up for a free account below.

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Schedule your lessons

ESL Tutor has partnered with a third-party to host the scheduling system for our tutors. This means we need to create an account for you on the third-party platform which you can then use to set up your availability, choose subjects to teach, and schedule your lessons.

In order to get a personal calendar, you need to fulfil one or more of the following requirements:

  • Be a native English speaker
  • Born in an English-speaking country – USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
  • Been an English teacher for more than five years (non-native teachers only, proof will be required)
  • Have a teaching degree with English as major (non-native teachers only, proof will be required)

Please fill in the following form to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

ESL Tutor is an online language learning platform that connects language learners with native speakers through live video. ESL Tutor offers 3 main products: Private (1-on-1) tutoring, group classes, and self-study courses.
Teachers can teach from anywhere in the world.
Zero. It is absolutely free to become a tutor on ESL Tutor. However, we are selective about the tutors we accept.
Yes, each tutor gets a personal calendar which they can add to their Facebook pages. Their calendars are also integrated with the main calendars on ESL Tutor, so that students can choose to have lessons with them there. Pro Tutors get a personal profile page with their own personal calendars embedded.
Probably not. Students tend to stick with tutors whose lessons they have already attended and like. The best way is to start following students on ESL Tutor and offer lessons to them. However, please be careful not to be overly aggressive and spam them.

Application / Requirements

You can apply right here on this page. Just scroll up, register a new account (if you haven’t done so yet), and then request your calendar.
Regular tutors only get to teach private lessons. If you are interested in teaching group classes, you’ll have to sign up for a Pro Tutor membership.
Teaching experience is preferable and will increase your chances of admission, but not necessarily required.
Teaching certificates are preferable and will increase your chances of admission, but not necessarily required.
As one of the value propositions of ESL Tutor, our aim is to connect language learners with native speakers, so being a native English speaker is generally required. However, we sometimes make exceptions for non-native speaking applicants with exceptionally high levels of proficiency, an English teaching education, and/or a minimum of 5 years English teaching experience.
Admitted teachers will hear back from us within 24 hours after submission. If something is missing in the application, we will contact you individually.

Payments

Teachers are paid through PayPal. If you are in a country where PayPal is unavailable, you can contact us to receive your funds via Moneybookers/Western Union. ESL Tutor offers a 100% guarantee that teachers are paid for their teaching.
We process all accounts and make payouts on the 7th business day of each month.
The amount of money you can earn depends on how many lessons you teach.
We have two options available:

1. Regular Tutor – Regular tutors are limited to one-on-one lessons which are all $22 per 45-minute lesson. ESL Tutor then deducts a commission from this amount before transferring the money to the tutor. The commission percentages range from 24% to 36% depending on your rank. Your rank will improve the more active you are on the site.

2. Pro Tutor – Pro Tutor membership is a paid membership at US$29.95 per month or $299.50 per year. Pro Tutors can have one-on-one lessons at $22 or group classes to which they can set their own prices. In addition, they can create self-study courses which they can sell on the website. All lessons and courses are subject to a commission deduction of between 12% and 24% depending on their rank.
If you’d like more control over how much money you can make, consider signing up for a Pro Tutor membership, which offers multiple income opportunities.

In order to make our pricing as transparent as possible, we make all private lessons the same price – currently US$22 per lesson. However, for group classes, you are free to set your own price.
ESL Tutor takes a commission in order to cover for administrative, support, and marketing costs. Commissions are deducted from the income of tutors prior to the transfer and range from 24-36% for regular tutors and 12-24% for Pro Tutors, depending on the tutor’s rank.

Technology

Teachers need a reliable internet connection, a fully functioning microphone, and a webcam.
All teaching on ESL Tutor is done through either Skype or Google Hangouts. However, we do prefer Google Hangouts (don’t worry – if you’re new to Hangouts, we can assure you it’s very easy to get started and easy to use).
All communication with students is done through either ESL Tutor’s messaging system or the scheduling software.