If you’re a teacher or former teacher who is looking to earn money from home teaching, then you should try work as an online tutor. There are quite a few web-based tutoring companies that need teachers to tutor students. This is a great opportunity for a work at home mom who was a former teacher, a retiree, or anyone with a teaching background who needs to earn extra money from home.
Sylvan Learning Centers are known nationally as a tutoring company with hundreds of centers around the U.S. They are a reputable and well-established tutoring company. In the last few years they began E-Sylvan, where students can be tutored from the comfort of their home with a virtual tutor. To apply, go to the e-sylvan website and fill out an application. A human resources representative will contact you to set up an interview over the phone. They ask pretty detailed questions about how you would solve various mathematical problems and handle various reading difficulty situations. The reading part I did well with, but I struggled a bit with answering the math questions, because I’ve always been weak in math. You can tutor in reading or math, but they prefer tutors who can tutor in both subjects.
If you’re excellent in a particular subject, you should apply at Tutor.com. The application process to tutor with them is pretty rigorous. You don’t necessarily have to be a certified teacher, but you definitely have to know your stuff. You have to take and pass a test in the subject area that you want to tutor in. Then you have a mock tutoring session where you have to show how you would be an effective tutor. You must also pass a background check. It’s an extensive process, but the pay is good. You have to commit to at least 5 hours a day from Sunday through Thursday after 4p.m.
Write At Home.com
Write At Home is a great company to work for. They offer tutoring in writing. You can tutor students online in essay writing and other kinds of writing, like the verbal portion of the SAT. It’s a great site, with lots of information and support. The pay is also good with this company, and the hours are really flexible. Go to the website and send an inquiry to the directed email address. A representative will respond with an application and explain the process of becoming a tutor for them.
These are the top online tutoring companies that I know of, and have personally applied to. They are legitimate and great companies to work for. So, if you’re looking to earn extra money by tutoring online, start with these sites and see what happens. Good luck!