Antoree Review Summary

Antoree is a Vietnamese online ESL school that hires Native and some Non-Native Speakers to teach adults and children 1v1. No qualifications are required beyond 6 months experience, pay is relatively low at $4-12 an hour, Vietnam tax is deducted, and bookings can be low.

Pay (per hour):$4-12
Location / language requirements?Native English Speaker or IELTS/TOEIC/TOEFL-certified*
Degree / diploma required?No
Teaching certificate required?Preferred
Teaching experience required?6+ months
Student age (Adults/Children)?Both
Class size:1v1
Available hours:24/7
*From UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines, Vietnam

Antoree Pros and Cons


  • Degree and teaching certificate are not required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Can teach either adult or child students


  • Low pay
  • 20% Vietnamese income tax for foreign teachers
  • Teachers are not paid for trial classes if students don’t sign up
  • Antoree application process is quite convoluted, with several steps to complete before one can teach
  • Unpaid prep time is required before lessons

Is Antoree Legit?

Antoree is an online English school that was founded in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2014, with its global head office now in Singapore. There are currently over 3,000 teachers working there, some with clients from major international brands such as Nestlé and TNT, while the company’s legitimacy is further underlined by being featured in several national and regional news organizations, such as Tech in Asia.

How Does Antoree Teaching Work?

Antoree online teaching is conducted via Skype in 1v1 classes with adults or children. Most Antoree ESL classes last 60 minutes, though this can be flexible depending on the needs of the learner.

Antoree teachers choose the students they wish to teach, while both teachers and students rate one another once a lesson has taken place. However, all courses are dependent on the company’s ‘one-hour guarantee’, which means that the first class is essentially a trial to determine whether teacher and student will be a good fit moving forward. The downside to this is you will only be paid for that first class if you and the student agree to continue studying together.

A library of teaching resources is available, but teachers have to extract and reconfigure the information they wish to use for their lessons, which takes up unpaid time.

Antoree Salary Information

The Antoree pay rate for ESL teachers is between US$4-$12 an hour.

Antoree teachers can qualify for an attendance bonus if they meet one of the following conditions:

Condition 1 = 85% attendance rate:

No. of teaching hoursVNDPHPUSD
40-80 hrs/month100,0002004
81-120 hrs/month150,003006
121+ hrs/month200,0004008
100% attendance100,0002004

Condition 2 = attendance rate less than 85% but 10% higher than previous period:

No. of teaching hoursVNDPHPUSD
40-80 hrs/month75,0001562
81-120 hrs/month90,0001873
121+ hrs/month100,0002004

Antoree payments are delivered on the 3rd or 4th day of the month via Paypal or Bank Transfer.

As previously mentioned, teachers are only paid for their first session with a new student if that learner agrees to continue taking a course with them (and vice versa).

Antoree Cancellation and Lateness Policy

  • Teachers are required to wait 30 minutes for a student to log in, but will receive full pay if the student does not show up in that time or once half an hour has passed.
  • If a student cancels 0-3 hours before a lesson, then the teacher will receive half-pay for that session.
  • Both teacher and student may cancel for free 3+ hours before a scheduled class.
  • If a teacher cancels 0-3 hours before a lesson or logs in 1-30 minutes late, then they will have to teach half of an additional non-paid session.
  • If a teacher fails to inform Antoree of their non-attendance or they log in over 30 minutes late, then they will have to teach one additional non-paid session.
  • If a teacher wishes to cancel a course, they must inform Antoree and submit a handover note at least 14 days prior to the cancellation date. Fewer than 14 days’ notice will result in 50% pay (if a note is still provided). No handover note means no payment, whatever the notice period.

You can consult the company’s full cancellation/lateness policy on the FAQ section of the Antoree website.

Antoree Hours and Schedule

Antoree English classes usually last 60 minutes, but this is flexible depending on the learner’s needs, and it is not uncommon to have 30-minute sessions.

The company offers 24/7 availability, and teachers can decide their own schedule.

Antoree Requirements

While the Antoree website claims its teachers are Native English speakers, this statement is made for marketing purposes and they do in fact hire some Non-Native Speakers too.

Here are the Antoree teacher requirements:

  • Nationality: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines and Vietnam
  • Good command of English: IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL or equivalent if Non-Native Speaker
  • 6+ months experience in teaching English
  • TESOL certificate preferred
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly personality
  • Self-conscious and responsible worker able to take initiative
  • Laptop or PC with:
    • Stable internet connection
    • Headphones and external microphone
    • Skype
    • Webcam (optional)

Antoree Hiring Process

To apply for Antoree jobs, you must first register as a member with your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Nationality
  • Skype ID
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Or Facebook/LinkedIn account

Following your Antoree sign up, you will receive an email asking you to complete your profile within the Antoree members’ area by providing the following details:

  • Personal Information:
    • Avatar image
    • Full name
    • ID number
    • Photo of ID
    • ID type
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Address
    • Time zone
    • Teaching certification(s)
  • Teaching Experience:
    • Teaching certification(s) (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, TESOL)
    • Teaching Experience (What subject have you taught for? Did you do something that related to your teaching career…?)
  • Teaching Style:
    • Your voice (a short audio recording of your voice to introduce yourself – up to 2 minutes)
    • Video URL (introduction video, if available)
    • Topics (What topic(s) could you teach? E.g: Communication, IELTS speaking skills…)
    • Tag (The more criteria chosen will help assign suitable classes for you):
      • Teaching Method (Visual aids, Powerpoint, Video)
      • Accent
      • Student Preference (Kid, Work, Kindergarten, Teenager)
      • Topic Preference (Pronunciation, Grammar, Listening, Speaking Reading, Writing Test Prep.)
      • Kid’s Level Preference (A1, Pre A1, A2)
      • Adult’s Level Preference (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
      • Other Specialities (e.g. Business, Airline, Study Abroad, Cambridge, etc.)
      • Teaching Schedule (Morning, Afternoon, Evening)

The company suggests consulting this existing teaching profile as a reference to what is expected.

Antoree Entrance Test Questions and Answers

Once your profile has been filled in, you will be taken to the Antoree Entrance Test, which should take around 20 minutes to complete. Here are the questions and possible answers posed to us at the time we applied:

  1. Complete the text with the correct form of the words in brackets:
    • Every week I watch a programme on TV called Faking it. It’s about 1) …………… (PROFESSION) who accept a challenge to change themselves into something else in only twenty-eight days. On tonight’s programme they’re going to follow the 2) …………… (TRANSFORM) of James Cameron, a thirty-year-old man from North London, from a classical 3) …………… (MUSIC) to a house DJ. James admits he’s 4) …………… (TERRIFY), but he’s also pleased about the programme. He also says that he almost never listens to loud music but 5) …………… (WEARY) agrees that his likes and dislikes are about to change!
  2.  Choose the phrase (A, B, C, or D) that best completes the sentence.  A person who wears smart clothes to work…:
    • (A) likes a challenge
    • (B) learns fast
    • (C) is under pressure
    • (D) looks right
  3. A person who does their job in an experienced way…:
    • (A) does their job like a professional
    • (B) finds their job difficult
    • (C) works on their own
    • (D) works under pressure
  4. A person who has a lot of work and no time to relax…:
    • (A) is a success
    • (B) is under pressure
    • (C) never finds things difficult
    • (D) usually learns fast
  5.  A person who has problems doing their homework…:
    • (A) is a success
    • (B) looks right
    • (C) finds it difficult
    • (D) likes a challenge
  6.  A person who doesn’t have anybody to help them…:
    • (A) works on their own
    • (B) does their work like a professional
    • (C) learns fast
    • (D) likes a challenge
  7. My dad is a … and works in a well-known restaurant in the city centre.
    • (A) farmer
    • (B) chef
    • (C) web designer
    • (D) DJ
  8. She’s studying to be a … because she loves anything to do with computers.
    • (A) surfer
    • (B) rock singer
    • (C) web designer
    • (D) chef
  9. It’s important for people who work in offices to wear … clothes.
    • (A) loud
    • (B) frightening
    • (C) talented
    • (D) smart
  10.  … are professionals who are good at making decisions.
    • (A) Chefs
    • (B) Managers
    • (C) Musicians
    • (D) DJs
  11. The DJ is in the club playing … house music. 
    • (A) relaxing
    • (B) fast
    • (C) loud
    • (D) professional
  12. I think Madonna is a very … singer; she’s the best.
    • (A) terrified
    • (B) annoying
    • (C) talented
    • (D) difficult
  13. I live near the sea and I’m a professional …; it’s a great life!
    • (A) web designer
    • (B) farmer
    • (C) chef
    • (D) surfer
  14. My grandfather is a … and he grows things like potatoes and carrots.
    • (A) musician
    • (B) rock singer
    • (C) farmer
    • (D) manager
  15. My favourite subject at school is English, because I find it very…:
    • (A) interest
    • (B) interesting
    • (C) interested
    • (D) interestive
  16. She was … that her new job was so easy.
    • (A) surprising
    • (B) interested
    • (C) amazed
    • (D) boring
  17. Question 1 – 2: Long before Cary Grant even began the acting career that would spread his image across movie screens around the world, he was already a performer. Desperate to escape an unstable home life and the humble environs of Bristol, England, where he grew up, Grant joined a traveling acrobatic troupe. He became the show’s stilt walker, an unenviable position that required much painful practice before it could be mastered. As the rigors of carnival life took their toll and the excitement of crisscrossing the air grounds of his native England waned, Grant abandoned the troupe or the stage. His first roles, though small, served to mark the beginnings of what would become an illustrious career.
    •  In the concluding sentence of the passage, the author suggests that*
      • (A) Grant displayed great ability, even in the first small roles he was given
      • (B) Grant was rarely given more than small roles in the early stages of his career
      • (C) The small roles Grant initially played are significant as the origins of his acting career
      • (D) Grant owes much of his later success to his first small acting roles
      • (E) When beginning a career, most actors must initially play small roles
    • The phrase “took their toll” accentuates how Grant*
      • (A) grew discouraged by his failure to get acting roles
      • (B) was working hard but earning very little money
      • (C) came to regret the decision to leave his home and family
      • (D) was unable to truly master the stilts before he let the troupe
      • (E) was worn down by the carnival life that had once excited him
  18. Question 3 – 4: Ever since the movie Jaws, sharks have been feared and reviled as menaces of the sea. Can you picture, then, a shark swimming close to the surface of the ocean, its mouth wide open, looking for all the world like it’s “catching rays”? The basking shark, named for its propensity to bask (or laze about) in the sun, does just that. Don’t be fooled, though; like all sharks, the basking shark can be dangerous to human beings. In fact, there are reports of harpooned basking sharks attacking the boat in which the harpooner is riding. In addition, the basking shark’s skin contains dermal denticles that have seriously wounded divers and scientists who have come in contact with the sharks.
    • The second sentence (“Can … rays?”) is meant to convey*
      • (A) a comical picture of an animal that is usually regarded as menacing
      • (B) that sharks are not dangerous, despite their portrayal in Jaws
      • (C) an in-depth look at the habits of the basking shark
      • (D) the reason why basking sharks have attacked boats
      • (E) why sharks are menaces of the sea
    •  A “dermal denticles” is most likely*
      • (A) one of the basking shark’s teeth
      • (B) a dangerous part of the basking shark’s skin
      • (C) something that protects the basking shark from the sun
      • (D) a conduit or the basking shark’s food
      • (E) the only way a basking shark can defend itself
  19. Question 5: Cryptozoology is the study of still unknown animals or of creatures, like the Loch Ness Monster, whose existence hasn’t been proven. Cryptozoology, however, doesn’t just refer to the discovery of animals that may exist only in the minds of the overimaginative. It also refers to animals that may live in areas of the world that are so remote or parts of the ocean that are so deep that no one has discovered them. In fact, there is a whole host of animals, called cryptids, which reputable scientists believe may one day be discovered.
    • The author most likely believes that the Loch Ness Monster*
      • (A) will be discovered one day
      • (B) is mythological
      • (C) lives so deep in Loch Ness that its existence will never be proven
      • (D) dwells in a remote part of the world(D) dwells in a remote part of the world
      • (E) is ignored by reputable scientists

You must inform Antoree once you have completed your profile setup and test, by replying to their email or via Skype (ID:.cid.5fe5370d5b083e77 or antoree.tutor.head).

Antoree Interview/Demo Class

The next stage of the Antoree teacher application is a Skype interview consisting primarily of a teaching demo.

Here is a recorded example of an Antoree demo class:

Following a successful interview, you will receive emails containing your contract, operation training, and access to the company’s online library. An onboarding test follows the operation training, and once you pass this you can start applying for classes.

Antoree Reviews – What Is It Like Working for Antoree?

The Antoree Glassdoor page currently provides an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, with 51% willing to recommend the company. We have collated comments from these Antoree teacher reviews that have been left over the last year, which talk positively about the students, flexibility, and supportiveness of some of the Antoree admin staff, though the management come under some criticism, as does the rate of pay and availability of bookings:

  • Advantages:
    • “They offer flexible time
    • Good students to teach at the company
    • Good experience. Kids are cute
    • Great company to work for. Staff are very friendly. Salary is great – under the current global recession we’re all facing.
    • Antoree has an awesome tutor support. They respect and value their teachers as much as they value the students.
    • On-time salary payment. Easy to manage time.
    • Remote and flexible, none so far
    • Supportive staff, flexible hours, payment comes in time, some parents are nice
  • Disadvantages:
    • They don’t provide any materials plus salary rate comparing to other companies is super low
    • Takes long to get students
    • Low rate. Not much room for growth it seems
    • Bookings are low when you’re from South Africa. I had only 1 permanent student and she was so sweet. But it was not worth my time and experience.
    • Low rating and low bonuses.
    • Low salary. less classes in the morning. kid and adult class have same rate.
    • Low paid job, hire students and doesn’t have prepared lesson
    • Low salary rate, sometimes low level students
    • The management is not good. Their employees are lazy and don’t communicate on time. They don’t work professionally. Most of the time they are always late. They corrupt own salaries of Filipino teachers. They advertise Filipino teachers’ salaries differently from the students. They set high payments for Filipino teachers but they really don’t give it to teachers instead just set 120 PHP per hour. The effect is that payors (students), and parents who pay the amount expect a lot and demand a lot from Filipino teachers matching the high cost they pay to the company. The company only provides many books with at least 200 pages but doesn’t really give insights about the book and what to use which is a disadvantage for new teachers. They don’t offer any pieces of training, or seminars to improve or even guide teachers well. Bonuses and incentives are mostly not given. Salaries most of the time has problems because of some descrepancies and fault in their system. You always need to keep track of your salary. Poor support from their end. I am posting this so my fellow Filipinos won’t be fooled by this company. Don’t waste your effort, please.”

Conclusion – Is Antoree Worth It?

It is unlikely you will find full-time hours on Antoree, considering the number of teachers who have reported their struggles finding student bookings there. That, combined with the relatively low rate of pay, means that it might not be worth going through what is quite a convoluted, multi-step application process. However, there are some teachers who find the pay sufficient for where they live, in which case it might still be worth trying to pick up some additional part-time hours here as part of a portfolio of teaching companies to fall back upon.

You can apply for Antoree teaching jobs here.

A full list of other online teaching companies can be found here.

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Dr Daniel Spence

Daniel Spence is the founder of Online Teaching Review. He has been an international teacher since 2008, an award-winning academic, author of two books, and holds a PhD, MA, BA (Hons), and TESOL.

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