VIPKid Global is the international branch of VIPKid, hiring US and Canadian tutors for non-Chinese students. Online classes last 25 minutes and are 1v1 with mostly children. Pay is $14 an hour, and you must have a Bachelor’s degree, though bookings are hard to come by as the company struggles to expand.
Fluentify is an Italian language company teaching English, French, Spanish, German and Italian to adult professionals in 30-minute online classes (1v1 or 1v4). The pay is €12-€24.48 and you must be a Native Speaker with a teaching qualification, 2+ years of experience, and available for 15+ hours a week.
Iboux is an Irish-Brazilian education company hiring Native Speakers in English, French and Spanish to teach adults and children 1v1 or 1v2 in 30 or 60-minute classes. They pay $8-15 an hour, want teaching experience, either a teaching certificate or degree, and 20 hours availability a week (with 15 guaranteed).
Educastream is a French company providing virtual math and language lessons to children and adults. The 55-minute classes can be 1v1 or in groups of up to 6 students, the pay is between £9-£11 an hour, and Educastream tutors must be UK or US-based Native English Speakers with at least 1 year of teaching experience.
Learnlight is a multinational EdTech Company that provides language learning, skills acquisition, and company training; it pays €6-12 an hour for teachers with degrees, a language teaching certification, and 2 years’ experience, to teach mainly adult students 1v1 or in groups for 10+ hours a week.
Carrot Global is a Korean online education company that hires Native English Speakers with Bachelor’s degrees to teach English predominantly to adult students. No teaching certificate or experience is required, though you must be available for 15+ hours a week, and the pay is $13-17 an hour.
Nao Now Tutoring is a US-based education company that provides online ESL lessons for adult and child students, mostly from South Korea. They want Native English Speakers who have their Bachelor’s degree or are currently enrolled and pay $18-26 per hour, depending on experience.
HiTutor is a Taiwanese company hiring Native and Non-Native speakers in multiple languages to teach adults and children 1v1 or 1v4 online. The pay is $2-12 depending on country, you must have a degree and 6 months experience, bookings fluctuate though the schedule is flexible, and the application is quick and simple.
TeachCast employs US residents to teach ESL online to international children and adults. You must have completed a diploma/2 years of college and a TEFL/TESOL/substitute certificate. Pay is $12-$14 an hour, with paid training, though you must commit to a fixed schedule of 25 hours across 5 days a week.
LingoAce is a Singaporean company hiring Native Speakers from select countries/states to teach children 1v1 and 1v4 online. Pay is between $14-$20, but you must have a degree, teaching certificate and 2 years’ experience, with only 2% of applicants successful, while booking rates are reportedly mixed.
Fluentbe is a Polish ESL company paying $8.50-$13/hour to teach children or adults 1v1 or 1v4 via Zoom. No qualifications are required, Non-Native English Speakers can apply, bonuses are available and bookings are stable, though you need 1 year’s experience, and must teach 2+ courses with classes lasting 25-90 minutes.
Learnship is an online business language trainer that hires Native-level speakers in 12 languages. Pay is more than many ESL companies, though the recruitment process is selective and demanding, with an interview and 2 observed demos and only a 5% success rate. Existing teacher reviews are also critical.
All Right is a lesser-known company from Eastern Europe that hires C1 English speakers on $10-12 an hour to teach children 1v1 online. You must either have a degree or a teaching certificate and be able to commit to 15+ hours a week, though very few teacher reviews exist to reveal what it is like working there.
Cafetalk is a teacher marketplace where almost any subject can be offered to Japanese (mostly adult) students. You must be a Native speaker in the language of instruction with a degree. Classes are 1v1, you decide the length and price, though Cafetalk retains a 15-40% commission and gaining bookings can be challenging.
Cambly pays $10.20 per hour to teach adults, while Cambly Kids pays $12. Both hire Native English Speakers, with no degree, teaching certificate or experience needed. There is no interview, classes are 1v1 and can be canceled with 12 hours’ notice, however, it can take months to be approved and you must have PayPal.
italki is one of the largest teacher marketplaces, with 5 million adult and child students from 100+ countries. It hires Near-Native Speakers in 150+ languages with no qualifications, charging a flat 15% commission with 0% on trials. The application process is quick and easy, though there is competition for bookings.
Preply is a teacher marketplace delivering c.100 subjects online to adult and child students 1v1 or in groups. No specific qualifications are required, and the average pay range is $10-38.90 an hour. However, trial lessons are unpaid, commission rates start at 33%, and it takes effort to acquire students.
TutorABC provides 1v1 and group classes to adults and children in Taiwan and Japan. They hire Native and Non-Native Speakers with degrees and teaching certificates, the application and automated interview is quick, cancellations are flexible, but pay varies by nationality and low student ratings lead to termination.
Lingoda hires C2-level speakers to teach English, French, Spanish and German online. Classes last 60 minutes with 1-5 adult students, there are no minimum hours, a teaching certificate but no degree is required, and teacher satisfaction is high, however, the pay is fairly low and bookings are first come, first served.
Outschool is a teacher marketplace hiring residents of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England or Wales to teach children online. Teacher satisfaction is good, no formal qualifications are required, and almost any subject can be taught, though securing bookings for more generic courses can be challenging.
Verbling is a US-based teacher marketplace offering over 80 languages to adult learners. They hire experienced Native and Non-Native Speakers without a degree or teaching certificate and have a low commission rate of 15%, though applicants are currently limited and there is growing discontent at company culture.
Nil English is a Korean ESL company teaching adults and children 1v1 online and by phone. They hire North American Native-Speaking graduates. The starting pay is $7.50 per hour plus bonus, with rises after 3 and 6 months. The application process is simple, but you must commit to 10 hours a week across 5 days.
Spicus teaches Korean adults English via conversational 10-minute 1v1 audio classes. They hire teachers with a Native accent from the US, Canada and Philippines, a degree/teaching certificate is not essential, pay is $12-15 per hour, and booking rates are high.
Accent Advisor pays experienced teachers from the US and Canada $15-25 an hour to improve adult learners’ American accents. You must have a degree or certification, be willing to work 15+ hours a week, and be knowledgeable about vocal mechanics to pass the rigorous interview process.
AmazingTalker is an online teacher marketplace from Taiwan offering 104 language specialisms to students globally of all ages. The average pay is $15-28 an hour though varies widely, and they hire anyone fluent in English with experience. Bookings can be challenging, however, and there are hefty fees of up to 38%.
Schola is a Southeast Asian ESL company hiring Native Speakers to teach children 1v1 online. Pay is $10-16 an hour (negotiable), there are no penalties, no degree is required but you must have a teaching certificate and 1+ years experience, and only 5% of applicants are successful.
SkimaTalk is an online teacher marketplace serving adult Japanese and South Korean students. They hire Native Speakers to teach 25-minute ESL classes and pay $12.80+ an hour (after a 20% commission). No degree or teaching certificate is required, but you must be willing to teach 3 free classes.
Tutlo is a small, Polish ESL company delivering conversational 1v1 lessons with adult and child students. Classes are on-demand upon logging in, with no advanced booking schedule. A degree is not required, though they prefer Native Speakers for whom the pay is relatively low.
LatinHire recruits Native-level teachers in multiple subjects for Latin American adults and children. A degree is not essential, materials are provided and classes are flexible, but pay is relatively low, you must speak basic Spanish/Portuguese, commit to 16 hours a month, and not live in the US/Canada (presently).
VivaLing recruits ‘Near-Native’ Speakers on $20 an hour to teach European adults and children one-on-one online. It hires multiple languages, has high teacher satisfaction, and a degree’s not essential, but you must have 2 years of experience, commit to 12 hours a week (over 4 days) and take 4 weeks of unpaid training.
Hallo is an online teacher marketplace based in the US, specializing in ESL lessons for adults internationally. No degree is required, they hire Native Speakers on $7.20-18 per hour (after commission), have a low threshold for weekly payouts, and provide curricula, though you must market yourself to attract students.
Kyna for Kids is a Vietnamese online ESL program offering flexible 1v1 and 1v4 classes with children. They pay Natives and some Non-Native Speakers $10-20 per hour with good booking rates, though you must have a teaching certificate and degree, learn multiple platforms, and pay 20% tax on your earnings.
Konnekt Kid recruits US, Canadian and UK teachers for online ESL lessons with young Russian students. TEFL/TESOL is needed for group classes, while private classes require a degree in Education or Psychology. As a small company that only hires when needed, it can take months to respond to applications, if at all.
Edukita is an Indonesia-based ESL company offering Native Speakers $18-20 per hour to teach children in large-group online classes. While no degree or teaching certificate is required, you must have 3 years of online ESL experience. There is no written feedback, but the schedule is fairly inflexible.
eTeacher Group is an Israeli tutoring company offering online 1v1 and group classes. They hire Native and Near-Native Speakers on $18 per hour, with no cancelation penalties or feedback, though they are highly selective, you must have 2 years experience teaching kids, teens AND adults and commit to 15 hours a week.
CleverKid is a new startup from Canada offering $26 per hour to teach 25-minute online classes 1v1 with children from non-China countries. There are no penalties or written feedback and leave is flexible, though there’s a waiting list, a fixed schedule of 10+ hours a week, and only Americans and Canadians can apply.
Egg School is a new online ESL company from South Korea. They pay Native Speakers with degrees $16-18 per hour to teach children 1v1. There are no minimum hours, the application process is simple with no interview, though booking rates are around 50%, and student cancelations are unpaid.
Clasing ELTS is a Spain-based ESL company providing audio English classes to mostly adults. They accept Native and Non-Native Speakers and don’t require a degree or teaching certificate, though shifts are fixed and not flexible, with 20 hours a week minimum, and the pay is low.
Profy English is a Colombia-based online ESL company offering 1v1 adult classes paying $10 an hour. They accept Native and C1 Non-Native teachers, with no interview or demo, and payout anytime, though introduction classes are unpaid and teachers must attract students through a profile and use their own materials.
eHello (eHailuo) is a Chinese tutoring company that has been shutting down and withholding pay from its teachers since China changed its regulations. As there is no guarantee you will be paid, even if you can get hired there at this time, you should look elsewhere for teaching.
Online Kids Academy is a Turkish ESL school hiring Native Speakers and Filipinos to teach group and private child classes. The pay is relatively low for Natives, high for Filipinos, there’s little written feedback, decent bookings, and non-Asian hours complement other jobs, but communication and payments can take time.
BetaKid/BedaKid teaches children 1v1 and considers any teacher with a degree, TEFL certificate and teaching experience, though Native Speakers are paid more. Pay is still average, and whilst bookings are good, you must commit to a long-term fixed schedule of at least 10+ hours a week or risk penalties for any changes.
StarKid English offers great pay, guaranteed bookings, understanding support, a simple application process, and one-on-one classes with children between 4-12. Hiring can take weeks, it is selective of experienced, TEFL-certified graduates from North America or the UK, and you must commit to a consistent schedule.
Craving English is a small, Latin American ESL company with classes of 1-6 adult or child students. They hire Native Speakers with TEFL certification who must commit to 10+ CST hours a week, the pay is ok, but the time zone complements Asian teaching hours and they offer free Spanish lessons to teachers.
Protostar Education offers most Native Speakers good pay, long-term regular students, adaptive teaching materials, US holidays and no extreme penalties, though their interview process is selective, their schedule is limited, and you must have ‘brick and mortar’ classroom experience.
If you are a North American or UK teacher, Lime English offers attractive pay and opportunities to teach children in multiple subjects without TPR, though some applicants experience problems at interview stage, you must have a year of classroom teaching experience, and be able to commit to long-term slots.
Native Camp hires almost any adult with an internet computer and an intermediate level of English, and offers a flexible schedule teaching adults or children 1:1. The salary is low, however, and the company fails to support teachers against problematic students, inhibiting ratings, pay and long-term employment.
NeuABC is a US-based company teaching Chinese children 1:1. They offer fair and reliable pay twice a month, with no penalties, excellent teacher satisfaction and the freedom to be creative, though you must live in North America, commit to at least 4 hours a week, and the schedule is limited to 5.5 hours a day.
ABC360 accepts both Native and Non-Native Speakers and offers a high referral incentive, however, the pay is relatively low, which they have a history of cutting, and you must have a degree, teaching certificate and be willing to commit to 18+ hours a week.
Novakid hires Native and Non-Native Speakers to teach children one-on-one, and its Moscow timezone complements Asian jobs. The pay is average for many, and you must have a degree and 1 year of experience. It can take months to start teaching there, however, so it’s not a quick option.
Ringle only hires ‘native-level’ tutors from leading US/UK universities, though it requires no TEFL/TESOL certificate or teaching experience. They offer reasonable pay, one-on-one adult classes, lesson materials, and schedule flexibility, though bookings can take time and their screening process is strict.
Eigox accepts both Native and Non-Native Speakers and requires no formal qualifications, making them a reasonable option for new teachers. However, their low and slow booking rates restrict them to being a part-time option for many, while pay rates are relatively low, and teachers complain about cancelation penalties.
YiYiEnglish is open to all English speakers (with near-Native pronunciation) and promises a lot but fails to deliver on schedule flexibility and pay, with teachers reporting having to work when the company wants while not receiving the money they were expecting, making YiYiEnglish a risky option.
OiKID considers Native and Non-Native Speakers with neutral accents and Bachelor’s degrees. The application process is simple, they provide teaching materials and paid training, and don’t require TEFL/TESOL. Pay is less attractive for Native teachers, however, as is the lack of incentives and their transfer fees.
First Leap is new to online teaching, and they hire qualified and experienced Native English Speakers. They offer high booking rates of 80%+ and provide good-quality teaching materials (plus a sign-on incentive for now), however, the pay is average without bonuses and the hiring process is strict.
NiceKid are a reasonable option for experienced Non-Native Speakers without a degree, living in cheaper countries and looking for part-time work teaching young children. Their pay is less attractive for Native Speakers, and the inflexible and limited work schedule prevents one earning a full-time income here.
Lingo Live offers opportunities to teach individual adult professionals through Task-Based Learning. While they don’t demand a degree or TEFL/TESOL certificate, you do need extensive experience (of 5+ years) and near-Native fluency. The pay is also not great and they don’t guarantee bookings.
Voxy specializes in teaching adults through Task-Based Learning and pays a decent hourly rate, though compensation doesn’t cover the entire workload. You must also have over 3 years’ teaching experience and know a second language, but both Native and Non-Native Speakers can apply without a degree.
iBestTeacher demands few requirements from both Native and Non-Native Speakers, whilst offering multiple schools to teach Chinese children. Schedules are fixed for 6 months, while pay varies widely, however, iBestTeacher is a good option for many who lack qualifications, experience or have been rejected elsewhere.
UUabc offers Native Speakers reasonable pay after a short demo, but they must have up to two years of teaching experience, a Bachelor’s degree (and if no Education major, a TEFL/TESOL). There are question marks over booking rates, however, and teaching groups of 4 won’t suit everyone.
Dazao doesn’t have any qualification, nationality or minimum hours requirements, making them an easy entry point into online teaching, though their pay is amongst the lowest around. This impartial Dazao English review will help you to decide whether they’re worth your time.
31abc is a smaller Chinese company that provides regular, long-term students for TEFL/TESOL-qualified, experienced North American and UK graduates. The base pay (before bonuses) is mediocre, however, and they’ve cut it before. Read this impartial 31abc review to find out if you should still apply.
While little is publicly known about Classo, on the surface they offer attractive pay for both Native and Non-Native Speakers delivering 1-on-1 classes, whilst requiring only proficiency and teaching experience (no mandatory TEFL/TESOL or degree). This impartial Classo Review covers all available information.
Zebra English offers good pay, teacher satisfaction, and no minimum hours for North American teachers with degrees, TEFL/TESOL certificates and experience. You must be prepared to teach younger children and deliver up to 3 demo classes to get hired. Read this in-depth and impartial Zebra English review to find out how and whether it’s worth it.
While English Ninjas used to be a decent company, offering flexible schedules, mature students, and requiring no TEFL, their reputation has been tarnished by salary cuts and problems paying teachers on time. Read this in-depth and impartial English Ninjas review to find out whether you should still apply there.
Landi has a track record of decreasing teachers’ pay and bonuses mid-contract (but still offers more than some). Only four nationalities are accepted, though they’re a popular option for South Africans. Landi suits teachers who enjoy younger students and want fairly-stable bookings (after probation).
While Hellokid don’t require a Bachelor’s degree and their advertised pay rate looks promising, the reality is less appealing, especially when one considers the penalties and restrictive clauses in their contracts. Make sure you read this in-depth and impartial Hellokid review before you apply.
COREnglish has a low barrier to entry, with no mandatory qualifications to apply and all English speakers considered. However, they are limited by the inconsistent pay and treatment given to teachers by their client schools. This in-depth and impartial COREnglish review will help you decide whether to apply.
Open English offers individual and group adult or child classes for experienced Native teachers. A degree is not essential, slots can be swapped without penalty, and Latin American hours can complement or provide an alternative to China. However, the pay is not the highest, and the hiring process can take time.
Engoo has no academic qualification requirements, they provide both child and adult students, flexible teaching with no minimum peak hours, and some incentive schemes, though the basic pay is towards the lower end of the market. This in-depth and impartial Engoo review will help you decide whether to apply.
Whales English offer good (if diminishing) rates of pay, bonuses, and long-term contracts for most Native Speakers, however, their hiring requirements are somewhat exclusionary and some work is unpaid (e.g. feedback and grading). Read this in-depth, impartial Whales English review to find out whether they’re a good online teaching fit.
Acadsoc is geared more towards newer teachers starting out. If that is you, then they offer an opportunity to become TESOL qualified (for free) and gain valuable experience, though many teachers don’t appear to stick around long-term. To find out why, continue reading…
Though their rate of pay is poor, Skyeng’s teacher satisfaction is generally high, their barriers to entry are low, and they also provide an opportunity to teach adult students. This in-depth, impartial Skyeng review will take you through Skyeng’s pay, hours, application process and teachers’ experiences… (Read the full review for tips on getting hired!)