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iTutor Review Summary
iTutor (not iTutorGroup) hires US-certified online teachers for both daytime class instruction and afterschool 1v1 tutoring in most school subjects. A US university Bachelor’s degree is required and the pay ranges between $28-35. There is no interview to pass, only a recorded demo, but bookings can be inconsistent.
|Pay (per hour):||$28-35|
|Location / language requirements?||USA|
|Degree / diploma required?||Yes|
|Teaching certificate required?||Yes|
|Teaching experience required?||No|
|Student age (Adults/Children)?||Children|
|Class size:||1v1/Whole class|
iTutor Pros and Cons
- Well-established since 2014
- Higher pay than many current online tutoring jobs
- No interview
- Choice of daytime class teaching or afterschool 1v1 tutoring
- A range of school subjects are catered for
- Only available to active, US state-certified teachers
- Bookings can be inconsistent, with fewer hours over the summer
- Some complaints about company disorganization and communication
- No option for teaching adults
Is iTutor Legit?
iTutor (not to be confused with the more infamous iTutorGroup), is a legitimate US-based online education provider that was founded in 2014. To date, over 200,000 hours of iTutor learning have been delivered to almost 30,000 K-12 students. Its legitimacy is reinforced by having 522 school partners across America, and winning the 2022 EdTech Breakthrough Award for ‘Tutoring Solution of the Year’.
Where Is iTutor Based?
iTutor operates in all 50 US states, and is based in Jericho, New Jersey.
What Is iTutor Online Teaching?
iTutor is a virtual provider of both core instruction (whole class, homebound, credit recovery and suspension alternatives), and supplemental instruction (tutoring, state test prep and homework help).
Here is a brief introduction video about the company:
How Does iTutor Work?
iTutor receives assignments from their school district partners, ranging from one-on-one sessions to whole-class instruction, all conducted through the iTutor platform and allocated to teachers based upon their state and license. You will be able to view assignments upon passing orientation, choosing what matches your interests and availability. Details about the class size, grade level, subject area, number of students, and pay rate are detailed within the assignment description, with full information released upon acceptance to allow preparation ahead of the first session.
For whole-class instruction, there will be a teacher’s aide who is physically present in the students’ classroom to assist with making copies, managing behavior, and supporting lesson activities, and who you will be in regular communication with.
iTutor Salary Information
The iTutor pay rate typically ranges between US$28-$35 an hour, depending on the assignment.
As Independent Contractors, iTutors do not receive employee benefits like medical insurance, though compensation for PTO or sick days is at the discretion of each school’s administrator.
When Does iTutor Pay You?
iTutor payments are made to virtual teachers every two weeks.
iTutor hours fall between 7am and midnight. iTutor peak hours for whole class instruction follow normal school times during the day, while one-on-one tutoring more often takes place in the afternoons or evenings, depending on your time zone.
The assigned school can also require that teachers attend meetings and professional developments outside of their teaching hours.
Is iTutor Still Hiring?
At the time of publication, iTutor is still hiring. You can check their current opportunities here.
To become an iTutor teacher, you must possess:
- An active, state-issued US teaching certification.
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in the United States.
- A well-working laptop or desktop computer, webcam, and headset, with a reliable internet connection.
What Is the iTutor Application Process?
Current openings are listed on the iTutor website. Click on a relevant position, and follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link at the bottom of the description. You will then be asked to submit the following information:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Provide your First and Last Name as it appears on your Teaching License
- What grade level are you certified to teach?
- What is your general availability for taking assignments? (‘School hours’ and/or ‘Non-school hours’)
- How did you hear about iTutor?
- If a Current Educator or Brand Ambassador referred you, state their name.
- Have you previously been a contractor with or employee of iTutor?
- In what state do you currently hold an active teaching certification?
- What subject are you certified to teach?
- What is your preferred mode of communication?
- Upload a copy of your ACTIVE (unexpired) State Teaching Certification in PDF form (FULL NAME and EXPIRATION DATE must be visible)
- Do you have another State Teaching Certificate? Upload if so
- Upload a copy of your Resume
- Do you have experience teaching AP (Advanced Placement) classes? If so, which subjects?
- Do you have experience creating IEPs?
- Would you be interested in an Educator Placement position should one become available in your certification area?
Alternatively, some iTutor jobs are advertised and can be applied for on Indeed.
iTutor Demo Lesson
Upon passing the initial application screening, in lieu of an interview you will be sent instructions for completing an internet speed test and recording a teaching demo, including the rubric and teaching model. This should be 10-minutes long and completed within 1 week. You will receive the verdict via email within 2 business days of submission.
Finally, upon approval, you will have to go through the necessary paperwork, create your account, and complete iTutor Educator Orientation through the Professional Development platform Clerisy.
Here is a video recap of the iTutor hiring process:
iTutor Reviews – What Is It Like Working for iTutor?
The iTutor Glassdoor page currently gives the company an aggregated score of 3.3 out of 5, with 56% willing to recommend them. Here is the summary of these reviews, which complement the work-life balance from the flexible remote schedule, though there are some complaints about student no-shows and company disorganization:
The iTutor Indeed page offers a similar rating of 3.2 out of 5, with reviews here concurring about the flexibility and disorganization, adding that there can also be technical and communication issues, while the number of classes is inconsistent:
Conclusion – Is iTutor a Good Option?
It is hard to find a great deal of information regarding iTutor, due to the online prevalence of its more notorious namesake and people’s tendency to conflate them, however, what there is suggests this is a better option out of the two. The pay is certainly higher, and there is a wider range of subjects that can be taught, either as full class instruction or 1v1 tutoring, depending on the time of day. A relatively straightforward application with no interview will heighten the appeal, though existing reviews do suggest that hours are far from guaranteed, and you must be comfortable teaching schoolchildren as there are no adult students.
A list of other teaching jobs can be found here.