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LatinHire Review Summary
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).
|Pay (per hour):||$7-13|
|Native / Non-Native Speakers accepted?||Both|
|TEFL / TESOL / CELTA required?||No*|
|Degree / diploma required?||No*|
|Adult / child students?||Both|
|Minimum hours (per month):||16|
LatinHire Pros and Cons
- Recruits teachers in multiple subjects, not just English/ESL
- Requires only a teaching certificate OR a degree (not both)
- Flexibility in being able to drop and pick up shifts
- Teaching materials provided
- Relatively low pay
- Not currently hiring applicants living in the USA or Canada
- Must speak elementary-level Spanish or Portuguese
- Minimum commitment of 16 hours a month
Is LatinHire Legit?
LatinHire is a legitimate educational recruitment company established in 2003. Their headquarters are in Santiago, Chile, but they source and manage over 2,000 international teachers (or ‘Subject Matter Experts’) for online schools such as Open English and Tutor.com, with Zoom being the main teaching platform used. As well as ESL/English teachers, LatinHire recruits tutors in a range of subjects, including Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Accounting, Finance and Economics.
How Much Does LatinHire Pay?
The LatinHire rates vary depending on the subject and specific hours being taught, the client being hired for, qualifications, experience, interview performance and quality of teaching. The top LatinHire pay rate is $13 an hour, but this is only on weekends once a teacher has taught 250 hours (to reach level 3). If assigned to Open English, one of LatinHire’s clients, the pay can be as little as $7 an hour.
LatinHire Payment Methods
There are a variety of payment methods for LatinHire tutors, including direct bank deposits (depending on the country), Wise, Payoneer, and local pick up at physical locations if living/traveling in Latin America.
Monthly payment reports arrive by the 14th of the month.
There is a minimum commitment of 16 hours a month, requiring availability during LatinHire peak hours (EST), though you may work up to 48 hours a week, with the flexibility to drop and pick up shifts.
Class length can vary according to the client and subject, but usually lasts around 25 minutes.
All teaching materials are provided, which saves on preparation time.
To become a LatinHire online tutor, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Native English speaker with a neutral accent OR a Native-level English speaker who grew up in an English-speaking country*
- Possess at least elementary-level Spanish or Portuguese (CEFR A2) – Intermediate Spanish is preferred
- Hold a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate OR a degree (or currently be enrolled in a College degree program)
- Have at least one year of teaching experience
- Be willing to work a minimum of 16 hours a month
- Have a passion for teaching
- Possess subject mastery (in English, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Accounting, Finance or Economics)
- Access to a laptop/computer with microphone, webcam, reliable wi-fi, and a white background
*Note that LatinHire are NOT currently recruiting applicants LIVING in the USA or Canada (living abroad is fine).
LatinHire Hiring Process
To apply for LatinHire jobs, you must complete an online application form with the following information:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- Country of birth
- City and State of birth
- Country where you live now
- City and State where you live now
- Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Yes/No
- Rate your Written English skills
- Rate your Spoken English skills
- If you speak any other languages in addition to English, list them
- Have you completed High School? Yes/No
- Graduation? Yes/No
- Have you completed an undergraduate degree program? (e.g. bachelor’s degree) Yes/No
- Duration of the degree program (in years)
- Year awarded
- Have you completed a postgraduate degree program? (e.g. PG diploma, Masters, PhD.) Yes/No
- Duration of the postgraduate degree program (in years)
- Year awarded
- Other relevant courses or certifications
- Provide a one to two sentence statement of your personal teaching philosophy
- Record yourself reading the statement you just wrote. Submit a clear audio, without background noise
- Did you have issues recording your voice in the previous step? Yes/No
If your application meets the requirements and your subject expertise is needed at that time, then you will be invited to an interview within 5-10 business days. Otherwise, you will be put on a waiting list. You can check your LatinHire application status by emailing [email protected]. You are expected to provide proof of academic achievements and pass a criminal background check before being hired.
LatinHire Interview Questions
The LatinHire interview is not live but pre-recorded. You will be asked 5-6 questions and may re-record your answer if you are unhappy with your initial attempt(s).
For LatinHire English teachers, at least one question will be scenario-based, where you will have to demonstrate how you would teach a particular concept. Previous examples include past perfect versus past perfect continuous, and ‘s’ in the third-person singular form.
Another question will be in Spanish, to test your elementary understanding of the language, though it should be fairly simple (a past example is ‘Cómo te llamas? De donde eres? Donde vives?’).
Here is a list of some previous LatinHire interview questions (you may also wish to consult the Open English interview questions):
- Tell me about yourself
- Where did you learn to speak English?
- Do you speak Spanish?
- Cómo te llamas? De donde eres? Donde vives?
- Why do you want to teach?
- What teaching experience do you have?
- What is your teaching philosophy?
- Give us your 1-minute explanation of past perfect versus past perfect continuous
LatinHire Job Reviews – What Is It Like Working for LatinHire?
The LatinHire Glassdoor page gives the company an average score of 3.8 out of 5 from 195 reviews, with 80% willing to recommend them (at the time of writing). I have collated all the comments from LatinHire employee reviews left so far this year, which praise the flexible schedule, planned lessons/classroom materials, training, support staff, and teacher community, but criticize the pay, hours, some mentors, lack of advancement, and occasional website lag:
- “Flexible schedules, Quality support staff, Opportunities for additional on-the job training.
- Flexibility, already-planned lessons, easy teaching jobs.
- Get paid on time. They find you a company to work for.
- Good hours, amazing people, and good communication.
- Flexibility, great support, relaxed company, great pay.
- Easy to teach classroom material. -Accessible and very quick to respond helpdesk team. -Fun Slack community for teachers.
- Limited hours which greatly limits your income potential.
- Poor communication, very low pay, no chance for advancement.
- Your salary and your schedules highly depend on the company you are working for. Some mentors can be quite strict with how you teach.
- Little pay, website lags sometimes.
- They don’t pay for Mondays, have to work more than 6 hours, only pay on month end, there’s levels.”
The LatinHire Indeed page offers a compable rating of 3.9 out of 5, though this is aggregated from fewer (32) reviews currently. Below is a cross-section of the most recent LatinHire teacher reviews here, which similarly compliment the pleasant team, students, flexibility, and professional development, though there are further complaints about the pay, number of classes, lack of benefits, and communication:
I was also emailed directly by a LatinHire teacher who wished to share their personal experience of working for the company, where they appreciated the schedule flexibility and being paid in US dollars, but less so the ‘super low’ pay and ‘lack of timely communication’:
Conclusion – Is LatinHire Worth It for Online Teachers?
LatinHire offers a lot of flexibility in being able to pick up and drop shifts without penalty, however, availability does not guarantee classes. Other advantages are the provision of teaching materials and professional development, though the pay rate and lack of raises are insufficient for some teachers struggling with inflation.