What equipment do I need for teaching English online?
Most tutoring companies will want you to have a desktop or laptop with a webcam, high-speed internet, and noise-canceling headsets. While our mobile phones have replaced the need for laptops or desktops, most companies will want you to have a stable environment, hence the desktop or laptop situation. In many cases with tutoring online, the companies would prefer you to make video contact with your students.
Teach English Online with These Services
Note: each of the listed pay rates, requirements, and work arrangements are subject to change. Please refer to the service for exact and current details.
VIPKID is looking for tutors that want to have fun while teaching English to kids. All of the course materials and lesson plans are provided with VIPKID. You will need to be a resident of the United States or Canada, have a Bachelor’s degree, high-speed internet, and a reliable computer. The current pay rate to teach on VIPKID is roughly between $14 to $22 per hour.
Cambly is an informal platform that seeks out tutors to chat with students so that they can learn English. Cambly’s students are located all around the world. The tutoring sessions can be as easy-going or as informative as you want. Cambly pays per minute, so if you teach for a full hour, you can expect to make about $10.20 per hour. Cambly pays through PayPal and best of all, you can set your own hours.
The EducationFirst tutoring platform is headquartered in the United States and was founded back in 1965. The EducationFirst has opportunities for teaching 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Aside from the broad range of hours, EducationFirst is really seeking candidates who can commit to early weekday mornings and/or weekend nights. EducationFirst typically pays $12 per hour plus incentives. EducationFirst’s ideal applications will already hold a TEFL certificate or are willing to commit to getting one.
Mango Languages is based in Farmington Hills, MI and are seeking English coaches with a teaching certificate, Bachelor’s degree or some teaching experience. Unlike other English teaching services, Mango Languages asks to commit to 10-20 hours per week and 10-20 hours of paid training.
Continuum Education Services
Continuum Education Services is a recruitment agency that pairs English teachers and tutors with other companies needing their services. Continuum Education Services says that the companies they might place you with will offer base pay and flexible schedules. CES is looking for native English speakers, tutors with TESOL or TEFL certifications and has the computer equipment including a webcam and a professional headset.
goFLUENT has offices around the world and will contract with business ESL teachers to teach English and a number of other languages. goFLUENT asks for tutors that can commit to at least 4 hours per day each weekday.
Twosigmas is located in the United Kingdom and is looking for ESL tutors to teach 1-on-1 English lessons
to children across Chine ages 5 to 12. Twosigmas is typically looking for teachers with experience teaching English already. Depending on your experience, Twosigmas will pay roughly $20 per hour.
Different ESL companies will allow for different scheduling requirements, different requirements, and different pay structures. Be sure to research their websites and do your own analysis to decide which platform you will want to use.