Online Tutoring/Teaching and Scoring

Online tutoring or teaching is when a tutor or teacher provides educational instruction and/or help to their students, at an online classroom. An online classroom is a secure web environment where the teacher can chat with the student using instant messaging, draw problems on an interactive white board, share files to review essays and papers, and browse educational resources on the web together. Lot of times the online classroom is an one-on-one session that tutors help children with their homework and various school subjects, there are also many companies or websites provide tutoring service to adult learning on subjects such as English language.

Online tutoring and teaching is a great work from home option. You might think that to be able to teach you must have a teaching degree and/or be a certified teacher. That is not always the case. Some companies require their tutors have a bachelor degree or currently enrolled in a university (such as tutor.com), others might hire those who have tutoring experience. So you need to check out each site’s requirement when apply for online tutoring or teaching jobs. Online tutoring and teaching jobs usually pay at least $10 an hours/session, and certified teachers often can make more.

There are tools you need to have in order to teach and tutor online. You need to have a reliable high speed Internet connection, a good and fast computer – a computer has enough memory, since you might need to download software or application tutor companies use to teach students, such as an online chalk board. Of course you will need to have headset and/or web cam.

While many tutoring companies allow flexible schedules, you need to commit to tutoring during the hours you’ve scheduled and arrive on time, you need to finish the session without any interruption and you can’t leave the session early. You must know your teaching subject well, be able to communicate with your students and be able explain concepts to people of a variety of ages within a online environment.

There are many websites devoted to online tutoring and teaching for children and adults on a variety of subjects. Following are some of the legitimate online tutoring companies. I will be adding more to my work at home directory.

  1. eSylvan – www.esylan.com
  2. Tutor.com – www.tutor.com
  3. goFlunt – www.goflunt.com
  4. BrainFuse – www.brainfuse.com
  5. KidSpan – www.kidspan.com
  6. SmartThinking – www.smarthinking.com
  7. MyTutor24 – www.mytuto24.com
  8. Homework Tutoring – www.homeworktutoring.com
  9. Aim for A Tutoring – www.aim4a.com
  10. Tutors Teach – www.tutorsteach.com
  11. A-1 Tutor – www.a1tutor.com
  12. eHill – www.ehill.org

Besides online tutoring, online scoring is another great work at home option if you have teaching experience. ETS and Pearson both offer exciting work at home online scoring job opportunities. (links see work at home directory)

26 thoughts on “Online Tutoring/Teaching and Scoring

  1. Wow! Online tutoring… That is a new term for me and I’m really excited to get that for my daughter as she’s just too lazy to go out for tutions. Will try out your links soon. Thanks once again!

  2. Maybe you could make changes to the page name Online Tutoring/Teaching and Scoring | Online Tutoring to more specific for your blog post you write. I loved the blog post yet.

  3. When I asked about salaries, I meant the sites that employ you, not the ones where you are self-employed. If you feel you should not reveal that, do you get any benefits? If so, are they great like good health insurance?

  4. If you know a salary that a tutor is paid at any tutoring Web site, please share it, along with more such as time with the job, your degree, are there raises, etc.

  5. What is online scoring? I cannot find the directory mentioned above. Can someone give me a URL for that directory and for the online scoring?

  6. Brainfuse is a legitimate site. I’ve been working for them for about 2 years now…full time since October 2009. They pay biweekly!

  7. just wanted to know if brainfuse is really a legit online tutoring company..i checked their profile in BBB but found no result…please advise

  8. Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for first aid for a heart attack and your post looks very interesting for me.

  9. Hi Ehrin,

    Thanks for your information and recommendation about Edufire.com! I will add this site to my work at home directory. Thanks again!

  10. Please check out Edufire.com, we are a newer site that is focusing on foreign language tutoring and giving away free first lessons, Just email me ehrin (at) edufire.com and I would love to provide anyone a free lesson. We will also be expanded the topics covered on our site very soon.

    Thanks
    Ehrin

  11. Hello Mr Kleiner,

    Thank you for pointing out the incorrect website address of Smart Thinking, I have corrected the url.

    And thanks very much for the additional information about Smart Thinking. I am glad to know that Smart Thinking is a great online tutoring company with proven credential and hope more people know about your company.

    Mei

  12. Hi,

    I noticed your info on online tutoring and wanted to point out that item 6 in your list is spelled incorrectly as is the website.

    SMARTHINKING and smarthinking.com have only one “T”. Kind of like Smart hinking.

    One major difference that SMARTHINKING has from the others on your list is that we’re the only online tutoring company that has published independent research which shows that we improve student grades. We’re also the only online tutoring company to ever win a CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Chuck Kleiner
    VP Sales & Marketing
    SMARTHINKING

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