More Job Opportunities for Educators
More Job Opportunities for Educators
04 July 2018/ By Zineb DJOUB
If you are looking for a job or you are already working and you need a supplementary income with some kind of flexibility, this article is then for you. You find here a list of companies who provide home-based jobs for educators and have vacancies at the moment.
Some companies hire online teachers providing them with specific curricula while others hire tutors who are most concerned with assessing students’ needs and providing the necessary support. You can also find companies where both online teaching and tutoring are required for the same job.
VIPKID is a professional online teaching company dedicated to teaching English to Chinese children (12 and under). VIPKID’s teachers teach the American curriculum, based on the Common Core State Standards. Lessons are set up to be approximately 25 minutes in length. What is interesting about this company is that teachers receive ongoing training and professional development.
To apply, a Bachelor degree or higher is required besides a minimum of one year of teaching experience. There are also other requirements to teach for VIPKID which you can find here.
EnglishHun is looking for native English speakers who are from the USA to teach Korean business students. You will teach English to adults online or by phone. To teach English online with EnglishHun you must have 48 hours of college credits or TEFL/ESL certificate. Click here to learn more about this company.
Universal Class offers two online teaching opportunities: teaching online and designing online courses for this platform. Courses cover different subject matters such as Special Education, Science, Psychology, Mathematics, History, Finance, Business, Language Arts, etc. Work experience and certain skills and qualifications are required to perform the job’s duties. To learn more visit UniversalClass.
The Edge Tutors
The Edge Tutors offers opportunities for tutoring all subjects to different students’ levels. As an online tutor, you will have the chance to interact with students from diverse cultures and various backgrounds.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required and teaching experience is preferred. The application process involves submitting a resume, school credentials, some other personal information and a 5-10 minute demo lesson. To learn more visit The Edge Tutors.
Tutorvista is an online tutoring company supporting students (K-12 and college-level) reach their goals. Besides its provision of tutoring-services anytime, Tutorvista also offers test prep help, homework help, supplemental tutoring and expert assistance before tests and exams. Experience teachers are hired with graduate degrees for part-time and full-time openings. Visit Tutorvista to get more details.
Chegg Tutors is another online tutoring platform with more flexible torturing opportunities. Subjects include Biology, Computer Science, Humanities, Languages, Science, Humanities, etc. You will get connected with your students whenever you want. Interested in applying, create your account here.
Cambly tutors students and helps them learn English in an informal setting. You can chat with people from around the world and enrich more your teaching experience. To make your decision check out the company website.
Online Teaching and Tutoring
If you are an English teacher, you can work with iTutorGroup. You will have the chance to teach English online to adults and children in Asia. This online teaching and tutoring platform can offer you more flexibility and opportunities to earn some money. You can apply via the website or LinkedIn. Qualification is required. To learn more, visit iTutorGroup.
An officially registered global community in Hong Kong teaching over a hundred languages. After signing up as a language teacher or community tutor on iTalki and creating your profile, you’ll be listed in their large database of teachers and tutors. Interested students will contact you through iTalki to book teaching sessions. These are conducted via either Skype or free VOIP software and can be as short as 30 minutes in length. Interested in joining this community! Start your experience here.
I hope that these companies will support you make decisive career decisions in your life. If you are not interested in online teaching or tutoring, you can visit job search websites to find other job offers that match your interests like Flexjobs.com, Glassdoor.com, Job.com, and LinkedIn.
If you know of other flexible job opportunities for educators, please share them here. I would love to hear from you.
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