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Italki Review 2020 – Community English Tutor

How much money can you earn as a Community Tutor on iTalki?

  • Ian Italki

  • Community English Tutor on iTalki
  • $4 – $25 per hour

How does Ian make money online?

Ian doesn’t really exist. He’s our avatar to represent a typical person working as a Community English Tutor on iTalki.

iTalki is a language-learning platform that connects students and teachers.

A community tutor like Ian would do online video lessons with students and get paid by the hour.

Here’s an example of a community tutor on iTalki doing a lesson with a student:

As a teacher on iTalki, Ian would be considered a freelancer.

Source: italki.com

How much money does Ian make teaching English on iTalki?

There are two types of teachers on iTalki:

Source: italki.com

According to my calculations:

Note that those are averages, so it is possible to earn more on iTalki.

The highest hourly rate I’ve seen for a Community English Tutor on iTalki (minimum 100 lessons) is $25.

Note that iTalki takes a 15% commission on transactions between teachers and students, and teachers are also charged a small fee when they withdraw their earnings.

As for workload, it seems you can teach as much or as little as you on iTalki so long as you can find enough students.

The pro teacher in the video below reports that she usually does 7-8 classes per day and sometimes as many as 10-11:

UPDATE: unfortunately the video we originally had here has been set to private 😔

Presumably, if the students are there, community tutors can teach that many hours per day as well.

What qualifications do you need to be a Community English Tutor on iTalki?

You don’t need any certification or qualifications to become a Community English Tutor on iTalki.

All that’s required is that you be a native or near-native English speaker that enjoys teaching informally.

(If you do have a certification or experience in language teaching, consider becoming a Professional English Teacher on iTalki, like Ivy.) 

How to find work as an online English teacher?

You can apply to become a teacher on iTalki here.

What type of online business does Ian have?

According to our framework Ian has a freelance business, which would be considered a Level 2 online business.

Other ways to make money online

There are many other ways to make money online, to work from home or anywhere in the world.

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