- Community English Tutor on iTalki
- $4 – $25 per hour
- Published July 29, 2020 by Niall Doherty
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.
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How much money does Ian make teaching English on iTalki?
There are two types of teachers on iTalki:
According to my calculations:
- Community English Tutors on iTalki (like Ian) earn an average of $9.79 per hour. 1
- Professional English Teachers on iTalki earn an average of $15.73 per hour. 2
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.
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.
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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?
What type of online business does Ian have?
Other ways to make money online
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