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Italki Review 2020 – Professional English Teacher

How much money can you earn as a Professional Teacher on iTalki?

  • Ivy Italki

  • Professional English Teacher on iTalki
  • $5 – $44 per hour

How does Ivy make money online?

Ivy doesn’t really exist. She’s our avatar to represent a typical person working as a Professional English Teacher on iTalki.

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

A pro teacher like Ivy would do online video lessons with students and get paid by the hour.

Here’s an example of a pro teacher on iTalki doing a lesson with a student:

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

Source: italki.com

How much money does Ivy 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 Professional English Teacher on iTalki is $44.

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 😔

What qualifications do you need to be a Professional English Teacher on iTalki?

To become a Professional English Teacher on iTalki, Ivy would have been required to prove she had the following credentials:

Accredited certification in language teaching or documents showing suitable experience as a professional language teacher.

See here for more information on becoming a Professional Teacher on iTalki: What types of certification or credentials are required for a Professional Teaching Profile?

If you don’t have any certification or credentials, consider signing up to iTalki as a Community Tutor instead (like Ian).

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 Ivy have?

According to our framework Ivy 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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