Believe it or not, Translatable LLC is not my first business venture. Prior to starting my language consulting business, I worked as an independent contractor. These ventures included selling my art on Etsy, walking dogs, and tutoring. Tutoring as a contractor or working as a freelancer is an excellent way to segway into owning and operating your own business.
See the below list to discover reputable companies where you can hire or be hired as a tutor.
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1) Varsity Tutors
I provided in-person tutoring services through Varsity Tutors for about a year. Tutors work as independent contractors. I loved working with Varsity Tutors because the company connects you with potential students. The hiring process includes submitting a completed application and completing an interview. If selected to move forward, you will receive a demo of the online platform and receive further training and instructions on how to fully utilize their tools and tutoring platform.
Varsity Tutors does the heavy lifting by connecting qualified tutors with students in need.
Another bonus for working with Varsity Tutors is that they will offer incentives for taking on new students who require a fast placement.
Online tutoring is available! I have been trained to use their online platform. It is an excellent tool already in place for providing distance education.
Free group courses are being offered online in several subjects to assist parents with virtual learning.
At the time I tutored with the company several years ago, tutors meeting online were contracted at a lower rate. This means that you would get paid less to tutor students online via their virtual classroom platform. I do not know if they have modified their pay rates since I last worked with them circa 2016. If anyone has up to date rate information for Varsity Tutors please leave that info in a comment below.
When I was a tutor, the company established your compensation rate. Rates were competitive and incentive pay was provided to tutors who could take on new students with short notice. Overall, I appreciated the support and resources provided to tutors. I strongly recommend this company as a place to begin your tutoring services.
Please visit www.varsitytutors.com to learn more about the opportunity and apply. Please remember to mention that you were referred by Carla Stone. Contact at (888) 888-7917 or firstname.lastname@example.org now to get more information.
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Wyzant is another great platform for running your own tutoring business. I personally taught through Wyzant for several years as a language arts and Japanese language instructor. Read below to see how tutoring on Wyzant differs from Varsity Tutors.
Wyzant provides you with an online space to fully grow your personal tutoring business. It also boasts an online platform allowing you to connect with students remotely.
The application is simple and afterward, you take qualifying quizzes to indicate your skill sets. There is no interview nor is additional training provided.
Tutors are able to set their own rates, but Wyzant collects a portion in exchange for their placement services.
You can bring your own students to the Wyzant platform and receive 100% of your rate! For these reasons, I recommend utilizing Wyzant to begin your online tutoring business. You can select from a range of skills and subjects to teach!
This is debately not a con, but Wyzant collects a portion of your profit for students found via their platform. The exact percentage has likely changed since I was an active tutor. I believe they take 15-20% of your rate. Again you are able to set your own rate and therefore can keep this in mind when determining how much you will charge your clients.
Click here to get started as a teacher or click the link below to find a tutor!
I love Italki for many reasons. I have not personally taught via the Italki platform, but I have utilized their services as a language student. I used Italki to improve my understanding of Castillian Spanish. I met with a Spanish teacher online via the Italki platform while studying abroad in Spain. During my session, my teacher assessed my skill level and gave me a guided formal lesson. My teacher was punctual, professional, and well prepared. Overall, I had a very positive experience and would utilize Italki again in the future to enhance my language skill sets.
Italki is an incredibly affordable platform to jumpstart your language learning or language teaching experience. You can pay per lesson or purchase multiple lessons in advance.
To my understanding teachers and tutors are able to set their own rates. Many language professionals with teaching qualifications sign up as teachers and other individuals with language proficiency sign up as tutors.
You can select to book your lesson with either a teacher or a tutor. Teachers will guide you through structured lessons while tutors tend to provide more informal language practice sessions.
Both teachers and tutors typically offer a free or a reduced fee for the consultation session.
You can earn Italki credits! This means that you can exchange credits earned from teaching a language to pay to learn another language.
In this way, you can be both a teacher and a student. This is an excellent platform for anyone looking to participate in a global exchange of language and culture.
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Thank you for taking the time to read all the way through this post. I hope that you find these resources and job leads to be valuable. I wish you the best as you start or continue your transition into working remotely!