Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: If you have the knowledge and skills to support a student online, this could be your time to start connecting with students who need support.

Amava Take: Whether it’s K-12, college level or beyond, on-demand, being a pod leader or some other way, online tutors are becoming the norm. The era of physical distancing has only increased the need for knowledgeable, personable and empathetic online tutors. Students need the connection and parents want some assistance as in-person school is greatly curtailed or inaccessible in many parts of the country. If you were hoping to make some money from home as a tutor, now would be a great time to jump in.

From the Front Lines: 

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions? 

People with knowledge, training and tutoring or teaching backgrounds make excellent online tutors. Patience, creativity and an engaging personality go far as well. 

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Set expectations up front and budget time well. Students will want to come back if they made progress. 

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

You can set up times in advance with students or be available on an on-demand basis. 

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

Helping students reach their goals and keep learning under these difficult conditions is a great feeling.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Virtual experiences are not always optimal. It takes energy to make them engaging and productive.

What surprised you the most about the experience?

How quickly students adapt to the changing landscape of education. 

Special Requirements: Requirements vary depending on the platform you use and the subject matter that you want to work with. A high school diploma and bachelor’s degree are usually preferred. Advanced degrees and work experience may command higher hourly rates. 

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Finding a Position: Chegg Tutors allows you to log in whenever it is convenient for you. TutorMe is another user-friendly platform to connect with. Smarthinking  is specifically looking for people with master’s, PhD, or other advanced certification and several years of teaching/tutoring experience,