30 Best Online English Teaching Companies in 2022

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As we all know, the English language is very important in today’s globalized world. It has become the lingua franca of international business, diplomacy, science, and popular culture. Because of this, many people are eager to learn English so that they can better communicate with others and have more opportunities in their careers.

This has created a huge demand for English teachers, both in-person and online. And with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many schools and universities to close their doors, online teaching has become even more popular.

If you’re a native English speaker with a college degree, you may be wondering how you can get started teaching English online. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the best online English teaching companies that are currently hiring in 2022.

So, what do we define as “best” in this case? These are the biggest companies that take on the highest number of applicants. This doesn’t mean they have a high acceptance rate and you may be able to find what you are looking for in a smaller company. Always keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities on job sites and on our jobs page.

30 Best Online Teaching Companies

  1. Cambly
  2. Outschool
  3. Allschool
  4. LingoAce
  5. iTalki
  6. Novakid
  7. Bansho
  8. Savvy Reading
  9. Nao Now
  10. Booknook
  11. Littera Education
  12. TutorMe
  13. Learnship
  14. Hallo
  15. Mentorphone
  16. Wyzant
  17. Tutor
  18. Novakid
  19. Latin Hire
  20. English Hunt
  21. LikeShuo
  22. Open English
  23. FluentBe
  24. Varsity Tutors
  25. Engoo
  26. SplashLearn
  27. Elevate K
  28. Native Camp
  29. Tutor Gigs
  30. Purple Academy

*These companies change constantly. If the information on this page becomes outdated, be sure to let me know and I will adjust it accordingly. Thank you.*

Cambly

  • Native English speakers from countries U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
  • No experience required
  • No degree required
  • TEFL certificate preferred but not required

Cambly is an online English tutoring platform that connects students from all over the world with native English-speaking tutors. Cambly tutors are paid $0.17 per minute (or $10.20/hour) for tutoring adults, and they are paid up to $12 per hour (or $13.80 with bonuses) for tutoring kids. Tutors can work as much or as little as they want.

Cambly is an excellent option for those who are looking for flexible online teaching opportunities. You can work whenever you want with their 24/7 schedule, and you don’t need any prior teaching experience. All you need is native-level English skills.

No interview is required! Set up your profile and get started within a few days!

Read the full Cambly Review.

Join Cambly

Outschool

  • Native English speakers from countries U.S., Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand
  • No experience required
  • No degree required
  • No TEFL certificate required

Outschool is an online platform that offers one-on-one and group classes for kids aged 3-18. Classes are conducted over video chat, and they cover a wide range of topics, from Harry Potter to math and science.

Outschool teachers earn on average $50 per class, however this will largely depend on your offering and its popularity among students. Outschool is a great option for those who enjoy working with kids and are looking for a more flexible online teaching schedule.

Read the full Outschool review.

Join Outschool

Allschool

  • Native English speakers from countries U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
  • No experience required
  • No degree required
  • No TEFL certificate required

Allschool is an online platform that offers English classes to students from all over the world. Similar to Outschool, they charge their own rate and they can work as much or as little as they want.

Allschool is a great option for those who are looking for a flexible online teaching schedule. It is newer than Outschool, so the competition is lower. Teaching English as a second language is also very popular on the platform.

Join Allschool

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Most suitable for some online part-time teaching. Accepted by some teaching companies. Get our special discount.

LingoAce

  • Native English speakers from countries U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
  • 2+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, coaching or mentoring
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate required

LingoAce is an online platform that offers one-on-one English classes to children from all over the world. LingoAce teachers earn $14-$20 per hour, and may be offered 25-minute or 55-minute classes.

LingoAce has only recently started offering online English lessons to kids so it may be hard information about them on the web. However, LingoAce has been around many years teaching Chinese to students.

iTalki

  • Native or fluent English speaker
  • TEFL certificate or degree in teaching languages (literature, linguistics, or translation/interpretation don’t qualify)

iTalki is an online platform that connects students from all over the world with native English-speaking tutors. iTalki tutors set their own rates and pay a 15% commission on their earnings. You can also teach other languages.

iTalki is an excellent option for those who are looking for flexible online teaching opportunities. You can work whenever you want by setting your own flexible schedule.

There is said to be a lot of competition at ESL marketplaces such as iTalki so make sure you have an awesome profile with your learning outcomes for the student. You will also need to plan your own lessons and learning material for students.

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Novakid

  • Native and non-native English speakers
  • 1+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, coaching or mentoring
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate required

Novakid is an online platform that offers English classes to students from all over the world, and was ranked number one in online ESL platforms for children in Europe. Novakid teachers are paid $8 per 25-minute class with the chance of bonuses of up $12 for converting students and $8 bonus for every 10 parent feedback reports you receive.

The minimum expected working load is 20-40 hours per week in return for a regular set of students.

Bansho

  • U.S. and Canadian native speakers
  • 3-years of teaching experience required
  • US teaching certificate preferred
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate not required

Bansho is an online platform that offers one-on-one classes to North American students from K2-8. They pay $15-$25 per class depending on the duration of the class. This New York-based company makes educational videos for students and also provides homework help to students over Zoom calls.

Bansho tutoring hours are typically in the evenings when kids are home from school and sessions can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 60 minutes long. Bansho expects teachers to manage 5-25 students and their parents each week. Students typically have between 1-3 weekly sessions.

Savvy Reading

  • U.S. tutors only
  • Degree in education or teaching license
  • TEFL certificate not required

Savvy Reading is an online reading program for children who struggle with reading. The program is delivered one-on-one or in small groups with up to four learners.

Savvy Reading is looking for part-time online reading tutors who are available for at least one peak slot four days each week. Savvy reading hours are available throughout the weekdays Monday to Thursday from morning (6 am-10 pm EST) to evening (between 5 pm-7 pm EST).

Tutors must be patient, organized, and have a passion for helping children learn to read. Savvy Reading pays $18 per hour. There is also the potential for pay raises.

A Savvy Reading tutor is someone who can work with students in pre-kindergarten to 5th grade who need help with reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Reading material is provided.

Nao Now

  • Native English tutors preferred
  • Degree required or proof of enrollment
  • TEFL certificate not required

Nao Now is an online English school based in the U.S. They offer 1-on-1 and group classes to mainly Korean students of all ages and levels. Classes are conducted via Skype, so teachers must have a strong internet connection.

Teachers at Nao Now must be native English speakers with a bachelor’s degree. They should also have some teaching experience, although it is not required.

The pay starts at $18 per hour but may rise to $26 per hour after 6 months. If you decide to become a substitute teacher, you will be earning $11 an hour to be on call and $18 if you and all lesson materials are provided.

Nao Now was set up with “Ivy League” graduates in mind, however, this is not a requirement.

Booknook

  • U.S. tutors required
  • +1 year of teaching experience required
  • TEFL certificate not required

Booknook is an online math and reading program that partners with schools to provide 1:1 and small group tutoring for students in grades K-8.

Tutors work with students virtually using their standards-aligned curriculum so no lesson planning is required. You can sign up for the age and skills you feel most comfortable with tutoring.

BookNook tutors are paid an hourly rate of $15-$22. Your rate is based on your experience and qualifications.

Planning on teaching online? You may need some online teaching equipment.

Littera Education

  • U.S. tutors required
  • Teaching experience required
  • Degree not required
  • TEFL certificate not required

Littera Education teaches K-12 students across the US. There may be up to 8 students in each class with subjects such as English language arts, maths and science available on the platform.

Teachers at Littera Education must be U.S. residents. They should also have some teaching experience if they don’t have a degree.

Pay starts at $15-$20 per hour depending on the subject, and teachers can work as many or as few hours as they want. The teacher may need to reformat or create material for teaching.

TutorMe

  • Native and non-native English speakers
  • Previous teaching experience required
  • Degree required or currently enrolled
  • TEFL Certificate not required

TutorMe is an online tutoring company in the U.S. that offers classes in over 300 subjects. They are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and helping students succeed.

TutorMe is a big company with more than 15,000 tutors and more than 1.5 million students worldwide. There may be more requirements for specialized positions such as writing.

Pay is at $16 per hour with weekly payments, and teachers can work as many or as few hours as they want. They operate on a 24/7 basis.

Learnship

  • Native-level or fluent English speakers
  • Teachers may have either a TEFL certificate or degree

Learnship is an online business English training school based in German. They offer 1-on-1 and group classes to adults of all ages and levels.

Learnship delivers English/ESL classes and classes in 12 other core languages. The classes last from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. There are no minimum weekly hours required.

Pay is between $17-$30 per class paid via Wise, which is a 30% pay cut pre-pandemic times. The application process is said to be very selective and demanding.

Hallo

  • Native English speakers from US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
  • 1 year of teaching ESL experience required
  • 4 minimum hours per week required
  • TEFL certificate required
  • Degree required

Hallo is a marketplace for ESL teachers based in the U.S. Hallo students are usually adults between the ages of 18-30 years old from around the world, looking to improve their English for international study and work.

Teachers can promote themselves on Hallo through the Hallo social media and teach course curriculum as provided by Hallo.

Teachers can earn via direct class, private one-on-one and group classes. Due to the high commission rates, teachers can typically expect to take home between $7.20-$18 per hour.

Mentorphone

  • Native English teachers (preferably with a US accent)
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate required

Mentorphone is a Korean company that pays its teachers $18 CAD an hour for teaching English. This company offers one-on-one classes and the lessons are through Skype or their app.

The classes are held between 6 am-1 am Korean time and you can choose your working schedule. They teach young learners and adults.

Wyzant

  • U.S. residents only
  • Degree not required
  • TEFL certificate not required

Wyzant is an online teaching company based in the US that offers online and in-person tutoring services to students of all ages and subjects. Wyzant teachers decide their own pay rate and there is a 25% commission on earnings. Teachers must create their own lesson material.

Tutors pay varies widely, with most of their tutors charging between $35-$63 per hour. Wyzant pays bi-monthly. Tutors can choose their own hours, and there are no minimum or maximum hours required.

Tutor.com

  • U.S. and Canadian residency (right now they are only accepting applications from the US)
  • Expert in your subject
  • Degree from US or Canadian college or university, or currently enrolled
  • Available 5 hours per week minimum

Tutor.com is a company that has partnered with universities, colleges and various companies to provide online tutoring services to students of all ages and levels.

Tutors are expected to provide homework help in subjects in which they have demonstrated expertise. Teachers can easily check if they have the required skills and knowledge by checking their concept list before tutoring a subject.

There are many subjects to choose from, including essay writing, science and math. The company pays its tutors $15 an hour on average but it varies. Tutors can choose their own hours in the 24/7 schedule, and need to be available at least five hours per week.

Novakid

  • Native and non-native speakers
  • 1+ year of teaching experience with children
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate required

Novakid is a company that offers online English classes to children aged 4-12 from all over the world. The company pays its teachers $16 an hour on average for Native speakers and $5 per hour on average for non-native English speakers. Pay for non-native English speakers may vary depending on location. They require teachers to be available for at least 20 hours per week.

Classes are 25-minutes long and all lesson materials are provided. Novakid operates in Moscow Time and runs from 7 am to 1 am every day.

Latin Hire

  • Native and non-native speakers with neutral accent
  • Spanish or Portuguese language at a conversational level (CEFR A2)
  • 1+ year of English teaching experience
  • Degree or TEFL certificate required

Latin Hire is a Chilean company that offers online English classes to latino students of all ages and levels. The company pays its tutors between $7-$13 per hour. Paid bonuses available.

Teachers can schedule classes on a 24/7 basis and need to work a minimum of 16 hours per month. Teachers get paid even if the students don’t show up for class and they try to make the schedule as flexible as possible.

LikeShuo

  • Native English speakers or Chinese teachers
  • Teaching experience required
  • Degree required
  • TEFL certificate required

LikeShuo is a Chinese company that offers online English classes to students of all ages and levels. Teachers earn about $15 on average per 45-minute class. Paid bonuses have been cut since the pandemic. Tutors can choose their own hours, and there are 10 minimum weekly hours required.

There are some mixed Likeshuo reviews with complaints about company ethics, low bookings and changing policies so it is hard to predict the state of the Likeshuo platform in 2022.

Open English

  • Native English speakers required
  • Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish preferred
  • Have either a TEFL certificate or a degree
  • TEFL certificate preferred

Open English is a very flexible online English school based in Latin American hours. There is the option to teach adults or children.

Open English is a client school of Latin Hire and they pay between $7-$13 per hour. You receive your pay via Wise.

The hours are from 9am to 11 pm EST and peak hours are weekdays from 4pm-11pm and all-day weekends. You must be available to teach at least 10 hours per week at Open English.

FluentBe

  • Native and non-native English speakers
  • 1+ year teaching experience required
  • Degree not required
  • TEFL certificate not required

FluentBe is a Polish online English school that offers 1-on-1 and group classes on Zoom. They provide Off2Class teaching materials.

Teachers can expect regular students at FluentBe with a choice of teaching children, teenagers or adults. Teachers can expect to have European students from a range of countries such as Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic.

The pay is $8.50-$13 per hour. They pay bonuses such as a regular student bonus or teacher referral bonus.

Peak hours are between 3-9:30 pm (Central European Time). Teachers are expected to commit to teaching at least 2 courses, which is about 1-3 hours minimum per week.

Varsity Tutors

  • U.S. and Canadian residents
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Degree required or currently enrolled
  • TEFL certificate not required

Varsity Tutors is an online tutoring platform with a range of subjects, including English. Teachers must provide their own teaching materials and pay is $15-$30 per hour. It is possible to negotiate your rate of pay.

Varsity Tutors offer in-person and online tutoring to students from across the U.S. After a few classes, you will eventually be allowed to take group classes and workshops which command a higher rate of pay, up to $30.

There are no minimum hours required at Varsity Tutors. Tutors can work as much or as little as they want.

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Engoo

  • Native and non-native teachers
  • No formal qualifications required

Expect to meet students of all ages and levels at Engoo. Engoo is a Philippian company that pays teachers between $2-$10 per hour. Lesson materials are provided and no minimum time commitment is required.

The pay at Engoo for native English teachers at $10 per hour. Filipino teachers can expect to receive $2.40 per hour. Paid bonuses are available.

Teachers must have a minimum of $50 in their account to get paid. Payments are made via Payoneer.

SplashLearn

  • Native English Speakers
  • Familiarity with the US common core curriculum
  • No formal qualification required

Splashlearn delivers online classes to students from Pre-K to 5th Grade. They primarily teach ELA and math. They pay $14 base pay with $7 in achievable bonuses. You will receive $50 for each student you refer.

Classes can be 1-on-1 and in groups. Spashlearn provides the lesson material. Teachers must be available to teach after school, at least 2 days per week.

Elevate K

  • Native English Speakers
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Degree required from US college or university
  • Teaching certificate preferred

Elevate K is an online US tutoring platform for students in grades K-12. They offer small and large live group classes.

Teachers are paid $15-$20 per hour on average. Elevate K provides all the teaching materials and lesson plans. Teachers must be willing to work a minimum of 3 hours during the week Monday to Friday.

Classes are scheduled in advance and teachers are expected to be available for at least 5 hours per week. They also hire content writers and editors, so be sure to check out their jobs page for more.

Native Camp

  • Native and non-native English speakers
  • No formal qualifications required
  • Experience in teaching preferred

At Native Camp, teachers can expect to earn $2.50 (for non-native speakers) and $9 (native English speakers) per 25-minute class. They offer group and 1-on-1 classes and lesson materials are provided.

Unless they are free-talk sessions, the lesson contents must be followed scrupulously. They offer a 24/7 schedule and the students are mainly from Japan. You can teach both adults and children.

Read our Native Camp review here.

Tutor Gigs

  • US residents only
  • No formal qualifications required
  • Experience in teaching preferred

Tutor Gigs is an online platform that offers a range of subjects, including English. The pay is $15-$20 per class and you can set your own schedule.

Tutorials are 10-60 minutes long and teachers are paid the same amount irrespective of their length.

Tutorials take place between 7:30 am and 5 pm on weekdays in Central Time. Tutors must try to commit to their initial schedule hours as they will have regular students.

Purple Academy

  • Online English teachers
  • English license required
  • Degree required or proof of enrollment
  • Prior experience in teaching English preferred

Purple Academy is an online English school that offers an American curriculum to Korean students from Grade 1 to Grade 4.

They offer live classes and proofreading roles for teachers that pay up to $30 per hour. Teachers may also choose to proofread the students writing essays.

Purple Academy is not yet a very big company but teachers have noted that if you shoot them your resume they will let you know when they are hiring again. They also sometimes post on Indeed when they are hiring.

Classes are up to 90 minutes in duration and lesson material is provided. Classes take place between 4 pm and 10 pm KST.

Connection Test

The apply to any of the companies mentioned in this article, you will need to take a connection test. The connection test will determine if you have the right equipment for teaching online.

You will need:

See more in our technical requirements for teaching online.

Next Steps…

These are over twenty online teaching companies that offer diverse opportunities to online ESL teachers. The application process generally takes under one week. Each application process is different but they generally involve an interview, training, and a mock video.

Be prepared to answer interview questions such as:

  • When can you start teaching English?
  • Do you have a TEFL certificate?
  • Do you have any teaching experience?
  • How many hours are you available each week?
  • Why do you want to teach English?

Conclusion

I hope you have found this list helpful. If you have any other recommendations, be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Get started teaching online now… Good luck!

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