How to Become an Online Tutor

So you’ve finally decided to try your hand at tutoring. Perhaps you are already a teacher and are looking to supplement your income. Or maybe you are a college student looking for part-time work. Regardless of your motivation, tutoring is a great way to use your talents to help others gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Online Tutoring allows you to forgo the search for students in your area, and instead lets you find students from across the country who are looking for help in specific academic areas. Tutoring Match’s Online Tutoring platform makes it easy for you to get started and find students looking for your particular areas of expertise.

Here is how to become an Online Tutor with Tutoring Match in five steps:

1.      Apply and Interview

Create a tutor account and tutor profile on Tutoring Match. Once you have these two set up, select Online Tutoring in your account. Then schedule an interview with Tutoring Match. A Tutoring Match staff member will then contact you to complete the interview.

2.      Prepare
Once your account is all set up and ready to go, you can choose from a variety of online interactive sites (show at the left) to work with.

You have a choice of demonstrating competency during your interview with Tutoring Match, or you can opt to receive training at a later date.

Set your own pricing and payment options and you are on your way to start connecting with potential tutees.

3.      Schedule

You have two options to meet with students on the Online Tutoring platform. You can set your availability for specific days and times and have students request you for those times, or you can activate the “I’M ONLINE” button in your account to help students who are looking for immediate tutorials. You can also contact students and invite them to a tutoring session online, on your own.

4.      Confirm Payment Method

Basic and +Plus level members will verify a preferred payment method with the client. Pro Members can  arrange with the client for direct payments and payment arrangements or use online timesheets. Funds are then sent to the tutor from Tutoring Match.  Basic Members are paid once a month and +Plus Members are paid bi-monthly. Pro Members have the option for immediate payment from the client or through Tutoring Match and direct deposit.

5.      Tutor

You can conduct quick sessions, a full lesson, class or a webinar. The application allows you to track your time and verify the length of the session with your student.

Once you and the student have verified the duration of the tutoring session, complete an online timesheet for payment from Tutoring Match.

For more information about online tutoring, check out Tutoring Match’s Forum for online tutoring.

Feel free to contact Tutoring Match at any time with questions or comments about our Online Tutoring. You can reach us by phone at 800-775-4881 or via email at


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