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Sunflower2009
03-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Hello,

I am new to the forum and have explored the threads on tutoring.

I was wondering if there is a resource or if someone knows of online tutoring jobs that don't require upfront costs?

My husband has gone through several online applications but in the end there is always a cost associated before starting.

Thank you for any assistance.

Sunflower:)


danasurvey
03-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Maybe looking at sites like K12 and online colleges like the University of Phoenix would be a good start?

K12 | Online Public School, Online High School, Online Private School, Homeschooling, and Online Courses options (http://www.k12.com/)

Online Schools, Classes, Degree Programs - University of Phoenix (http://www.phoenix.edu/)

Does he have an advanced degree or his teaching certification? That would be a huge plus if he does.

Sunflower2009
03-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Thank you for responding.

He is a substitute teacher part-time and has been a tutor for many years. He doesn't have a Masters - just a Bachelors.

He has gone through so many sites and slogged through their application process only to be told he would have to pay at the very end of the process. He doesn't want to go through another site like that again. So I would like to see if anyone knows if there are sites that you don't have to pay to start tutoring.

For example, does TutorABC require upfront costs or Talkool? What about ESL sites? A lot of these sites don't have that information upfront - of course. ;)

Thanks!


jessupsamuel
03-16-2014, 07:51 PM
I have taught online ESL for about 4 years. Most companies do not require you to pay anything. I have not ever been charged.

djunamod
03-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Thank you for responding.

He is a substitute teacher part-time and has been a tutor for many years. He doesn't have a Masters - just a Bachelors.

He has gone through so many sites and slogged through their application process only to be told he would have to pay at the very end of the process. He doesn't want to go through another site like that again. So I would like to see if anyone knows if there are sites that you don't have to pay to start tutoring.

For example, does TutorABC require upfront costs or Talkool? What about ESL sites? A lot of these sites don't have that information upfront - of course. ;)

Thanks!

Hi Sunflower,
It sounds like your husband might be looking at sites that are more like tutoring marketplaces than actual job offers? The marketplaces might require a fee to post a profile but the upshot is that you can charge what you like. I agree that many of the ESL companies don't require a fee (but the are also paying very low and requiring hours that might be good for everyone).

Just as an FYI, someone here mentioned applying to the University of Phoenix online. I would recommend against it. I was working for them for many years and a vast majority of the adjunct instructors got canned because they are trying to meet federal requirements now and basically hired a small number of full-time faculty (and to my knowledge, are not looking for any more full timers) to take over the courses that part-time adjuncts were teaching. The handful of courses they did not move to full-timers are so few and far between that many of those who are approved to teach them are not getting them. I am technically approved to teach a course that was not taken over by full timers but I haven't had an offer to teach that course in over 2 years.

So it might be a waste of time for him to apply, though he can certainly try.

Djuna

REOL.me
03-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Here are a couple of tutoring companies that I have worked for and there has never been a charge.

tutorabc.com

englisheverywhere.com

All the best to you.

Infinity
03-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Tutor.com does not have any application costs.

websurveymom
04-17-2014, 08:49 PM
you should not be charged for that unless you want to use a certain online tutoring tool. Try to find some free resources and get started. good luck.

karltestior
05-03-2014, 08:54 AM
I would be wary of any company that requires payment in order to get the job. It sounds fishy. If it's a marketplace, where he has to pay a listing fee, that's different. But he should be aware of what he's getting into with marketplaces - it is different from having a FT position.

nicam123
07-02-2014, 01:26 AM
I have been teaching online with TutorABC now for about 6 months and really enjoying it. No cost upfront to get started. I just needed to fix up a few technical problems and then I started teaching. Sunflower2009, this may be a good option for your husband because he can be very flexable with his schedule.

Sweets2005
07-05-2014, 08:03 AM
I have been teaching online with TutorABC now for about 6 months and really enjoying it. No cost upfront to get started. I just needed to fix up a few technical problems and then I started teaching. Sunflower2009, this may be a good option for your husband because he can be very flexable with his schedule.

How do you get on with TutorABC, I can only find a the Chinese version of the website. Thanks!

nicam123
07-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Sweets2005, I had the same problem too. From the Chinese site, you can find at "Teacher Recruiting" at the bottom. The direct site is recruit.tutorabc.com.

andybrown
07-20-2014, 02:43 PM
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eduniche
08-01-2014, 04:19 AM
One can increase knowledge by taking online tutoring

eduniche
08-02-2014, 02:33 AM
Students please take online tutoring

eduniche
08-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Please take online tutoring .

eduniche
08-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Online tutoring is the best

lovethosecoupons
08-08-2014, 07:49 PM
I have been a tutor with Tutor.com for a few years and I love it. I do not schedule my hours, instead I log in when I am available. It works for me!

eduniche
08-10-2014, 12:35 AM
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eduniche
08-12-2014, 05:01 AM
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TeacherOn
09-03-2014, 02:07 AM
I am not so sure that you have done enough research. Most websites don't take any money for joining them, at least the good ones don't.
Try wyzant.com, tutor.com, instaedu.com, tutorindia.net, teacheron.com
There are many more, you just need to look around.