Every tutor lives for that lightbulb moment
We believe 1:1 tutoring can change the trajectory of a student's future — and we're always looking for tutors who share that belief. Join our tutor community to support the hundreds of thousands of students already using TutorMe.
Why join our community of online tutors?
TutorMe enables tutors to build connections with learners who can benefit most from their experience. Human connection is at the heart of what we do, who we are, and how we help students thrive.
We take the behind-the-scenes scheduling and administration off your plate – all while empowering you with award-winning technology – so you can focus on helping students grow and succeed.
Earn steady income
Thousands of learners log into TutorMe daily, ready to connect 1:1 with a tutor like you. We pay tutors weekly and don't require invoicing or paperwork, so you can focus on what you do best: tutoring students!
Set your own, flexible schedule
As a TutorMe tutor, you’ll have the flexibility to work whenever you want, from wherever you want. We’re a 24/7, fully remote tutoring platform – that means limitless flexibility and opportunity for our tutors.
Use best-in-class technology
Both tutors and students love the way our award-winning platform facilitates online collaboration. It has everything you need to help your students succeed, like live audio/video chat, virtual whiteboards, and screen sharing.
Experienced. Passionate. Knowledgeable.
Sound like you? Apply to join our community of virtual tutors if you meet this minimum requirements:
- Have a least two years of tutoring or teaching experience
- Can demonstrate mastery of the subjects you want to tutor
- Speak fluent, easy-to-understand English
- Hold a degree or are currently enrolled at an accredited university
- Are at least 18 years old
- Live in the U.S. or one of the approved countries listed in the FAQ below
- Are dedicated to successful learning outcomes
How to become a virtual tutor with TutorMe
If you meet our minimum requirements, we’d love for you to apply to become an online tutor. After submitting the online application, you’ll receive an email once our team’s review is complete, letting you know whether you've been approved. If selected, you'll join our thriving community of highly-qualified tutors!
1. Start your online application
We’ll ask you to provide some basic personal information, and to answer some questions about your educational background and work experience. Your application responses help us understand whether you’ll be a good match for the students on our platform.
2. Select your areas of expertise
Next you’ll choose whether you’d like to tutor K-12 students or post-secondary learners. You’ll also select the subjects you’d like to tutor, and will be asked to respond to prompts that demonstrate your expertise in those subject areas.
3. Application acceptance notification
Once we’ve reviewed your application, you’ll receive an email summarizing our decision. If your application is accepted, all that’s left is a simple background check and our tutor orientation program – you’ll be helping students and earning income as a TutorMe tutor before you know it!
4. Start tutoring students on TutorMe
As soon as you’re ready to start earning, log into your TutorMe Dashboard anytime, from anywhere to see available student tutoring requests that match your expertise. Students can also message you directly via your tutor profile to coordinate live tutoring sessions.
The interactivity of in-person meets the versatility of virtual.
The TutorMe platform is optimized for live collaboration between tutors and students in any school subject. Virtual tutoring sessions happen within the TutorMe Lesson Space.
Students also have access to TutorMe's Writing Lab, where they upload writing assignment drafts for feedback. As a tutor, you can opt into supporting students through live tutoring, Writing Lab, or both!
Every student should have the support of a tutor who cares.
What if your guidance and words of encouragement were all a student needed to make it all “click”? Whether you’re a retired teacher looking for flexible source of income or a new graduate looking for more hands-on educational experience – join TutorMe’s remote tutoring community to impact the lives of individual students, while creating a more equitable educational environment for all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be located within the U.S. to tutor with TutorMe?
Nope! There are exceptional tutors all around the world, so we welcome international applicants from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, and the United States.
To maintain our industry-leading quality standards, we require all applicants to be enrolled in or have graduated from a university that is accredited in your country.
My application was not approved. Can I reapply?
To ensure our students receive academic support from the most qualified tutors, our acceptance rate is approximately 4%. We are not currently accepting reapplications.
How can I prepare for the application and interview questions?
During your application process, you will be evaluated on your knowledge of the selected subject areas. To best prepare for this evaluation, write down a list of questions that are similar to what you think a student may ask you in a live tutoring session. Along with those, write the answer you would give to those questions. The answer should reveal your knowledge of the topic, as well as your experience in guiding a student to understand the material.
For those applying to tutor math-related subjects, please note that the application platform will not allow you to write your answers in LaTex. You will need to write your question in expressions instead.
How do I find students to tutor?
Our state-of-the-art matching system finds tutoring opportunities that match your area of expertise. Once you log in to your Tutor Dashboard, you'll have 24/7 access to tutoring requests in your selected subjects. Besides on-demand matching, your tutor profile is also discoverable for students browsing for a specific tutor.
They can message you directly to inquire about a tutoring session. Students can also easily favorite tutors or select past tutors, which allows you to build an on-going relationship with your students.
How do I get evaluated as a tutor at TutorMe?
TutorMe’s shared commitment to help students take the next step in their learning journey is the foundation of our tutor community. TutorMe regularly reviews tutoring sessions and writing feedback to ensure every student is matched with a tutor who’s a subject matter expert, a friendly face, and a supportive guide to greater academic outcomes.
Students are prompted to review their tutor after every live session or writing submission. If you receive a rating that’s less than 3 out of 5 stars, our Customer Experience team will review the session and reach out to you with additional feedback, training, resources, or disciplinary action when necessary.
School administrators also have full visibility into all tutoring sessions, and can contact TutorMe with any concerns or praise (the latter is far more common!). To protect TutorMe as a safe and productive learning environment for both student and tutor, flagged words or phrases in live sessions instantly alert our Customer Experience team. They handle any infraction promptly and effectively.
How do I apply to become a Writing Lab tutor?
During the application process, select “Writing” as one of your subjects to be considered for the Writing Lab. We currently select only tutors from the United States and Canada to become a Writing Lab tutor.
What does a Writing Lab tutor do?
The Writing Lab provides students with asynchronous support for their essays, papers, and other writing assignments. Writing Lab tutors specialize in academic writing. They give detailed feedback in the margin of the submitted assignment and add more general feedback in the “overall notes” section to help hone the student’s writing skills. Writing Lab tutors don’t have to be experts in the subject matter of the assignment.
They are not expected to proofread and they’re not allowed to make any material edits to papers. Writing Lab tutors focus on specific writing feedback, like the organization of content, the clarity of the thesis statement, and proper citation, grammar or punctuation.
What kind of writing assignments do Writing Lab tutors review?
The most common types of writing assignments students submit to the Writing Lab are ELA assignments, research papers, college essays, and college admission or scholarship essays.
What equipment do I need to tutor on TutorMe?
You can tutor at TutorMe from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer with fast and steady internet access. We also strongly recommend being in a quiet space that’s free of potential distractions for you or students. We encourage you to use a high-quality microphone or headset to avoid communication issues when using the audio chat.
Enable the live video chat by using the built-in webcam of your computer or plugging in an external one. When using the live video feature in the Lesson Space, make sure that your background is plain and that you’re facing a light or window to optimize the learning experience.
I’m not able or willing to use the video chat during live tutoring sessions. Can I still become a tutor?
We have seen that the most successful online tutoring happens when it replicates all the best parts of in-person learning. This is why we strongly advocate for the use of live audio and/or video chat during a session. Besides, most tutors would do anything to avoid having to tutor a subject like algebra using only chat!
How will I get paid as a tutor at TutorMe?
We take care of everything from automatic time tracking to billing, so you don’t have to worry about invoicing or paperwork. You can focus your time and attention on helping students, confidently knowing you are providing valuable learning support at no cost to the student or their families!
All tutors are paid $16 USD per hour for time spent in a session with students, or time spent providing writing feedback. After we have approved your TutorMe application, you’ll be prompted to set up your payment information in your Tutor Dashboard. We understand the importance of timely paychecks, so all tutors are paid by Friday morning every week.