Being a teacher in 2018 means you’re no longer tied to the classroom. The internet has given us the opportunity to expand our reach and teach even more students. Of course, this also translates to increased opportunities to get paid. (I take my vocation very seriously, but let’s face it: the rent won’t pay itself. It’s good to get paid.)
I’ve used a variety of internet teaching platforms. As an art and English teacher, I love exploring the potential of these sites. One site I recently tried out was Tutapoint (Link: http://www.tutapoint.com). I hadn’t been assigned any classes in the college I taught, so I looked into offering tutoring services on Tutapoint.
If you’re a teacher or tutor looking for a boost in your earning potential, you may want to give Tutapoint a try. I think the site is pretty awesome, and kids seem to appreciate Tutapoint tutorials. But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is meant to be a review after all. So read on, and be educated!
Qualifications and the Application Process
To be accepted on the site, you need to have at least two years’ work experience as either a tutor, teacher, retired teacher, teaching assistant, or college professor. The minimum qualifications are pretty strict, but they’re wide enough that most teaching professionals can give this a shot. I particularly have a soft spot for retired teachers. How great is it that they have the opportunity to continue teaching via the internet?
Applicants must undergo a comprehensive application, and subject themselves to a background and criminal check. It’s really stringent, but I expect no less from a tutorial company. Just because it’s online doesn’t mean they can be lax with background checks. Also, you will occasionally be monitored during tutoring sessions.
When accepted, you will be considered an independent contractor, not a full-time employee. This worked for me because I expected a full load during the next college semester. I wouldn't want to be tied to Tutapoint when that time came.
Tutapoint offers tutorials on math, science, world languages, and language arts. Between those four subjects, I think a lot of teachers and instructors will have the opportunity to find work on Tutapoint. Tutors help students in grades 4 to 16.
You may help students with particular tasks, like their homework. Students who encounter difficulty on a certain subject mare request a one-on-one session with you.
Your Working Hours
The great thing about working through Tutapoint is that you can keep a pretty flexible schedule. This doesn’t give you the excuse to flake-out, of course. When a student makes an appointment with you, you’ll have to stick to the agreed-upon time. Students can either request instant help from 9am to 1am EST, or schedule a session with you. Again, you need to be professional and always be available during the agreed-upon time.
Tutapoint pays a base salary of $14 an hour, plus bonuses and incentives. Take note that the site only counts time actually spent teaching. You can be online and ready, but unless you’re tutoring a student, you won’t get paid for that time. Payments are sent twice a month as either direct deposit or sent as a cheque through the mail.
So the actual earnings will depend on how much time you spend tutoring. And that amount tends to fluctuate. Peak season for me is on or around major tests. On the flipside, slow days or ones that follow finals exams.
This is what I liked about Tutapoint - the tools and training. As teachers, we need to keep refining our skills. The site provides the tools to help us do that. The site provides training on best tutoring practices, basic video production, and company policies.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Tutapoint is extremely legit! They are one of the top tutoring companies online. The site is a great source for kids to bolster their learning, and it’s also a great way for instructors and academics to earn. That earning will rely on the demand at during particular moments, but I still think it’s worth it. Give it a try!
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This review is based on my own experiences providing tutorial services through Tutapoint. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you provided tutorial services online? Which platform did you use, and how much did you earn?
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