5 Ways To Make Money as a Tutor


1. In-person Private tutoring

Using our website parents and students can find you, message you and book in lessons with you. You can set your own rate for tutoring, ranging from £20-100 per hour. Some Tutors only want to teach for 2-5 hours per week, so whilst you can’t make a living from that, it’s still a great way to make money. Most tutors charge £40 per hour. Of course if you do 20 hours per week, like a number of our private tutor do, you can earn a lot more. Some tutors that work for Tutor House make over £3000 per month, whilst that would only be for 8-9 months of the year it's still a great cash.

2. Online tutoring from your home or a cafe

This is a growing area and usually tutors charge slightly less online. But this all works out in the end, as you don’t have to pay for travel costs and you don’t lose the time travelling. Travelling to the student is usually dead time. Online tutoring is very popular because it allows you to share files, share more than just a book with students, look up ad hoc problems, answer questions and also leave lots of homework for students. Online tutoring is an easy and flexible way to make money.

3. Upload your teaching resources

This is another area, where as a Tutor, with daytime availability, you can share and upload resources for all subjects and levels. This makes a huge amount of sense. You have the resources for all classes and lessons, so you may as well share your resources online. Sharing is caring. You only make a small amount per downloaded resources- usually £2-£5- but if 100 people download your resources you’re making decent money. Watch this space, Tutor House is building a resource platform as we speak…

4. Residential tutoring placements abroad and in the UK

We offer customers residential placements- where tutors travel with families abroad. Tutors travel with the family whilst they move around the globe, or tutors travel with the family on holiday. That may be for just a week, but quite often it’s for a month of residential tutoring. Tutors live in with the family and work with the children on a daily basis. Usually this is for 30 hours tutoring per week. All accommodation, travel and food is paid for. Tutors can earn £800+ per week. For current jobs- click here.

5. Teaching and tutoring abroad, especially in China

Teaching abroad for a year is a growing field. There is a big demand to teach in China. Tutoring and teaching in China is growing so fast due to a number of reasons:

The living experience

China is a great place to live now. It’s a great place to explore, to eat and to understand. It’s not all about big cities and pollution, China has some amazing countryside. Many schools are also moving there. We even work with a nursery based in a tea plantation!

The pay

The rate of pay is much higher than in the UK and Europe. You can earn between £22,000-£30,000 per year of teaching as a standard teacher with only a few years of experience. All you need is a degree. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but considering schools pay for your accommodation and food and sometimes even flights- this is serious money! It’s £50,000 per year when all added up, and that’s big.

It’s a new experience

For some people, Dubai is the new place to teach. Yes, it’s more westernised, but it’s in the desert. Or, imagine living in a tea plantation in China! Teaching in China is very popular for young groups of people who want to teach and explore the world. Flights from China to Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are cheap and easy.

We have a number of teaching jobs in China.

Email teach@tutorhouse.co.uk to find out more.

Elise Pearce

As our Head of Content, Elise’s role involves everything from email campaigns to web content; if you spot a typo, you know who to blame. A lover of all things creative, she studied History of Art at St. Andrews enjoys running and painting in her spare time. At home, when she's not busy chasing after her two Labradoodles, Flossy and Rupert, you'll catch her doing handstands on her yoga mat.

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