How to earn money from home as a tutor

Home tutor teaching a young girl

How do you earn money as a home tutor? How much money can you earn?

Home tutor teaching a young girlThese are some of the questions many women especially the stay-at-home moms have been searching since the start of this year.

If you also have the knowledge, expertise, and desire to teach, we have compiled a detailed article which we hope will answer some of the questions you might have about making money as a tutor.

Read on to learn more.

Why become a tutor?

Before we tell you how to become a private tutor, let’s first understand why you should become a tutor in the first place. In fact, one of the main reasons you should consider private tutoring is the ability to make lots of money.

Other reasons include a great experience, good for your studies and flexibility.

What makes a great tutor?

To become a great and successful private tutor, you’ll need to have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • You should be able to do research and inform your students about the latest revision and exam techniques.
  • Subject-specific knowledge, i.e., knowledge and expertise in science, art, maths, or foreign languages.
  • You should have essential time management skills such as goal setting, prioritisation, self-awareness, self-motivation, focus, decision making, and planning.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This means you should be able to communicate efficiently and effectively with both parents and students.
  • Be patient with your students to ensure that each topic articulated, discussed and understood fully before moving to another topic.

Types of online tutoring jobs available

Some of the different types of tutors include:

1. Pre-school tutors 

This is a tutoring opportunity for four and five-year-olds. This type of tutor helps the child learn how to read and patience. Other things kids learn include the basic phonics skills, alphabet, vocabulary, and comprehension.

2. Elementary tutors

This is an opportunity to help elementary-aged kids to learn how to answer standardised tests. Your main aim as an elementary tutor is to prepare the kids to join middle and high school.

3. General Tutors

Here, you will be required to prepare middle and high school goers to understand a broad range of subjects.

4. Special education tutors

The primary role of these types of tutors is to educate kids with special needs. One of the qualifications to become a special education tutor is a degree in special education.

5. Specialty subject tutors

These are tutors with specific knowledge and experts in a particular field, i.e., science, art, maths, or foreign languages.

6. Test-prep tutors

These help kids of different ages prepare for final exam tests, specialised admissions tests or standardised tests.

Who hires online tutors?

Several private entities and websites hire private tutors for their subscribers. Some of these top sites include Studypool, Chegg,, e-Tutor, TutorVista, Aim-for-A, EduwizardS, Smart Thinking, TutorABC, Englishunt, ISUS, Language Development System, PrepNow and much more.

If you have the necessary qualifications, all you need to do is to register with any of these entities and start making money as a tutor from the comfort of your home.

How much money can you make?

The amount you can earns depends on many factors such as the area of expertise, your general experience, number of sessions per week, type of tutoring entity you work with and much more. Otherwise, as a private tutor, you can earn between £15 and £30 per hour.

Maria Hills

About Maria Hills

I am part of the community outreach team at Edu Aid. I'm passionate about ongoing education at all ages, and when I'm not learning new things, I'm a keen walker and cyclist and can be found exploring.