So, you want to work-from-home, and you’ve been considering tutoring as a potential way to earn a living? Tutoring from home has never been more accessible or more appealing to many people around the world. Technology and the internet make online learning the most convenient choice for both teachers and students alike.
I’ve been doing some digging into various tutoring companies, and Chegg Tutors stands out in a crowded market. Chegg gives its tutors flexible opportunities, making it an ideal option to work around a family, job, or other lifestyle commitments.
Here’s a look at how to get started as a Chegg tutor, what it pays, and most importantly, the pros and cons of working for them.
Chegg Tutor Requirements
Registration as a tutor with Chegg Tutors is free and straightforward. Keep all of the following information in mind before you apply, because you only get one opportunity. If your application is unsuccessful, you cannot reapply.
You must be older than 18 and meet all of the requirements:
1. You'll need to provide your contact details (which will not be shared publicly on your profile), a photo of yourself, the schools you’ve attended, and your preferred subjects.
2. You will then be required to answer interview-style questions about your experience and a little about yourself. Tip: your application will be expedited if you create a video to support your application.
3. To verify your identity, you’ll need to take a photo of yourself with your government-issued ID or connect your Facebook account.
4. To confirm your tutoring qualifications, you will need to upload two different types of official documents. This could be a diploma, student ID card, or an enrollment letter, plus an English proficiency document.
How Chegg Tutors Works
Once your application has been approved (which can take between 1-4 weeks) and you’ve agreed with the terms of service, students will be sent to you. Log in when and where it’s convenient for you to tutor via their online platform. As you build your reputation through student reviews, you will be offered even more tutoring opportunities. You might choose to teach daily, on weekends, or only during the exam periods. It’s entirely up to you; there are no hourly requirements to meet.
You will determine the manner and means by which you provide your lessons.
Chegg Tutor Salary
So, what does all of this flexibility and convenience pay? Chegg claims that the top tutors can earn $1,000+ a month, starting at $20 per hour. Tutors are independent contractors and not W2 employees.
Chegg Tutors pays weekly, and you won’t have to worry about rates and billing.
What People Are Saying About Chegg Tutors
Let’s look at the pros and cons of becoming a tutor with Chegg Tutors. According to reviews on one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, Glassdoor, Chegg has been given 4 out of 5 stars, and 78% of tutors would recommend it to their friends.
- The work is easy and enjoyable.
- It offers flexibility, allowing you to work 100% from home.
- Payment is made directly and quickly into your PayPal account.
- The work is perfect for college students, stay-at-home moms, or someone wanting to supplement their income.
- You can meet people from all over the world.
- It’s a rewarding job teaching your favorite subjects and helping struggling students.
- Its popularity means that it’s very competitive, making it challenging to find regular work.
- The pay can be less than 40% of what the student pays.
- Navigating online tutoring versus face-to-face tutoring could be a learning curve for some.
- You can spend a lot of time logged in, waiting for students to reach out for help, and the jobs are snapped up within seconds.
- Work is seasonal and seems to slow down at certain times of the year.
From reading dozens of reviews, the overall consensus from tutors who have been with Chegg Tutors for at least a year is that they enjoy the job, it pays well, but it can be challenging to get enough hours due to the number of tutors. However, this is the nature of any online work.
Chegg Tutors offers flexibility and a decent hourly wage, making it a solid work-from-home opportunity worth considering. You’ll be paid $20 an hour for a minimum lesson length of five minutes. From my research, I discovered that you can boost your earnings and receive bonuses if you teach subjects that are in high demand, when you refer another tutor, and by being responsive and helpful to students.
If you’re patient and commit to becoming a high-quality tutor with Chegg Tutors, it can be an excellent way to make a flexible income from home.
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Kara Wilson is a magazine editor, freelance writer, and a work-at-home Australian mama to two young children. You can find a variety of her articles in publications worldwide, but her favorite topic is parenting. She has almost 20 years of professional experience in early childhood, holds a degree in Psychology, is a trained sleep specialist, and has completed a plethora of courses and workshops surrounding early childhood development and health. Aside from her family and writing, her other biggest loves are cooking, nutrition, traveling, and of course, reading. You can check out her portfolio at Kara-Wilson.com, read her tips for raising adventurous eaters on Instagram at Little Foodie Guide, or join her closed Facebook support group for mamas called Solids and Sleep.