Company Overview

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While most online English teaching companies offer one-on-one classes through a video chatting interface, each company has its own characteristics. 

See below for summaries for each of our recommended companies. You can apply directly to the company or click “Learn More” to get a more detailed description.

 
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VipKid

  • is the largest online English teaching company.

  • offers one-on-one classes.

  • serves students aged 4 to 12.

  • requires a Bachelor's degree.

  • requires eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada.

  • requires one year teaching experience.

  • pays up to $22 USD/hour.

  • “No-fail” demo class.

 
 

Gogokid

  • pays up to $25 USD/hour.

  • is a brand new company.

  • provides one-on-one classes.

  • requires a Bachelor's degree.

  • requires eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada.

  • considers experience with children an asset.

 
 

SAYABC

  • hires teachers from the UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, in addition to the US and Canada.

  • pays up to $21 USD per 40-minute class.

    • (£16, €18, $28 CAN, $29 AUD, $31 NZD)

  • will hire students in the last year of their degree

  • offers large trial conversion bonuses.

  • boasts a fast application process.

  • provides 40-minute, group classes (one-on-four).

 
 

DADA

  • guarantees bookings.

  • does not require U.S. or Canadian citizenship.

  • requires a Bachelor's, but it can be in ANY subject.

  • pays up to $25 USD/hour.

  • is partnered with major education companies.

  • requires teachers to work at least 4 hours/week.

  • offers raises upon contract renewal.

 
 
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Magic Ears

  • offers group classes (up to four students).

  • requires a Bachelor’s degree.

  • requires teachers to be native English speakers from the U.S. or Canada.

  • requires some teaching experience.

  • pays up to $26 USD/hour.

  • No longer requires a minimum number of hours per week

  • requires a high-energy teaching style.

 
 
  • requires no qualifications.

  • employs all nationalities.

  • has an easy application process.

  • allows you to set your own rates.

  • pays $15 to $45 USD/hour.

  • does not require minimum hours.

  • allows you to teach from your phone or tablet.

  • serves no specific age range.

  • offers multiple class types (one-on-one, group, live streams, etc).