Online Tutor

You're a math whiz, a chemistry geek, or a physics pro. You can deconstruct a sonnet and you're fluent in two or more languages. You have a skillset, and you can use it to help others while making money! Online tutors help students thrive academically by working with them one-on-one or in group settings on

subjects in which the students need extra assistance. While you could certainly start your own tutoring company, there’s no shortage of pre-existing online tutoring companies that are always looking for new tutors.


Online Tutor VBOs help students thrive academically by providing them with strategies and assistance. Tutors work with students one-on-one or in group settings outside of regular classrooms. They provide students with guidance through lessons, interactive materials, and creative teaching techniques while providing reports to document progress. Online Tutor VBOs must be able to work with students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.

As a  successful Online Tutor VBO, you should be able to communicate with your clients using programs like Skype, Google Hangouts, or UberConference. Virtual Whiteboards, including IDroo, BaiBoard, and Scribblar are also useful for tutors. This industry is growing and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming an Online Tutor VBO:

  • You have a deep and compelling belief in the importance of education.
  • There are plenty of options to start your own tutoring company or work with others.
  • For every single ‘aha’ moment from your students, you know you're making a bigger difference in their lives.

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Primary Niche

Online Tutoring

SUB Niche

​Online Tutoring For Middle School Students

VBO Niche

Online Tutoring For Middle School Students Struggling With Biology

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as an Online Tutor. If you have questions about becoming an Online Tutor, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Communicate with student to determine the areas in which they need the most assistance.
  • Research and use books, audio recordings, videos, and other materials pertaining to the subject matter.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, counselors, and teachers to set lesson goals and milestones.
  • Communicate with students, parents, counselors, and teachers on milestones and setbacks.
  • Create interactive lessons and materials to engage and educate students.
  • Prepare for lessons ahead of time.
  • Adjust lessons for students advancing beyond classroom levels.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Online Tutor VBOs ranges from $20.00 to $80.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $30.00 to $50.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.



TutorCruncher's blog provides thoughts and advice on teaching, tutoring, education, and software updates to help those in the industry.

The Tutor Coach

The Tutor Coach's blog provides tips and tools to grow your tutoring practice and connect better with your students.

Growing Stars

Growing Stars is a blog that covers just about everything online tutoring. They provide tips and insights on helping students of all ages.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.







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