TutorABC English Tutor Job Review: Is This Job A Scam?

Learn How You Can Make $10 or More Per Hour Tutoring Students From Home At TutorABC!If you’re interested in teaching English to international students than TutorABC might be a great work at home job for you. Tutor ABC is a bit different than a lot of tutoring sites that I’ve seen, so I wanted to write you a review and explain exactly what working at this company is like.

First off this is a scam free company that has nothing but positive feedback in the forums from previous workers. It’s a pretty flexible job that sounds pretty cool as long as you can meet the many requirements.

In this TutorABC Job Review I’ll cover all the requirements, the nature of the work, and how much you’ll get paid!

TutorABC Requirements

tutorabc tutor job reviewTutorABC does have some strict requirements when it comes to what they’re looking for. I’ve listed them below. One thing to mention is on their site they say if you don’t have a degree but have experience you should still apply!

  • University Degree or Previous Experience
  • TESOL/TEFL Certification (or be able to obtain one)
  • Willingness to commit to a consistent schedule
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability To Motivate and Teach Students

Along with these requirements you’ll need a high speed internet connection, webcam, and headset.

TutorABC Application Process

If you can meet the requirements they’ve set, you can begin to fill out an application on their website. Here are the steps to the application:

  1. English Proficiency Test
  2. Background Information Ex: Past Experience
  3. Testing Your Computer, Webcam, and Headset
  4. Record A Short Video Introduction

After you complete the application process you should receive a confirmation email within 30 minutes. If they like what they see they’ll invite you back for an additional interview. If all goes well you’ll be hired.

How Does TutorABC Work?

Once you’re hired the first thing is the teaching style. TutorABC believes that holding conversation is the best way to learn a foreign language. Most of your teaching will be done through talking to students.

But here’s how it works. TutorABC schedules what they call classes. Classes can have between 1-6 students in them. Most of the students will be between 20-65 and Asian.

A typical class will last at least 45 minutes and you’ll be in front of the webcam. From what I’ve heard the students can see you, but you won’t be able to see them.

Once you’re done with a class each student will rate you as an instructor. This can lead to a higher pay rate and payment bonuses.

How Much Does TutorABC Pay?

This is where TutorABC differs the most from other other tutoring sites. Before beginning to teach you’ll need to agree on a pay rate per class. The rate will depend on your past experience along with how many students you have in the class and your past ratings.

You may also earn bonuses for consistent positive feedback and full classes. I found on a few forums that most people are averaging around $10 per hour, but the website doesn’t release or publish any average amounts of pay.

TutorABC pays monthly by PayPal and Direct Deposit!

TutorABC Schedule

The cool thing about TutorABC is they operate 24/7. This means the schedule is flexible and you can find something that works for you. They do say that you’ll need to at least work some during their peak hours. Unfortunately they don’t say when these are, but more information about the schedule will be discussed after applying.

To me this isn’t a log in and tutor anytime site, but it does seem to still be flexible and can be done in your free time with some planning.

Is TutorABC A Scam?

TutorABC is not a scam. They have a lot of tutors that are very happy with the job. I like that the schedule is flexible in the fact they work around what you have going on, but that you set times to hold your classes. This avoids logging on and waiting for students that need help, which you usually don’t get paid for.

If you can get accepted this looks like a site where you maximize your income in your spare time. I also like that payments are simple with PayPal and Direct Deposit.

To me, TutorABC is a good option for people looking to work at home and tutor the English language. To learn more or start the application process visit TutorABC Jobs.

If this isn’t for you, here’s some other Work At Home Jobs I recommend or check out my #1 recommendation for working at home!

Have More Information For This TutorABC Review? Know How Much They Pay Per Hour? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!


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Frankie - July 1, 2016

I worked for them for almost a year last year. When you have to teach one or two students at a time it can be great. But when they overbook you, give you 6 spoiled bratty kids to teach at one time and then are filled with technical problems during the session it goes downhill from there. The staff starts off helpful but then it takes forever to get assisted by IT or the schedulers.

These analysts boss you around and act so uncaring when you have inquiries.
They are inflexible with schedule changes and push graveyard shifts and weekend work on you. Their platform is amazing but has so many tech issues. The juniors you teach….if they are teenagers act spoiled and very entitled. The ratings given are based on the whim and mood of children and adults who at times cannot even spell or read the word ‘the.’ Your pay is badly affected due to this and on the chinese website they encourage giving teachers bad ratings for the slightest issue which is always their fault anyway.

Messages are never responded and you have to continuously beg, bother and plead to get assistance.

Lesson plans are idiotic with so many spelling and grammar mistakes. No communication, no patience and frustrating people to work with.
I now work for learnlight.com. Twice the pay, a hands on supervisor and intelligent students. Highy recommended.

Eleonora - June 30, 2016

May I add to your comments above.
I live in Bulgaria now. I do give private lessons in Sofia to people who want to learn to speak and understand English. I never lie. I am actually an actress and I also sing. I always tell this to my students and I don’t pretend to know it all. But my students like me because I have a giving nature. So I earn for 45 min 10lv- which is something like 7$ or 5 euro. Not too bad for a our country(just about right). My prices are low as I am not an english teacher it’s just that I studied in the States and gained confidence about the it.

Here’s what happened today on my first two sessions. I got 3 ppl in the classroom. And they gave me a decent rate, one of them didn’t leave any so I didn’t get paid extra for teaching her. here is the math: 2$ (per hour) + 9(1,2$)+8(*0.8)= 4$ for the hour
The next session I was with only one girl. I gave my best> A lot of examples, corrections, questions…overall good teaching time … and she rated me 8(out of 10)

And so for today I made 5.4$… This isn’t even close to how much I earn in Bulgaria for 1 hour. where is much easier.
You never know anything … they don’t care for you, really. If they paid better I would be eager to work for them , but now …ahhh,no

I have always been good with math. Calculations and all.

I ended up crying today….because I felt used. My intuition told me not get into this, but I persisted. So I spend many hours learning their way… And to be honest I enjoyed the work…It’s just that this pay rate is soon low but many people would do it because they don’t know they deserve better.

And yes there is more. After one month they will pay me(if I stick with this godawful situation and humiliation) and the whomever(not very sure who) is taking 35$ from my earrings. And 10 % for taxes in the beginning of each year…so it is not even as much as if I work as a housemaid… or a beggar I guess.

Horrible experience… But for some might work.
I wish to find the right job for me and will be leaving free room for it to come 🙂

jade - January 29, 2016

It is not a scam in the sense that they do pay you. But it is a scam in the sense that they take money from you and make you waste your time.
Tutorabc will suspend your account for an entire week just because they feel like it. and you will not be able to work fr an entire week. I worked with them for six months and they would suspend my account right before I would start my shift with no previous notice.
Your earnings are based on the ratings the students give you. Ofcourse, there will be unfair ratings because many times the students will blame you for technical problems on their end. When you try to tell them they might not understand you and IT takes forever to assist. Let’s say the student blames for his/her microphone not working/making too much noise and gets angry when you have to mute their microphone, therefore gives you a really bad rating. Let’s say you only get paid half for that session because of the bad rating. Next, let’s say you write to them asking them to pay you your money because it is not your fault and to please look into because you can tell it is an unfair rating. After you message them, you will be waiting an entire month for someone to even open and read your message. (you can tell when the message has been read) and they will not even respond.
Guess what happens after? Someone else will come in and suspend your account because your ratings go up and down and they don’t like that. They want your ratings to be perfect always and never go down.(naturally, it is impossible to keep them up, of course they will fluctuate, especially at the beginning of each week) The overall ratings will go down at the beginning of each week, but as you get more classes done, you will most likely finish the week with more good ratings than bad ratings. My ratings were excellent and I had excellent feedback form my students by the end of the week. But these people don’t care! they won’t even let you finish your week! They use every single excuse to blame you and hold you accountable for every unfair rating and seriously not even read your messages when you try to defend yourself.

They want you to be 100 perfect but it is impossible to please everybody. And just the fact that a students bad mood or lack of technical skills or internet speed will affect your pay, turns the whole thing into exploitation This is a sweatshop. Do not even bother! And on top of that they take your money to pay for Taiwanese taxes! when you don’t even live there!

If you have no dignity and want to work for people who treat you like this, then go ahead. But I think that every English teacher should boycott this company. It is pure exploitation.

    Brok - January 29, 2016

    Hey Jade WOW sorry to hear about your experiences with tutorABC. It’s great that they do pay, but terrible to hear about all of the other problems you experienced in the 6 months of working there.

    I will make sure to update my review to tell everyone to look at the comments before applying.

    Since you’ve left TutorABC is there any other online tutoring sites that you’ve worked for and prefer? Just so I can send my readers to a better option!

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your experiences with this company!


    Antony - February 15, 2016

    Bello Jade, sorry to hear that. How much they pay you?


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