How much can I earn at iTutorGroup?

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog 🙂

Today, we are talking all about money and how much you can earn working as an online English teacher for iTutorGroup. All the information below is in GBP and correct as of May 2020.   

How much will I earn at iTutorGroup?

There are many types of sessions at iTutor: one-to-one with children, a 1-on-2 session with children or group sessions with up to 6 adults. But, there are primarily two types of pay.

A one-to-one session will be 25-minutes long, and you will receive £7 /session, which equals £14 /hour. 

However, if you arrive to class on time and teach the full class (which is very easy to do), you will receive an extra £1 /session. If you teach 50 sessions in one month, then you again receive an extra £1/ session. Suddenly, your £14 /hour is now £18 /hour. In order to receive these two bonuses, you must not accumulate absences or put in requests for cancellations of lessons.

A group session can be with up to 6 adults and is 45-minutes long, but it pays a lot less.  You will receive the base rate pay of £6.92 /session.

However, depending on how many students you have in the class, and how they RATE you, your pay increases. You should always strive for a 10 rating in every session, but in the group sessions they are particularly important because they mean more money! 

My best group session ever was with 6 adults, and I received four 10s and one 9, which gave me a grand total of £26.99 for one 45-minute class. My worst group session has been with one adult who didn’t rate me, which earned me £6.92 for 45-minutes. 

As you can see, group sessions really vary. My best advice is to open the peak hour slots, as that is where all the one-to-one classes are (and the more money). If you open less popular slots, you will most likely be scheduled with adult group classes. 

Can I choose which sessions I teach?

No, you can’t. Some people strongly dislike this about iTutorGroup but it can be a pro or a con. On the one hand, it can be very annoying if you’re only getting scheduled with adults, and you want to be teaching children, or vice versa. On the other hand, it can be amazing for making you more adaptable as a teacher and stronger in being able to confidently teach any student who arrives in your classroom.

Can I get a pay rise?

The only pay rise route with iTutorGroup is when you accumulate 1000 teaching hours with the company who then give you a 5% increase on your base rate pay. I have been teaching since December 6th 2019 part-time and I have recently marked 260 hours.

When do I get paid?

You will be paid on the 10th of the following month. 

For example, it is currently May. If you teach from the 1st – 31st May, you will receive payment for this month of teaching on the 10th June. 

How do I get paid?

You will be paid through a direct deposit into your chosen bank account. Once hired, and you are filling in your bank details, you will be required to enter a IBAN and BAC number (if you are from the UK), so iTutorGroup can make international payments to your bank.

Will I be paid on time?

Yes, however, do remember it will be an international transfer. Therefore, if there is a national holiday in China or your country where you will receive payment, then it is highly likely there will be a delay due to banks not operating on bank holidays etc. In April 2020, the 10th (payday) fell on Good Friday, which meant I did not receive payment until the following Tuesday 14th after the weekend and Easter Monday. 

Is there an international transfer cost? 

You must earn over a certain amount in order for the transfer to come through, and you must earn over a certain amount in order to avoid any international transfer fees. Please see below.

Is it a scam?

No, it is not a scam. I have always been paid the correct amount. There is a payroll tab on your consultant page which accumulates every session you teach throughout the month and totals your pay. This is very useful for seeing what you have earned as the month progresses. Here you will see your total pay at the end of the month.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions, feel free to get in touch at onlineteachingwithmegan@gmail.com 🙂

Apply to teach online today!

Good afternoon 🙂

As I spoke about in my last post here, I teach English online through the company iTutorGroup, and I absolutely love it. I plan to document my online teaching journey through this blog. I will also give tips and tricks to working from home and managing your own schedule, give detailed information about the teaching companies I work for and hopefully inspire some of you to try this out for yourself!

If you are ever intrigued to teach English online, or if you have any queries about what the job involves, then always feel free to get in touch at teachingenglishonline@gmail.com 🙂 I will be happy to help.

But, if you are already decided and would like to apply for a position yourself, then feel free to use my referral code:

Using my referral code will allow me to see when you have applied, and I can help you through the application process and guide you to ace the interview. I had my first two successful referrals only last week – both applicants applied, had an interview and got the job all in three days!

How did I choose iTutorGroup?

Hello! Welcome to my blog about teaching English online 🙂

How did I choose iTutorGroup?

Today, I would like to talk about how I came to teach English online for iTutorGroup. I started in December 2019 as a home-based consultant and I have been with the company for almost 5 months now.

I somehow came across many YouTube videos all about teaching English online. These included companies such as VIPKid, GoGoKid, Magic Ears, Education First and iTutorGroup. I saw people discussing the booking systems and pay structures, making ‘day in my life’ videos and just trying to inspire others to sign up for the job themselves. I learned a lot about the industry through watching many people’s experiences. I particularly enjoyed Kristens_Classroom, Joe Milne and Olivia Hunsaker, as pictured below.

I decided this would be an exciting and suitable part-time job for me alongside studying for my post-graduate degree. I have a friend who completed a TEFL qualification last summer in 2019 and I decided to do one around the same time too, out of pure curiosity. I later learned that a TEFL/ESL/TESOL qualification was a requirement to teach English online, along with a bachelor’s degree – both of which I already had at the point when I was looking to apply, in late November 2019.

I wasn’t sure which company to apply to. There is also the slight issue of working in the UK. Some companies such as VIPKid and GoGoKid require applicants to be eligible to work in the US or Canada to work for them. Therefore, this does limit job opportunities for me.

So, I went through an agency company called Comfort Education so they could filter companies suitable to me, and they rapidly connected me with iTutorGroup, who take applicants from all over the world. I applied, they invited me for an online interview very soon after, and I received a job offer the following day. The whole process took a few days.

If you have any queries about iTutorGroup or are interested in applying, then feel free to email me at onlineteachingwithmegan@gmail.com 🙂

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Hello!

It’s lovely to meet you. This is what I say to most of my students at the start of every lesson. I’ll get more into that later, but for now, let me introduce myself 🙂

My name is Megan, I’m 23 years old and I’m from the UK. I’m close to finishing my post-graduate degree in Spanish and English translation at a UK university. I’m passionate about languages. I love communicating with new people, learning about other cultures and then visiting countries to practice my new language skills. I studied Spanish and Italian in my undergraduate degree and I was lucky enough to live in Spain and Italy for a year. I travelled to so many beautiful cities, it was an incredible time.

I decided to continue my love of languages into translation. This postgraduate degree has been very rewarding and I’ve learned so many skills to take me into future employment. However, I have a love for education and learning beyond the structured classroom, which is why I enjoy taking home-based and self-paced courses separate to my university education. I first took a level four diploma in proofreading and copy editing which I loved, and then I completed a level 5 certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), the latter of which I was inspired by a friend who was also completing the same course. I haven’t known exactly what I want to do with my life, and I always see learning these new skills as adding more strings to my bow, so to say.

Fast forward to now and I am an online English teacher, currently part-time but about to go full-time. I work for the company iTutor Group. I’ve been there for five months and I absolutely love it. I still love translation, and have no idea where translation will carry me in the future – I’m definitely open to freelance job opportunities. But, right now I am massively enjoying teaching and want to pursue this further. 

I have so many positive things to say about iTutor Group, and I would like a place where I can talk endlessly about everything I’ve learned, give details about some online teaching companies, as well as give advice for new teachers out there! So, I have created this blog for exactly that. I want to inform others about all the joys and benefits of working from home and teaching English online, and maybe even persuade you to apply yourself! 

If you ever have any queries or want to get in touch, feel free to email me at onlineteachingwithmegan@gmail.com 🙂