The material is comprehensive, easy to understand, and can be put into practice immediately (...). After only the second week, I already felt equipped and confident to begin my career as an ESL teacher. Honestly, I feel that I am better equipped than others I have seen teach who learned at other TEFL schools/courses. - ITA Grad Kristen Schill
Set yourself up for additional income, and take the guesswork out of starting a tutoring business, with ITA’s new Tutoring English specialty TEFL course. You’ll leave this 2-week online course with the resources and skills you need to launch your own ESL tutoring business and a certificate from the world’s leading TEFL course provider.
In ITA’s exclusive four-step curriculum, you’ll learn how to succeed as a professional ESL tutor. You’ll work with an experienced instructor to build out the vision and next steps for your English tutoring business.
To become an excellent ESL tutor, you need the highest quality of instruction. All instructors at ITA are master’s or Ph.D. prepared, and your tutoring English course will be capped at 20 students.
Part-time, 2-week online course that requires 15 hours of work a week
Learn from the best to become the best tutor possible. Interact with your Master's or Ph.D.-prepared professor during live instruction and office hours.
Earn a digital certificate upon completion of your Tutoring English course.
Starting an English tutoring business requires both strong teaching skills and business acumen. Our Tutoring English course is designed to address both needs, and is ideal for students who are TEFL certified and would like:
If you’re not yet TEFL certified, consider bundling the Tutoring English course with our 11-week part-time or 4-week full-time TEFL certification course. Benefits of bundling include:
Online TEFL Course, as Rated by Goabroad.com
Strong Alumni Network in 80+ Countries
Internationally Accredited TEFL Certificate
Job Search Guidance and Support from Your Personal Advisor
You’ll leave this English tutor course with a deep understanding of the major components and considerations for how to start a tutoring business in an online or face-to-face setting. These will include:
Important: To take the Tutoring English course, you must be currently completing or have successfully completed an accredited TEFL course, and have the required technology and network capabilities.
Course Materials: Within the online course, you’ll have access to everything you need for our Tutoring English course, including reading materials, assignments and quizzes. Many students also opt to purchase a copy of the textbook to reference in the future.
IMPORTANT: Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL. Not yet TEFL certified? Get in touch with us. You can bundle our TEFL certification course with this specialty course and save an additional $50.
International TEFL Academy's Lifetime Job Guidance and support, access to our alumni community, and our high-quality accreditation are only available to students and alumni of our online and in-person standard TEFL certification courses.
We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.
Many English teachers can earn more as private ESL tutors than teaching classes at a language school. Taking this class will empower you to build a successful English tutoring business to maximize your income potential.
Even teachers employed at language schools often get assigned to tutor students 1:1. These employers will prefer to hire teachers with training in this type of learning environment.
English tutoring is a multi-billion dollar industry experiencing rapid growth as ESL students from Japan to Costa Rica seek personalized learning experiences away from traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms.
Most certified English teachers will teach as private ESL tutors, either full-time or part-time, at some point during their TEFL careers. You owe it to yourself (and your students) to be prepared.
Nicole Vail, ITA's Tutoring English Course Instructor.
Nicole has been with ITA since 2019. She has an extensive educational background including a MA in Teaching and another MA in English with a concentration in ESL. She's taught English in Costa Rica and the Czech Republic, has served as a Russian linguist in the U.S. Navy and now currently resides in Brazil.
In addition to finding an accredited institution, know that when it comes to English tutor courses, you get what you pay for. At International TEFL Academy, you’ll learn from and interact with master’s and Ph.D. level instructors who have been in your shoes - having each taught abroad for at least one year. To become an English tutor of the highest quality and build a successful tutoring business, you need to learn from and gain feedback from the best - as opposed to watching pre-recorded videos with little interaction.
No tutoring certifications, bachelor’s degree or prior teaching experience is required - but all can help you charge a competitive rate for tutoring English online or in a face-to-face setting.
This answer is simple: credibility, money and the skills you need.. Your tutoring business will gain much-needed credibility when you can highlight specific training and experience as an expert ESL tutor. This can also enable you to charge higher rates for your tutoring services.
Yes! Earning a TEFL certification with a specialty in Tutoring English can set you apart, regardless of whether you’ve earned a college degree.
Read more: Can I Make Money as a Private Tutor While Teaching English Abroad?