Teach Online

Earn money, wherever you are.

Set Your Own Schedule

If you are able to commit to a consistent schedule and constantly be on time for all your scheduled classes you will be able to choose your own working hours. We have classes 7 days a week and up to 40 hours availible a week for every teacher.

Work From Home

Anywhere in the world with no commuting and no stuffy office space. As long as you have a stable internet connection and a clean background with a professional work space, you can reach your students around the globe from the comfort of home.

Earn A Reliable Income

Sent to your bank account once a month in any currency anywhere in the world. With paid training and with all classes paid whether the student shows up or not, we seek to make it a job that is truly worth your time.

Begin your journey as an online English teacher!

As an online teacher you will…

  • Deliver well-prepared classes to young students.
  • Adapt your teaching material to fully engage your learners.
  • Motivate and inspire your students.
  • Identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Use readily-available technology such as virtual white boards and screen-sharing to supplement your teaching.
  • Strive to improve and develop your teaching style.

The Job Details!

What to expect from teaching online…

  • Subject: English, Culture and Early Years Education.
  • Location: Home.
  • Salary:   £9.00 – £12.00 GBP/hour 
  • Start Dates: All year round
  • Students: Aged 3-12
  • Training: Provided
  • TEFL Certificate: Provided

The Requirements!

All you need to get started…

  • Must have at least graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Speak English to an Idiomatic level.
  • Must have meticulous time keeping.
  • Reliable and strong broadband speed (10 mb/s or above).
  • Suitable PC/laptop with built-in or external webcam.
  • Availability to schedule a minimum of 15 hours of teaching per week.
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness of your learners’ needs.

The Benefits!

Just some of the benefits that come with teaching online…

The Overseas Teacher matches you with only the most suitable and genuine opportunities.

Enjoy a highly flexible and self-managed online teaching schedule.

Increase your online booking rate and salary through consistent and effective lessons.
Get inspiration through our online support tips and other training resources.

Take advantage of optional teaching reviews provided by The Overseas Teacher.

Get paid, on time, without the stress of commuting to work!

Know the terms of work

Because of the huge effort in logistics that it takes to organize lessons across time frames and because of the absence of a school building where we can all work together, we employ strict rules to keep everything flowing smoothly. These rules include penalties for lateness and absences, inappropriate behavior and poor performance. Happy students and happy parents will keep this industry thriving so that students can have access to affordable English lessons.

Please view our terms here so you know exactly what is expected

For Teachers with Degrees and Qualifications: Standard Program

Teachers who have a degree but no qualifications will be provided a TEFL free of charge. No experience is necessary but higher salaries are provided to those who do have experience. Working times are fixed from 11am to 2:20pm GMT, Monday through Sunday. On Saturdays and Sundays you may teach from midnight up until 3:30 GMT, however booking rates may vary. Teachers must work a minimum of 15 hours per week. The purpose of our lessons is to teach a pre-written curriculum, make strides in their English and learn how to speak with fluency by increasing their confidence and ability. 

Standard Program FAQ

Can I build my own schedule?

You can build your own schedule between the hours of 18:00 to 21:20 pm ( Beijing). During these hours, our peak times, we guarantee an 80% booking rate. You can also open hours at any other time of the day but we cannot guarantee a booking rate for any other times of the day. The most highly booked times outside of our peak times are from 08:00 – 21:20 in Saturday and Sunday. Your schedule’s total number of hours must not amount to less than 15 hours per week. 

What is the minimum and maximum salary?

The minimum salary is £10/hour and the maximum is £12/hour. Salaries are set by our team based on qualifications and expereince. 

How long are lessons? I need to make a lesson plan?

Lessons are 30 minutes. They require very little preparation once you become accustomed to teaching with us but in the beginning of teaching they will require more preparation. 

How frequently can I change my schedule?

Please check the terms by clicking on the “View Full Terms Here” button above. We do request a month’s notice before you change your schedule because a new schedule can mean that you will loose the reoccurring students that have accrued to you which can disrupt their education by damanging the student-teacher relationship. 

How will I be paid and in what currency?

You will be paid by bank transfer in either USD or GBP. Teacher will be paid every month by the 20th for the previous month’s work

What is the minimum contract length?

6 Months is the minimum contract length. 

What does the training consist of ?

During the application procedure you will prepare and deliver a demo lesson, this will help to show you the kind of student teacher interaction that we are looking for. If you are able to teach in the requisite style then we will give you login details to our online platform that will have a series of self-study videos to show you how to use the online classroom and the lesson plans that accompany each lesson. 

General FAQ (all programs)

Who is my employer when teaching online?

All teachers who work with us are considered independent contractors. Our online teaching programs are run jointly between The Overseas Teacher and DaDa ABC. We work on the UK end to give you real time support, training and payroll from UK based staff. DaDa Abc provides the students and the platform. Our joint program provides increased stability and broadens this opportunity to allow teachers who are less experienced with online platforms and those teachers without TEFL certificates or university degrees to participate in online teaching. Working with this program rather than DaDa Abc directly will not effect your earning potential. 

How are students allocated to me?

Students choose the times that they are available, just as you will do. When they choose their desired class time they will be able to see all available teachers’ profiles  and choose from among them. This is why it is vitally important that your video, picture and bio are all giving a great impression of you. 

What are the maximum working hours?

There is no maximum number of working hours you can work every available hour in the platform. 

Where will my classes take place?

All classes will be conducted via a specially built proprietary platform that allows for the use of classroom tools, the ability for you and your student to see both each-other as well as the curriculum and to organize your classes and schedule. 

How many students are in a class and what are their ages?

All classes are 1 – 1 classes. Students can be as young as 4 and as old as 16 however the majortiy of students are between the ages of 8 and 12. 

Do I keep the same students over time?

Typically students will stay with their teacher so long as you do not change your schedule. Students may change their teacher but teachers may not change their students. 

Is there a break between back to back classes?

There is about 2  minutes in between classes. It is often recommended that if you are working for a large block of time each day that you schedule a break for yourself within your schedule for 30 minutes.