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As an ESL teacher, getting private students to tutor can be a great way to supplement your full-time job and make extra cash. Fortunately, lots of foreigners want tutors for different reasons. Maybe they’re students who want to improve on an upcoming test; maybe they’re workers who just want to relate to the customers more. Either way, there’s work to be had: while teachers net in a few dozen students in their classes, each individual student can learn from their own tutor.

Use the list below to help you find jobs, or read our teach abroad columnist, Richelle Gamlam's, advice on finding private students to tutor.

Ways to Tutor

Schools don’t often specifically market for tutors unless they’re pooling from their staff of certified teachers. And because tutoring is individual and (often) completely informal, the best way to find tutoring gigs is to solicit them. Whether it’s through the Internet or the good ol’ fashioned street corner flier, putting your name out there is the best way to find students.

Alternatively, they may come looking for you. There are more than students out there looking to learn. If it’s an informal position, stop by the local universities and look for ads. Or go online and check any kind of local solicitation website. Once the tutor/student relationship is established, the schedules and relationship should become pretty flexible. The one-on-one relationship lends itself towards a symbiotic dynamic, as opposed to the dominant/submissive one necessary through classroom teaching. When and where the classes will take place is completely up to you and your student.

Au pairs abroad will also often be expected to participate tutor the children in their care in English.

Almost all non-English speaking countries have a huge market for tutors. The number of students who want to learn English (not to mention other subjects) on a one-to-one basis will always outnumber the amount of people willing and able to tutor in those locations. Due to this fact, anybody who simply wants to tutor makes an oyster of the world. Those who want to tutor as a supplement to a full-time teaching position should look in popular markets for that career, particularly Asia (Korea and Thailand) or Europe (Spain especially).

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Italy

The English Camp Company
Teach English in wonderful cities throughout Italy and Austria during Summer 2018. It's the perfect summer job for students,...

Spain

Cultural Homestay International
Join Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers program in Spain! CHI offers native English speakers the opportunity t...

Italy

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GeoVisions
GeoVisions invites native English speakers to come teach abroad in the March region of Italy! Tutors on this program stay wit...

China

Cultural Homestay International
Become a conversation volunteer in China with Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers! This unique program pairs vo...

Laos

Global Vision International (GVI)
Volunteer to teach children in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations where schools are often overcrowded an...

Italy

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The Yellow House Nursery School - Italy
The Yellow House is a school that specializes in Bilingual education (English and Italian) for young learners -- especially i...

Brazil

Cultural Homestay International
Join Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers program in Brazil! CHI offers individuals the opportunity to volunteer...

Italy

Cultural Homestay International
Volunteer to teach English in Italy with Cultural Homestay International! Join CHI's World Explorers program and live with an...

Italy

GeoVisions
If you love food, wine, and the seaside (who doesn't?!) then GeoVisions has a program designed especially for you. The GeoVis...

Colombia

Cultural Homestay International
Join Cultural Homestay International as a World Explorer in Colombia! This unique program offers you the opportunity to volun...

South Korea

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Club Z
ABOUT US For over 20 years, Club Z! has provided high quality in-home tutoring and test prep services to nearly 300,000 stude...

Russia

Cultural Homestay International
Join Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers program in Russia! Programs run from 1-3 months, and volunteers are pr...

France

Cultural Homestay International
Volunteer abroad in France with Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers program! The exciting program gives volunte...

Poland

AngloBridge
AngloBridge is a momentary meeting between two groups of strangers from different parts of the World, with completely differe...