If you’re a teacher or have a passion for teaching, SayABC might be the perfect fit for your work-at-home search. You can choose your own hours, work with up to four children at a time, and earn a competitive rate.
SayABC provides English tutoring for children ages 5-12 from around the world. They also provide all the materials you need to teach your online sessions.
Teaching ESL with SayABC
As a SayABC teacher, you’ll be teaching four students at one time for 40 minutes using the Say ABC platform. The lessons, rewards and feedbacks cards will always be provided to you and you can preview the lessons before you teach them.
You’ll teach the same sets of students two times per week for at least three months. As a teacher this is helpful as you’ll get to know your students.
Requirements for Working with SayABC
You’ll need to meet a few personal and technical requirements in order to qualify for a position:
- A bachelor’s degree for contracts over 3 months. Say ABC asks you to commit for a minimum of 3 months. After that, you can choose a new contract. If the contract you want to work is more than 3 months, you will need a bachelor’s degree. If you choose a 3-month contract with each renewal, this is not required.
- A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam (no mobile devices or tablets).
- A headset with built-in microphone to reduce background noise.
- Chrome browser to access your training materials and classes.
- High-speed, reliable internet as your classes will all be transmitted online.
Say ABC will provide you with a download link to their teaching platform software once you are selected for an interview. You will need to be able to download that to your computer for full access.
What is the Application Process Like?
There is a 4-step application process that includes:
- Signing up through the SayABC website
- A 40-minute interview that includes a 15-minute demo class
- Signing your consulting agreement
- Orientation and Evaluation class
Once you make it through this process and are hired, you’ll be able to begin teaching classes. All teachers are hired as independent contractors so you will be responsible for your own taxes.
How Much Does SayABC Pay?
Say ABC tutors can earn up to $21 per 40-minute session. This includes a base pay of $15 per session plus a $4 – $6 incentive based on attendance.
If you accept a late-notice class (less than 24 hours’ notice), there is an additional $7 added to your pay for that class. If you accept a Trial Class, you can also earn $8 incentive for each student that converts to a contract.
Payment is made once a month on or before the 15th and are sent via wire transfer to the account you have on file.
How to Apply to Say ABC
If you’re interested in learning more about Say ABC and if you qualify for a position, you can visit their FAQ page for more info. And if you’d like to start the application process, you can easily get started by creating an account on their application page.
If you’re looking for more ways to earn money teaching ESL from home, here are some companies that hire:
VIP Kid – VIPKid is a company that connects English Second Language teachers to Chinese students wanting to learn language. The hours are flexible and starting pay ranges from $14-$22/hour. You need a bachelor’s degree (any field) to apply. VIPKid supplies all teaching materials.
Magic Ears – Magic Ears connects English Second Language teachers to Chinese students, ages 4-12. To become a Magic Ears teacher, you will need a bachelor’s degree or to be a student currently enrolled in college. Starting pay is $18-$22 per hour. Magic Ears supplies all teaching materials.
Nice Talk – Nice Talk is an English Second Language app in which native English speakers have conversations with Chinese students to help them practice their English. Applicants with IELTS/TOEFL teaching experience or TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification are preferred. Pay is $10/hr.