Tutoring with Chegg is one of the best work from home ideas especially for people who love making a difference in someone’s lives through teaching. It’s actually one of those popular platforms out there that makes learning more accessible and more appealing.
Working from home has become more in-demand over recent years. With the current situation, having to deal with a pandemic, experts believe that the demand will increase even more.
There is a lot of work from home options out there, but, if you are someone who loves sharing your knowledge and expertise, tutoring with Chegg or in other teaching platforms would be a perfect idea.
Currently, according to IBIS World, the market size of the online tutoring services industry in the United States based on revenue is $1.3bn.
Furthermore, in the same report, it is stated that between 2015 and 2020, the market size of the online tutoring services industry has increased to an average of 13.9% annually.
As you can see, based on figures, this industry is growing and is expected to grow even more this year and the years to come – especially considering the situation right now when most of what we usually do can no longer be done unless you do it at home, which includes learning.
Online learning is definitely going to be the new thing moving forward until we get normalcy back.
Anyway, as stated in the title, today, we are going to particularly focus on tutoring with Chegg. Chegg, as we have mentioned earlier is one of the most popular online tutoring/teaching sites where both learners and teachers are linked to each other.
To help you understand better what Chegg is all about and how to be part of it, we are going to particularly talk about the following point:
- What is Chegg?
- How does tutoring for Chegg work?
- Who qualifies to become a Chegg tutor?
- How to apply as a tutor for Chegg?
- How much does one make from tutoring for Chegg?
- What are the pros and cons of working as a tutor for Chegg?
WHAT IS CHEGG?
Before we talk about the process of becoming a Chegg tutor, we got to, first and foremost, talk about the company. Knowing what the company is all about is important before you even make an application. This way, you get to learn how things go in the company, how it works, and will it work for you, and many more.
So, what is Chegg? What is it all about?
Formerly known as InstaEDU, Chegg Tutors, or simply Chegg launched the company’s online tutoring service in 2012. Since its inception, the service quickly gained popularity and reached where it is now. By the way, it was in 2014 when Chegg Tutors bought InstaEDU and since then, it has been known by its current company name. Additionally, the services offered by both companies where combined.
Moving on, Chegg Tutors was specifically designed to provide students across all ages a convenient online tutoring services. Yes, you read it right. The company does cater not just to kids, but even adult learners.
With Chegg, students can basically choose who their tutors would be based on the tutor profiles provided.
Meanwhile, learning sessions are available on different platforms like through chat, whiteboard, video chat, and many more.
What’s nice about using Chegg as a learning platform is that it is so convenient that you can even use your mobile phone and have your classes anywhere you are provided there’s a quiet and peaceful environment — away from distractions.
Chegg provide an equally beneficial and user-friendly experience both for learners and tutors.
Currently, Chegg Tutors has an overall positive reputation when it comes to the work from home job opportunities they offer — particularly, of course, on the company’s tutoring job opportunities.
HOW DOES TUTORING FOR CHEGG WORK?
As we have mentioned earlier, Chegg made it a point to come up with a learning platform that provides equal convenience and satisfaction to both the learner and the teacher or tutor.
How tutoring with Chegg works is pretty simple and easy.
Once your application has been approved by the company — which by the way takes about one to four weeks — and you have already agreed with the terms of service set, students will then be sent to you.
As mentioned, students are the ones who pick who their tutors will be based on tutor profiles provided by the company. Of course, the more reputable your tutoring service is, the more students would want to have you as your tutor.
However, what’s nice about Chegg is that, while the students could pick who they want as their tutor, the tutors are given the freedom to choose their own schedule.
You can opt to choose to hold classes on weekdays, weekends, or only during examination periods. The choice is entirely up to you. Also, unlike other online teaching platforms, Chegg does not require any hourly requirements.
In addition, you, as a tutor will also be the one to determine the manner as well as the means by which you provide your lessons to your students.
Meanwhile, if you want to learn tips on how to make tutoring with Chegg work for you and earn money from it, we recommend you check the informational video below by Aleena Rais Live:
WHO QUALIFIES TO BECOME A CHEGG TUTOR?
When looking for an online job — whether it be as a tutor or something else — always make it a point to check the qualifications or requirements for the job first. This helps you save time and effort, and also, sparing you from too much rejection.
Now, going back to Chegg, in this section, we are going to go over the qualifications to become a tutor for Chegg. Please be reminded though that you have to provide real information only. False information can get your account banned from the site.
Some of the requirements include:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You will be asked to provide your contact details as well as a photo of yourself, the schools you attended, and the subjects you want to teach
- You will have to answer interview-style questions about your experience as well as questions about yourself
As posted on Chegg’s official website, tutor applicants need to provide any two of the following:
- Photograph of your diploma
- Student identification card
- Scanned copies of your official or unofficial transcripts
- Screenshot of your college’s student portal homepage where your student ID and full name are visible
- National Student Clearinghouse enrollment verification
- Letter of college acceptance or enrollment verification from your university registrar
- Teaching or tutoring certification
- Other documents that confirm that you are currently enrolled or had once been enrolled in a university for four years
To sign up, you can choose either signing up through Facebook or through email.
If you opt to sign up using your email, you are required to submit a photograph of yourself holding your government-issued identification card (e.g. passport or driver’s license).
As you can see, Chegg requires some level of education. The good thing though is that they welcome currently enrolled students to work as an online tutor for their company.
Depending on the case, you may be asked to take a test to gauge how proficient you are in the subject you are planning to teach.
Additionally, Chegg applicants may also record and submit a short video introducing yourself and providing an answer to why you are qualified to teach you preferred subject/s. This, however, is optional but could help make your application stand out from the rest.
HOW TO APPLY AS A TUTOR FOR CHEGG?
In this section, we are going to walk you through the application process.
Primarily, you will have to go to Chegg’s company website. Click “Tutor” on the upper bar, and then you will be led to another page. On that page, you will have to click “Become a Tutor,” which is also situated on the upper corner. Click sign up and provide the necessary information to be able to proceed with the application process.
Unfortunately, additional application information is not disclosed on Chegg’s website. However, here’s what we found out based on feedback from current and former tutors:
- As part of the application process, you will be asked to write a summary of why you are qualified to do tutoring with Chegg.
- You will be asked to choose as many as 40 subjects you’d like to tutor in. However, keep in mind that you may be asked to prove your knowledge and expertise on these subjects.
- If you have teaching experience, good for you. Based on feedback, applicants with tutoring experience have greater chances of getting in.
- Keep your answers clear and concise. Also, make sure to double-check your spelling and grammar.
- If you have your SAT and ACT scores, it would greatly help in your application. So, considering submitting them as well.
Again, this information are based on the feedback provided by former and current Chegg tutors. So, we thought these may be very helpful to be able to win a spot as a tutor for Chegg.
HOW MUCH DOES ONE MAKE FROM TUTORING WITH CHEGG?
Anyone who’s looking for a work from home job will definitely look into this aspect especially if you have a family to feed and bills to pay.
So, yeah, if you are curious about how much are you most likely to make as a Chegg tutor, this section will provide you that information.
First of all, it has to be clear that Chegg tutors are considered as independent contractors and not W2 employees, which means, how much you’re going to make will entirely depend on you — how often you work, and how many students are you willing to teach.
The thing that makes Chegg stand out from other online teaching platforms though is that Chegg tutors can earn $20 per hour. It’s a very decent amount considering how its competitors pay their online tutors or teachers.
As a tutor with Chegg, you are going to be paid the hourly rate based on the time you spent in a lesson with a student and/or the time you spent in creating a student’s lesson plan.
So, basically, a Chegg tutor is paid on an hourly rate based on the exact number of hours he or she allotted for work. So, the more hours you’ve used working, the higher you get paid for.
According to Chegg, the company claims that their top tutors earn as much as over $1,000 a month, which we find very reasonable especially if you are hardworking. Again, the nice thing about being a Chegg tutor is that you get to decide how much you are going to make in a day, a week, a month, and overall, in a year. It’s entirely on you.
Now, when it comes to payout, Chegg tutors are paid on a weekly basis. Chegg pays their tutors via PayPal every Thursday morning.
It is important to take note though that Chegg tutors operate on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and that weekly payments cover lessons a tutor has completed between Wednesday at 7:05 AM PDT of last week and Wednesday at 7:05 AM PDT of the current week.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF WORKING AS A TUTOR FOR CHEGG?
As part of the information we want to share with you about becoming a tutor for Chegg, we are sharing with you some of the pros and cons we found on this platform. Hopefully, this helps you decide whether working as a tutor for Chegg is worth it or you better look for another teaching platform.
Anyway, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages we found…
- Chegg pays $20 per hour for their tutors. However, how much you make will be based on the time you spent in a lesson with a student and/or the time you spent in creating a student’s lesson plan.
- As a tutor for Chegg, you get to work entirely from home, which makes it appealing for stay at home moms and those who want to try the work from home setup especially during these days.
- Application approval is fairly easy for people who meet the qualifications set by the company.
- You get to set your own work schedule. Chegg does not have any time requirement, which means, it’s all up to you when you want to work and when you do not want to take classes.
- You get to pick to tutor subjects that you are most knowledgeable at.
- Chegg gives referral bonuses. So, if you want to earn extra bucks, refer to your family and friends.
- You can earn as much as over $1,000 a month if you keep on working as often as you want (however, your ratings have to be very good to be able to gain more students to teach).
- Payments are done on a weekly basis and are made directly and quickly into your PayPal account.
- While the company looks for a certain educational level, currently enrolled students are very much welcome to apply.
- Should you believe you have an unfair rating, you are free to appeal.
- You get to meet people from different places as Chegg does cater to students from different parts of the world.
- Ultimately, it is a very rewarding job helping learners learn and become better on certain subjects they’re struggling at.
- Chegg has a lot of tutors, which means competition is high.
- There are certain days and times of the year when work may be slow. So, if you are relying on your budget from working with Chegg, you better check your options.
- You have to work on building a reputation as a reliable and high-quality tutor to gain more clients and earn more.
- Student feedback can sometimes hurt. So, you got to be tough in dealing with criticisms.
- Unlike in a traditional teaching setup, there is no opportunity for promotions.
- Unfortunately, Chegg does not accept reapplications, which means you only have one chance to either make it or break it.
- The pay can be less than 40% of what the students using Chegg actually pays.
- Initially, it can be quite a challenge teaching online especially if you’re not used to this kind of setup.
Please note that these pros and cons were based on the information we gathered both from the Chegg website and also from different feedback we saw online from both current and former Chegg tutors.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON TUTORING FOR CHEGG
Chegg is definitely one of the best choices if you are considering working from home as a tutor or teacher. This platform is well-known not just in the country but all over the world, which means, the chances of earning is high (although, as we mentioned earlier, the competition is also high – if you are confident with how you can pull this off, competition should not hinder you).
While we found a couple of disadvantages to working as a tutor for Chegg, we certainly found a lot more reasons why you should consider tutoring with Chegg.
To recap, some of the things we particularly like is the fact that it offers flexibility in terms of work schedule, you are given the freedom to choose the subject you want to teach, you also get to decide how much you earn in a week or so, and lastly, we like the fact that they pay their tutors on a weekly basis.
Having said all that, how do you find Chegg? Do you see yourself working for Chegg?