Varsity Tutors

What: Online and mobile app connecting tutors and students

Expected pay: $15 to $40/hour

Commissions & Fees: NA

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: 18 or older; pass a background check and screening process 



  • The site hires tutors for both in-person and online instruction
  • Pays between $15 and $40/hour ($15/hour is most common), but you need the ability to tutor for advanced admissions tests, such as the LSAT or GRE, to earn more
  • Paid twice weekly by direct deposit


  • Not many complaints found

What Users Say: (From Indeed)

The money isn’t the best. The freedom to make and maintain my own schedule and the diversity of subjects I get to tutor make it worth it. I love the students I get. They are motivated and take active roles in their own learning. It is a wonderful start up job and experience builder. I keep it as my side hustle for additional income and diversity.

Pros: Make your own schedule, Choose clients, Diverse opportunities.

Cons: Low pay

Varsity tutors is an excellent tutoring company to work for if you are a student or a professional looking for a side gig that provides you with extra income and experience. It is not sustainable for full time employment as it is an independent contractor position and is gig based/whenever opportunities show up. They do send you plenty of opportunities but you may or may not always get assigned to them. However, you can accept or reject any opportunity as it comes and goes so you are free to create your own schedule and accept assignments and clients based on your own schedule, subject expertise, and strengths which is awesome!! I also love their online tutoring platform which is easy to use and very effective. It gives me the flexibility to tutor from home and work with clients from all over the country! Like i said, great for a side or supplemental job to supplement your income. I wouldn’t rely on it for full time employment or benefits but truly an excellent 1099 position!!!

Pros: Flexible schedule, motivated clients, supportive management, online platform, enjoyable and rewarding to help students learn!

Cons: Pay can be a bit low for the amount of time/work, sometimes not enough hours offered, no benefits.

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