Skooli connects students needing help in math with qualified tutors, who can pass a background check
Expected pay: 41.6 cents per minute (about $25 an hour)
Commissions & fees: NA
Where: Nationwide (remote)
Requirements: A bachelor’s degree; teaching certificate or a graduate degree; math certifications; pass a background check; a computer with a webcam; high-speed internet connection
If you’re a math whiz, with either a teaching certificate or a graduate degree, it may be worthwhile to sign up with Skooli as a tutor. Specializing only in math — algebra, calculus, geometry and trigonometry — the site pays tutors by the minute, with a 15-minute minimum, to teach online.
While Skooli’s starting pay of $25 per hour sounds good, it’s a lot less than what you could earn at Wyzant teaching higher math. And the site’s requirements are exacting. Indeed, the only other tutoring site that demands as much in terms of teaching experience and credentials is Chelsea International Education, and you could potentially earn far more there.
Pay by the minute
The other thing to be wary of here is that the site pays by the minute. What does that mean? You might have just a 15-minute gig that pays you a sum total of $6.24….and then cool your heels for the rest of the hour.
The site’s terms also say that it reserves the right to modify the amount it pays tutors at any time. The site says it will take “reasonable efforts” to notify tutors if pay terms change. But you’re only entitled to what Skooli pays you, regardless of what you were promised.
Final caution: You can only cash out your pay once you accumulate $100. So, if you don’t get a lot of work here, you could be waiting for your money for a long, long time. Once you reach the $100 threshold, you send in a cash-out request and the site sends the money to your PayPal account.
Tutor reviews were generally negative. That, the by-the-minute-pay, the high cash-out threshold, and the concerning terms earn Skooli a below average Husl$core.
What their users say (from Glassdoor)
Decent pay, good virtual classroom, flexibility But getting work seems to be random. Low conversion rate between student interest to paying customer
Flexible schedule, online so no commute. But no guaranteed hours; had to wait for student.
I worked there for a period of 3 months and it was totally a waste of time. There is no coordination between technical and management staff. Requests goes to every tutor even if a student wants help from a particular tutor. Sometimes students are very rude but they give preference to their words rather than listening wisely to the whole story.
19 USD an hour is a ridiculous pay for most of the subjects that are requested from high level students. Also don’t be followed by the dollar sign. You get paid in Canadian Dollar which is almost half the USD.