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Online tutor

Online tutors support students who are studying courses over the internet.

Potential salary


Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 variable

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • knowledge of media production and communication
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • persistence and determination
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your duties might include:

  • setting clear rules for online behaviour
  • helping students develop their study skills
  • acting as a point of contact for students' or parents’ queries
  • giving support by email, webchat, social media and telephone
  • managing online discussion forums
  • setting up audio and video conferencing
  • conducting 'virtual classroom' lessons using web technology
  • monitoring students’ progress
  • assessing students' work and giving constructive feedback

You could work from home.

You could move into other areas of online education, like course development, management, private tuition or consultancy.

You can find out more about training to teach online from the Education & Training Foundation.

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