1. Parenting
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Finding Online K-12 Jobs

These companies offer work-at-home K-12 jobs.


While the college level is the biggest growth area for distance learning jobs, the number of online K-12 jobs is also growing as school districts offer more remote services. Certified K-12 teachers and others with teaching experience at elementary, middle school and high school levels can find online jobs in a variety of companies. Most jobs listed below are online tutoring or teaching, but some of the K-12 jobs here are in instructional design and test writing and reviewing.

Aim-for-A Tutoring


Level: Elementary, middle, high school
Subjects: Math, science, English language arts; test preparation (AP, GED, PSAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT)
Position type: Part-time online tutoring
Education/certification requirements: College degree, teaching experience

Using Skype tutors work with students in European, North American and Australian time zones. See more online tutor jobs.

California Virtual Academies

Level: K-8, high school, special education
Subjects: All subject in K-12
Position type: Full-time teaching, part-time tutoring
Education/certification requirements: Four-year degree, at least three years teaching experiences, California teaching credentials

This network of public charter schools hires California certified K-12 teachers to work from home; however, in-person meetings in county of employment are required.

Connections Academy

Level: K-12
Subjects: All subject in K-12
Position type: Tutor/teacher, instructional design (full- and part-time) Education/certification requirements: Teaching certification in specific states

Company contracts with school districts to provide virtual educational programs that serve K-12 students in various states. Certification required for teaching positions, but instructional design jobs may only need teaching and/or instructional design experience.

Educate Online

Level: K-12
Subjects: Math, foreign language, reading, science and other K-12 subjects
Position type: Teaching, tutoring (full- and part-time)
Education/certification requirements: Certified K-12 teachers

Contracting with both parents and school districts, education company provides live, synchronous, supplemental educational services that are aimed at students are struggling in a specific subject. Teachers and tutors instruct and evaluate students, based on pre-determined learning objectives.


Level: K-12
Subjects: Math, science, English/reading
Position type: Teacher, tutor
Education/certification requirements: K-12 certification for salaried jobs only

K-12 tutors in math, science and English/reading in the Supplemental Education Services (SES) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program are paid an hourly rate of around $20. These jobs require U.S. residency and a teaching certificate. However, freelance tutors may pay a fee and be listed in the company’s online platform. These tutors set their own online tutoring rates and no specific education or certification requirements are need. Subjects include English as a second language (ESL), nearly any college-level subject, test prep and study skills.

Homework Tutoring

Level: High school, college
Position type: Tutor
Subjects: Math, science, English
Education/certification requirements: Not specified

Online tutoring service offers homework help for high school and college students in a variety of subjects. Email resume to be considered for these home-based jobs.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

Level: Grades 3-12
Subjects: Various K12 subjects including music, foreign language, writing, science
Position type: Teaching (part-time)
Education/certification requirements: Bachelor degree in subject taught, 1 year of teaching experience

In this program geared toward gifted students, instructors make assignments and write progress reports and evaluations for students. Search CTY or "work at home" in JHU Jobs database.


Level: High school
Subjects: Test prep in SAT, ACT, AP subjects
Position type: Test prep tutor (part time)
Education/certification requirements: Bachelor degree preferred, score in 90th percentile of test prep subject

While Kaplan has work at home openings for many college-level online instructors and instructional designers, below the college level it only has test prep jobs. Use "virtual" as the keyword in the job search database.


Level: High school
Subjects: Language arts, math, science and social studies
Position type: Part-time test scorers, writers, reviewers
Education/certification requirements: Bachelor degree, high school teaching experience

Scorers must have a bachelor's degree or higher, experience teaching high school English, reside and be authorized to work in the U.S. In test development, Pearson hires freelancers to write, do graphic design and review tests. See more scoring and test prep jobs.


Level: High school
Position type: Tutor (part time)
Education/certification requirements: Master’s degree and teaching experience preferred, though it also hires graduate and undergraduate students and other experienced tutors

Home-based, online tutors work 9-20 hours per week. Peak season for hiring is May-August and November-December. Most tutors are paid on an hourly basis. Paid training.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.