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We Teach Remotely

Make $15 - $25 per hour helping international students practice English online

About Us

At We Teach Remotely, we believe in the transformative power of education and the freedom to teach from anywhere. Our mission is to empower passionate educators worldwide, providing them with the opportunity to share their knowledge and make a difference in the lives of learners across the globe.

Why We Teach Remotely


"Starting to teach English was a breeze. The process was straightforward and user-friendly. No unnecessary hoops to jump through. I appreciate the simplicity - makes getting started a lot less daunting. "
Steve, Houston TX

"Teaching English has been a solid gig for me. As an engineering student, the flexibility is crucial. The process was straightforward, and it's been a great side hustle without much hassle. If you're juggling studies and want to teach, it's worth considering."
Jessica, Portland OR

"We Teach Remotely has been a lifesaver during my year-long South American adventure. The flexibility is key, allowing me to earn money remotely while exploring. Getting work was a breeze, and it's been a steady source of income. Thanks for helping me get started!"
David, Lima Peru


Earn while conversing with English learners! Turn your language skills into income with We Teach Remotely

Earn $15 - $25 per hour

Top tutors earn up to $35

Application Process

1. Fill out our straightforward web form with your basic information, education, and a brief introduction. Click "Send My Application".

2. Our team will promptly review your application. You'll receive a response with further instructions within a short time.

3. Upon approval, follow the provided instructions to set up your tutor profile and personalize your availability.

4. No credentials? No problem! We offer assistance in obtaining the necessary qualifications, opening doors to more opportunities.

5. Start tutoring within a week! Once your profile is set up, you can begin connecting with students and earning money remotely.

Words from Our Tutors

"Knowing that I can earn reliably while doing something I love is a major plus. So happy I found an organization that could help me be where I am today."
Gabriela, Miami FL

"We Teach Remotely stands out for more than just flexibility. The supportive community of fellow tutors adds a nice touch. Connecting with others in the same boat makes this gig more meaningful. Appreciate the unexpected sense of community."
Jasmin, New York NY

"Getting started teaching English with We Teach Remotely was a breeze, thanks to their exceptional support. From the initial application to setting up my profile, the team was prompt and helpful. Clear guidance made the onboarding process smooth"
Joel, London UK

Benefits working with We Teach Remotely

Fast Application Process:
Apply with a simple web form, receive prompt feedback, and start tutoring within a week – a streamlined process designed for your convenience.

Opportunity for Growth:
Take advantage of the potential for growth and increased compensation

Work When and Where You Want:
Set your own hours and create a schedule that suits your lifestyle.

Connect with Students Globally:
Explore diverse cultures worldwide

An Experienced Success Partner:
We've got your back as you start your rewarding journey.

Skill Advancement:
Opportunity to earn a TESL certification at a discounted rate

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Application Form

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Application Form

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application process

At the moment Preply is looking for native English speakers from the USA or the UK only. If you are from one of these countries, but living abroad, you're still eligible.A degree in English/Teaching OR a TEFL (or similar) is required.If you need a TEFL, we have partnered with International Open Academy to provide access to low cost certification here. This is optional and we do not earn commission.

Please note: We have found that applications submitted on a computer instead of a mobile device tend to be more successful.

1. Create your Account

- Click this link to start your application- Use the same email as you did for We Teach Remotely.If not let us know at

2. About Section

- Mark "English" as the Subject Taught.- If you are a US citizen and speak with an American accent, you can mark the United States as your country of origin.

3. Photo

1. Face and eyes are fully visible (except for religious reasons).2. Centered and upright3. Color, with high resolution, and without filters.4. Neutral lighting and background.5. Smile and look into the camera.The following photos will not be accepted:- Photos with logos or contact information- Photos that show people other than the tutor- Photos with borders or frames- Blurry photos- Heavily-edited photos- Photos in black and whiteThis should be a professional photo (not a selfie)

4. Certification

- Fill in the details for and upload a photo of your TEFL (or similar).- If you do not have a teaching certificate, but do have a degree in Teaching or English (Associates, Bachelor's or Master's), you can check "I don't have any teaching certification yet". In the next section, you will fill in the details for your degree.Please note: If you do not upload a teaching certificate or a degree (in the next section), Preply may reject your application.

5. Education

- If you already uploaded your teaching certificate, this part is optional and you can check the "I don't have a higher education degree" box.- Otherwise, upload your Teaching/English degree here to be approved with Preply.

6. Profile Description

- Your description acts as the supporting message for your video (next section).- In your description, students understand how you can help them succeed, in your video, they get to know your personality.- Grammar and punctuation are very important in this section, and all writing should be solely in English.

7. Create a video

- An inadequate video is the most common reason candidates are rejected- Your video will be reviewed by Preply hiring staff and then will be visible to students

8. Availability

- Starting out, we recommend setting your availability as wide as possible.- For Preply's algorithm to favor your profile, it is important to get your first few students as quickly as possible.- Once you have your first 2-3 students, availability can be adjusted.

9. Pricing

- Pricing is another factor Preply's algorithm uses to show your profile to students. Currently we recommend starting your pricing at $15 per hour. Optimal starting price may vary slightly from tutor to tutor.

10. Review and Submit

- Check that your TEFL Certification or your Degree in Teaching/English are uploaded before you submit to ensure your application is not rejected by Preply.

After submitting your application, check on your Preply account over the next 5 days for updates.

Video Guide

See the official Preply video guide hereIntroduce yourself (15–20 seconds)
Start your video by answering these questions:
- What is your name? (first name only)- Where are you from? Where are you located now?- What do you teach?- What languages do you speak?Focus on your skills (30–50 seconds)
Let students know how you will help them reach their goals:
- What are your qualifications, work experience, and skills that are relevant to teaching?- What can students expect in your lessons?- Do you have a preferred teaching method?- What activities and materials do you prefer to use during lessons?- What do you specialize in? (E.g. Business English, exam preparation; Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)Ending (15–25 seconds)
Encourage your potential students to book a lesson with you! Thank them for watching your video, and wrap up with a motivational message.
- Record in horizontal mode and at eye level
- Create a video between 30 sec - 2 minutes long- Record your video in a space with good lighting and a neutral background- Record in a quiet place with no background noise- Make sure the camera doesn't shake- Ensure your face is fully visible- Highlight your teaching skills and experience- Help your potential students connect with you. Show your personality by sharing your hobbies and interestsDO NOT:
- Mention your last name or contact details
- Use frames/borders- Apply filters to your video- Show other people in the video- Use slideshows or presentations

Important Points
- If you upload the video to YouTube, make sure you do not mark your video as "Private" or the video will be rejected.
-For YouTube, mark the video as "unlisted"- For Vimeo, select "Anyone" or "People with the private link" in settings.- If you would like to make your video even more appealing, don't forget to upload a thumbnail.- Thumbnails can be created with free software: Google Slides, PowerPoint, Canva, Keynote, Pixlr or FigmaThumbnail example:

Profile Description Guide

1. Introduce yourselfIntroduce yourself, mention your education and teaching background, talk about your personality and hobbies. Keep your tone friendly, engaging and authentic. What drew you to teaching English online? This section should only be 3-4 sentences.Make your description as student-centered as possible, focus on how you can help your students reach their learning goals.DO NOT DO THESE:
- Write in the third person (e.g. "Bob is an experienced tutor")
- Write your last name - for privacy reasons- Include your contact details - students can easily reach out to you through Preply messages- Add any links to your personal website or social media- Copy and paste your content from your CV or repeat yourself throughout the description- Invite students for a free lesson.- Use the word "free" at all in your Description section. (Preply will give you an error message until you remove the word).2. Teaching experienceClearly state what teaching certification or degree you hold, as well as any prior teaching experience.Talk about what you can help students with (grammar, pronunciation, understanding English context, business communication, discussing real world topics, vocabulary, etc)3. Motivate potential students- You are the perfect teacher for your unique students, tell them why they should choose you to be their tutor!- Include a call to action for them to book with you or message you with any questions4. Write a catchy headline- Preply's research shows that headlines between 50 to 75 characters attract the most profile views- What's your specialty? (E.g. Business English, English for kids, etc.)- Why should students trust you?- What makes you different?

Example Videos

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Description Examples


Hello, it's great to see you here!
I'm Sarah from North Carolina, United States. I earned my degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of North Carolina, where I discovered my passion for teaching through helping my classmates succeed. I love teaching English online because it gives me the opportunity to connect with amazing individuals worldwide and fulfill my calling for teaching. In my off time I like to go out with my friends and discover new, delicious food to try.

Hi, it's great to meet you!
My name is James and I am from Washington, United States. In 2018 I graduated with my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Since then I have enjoyed traveling all over Latin America and have enjoyed teaching English learners in person and online. My favorite thing in the world is learning about and interacting with people from cultures all over the globe!

Hey there, it is good to meet you!
My name is Jessica and I'm from Manchester, United Kingdom. I have been teaching English in Spain since 2016. Whether you're looking to practice conversational English or prepare for an exam, I'd be happy to help you.
I've always thought that being able to speak another language is the closest thing to having a superpower. Some of my favourite things to learn in another language are idioms. In both teaching and learning, I look for the fun. It's the most effective way to learn.

Teaching Experience:

I have worked with children in a group home setting and nannying. Additionally, I have volunteered at lower-income elementary schools in Costa Rica to help aid with English language learning. I just completed my 120 hour TEFL and am excited to be working with Preply to help more people around the world expand their language abilities!

I am fully prepared with my TESOL certification and have experience in tutoring people in a variety of subjects, including math, science, and English. I have also observed classes for ESL learners and have many non-native English speaking friends with whom I regularly help to answer questions about English grammar and vocabulary.

I am a TEFL certified and experienced English teacher and have taught online and in the classroom for over two years. I love working with people from all over the world and I am experienced working with people from all different levels and with all different aims.

Motivate Potential Students:

Why don't you pop in and come have a chat with me? Let's discuss how I can help you. We will go over your goals together and decide on the best approach. I'm open to anything, are you?

Lets make learning English a checked mark on your to do list! My communicative and empathetic skills will make classes a safe place to make mistakes, learn and, above all, achieve your goals. Schedule the first class with me!

Ready to speak, think and dream in English? As a certified teacher I know how to make classes fun and memorable for ideal learning. Book your first lesson and learn English in the easiest way.

Book a trial lesson with me, and you will have completed the first stage in this adventure of a lifetime in English. I'd love to have you as my student!

Write a Catchy Headline:

I will make you fluent in English with personalized and engaging lessons!

Certified tutor and Native English speaker from University of Washington

Business English tutor with 2 years' teaching experience and a business background

Certification process

Affordable Certification

We have partnered with International Open Academy to provide access to affordable TEFL certification. This is completely optional and we do not earn commission.

Step 1:

Visit International Open Academy here and add the monthly membership option to your cart.
Click "Check Out".

Step 2:

Complete the registration with your email, google or facebook

Step 3:

At checkout, input the discount code: WETEACHREMOTELY and you will be given your first month free.

Make sure to cancel this subscription after you redeem your TEFL certification. Otherwise, you will be charged for your second month.

Step 4:

Choose the 120 Hour TEFL course from the Campus section of International Open Academy.
Don't worry - it's not actually 120 hours long, most people complete it in 3-4 hours.

Step 5:

Complete the course with "Overall Progress" of 100% and rate and an "Overall Score" of 80% or more.

Step 6:

Purchase your certificate of achievement here.

Step 7:

Go to the certificates tab and click "Redeem Certificate". Select your course and it will show up there.

Go to the "My Documents" section in your course and download your certification.

Step 8:

Upload a photo of your certificate to your Preply application.

In the Teaching Certification section, scroll down to Get a 'Diploma verified' badge and click Upload.

Congratulations! You are now TEFL Certified and ready to start your online tutoring career!


Last updated December 06, 2023

This privacy notice for We Teach Remotely ("we," "us," or "our"), describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share ("process") your information when you use our services ("Services"), such as when you:
  • Engage with us in other related ways, including any sales, marketing, or events
Questions or concerns? Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Services. If you still have any questions or concerns, please contact us at


This summary provides key points from our privacy notice, but you can find out more details about any of these topics by clicking the link following each key point or by using our table of contents below to find the section you are looking for.

What personal information do we process? When you visit, use, or navigate our Services, we may process personal information depending on how you interact with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. Learn more about personal information you disclose to us.

Do we process any sensitive personal information? We may process sensitive personal information when necessary with your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Learn more about sensitive information we process.

Do we receive any information from third parties? We do not receive any information from third parties.

How do we process your information? We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent. We process your information only when we have a valid legal reason to do so. Learn more about how we process your information.

In what situations and with which types of parties do we share personal information? We may share information in specific situations and with specific categories of third parties. Learn more about when and with whom we share your personal information.

How do we keep your information safe? We have organizational and technical processes and procedures in place to protect your personal information. However, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Learn more about how we keep your information safe.

What are your rights? Depending on where you are located geographically, the applicable privacy law may mean you have certain rights regarding your personal information. Learn more about your privacy rights.

How do you exercise your rights? The easiest way to exercise your rights is by submitting a data subject access request, or by contacting us. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Want to learn more about what we do with any information we collect? Review the privacy notice in full.


About us

Welcome to We Teach Remotely, where teaching knows no boundaries, and your passion for education becomes a global opportunity. We are a small, remote-first company headquartered in the beautiful state of Washington.Our Journey:
We have proudly assisted over 2,000 people across more than 20 countries in achieving their teaching aspirations. We take pride in being the bridge that connects educators with leading teaching platforms, fostering a symbiotic relationship where your success is our mission.
What Sets Us Apart:
At We Teach Remotely, we distinguish ourselves by not being just another platform. Instead, we're your trusted ally in the world of remote teaching. Our mission is clear: to connect you with reputable teaching platforms and provide the support needed for your success. We understand that your journey is unique, and we tailor our assistance to ensure you thrive in the online teaching landscape.
Our Commitment:
As a remote-first company, we embrace the spirit of flexibility and adaptability. We believe that your success contributes to the global impact of education, and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting, We Teach Remotely is your partner in making a difference in the lives of learners around the world.
Join us on this incredible journey where your passion for education meets the boundless possibilities of remote teaching. Let's redefine what's possible, one connection at a time. Welcome to We Teach Remotely, where your success is our mission.

Conducting Trial Lessons that Create Long Term Students

If you haven't already embraced the insights from the Profile Optimization course, now's the time!

Implementing this invaluable information is your secret weapon to skyrocketing into those first exhilarating lessons! 🚀

Using Preply and Engoo resources for your lessons

Preply resources are categorized based on category as well as language learner level. The levels are A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Learn more about the different language levels, and how to recognize which level your student is at here.

Exploring Preply Resources

Click on "Learning Plans" from your Preply profile.

This will take you into the "Test Classroom". From here, click on "Library" from the icons in the top right corner.

From here you can explore all the resources available to you through Prely in all of your lessons!

Exploring Engoo Resources

Along with the built in Preply resources, we also recommend using Engoo. Engoo is completely free and does not require creating an account to use. There you can find daily articles on a wide variety of topics that are specially designed for English learners!

Navigate to

The one we recommend focusing on the most in your first lessons, is the Daily News section.

Ready to turn trial lessons into long term students? Let's rock it with energy and personality!

Another good video on trial lessons:

Break the ice with your student by asking questions and sharing a little bit about yourself. Keep your greeting and introduction warm and friendly. First impressions last!
Some good questions to ask are:
- What do you like to do in your free time?
- What do you find most challenging about English?
- What do you do for work?
Crafting a Customized Lesson Plan:
Start strong by asking, "Why are you studying English?" Preply has a huge variety of materials on a vast number of subjects. You can pick a subject based on the reason that your student is studying English. Craft a lesson plan that feels tailor-made. Suggest a mix—maybe an Engoo article one week for pronunciation and new vocabulary, and the next week, dive into Preply coursework. Gauge their interest with, "How does that feel?"
Engage with Engoo:
Pull up Engoo's daily news during your conversation. Assess their level—say, "I think you're advanced or intermediate." Show them the vocab associated with an article. Explain the lesson: speaking and discussing opinions. Share a link to Engoo and say, "Before our next lesson, pick an article on a subject that you like, and let me know." This gives them something to do before the next lesson, keeping them engaged. This also makes the learning process interesting and enjoyable.
Ideal English Class and Setting Goals:
Ask, "How would your ideal class look?" Add any goals they share to your list. This keeps it personalized.
Personal Ending and Scheduling:
Five minutes before ending, ask, "Any questions for me?" Your goal is to keep building rapport and connection with you student, so keep this personal.
Move to scheduling. "What's your preferred time?" If they choose a slot, say, "Great! I'll block that out for you on my calendar so nobody else grabs it. Let me know once you've sorted your subscription, and I'll confirm your slot." This way you are doing a favor for them. It also adds a sense of urgency to confirm their spot before someone else takes it.
If you offer this, make sure to block out that time after the lesson by adding a "time off" block to your Preply calendar.
Assume they will subscribe - Never Ask for It:
Never ask for the subscription—assume it. You're providing value, and they'll see it.
Utilize Engoo and Alternate with Preply:
Share the wealth of resources on Engoo. Suggest alternating between Preply and Engoo each week for variety.
Setting Vocabulary Goals:
In the trial, ask, "How many new words per week do you think you can learn?" Set goals—when it comes time for them to resubscribe, they can look back on how much they have accomplished. This will remind them of the value they have received and motivate them to resubscribe to continue on their journey with you.

Use this optional presentation with your trial lesson students as a handy guide. Simply share your screen and go through it in your lesson. Feel free to tell your students that you created this for them. Download and customize it as you want!

Obtaining your first reviews

Once you get your first non-trial lesson, ask your student to leave a review in the lesson. Then message them this afterwards:

Dear [NAME],It was truly wonderful chatting with you today, and I trust you're finding our lessons enjoyable.I have a small favor to ask, and I greatly appreciate your consideration. Could you kindly share your positive experience by leaving a review on my profile? Your feedback is not only valuable to me but also contributes to showcasing my teaching approach on Preply, making it all the more rewarding for me to continue offering lessons on this platform.As a token of my appreciation, I'd like to keep your rate at $10 per lesson going forward.Thank you so much for your time and support. I look forward to our continued lessons!Warm regards,[YOUR NAME].

Remember, after you get your first 3 positive reviews, your profile will take off. Obtain your first reviews as soon as possible so you can have maximum flexibility with your pricing and schedule.

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