Best Online Summer Jobs for Teachers

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Updated June 11, 2024

When the end of the school year approaches, some teachers dream of languid summer days on the beach or extended family vacations. But many prepare instead to spend their summers supplementing their modest salaries. If educators can earn summer income without the time, cost, and hassle of a commute, even better.

The following online summer jobs for teachers promise not only extra summer cash, but also outstanding flexibility, support, and opportunities for advancement and/or year-round work.

Best Online Summer Jobs for Teachers 

Pear Deck Tutor
Pear Deck makes it easy to apply to join its community of qualified tutors, who teach according to their own subject expertise and schedules. Its remote platform includes live audio/video chat, virtual whiteboards, screen sharing, and other tools to support high-quality interactions with students. Additionally, Pear Deck handles all billing and pays weekly, so tutors can focus on teaching.

ETS Online Scoring
One of the oldest educational testing companies in existence, ETS (Educational Testing Service) is known for creating and administering several widely used standard tests, including the SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and others. The company employs online test scorers (“raters”) to evaluate and certify various test results. FAQs, guidance, and the online scoring opportunity database allows teachers to explore options before signing up.

If you’re looking for remote work, a website devoted to nothing but is a good place to start. Flexjobs lists tens of thousands of remote and hybrid jobs, including from such standout companies as Pearson, Dell, and Kelly. Most importantly, Flexjobs verifies its listings to ensure users are browsing valid remote job opportunities, not “work from home” scams. Three plans are offered: 14 days for $2.95, three months for $9.95/month, and annual for $5.95/month.

Preply tutoring
The Preply tutoring platform allows approved tutors to teach exactly as many hours as they’d like to, with no minimum schedule required. With its global membership, Preply provides numerous diverse opportunities for tutoring, while the well-designed website supplies potential tutors (and students) with everything they need to know before signing up. Preply’s business model relies on commissions, so it’s free to create an account and make use of all site features.

Varsity Tutors Virtual Summer Camps
Lovers of science, tech, art, or finance (Monopoly's Money Matters Camp, anyone?) can find a great summer job with Varsity Tutors, which offers an impressive lineup of virtual summer camps ranging from introductory coding to chess masters to outer space adventures. In addition to the many STEM virtual camps, Varsity Tutors also provides drawing and animation classes. 

Teach Online Reading Classes This Summer
Do you love reading? Would you like to share your passion for reading with young learners? Since 1970, the Institute for Reading Development has taught and promoted literacy and a love of reading to students aged 4-18. Its online summer reading program needs dedicated teachers of all levels of experience. Professional training and supervision makes it easy for educators to adapt to the platform. 

Skillshare’s online program allows experts in the arts, business, technology, and lifestyle to share their knowledge while reaping financial gains. Create a class, upload video lessons, promote your class, and even engage with students via the website. A robust teacher help center guides each step of the process.

Rev Freelance Transcriptionist or Captioner
If you have top-notch language, listening, or transcribing skills, convert your expertise to cash with Rev freelance work. Select only the jobs that interest you and work as much or as little as you like, all from your home computer. Know a foreign language? Earn the highest rate per minute adding English subtitles to international audio/video.

Full and summer careers  
Connections Academy is a virtual education organization that provides complete online schooling and personalized learning for K-12 students in 31 states. Explore full-time, part-time, and summer online teaching and administrative opportunities. Strong guidance for teachers is furnished on this easy-to-navigate website. 

Teach English Online to Adults
You may love your students, but kids can be a handful. If you’re worn out at the end of the school year, consider teaching adults English online this summer. This article explores the requirements, structure, pay, and features of 11 sites for teaching English to adults. 

The Princeton Review
For decades, The Princeton Review (a private company not associated with Princeton University) has provided tutoring and test preparation for students in grades 6-20. The company offers test prep for the SAT, ACT, and AP, as well as tutoring for academic subjects. A rich source of teaching and tutoring opportunities for those who prefer to work from home. 

7 Tips for Opening a Teachers Pay Teachers Store
Have you ever considered selling your lesson plans via the world’s largest marketplace for home-grown curricula, Teachers Pay Teachers? Longtime educator Meghan Mathis dives into the implications of putting yourself and your teaching materials in the public sphere. 

Sell Stock Photos: Comparison of Major Services
Talented shutterbugs who wish to earn income from their hobby should consider selling their digital photos to stock image sites. This detailed article explores the pros and cons of selling to Getty Images, Shutterstock, iStock, and Adobe Stock. 

Tutoring Jobs at StudyPoint
If you have two years of teaching under your belt, a bachelor’s degree, and good ACT/SAT scores, consider becoming a personal online tutor for StudyPoint. You’ll help students study for standardized testing or a variety of academic subjects. StudyPoint offers plenty of training, coaching, and support so teachers can transition to online tutoring with confidence. 

Diana Restifo

Diana has been Tech & Learning's web editor and contributor since 2010, dedicated to ferreting out the best free tech tools for teachers.