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Best Online Summer Jobs for Teachers

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As the end of the school year approaches, some teachers are dreaming of languid summer days on the beach or extended family vacations. But many are dreaming instead of spending 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 job opportunities for teachers promise not only extra summer cash, but also outstanding flexibility, support, and opportunities for advancement and/or year-round work.

Online Summer Jobs for Teachers

Varsity Tutors Virtual Summer Camps (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)  
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. 

15 Sites That Educators and Students Love for Online Tutoring and Teaching (opens in new tab)
Tech & Learning’s comprehensive online tutoring article is a great place to start your summer job search. Choose your preferred subjects, create your schedule, and start teaching and earning. 

Teach English Online to Adults (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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. 

Become an eNotes Educator (opens in new tab)
eNotes provides lesson plans, quizzes, study guides, and homework help for the most popular and most obscure books in the K-12 curriculum and beyond. But it’s not just literature -- the site also includes expert answers on topics from science to arts to religion and more. If you’re an expert in any field, you can make money with eNotes. Concerned about academic integrity? No problem! eNotes advises experts on how to help students without doing their work for them. 

Sell Stock Photos: Comparison of Major Services (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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. 

Write for Tech & Learning (opens in new tab)
Are you an innovative educator? If you’d like to share what works in your classroom, read our guidelines, then send a short pitch to Tech & Learning’s Managing Editor Ray Bendici. We’d love to hear from you!