Frequently Asked Questions for Tutors
Best-ESL-Tutors makes it easy to find tutoring opportunities anywhere in the world. We help you manage your tutoring business too, with convenient payment processing and fast payments to you.
Here are some frequently asked questions about how Best-ESL-Tutors can work for you. We take all the hassles out of helping you find students who really want to learn!
WHAT IS BEST-ESL-TUTORS.COM?
Best-ESL-Tutors.com is a service that helps
ESL students and qualified tutors get
together for private online ESL tutoring
WILL YOU HELP ME
tutors work a few hours a week to supplement
their income and help out in the ESL
community. While there are tutors who work
more hours per week, please note that it
requires time and perserverence to establish
a large student base.
HOW CAN I
FIND STUDENTS TO TEACH?
Students review online tutor profiles to check out
their backgrounds, education, reviews and
pricing. You can provide a sample tutor
session video to show students how you teach
and help them to feel more comfortable with
you. They will review your tutor profile before
So include information on your tutor profile
that will make your profile appealing to
potential students. Students can also click on
the Skype Video link to meet you and discuss
your tutoring approach before they engage
you, so make sure that your Skype ID is
entered correctly, so students can contact
you and or leave messages for you, if you
are unavailable. Students may also invite
tutors to apply to teach them, based on
various criteria that they can enter in
their posting. You may also consider
experimenting with your pricing per session.
Make every effort to ensure that your
tutoring students are completely satisfied
with your tutoring. They are able to rate
you on a five star rating system and other
students will see their ratings and their
rating comments. It is your responsibility
to deliver a great tutoring experience for
STUDENTS FIND ME?
Students can search for you, based on your
name, rating, education, availability and
price range. So carefully consider how you
fill out your tutor profile, to be found as
easily as possible.
HOW AM I
PAID AND HOW OFTEN AM I PAID?
Best-ESL-Tutors sends payments to tutors
on the first and fifteenth of each month for
the previous two weeks of teaching. You will
receive payments directly into your bank
account through our payment system.
We simply send you an email with a
link for you to click to receive our payment
into the bank of your choice! We never even
need to know the name of your bank or your
bank account or routing number.
PROVIDE IN-PERSON TUTORING?
Best-ESL-Tutors facilitates only online
tutoring. We do not offer face-to-face
tutoring. That's why we offer online
tutoring through our integrated
online classrooms, complete with screen
sharing, whiteboarding, audio and video
classrooms. Tutors and students even have
their own online notepad for each class
session, as well as drag-and-drop file
attachements for each tutor session. Both
you and your students may also record your
tutor sessions for later review.
COMMUNICATE WITH THE STUDENT BEFORE THE
recommend that you talk with each student
via Skype from your Tutor Dashboard before
you have your first class with each student.
This gives you both an opportunity to get to
know each other before starting your
ARE THE TUTOR CLASSES?
Best-ESL-Tutors bases all pricing on
30-minute tutor classes. This requires that
you plan out your tutor sesssions carefully
to ensure that students feel like they have
received great value for the cost of each of
your online tutor class sessions. Students
can request to extend each class. At the end
of each 30-minute tutor session students
will be prompted to either schedule a class
for a later date and time or continue
immediately with another 30-minute class,
while you are still online with them. This,
of course, depends upon your availability
and willingness to extend the class session.
If the student requests a 30-minute
extension to the current class, they are
able to instantly authorize the purchase of
an additional 30-minute class credit
CAN I CHARGE FOR TUTORING CLASSES?
your own pricing for your tutor classes.
Remember that your classes are only
30-minutes long. This keeps each session
affordable for your students.
TUTOR SESSIONS WORK?
purchase 30-minute tutor sessions from you
through the Best-ESL-Tutors.com website.
They do this from your Tutor Profile screen,
where they can see your available scheduled
times, based on their local time zone. They
simply click on the times they wish to
schedule, provide a method of payment, and as
soon as their payment is authorized, you
will be notified by email to confirm your
availability. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU
CONFIRM APPOINTMENT REQUESTS PROMPTLY. If you do not
confirm appointment requests, the
appointment will not be set and the student
will not be notified to attend the online
After your confirmation the scheduled
meeting will show up in your Tutor
Dashboard, under the MY MEETINGS tab. You
will initiate the tutor meeting by clicking
on the HOST MEETING NOW button. We
recommend that you initiate the tutor
meeting five minutes prior to the scheduled
The student will be sent a reminder before
the meeting is scheduled to begin, which
will include a link that they can click to
join your meeting. They can also join your
meeting by going to their Student Dashboard
MY MEETINGS tab, where they can click on the
JOIN MEETING button to join you in your online
classroom. You must have a webcam and
microphone attached to your computer, to
enable you to host your classes and each
student will also need a webcam and
microphone attached to their computer to
participate in your tutor classes.
STUDENT PAYMENTS PROCESSED?
Best-ESL-Tutors securely facilitates all
student payments for you. You do not need to
collect any payments from students and you
should not request any payments from them.
Tutors requesting payments directly from
students violates your agreement with
Best-ESL-Tutors and will result in your
termination as a Best-ESL-Tutors tutor.
Students can use credit cards, including
Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Diner's,
JCB, Maestro, Paypal, debit cards, Apple
Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, and even Bitcoin.
We use the same payment processing as Uber,
Hotel Tonight, OpenTable, TaskRabbit,
airbnb, Boxed, StubHub, Jet and Pinterest!
HOW DO I
KNOW THAT THE STUDENT HAS PAID?
meetings that appear in your MY MEETINGS tab
on your Tutor Dashboard have already been
paid for by the student. With
Best-ESL-Tutors.com you never need to worry
about getting paid. You will see all classes
purchased from you on your Tutor Dashboard
in the TRANSACTION HISTORY tab.
HAPPENS IF THE STUDENT FAILS TO JOIN THE
lose their payment if they don't show up for
a scheduled tutor meeting, unless they
cancel before your cancellation period shown
in your tutor profile. If this happens,
please coordinate with the student to
schedule another date and time, using the
RESCHEDULE button provided.