Become an online tutor

Teach online in your own time and enjoy the lowest commission in the industry with Sherpa. Our dedicated tutor team will help you get onboard, find students online and offer support where needed.

Register as a Tutor

For Teachers,
By Teachers.

Combine decades of teaching experience with the latest technology and you get a simple but powerful tuition platform with an industry-leading classroom at your disposal.

Focus on teaching,
we'll take care of the tech.

Our sophisticated platform allows you to organise and manage all of your online private tutoring including student messages and bookings. The built-in classroom gives you an easy-to-navigate and reliable space to teach.

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Take a tour of the platform.

An industry-leading online lesson space built by Sherpa

Screenshot of Tutor dashboard page

Your dashboard gives a quick and simple overview of all your earnings, previous introductions and online lessons

Screenshot of messages page

View student messages, bookings and uploaded files all from one page

Online classroom

Find students, teach online and share resources with ease

Testimonials

What our tutors think

"I've been a tutor for the last 5 years, and usually found my students through word-of-mouth. I loved the draw of Sherpa since they quickly find new clients for you, don't charge any fees, handle your bookings and take the awkwardness out of cash payments in person. I've found great students and an ideal part-time job!"

Amy Jacobs
Online English A-level Tutor

"I've been a Chemistry teacher for over 8 years now and recently joined Sherpa. It's a fantastic way for me to earn a bit of extra cash outside school. The teaching platform lets students find me and I have my first online lesson through Sherpa next week!"

Lucy Baldwin
Online Chemistry GCSE Tutor

"I graduated from the University of Kent this year with a degree in Further Mathematics. I love to teach and pass on my knowledge to others, so I decided to become a tutor. Sherpa helped me find great students and sorted out my bookings and payments for me."

James Nicholls
Online Maths GCSE Tutor

Got any questions?

FAQs

Feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions, or want to know more about how Sherpa works.

Sherpa is an online tutoring platform that connects qualified and experienced tutors to thousands of available students online. We provide all of the necessary tools, a state of the art online classroom, a seamless messaging/booking service and a secure payment method.

Fill out the short application process with the link above, it takes roughly 10-15 minutes. We ask a few basic questions then we leave you to set up your online teaching profile. Once this has been completed one of us will be in touch within one working day to invite you to interview with us.

Throughout the process you will be given more information about becoming an online tutor and how to use the website. It usually takes successful applicants 3 working days from the start of their application to being live on the site.

The Sherpa site is orientated around qualified UK teachers who are looking for an online teaching job - private tutors who have over 2 years tuition experience and wow us in the application process can also be accepted. We operate background checks on DBS and teaching certificates.

Your online teaching profile will appear on our site and is your chance to show potential students your knowledge and experience.

Information to include would be relevant details such as:

Your teaching and online tutoring experience, where you have taught before, what age group and level i.e Primary, 11+, GCSE, A-level or beyond…

What relevant qualifications you may have. It is worth mentioning which degree you have at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Teaching qualifications and teaching certificates such as a PGCE, QTS or language specific certificates like a CELTA, TESOL or 120 hour TEFL certificate.

Which subjects you are able to teach and at what levels. Students usually come onto the site and scan through online tutor profiles so it would be worth including the subjects that you focus on in an obvious position. For example:

“The subjects I offer:
Maths - KS3, GCSE
Physics - GCSE, A-level”

Finally, don’t forget the way it looks and is laid out is also very important. Go for short, well written paragraphs rather than long chunks of text. Your picture should be smiley and approachable to attract students but smart and presentable, just how you would appear in a school setting.

All you need is your laptop and a strong WiFi or internet connection. We use the interview as a chance to make sure that everything is set up correctly so that nothing will interrupt your online teaching experience.

During your interview you will be shown around the online whiteboard, to get to grips with its many functions such as screen sharing ability, and told how to use the website.

We offer a range of subjects on Sherpa from Primary, KS3, GCSE, A-level and Degree level.

While you have the option for any matching up of different subjects and levels, most lessons on Sherpa are around the core subjects in the exam years, for example:

Teach Maths online at GCSE and A-level
Teach English Literature and Language online at GCSE and A-level
Teach Physics/Biology/Chemistry online at GCSE and A-level
Teach English as a Foreign Language online

The Sherpa interview is a short chat on our online whiteboard that gives us a chance to get to know you better, show you around the website and let you know why we are the best online tutoring site out there.

After the interview you have the ability to correspond with one of our team and they will help you with your online profile so that nothing is stopping you becoming a tutor with us.

Tutors on Sherpa are able to work part-time or full time to fit work around their own schedule. Most lessons take place in the evenings after school or at the weekends.

Sherpa is an online platform for students to meet online tutors therefore all Sherpa tutors have flexibility in choosing their own rates. The fee which you select during the application process is the fee that appears on the front of your profile on the site.

Sherpa takes a 10% commission from each online lesson. This is extremely competitive and covers the cost of the website upkeep and all our marketing efforts.

Most Sherpa lessons take place between the £25 - £35 per hour mark but you are able to adjust your rate at any time so can dip down to attract more students or raise it and receive more per lesson.