Become a Tutor

How does tutors work?

Our app matches language Tutors with students of all levels on our smartphone or tablet app. Students book appointments, take lessons, and automatically pay right in the app.

Whether you’re looking to earn a bit of money on the side, pay this month’s bills, or just gain a little more experience, we can help you do it. Tutor from anywhere, be your own boss, and have fun doing it.

1. You Get Booked

You set your availability and students book lessons for either 20, 40, 60 or 90 minutes.

2. Teach your lessons

Log into Tandem at the appointed time and teach your lesson right in the app.

3. You get paid

Students pre-pay for lessons so you’re guaranteed payment

Why tutor with our app?

Our app lets you be a tutor again

When you become a Tutor, we take care of everything, so you can focus on what you do best – teaching. Everything from scheduling times, to payments, and even the lessons themselves are done right within the Tandem app. It’s the easiest way to earn extra money teaching languages.

Your payment is guaranteed

Tutors can set their own prices and are guaranteed to earn 80% of their price for every hour a student books with them. No-show? No problem. Students pre-pay for the lessons they book, so you get paid whether they show up or not.

Are you a certified language Tutor?

Simply fill out the form to apply to become a Tutor. We review all Tutor applications personally and due to the number of requests we can only get back to those who are a good fit.

Apply to be a tutor


Can anyone become a Tutor?

To tutor within our app, you must be a certified language tutor. We review each application very carefully to choose people who are professional, knowledgeable, and fun who we think are a good fit for the Tandem community.

How much money can I expect to earn?

That depends entirely on how much time you want to spend tutoring, how good you are (students will leave reviews!), and how in-demand your language is. However, just by teaching a couple of hours a day, you can earn over $500/month. Not too bad for being your own boss.

How long does the application process take?

We’ll begin by going over your application, and if we think you’ve got what it takes, then we’ll schedule a time to interview you via the app. If everything goes well, you could be a Tutor in less than a week. However due to the quantity of applications we receive, we can only get back to those who we think are a good fit.