51Talk Benefits

1.5
29 Ratings

Our Benefits

51Talk is all about having a passion for teaching kids and making personal connections. What makes us unique?



Convenient Career Growth

Being an online teacher shouldn’t just be a part-time job - it should be an opportunity to evolve your career and make an impact. As a 51Talk teacher you’ll get the earnings, flexibility, and convenience from working at home, with the added benefit of a personal network that you control and grow with.


Building Connections

51Talk teachers build connections with their students in a way that no other education platform can offer. As you begin your online teaching journey, you’ll develop a network of students who adapt to your teaching style and will book your lessons again and again.


Stable Income

Our specially designed curriculum gives teachers the freedom to teach their own way, and individually tailor every lesson to each student’s unique needs. This personal touch is the basis of what it means to have a 51Talk network, and is why 51Talk teachers can expect to have stable and predictable income that scales to their needs.

Which benefits does 51Talk provide?

Current and former employees report that 51Talk provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Financial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Financial & Retirement

Performance Bonus
2.0
1 Rating
Employer Verified

Family & Parenting

3.2
19 Ratings
Employer Verified
2.9
15 Ratings
Employer Verified

Vacation & Time Off

5.0
1 Rating

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

3.0
8 Ratings
Employer Verified
3.0
1 Rating

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Work From Home(21 comments)

    The best is because it is work from home and the worst is the salary and support especially in TESOL certificate.

  • Reduced or Flexible Hours(16 comments)

    No benefit at all just pure deductions

  • Job Training(9 comments)

    Paid trainings and good and knowledgeable trainers.

Oct 24, 2018
5.0
Current Employee

If you have a bachelor's degree, you get paid $18 per hour to teach groups of 4 kids or less. If you don't have a degree, the pay is $16 per hour for each group class. If you don't teach group classes, the pay is $7.50 per one-on-one lesson (half hour long). You also get $100 per referral. However, if you miss a booked class, not only do you not get paid for it but your paycheck will also be deducted by however much you would have gotten paid. For example, if you have a one-on-one class booked ($7.50 per half hour) and you miss the class, then not only will you not get paid, but you will also get a $7.50 deduction.

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Aug 8, 2020
1.0
Former Teacher in Fields At Griffinsburg, VA, Virginia

Tons of penalties, not a lot of incentives. No clear pay grade.

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Nov 18, 2019
1.0
Current Teacher in New York, NY, New York State

The best part of their benefits package is that they always deliver. The worst part is that there is no benefit package." The benefits" selected are what are offered. Just because they are offered does not mean it is necessarily good quality. Like the training for example. It is poorly done, poorly designed and trainers are inept. We are at times forced to do training and refreshers but they are worthless. You waste your time. The trainers are late, start late and provide no new insights. You have to close up to three hours worth of slots just to waste your time. They even charge you for the transfer of fees in addition to your own bank fees. You have to spend most of your salary on back up internet and internet and back up laptops and computers and if that fails internet cafes etc etc.

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Nov 18, 2019
1.0
Current Employee

The best part of their benefits package is that they always deliver. The worst part is that there is no benefit package." The benefits" selected are what are offered. Just because they are offered does not mean it is necessarily good quality. Like the training for example. It is poorly done, poorly designed and trainers are inept. We are at times forced to do training and refreshers but they are worthless. You waste your time. The trainers are late, start late and provide no new insights. You have to close up to three hours worth of slots just to waste your time. They even charge you for the transfer of fees in addition to your own bank fees. You have to spend most of your salary on back up internet and internet and back up laptops and computers and if that fails internet cafes etc etc.

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Feb 19, 2019
1.0
Current English Teacher in Chicago, IL, Illinois

51 talk pays very low now. Very low. Pushing the group teachings, which is much harder to do with alot more responsibility and juggling, and pay you a touch more than a 1 on 1 class. Horrible in all respects.

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Feb 8, 2019
1.0
Current Teacher in New York, NY, New York State

51TALK INET only offers 5$ for a 25 minute class.

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Jan 26, 2019
1.0
Former English Teacher in Dayton, OH, Ohio

All contract workers work from home.

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Nov 9, 2018
1.0
Current 51Talk Tutor in New York, NY, New York State

Best: Good coaches. Flexible time. Worst: Poor remuneration. No bookings. Poor technical and administrative support. Their platform always crashes. 2 big crashes in past month. Poor and unpaid training. If you are not US or Canadian they put you in the same payment bracket as Non-native. if you have an emergency, doesn't matter the nature you get fined unfairly. They used to have bonuses and all gone. Rude students. They do not have standards. They DEMAND native speakers with degrees but employ people without degrees and with thick accents. Poor training materials. They DEMAND you have back up generators in case electricity goes off and back up lap tops and back up internet. They expect ALL this despite their low pay, unfair fining system and no bookings. I have seen many stories of people being fired on the spot because of emergencies such as blizzards, maternity leave and sudden illness.

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Oct 18, 2018
2.0
Former Employee

The teacher referral program seemed like a total fraud.

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Sep 8, 2018
4.0
Current ESL Teacher in Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi

You work from home and set your own hours. The training is top notch.

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