italki Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2021

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4.1
84%
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Yongyue Jiang
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Tutors have opportunities to meet people around the world(in 9 reviews)

  • "You have flexible hours and flexible income(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "too many teachers compared to number of students(in 7 reviews)

  • "They take 15% of all money earned(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Flexible

      Apr 27, 2021 - Online ESL Tutor in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -flexible hours -custom lessons -easy-to-use booking calendar -great community support

      Cons

      -can be difficult to move from tutor to teacher -competitive market -inconsistent hours

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Flexible Opportunity for Language Teachers

      Feb 23, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      schedule flexibility, set your own prices, high demand for English teachers

      Cons

      not much teacher support, they take 15% of class price

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun way to connect

      Jan 29, 2021 - ESL Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company connects you and the professional relationships built are great.

      Cons

      The market is tough for ESL

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It's entrepreneurial

      Dec 2, 2020 - Community Tutor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      you make a flexibile schedule

      Cons

      they take a 15% commission out of your lessons

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company, interesting place to work.

      Oct 4, 2020 - Online ESL Teacher in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's very flexible and very interesting, especially if you are teaching English, you get to meet people from all around the world.

      Cons

      Low pay, the market is a bit flooded.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Was great, now overrun

      Dec 20, 2019 - English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Super flexible, awesome system, don’t have to learn advertising

      Cons

      Too many teachers, they take 15%, teaching in general is difficult because you have to use your voice all day and it’s awful

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Italki-Language

      Apr 10, 2019 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I so enjoy teaching English as a second language to adult learners on Italki. Quick response time from support.

      Cons

      At times people will sign up for a class that I got no notification for until after they cancelled.

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Freelance Work

      Mar 23, 2019 - Professional Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Quick responses to support requests.

      Cons

      Saturated field with many teachers traveling in third world countries that afford them a lower cost of living and driving the prices of professional teachers down for the rest of us who have higher cost of living.

      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Part Time

      Feb 20, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You get to help a lot of interesting people from all around the world.

      Cons

      There isn't a lot of flexibility with the types of lessons that you can offer students.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Too many trolls

      Feb 10, 2019 - Community Tutor in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Flexible time schedule, students from all over the world

      Cons

      Too many students asking for free lessons

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      5 people found this review helpful
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