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You Bring the Passion
We Provide Everything Else

There are few things more gratifying than teaching a student to read. As an Ignite Reading tutor educator, we’ll equip you with the right tools, curriculum, and training to help K—8th graders master foundational reading skills and become confident, independent readers. Whether you’re a college student, working professional, or retiree, our online tutoring jobs are a path to becoming an expert reading tutor who empowers students for life.

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This Isn't Your Average Online Tutoring Job

  • Get Unparalleled Training

    You’ll be paid to complete our Science of Reading Certification Program, where you’ll learn lifelong skills from attending instructor-led sessions, practicing with peers, and tutoring real students. Graduates are ready to tutor with confidence, and receive ongoing support from our team of experts.

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  • See Results

    Experience the incredible joy of helping your students learn to read! Because we use a proven structured literacy approach, your tutoring will help your students close their decoding gaps. Giving them the skills to sound out and read any word, sentence, or passage with automaticity and fluency.

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  • Work Consistently

    Tutor from as little as 8 to 30 hours per week during the academic year. You'll work with the same students at the same time every day and establish meaningful relationships. Students look forward to Ignite Reading tutoring because of the strong bond they develop with you.

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I would 100% recommend this job. You are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to help struggling readers fulfill their highest potential, and you are able to be a mentor, tutor, and friend to some very special kids. You get to help them build their reading skills in a way that uplifts them, empowers them, and helps them gradually build mastery. This job will transform the way you see the world.

Denise Varnedore

Ignite Reading Tutor


We Believe Anyone Can Become a Masterful Reading Tutor

These are the values and mindset we look for:

  • You believe every child can learn to read and are fired up to teach them how.
  • You have worked with children and can build strong relationships with them.
  • You bring positivity to every interaction, even on challenging days.
  • You value people of all races, cultures, socioeconomic levels, and lived experiences.
  • You’re a time-management pro and have a track record of punctuality.
  • You show professionalism and welcome feedback as an opportunity to grow.
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Online Tutoring Jobs Nuts and Bolts

  • Your Schedule

    Tutors work with students one-to-one over video in daily, 15-minute sessions, at the same time every Monday through Friday between 8am and 8pm EST. You can work from 8 to 30 hours per week from fall through spring and choose your own hours.

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  • What We Pay

    This online tutoring job is a part-time, non-exempt role. Pay is $17.50/hour during certification and $20/hour once you’re fully certified.

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  • How You'll Start

    Once hired, you’ll start by joining a cohort of peers in a daily, synchronous and asynchronous paid training course through our online learning platform IgniteU. You’ll learn our structured literacy curriculum and practice teaching it to real Ignite Reading students. Our training course will take you approximately 63 hours to complete.

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Ready to Get Kids Reading?

Here's how to apply:

  • Apply Online

    We hire tutors throughout the year for different start dates. Once you apply, we’ll get back to you within 7–10 business days. Get Started Here.

  • Do a One-Way Interview

    Answer questions and demo your skills in a short video. We’ll give you a hiring decision within 7-10 business days. Learn more about one-way interviews in our FAQs.

  • Complete Onboarding

    Once hired, you’ll just need to sign an offer letter, complete a background check, and fill out your employment paperwork. Find full onboarding details in our FAQs.