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Prospective Educator FAQ

A quick overview for potential educators

Updated over a week ago

What does Outschool offer for teachers?

We offer a platform for teachers to organize, promote, and deliver online classes. This includes:

  • Beautiful online listings for your classes

  • Access to a global community of learners

  • Secure online payments

  • Handling of logistics like video chat and messaging that allow you to focus on teaching

  • 24/7 support via chat and email

We do our best to simplify the logistics so you can focus on crafting the class experience.

Is teaching on Outschool right for me?

Teaching on Outschool gives you the flexibility to work where you want, on your own schedule. You can be creative with curriculum design and teaching in your own style, with access to over 1M motivated learners across the globe. Teaching is open to full-time residents of the 50 United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. If this sounds appealing to you, then yes, teaching on Outschool is right for you!

What classes can I teach?

We encourage you to teach classes on topics you are passionate about and experienced with, and ideally that you have taught before. We welcome classes on all subjects and in all formats, for learners ages 3-18. Outschool does not support classes for adults, but parents of young children are welcome to attend classes with their learners. We generally suggest offering a range of classes including short-form introductory classes that meet 1-4 times, as well as longer-form semester-long classes. We have found it hard to predict what classes are popular on Outschool! So we suggest listing a range of options and then iterating based on the response. All classes should involve significant interaction with the teacher - we do not sell curriculum or self-paced classes.

What times should I schedule classes?

Outschool educators set their own class times, and there are no minimum or maximum teaching hours required. The global nature of our learning community lends itself to flexibility in scheduling class times. Classes in the afternoons or evenings (where families are located) may fare better than mid-day classes, but it can fluctuate with seasons. You can always consult these tips for scheduling classes to meet demand.

What type of technology do I need to teach on Outschool?

All you need to teach is an internet connection speed of at least 3 Mbps and a computer that is able to run Zoom video conferencing. Read more about technical requirements for teaching on Outschool.

What can I earn? Does it cost money to teach on Outschool?

​Your earnings will depend on what your classes cost, and how many people sign up. Outschool collects a 30% service fee from all paid enrollments, but there are no additional costs to teach on Outschool.

How does Outschool pay educators?

We will send your payment 7-10 days after your class is scheduled to start. Payment is via Paypal to the email address you specify. You will need to pay taxes on your earnings and report them appropriately. Read more about Educator earnings and payments.

Can companies and organizations teach on Outschool?

Yes! We welcome educational organizations to apply to offer their content on Outschool. You can learn more about and apply to become an Outschool Organization. If you’re a school administrator looking to enroll learners in Outschool classes or partner with us in another way, you can learn more on our School Districts page.

How do I get started?

Read through the steps to become an educator to learn more about requirements and how to apply. Ready to submit your application? Head to

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