Outschool Reviews

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4.5
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  • "You set your price per class, amount of student and length of each class(in 10 reviews)

  • "The learners tell me all the time they LOVE Outschool(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Enrollment varies with the seasons(in 9 reviews)

  • "Takes 30% of your commissions from classes(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Outschool

      Nov 14, 2021 - Home-based Online English Tutor in London, England
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      Pros

      Great hourly rate and great platform to work on

      Cons

      There are actually no cons to outschool

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to work for

      Jun 17, 2022 - English Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, great customer service for teachers, parents and kids are great

      Cons

      Sometimes unpredictable ebbs and flows

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job, if you’re willing to market yourself!

      Jun 27, 2022 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible. Work from home. Potential for decent money.

      Cons

      Not stable. Amount of students who sign up for classes ebbs and flows. Outschool hires so many teachers that the market is saturated.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 25, 2022 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Own schedule and own boss

      Cons

      You have to create your own lesson plans, sometimes enrollments may be slow

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Caring and Kind Company To Work With

      May 2, 2022 - Independent Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outschool provides dozens of trainings for the more new independently contracted teachers right out of the gate. The background check process is free and simple. The support team that provides support to both the teachers and the families are professional and really helpful. Earning potential has no ceiling on the platform. Teachers on the platform can make work as little or as much as they want and make anywhere for in $1000.00 a month to 10,000 a month depending on how much they want to work and what kind of content they provide.

      Cons

      There is a large amount of teachers competing for business which can make it difficult to build business quickly. The policies for the independent contractors seem to change every couple months and teachers need to be constantly keeping up with the changes to comply with them.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Woke Gatekeepers

      May 12, 2022 - Teacher in Torrance, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, remote, self-directed, pay is okay if you can recruit enough students. It can be a fun job as well. They also gave a small bonus at Christmas, which is unusual nowadays. Teachers are contractors, and Outschool takes 30 percent of earnings off the top. The LMS provided with their website is impressive and easy to use. High investment in infrastructure.

      Cons

      This is a San Francisco-based company with a rigid liberal ideology. The course approval process is terrible. Low-level employees shoot down requests from teachers with advanced degrees and teaching experience because they do not sound the right progressive notes about race and gender. Much of their ideas from the gatekeepers are factually inaccurate as well, but one will get nowhere arguing. I believe that for most people it is not a viable full-time opportunity. Those who teach things like crafts, kindergarten, Minecraft, and coding, probably can work full time and make decent money. Enrollment can also be low. It's hard to crack the code to get steady enrollment and good numbers. Some subjects are better than others. One can also never reach anyone in person who works at Outschool to have a conversation.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Opportunity if You can find your Niche

      May 9, 2022 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Potential for high hourly rate Flexibility

      Cons

      Increasing Number of teachers Inconsistent revenue stream

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great teaching platform

      May 6, 2022 - Classical Musician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      super communicative, organized, regular pay periods

      Cons

      Not super flexible around issues

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Rewarding Side Gig If You Can Afford It

      May 1, 2022 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Design own classes and schedule, students from around the world, easy to navigate site, company allows a lot though not all external teaching resources, wonderful students more often than not there by choice and eager to participate. Mostly appreciative parents. I came to Outschool wanting to help the academic inequity/ digital divide during early Covid offering classes for super duper affordable. I really enjoy designing classes and teaching so it's great. Grateful don't rely on the $ from it for much beyond travel fund or extras for my son.

      Cons

      Must promote classes yourself through social media. Tough to attract students and make much money. Requires a lot of hustle and time to make even a little side money. If you enjoy it, great, it's fun. I don't recommend as a significant source of income unless you're coming into it as a professional group/organization/company.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      I work hard but love the flexibility and learners!

      Apr 26, 2022 - Teacher in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I love that I can teach my own content and keep things fresh. Eliminating the commute is also welcome, and now I have a loyal following that I adore from around the world.

      Cons

      It took a long time to get the first reviews and build up a following. It's also freelancing, so all of the designing, teaching, and administrative duties (scheduling, emails, etc.) are on me, as well as figuring out time zones. Thus, it is time consuming and it's difficult to have a healthy life-work balance.

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    Outschool has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 138 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at Outschool to a friend and 86% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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    91% of Outschool employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Outschool 4.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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