Become a Tutor

Get paid to do what you love – teach! – and let Sylvan make it easy for you.

Join the team that understands the challenges of teaching — and will pay you more for it

Tutoring through the mySylvan Marketplace+ is an excellent way to earn extra income, while teaching kids who need your help. Plus, Sylvan has the lowest commissions in the market, so you’ll keep more money in your pocket, which adds up quickly. You’ll join a community of thousands of certified K-12 educators, and you’ll focus on what you do best — changing kids’ lives — without the typical stresses of running a tutoring business. Sylvan is here to make it easy, from finding you families who need tutors, to providing business and administrative support, to sharing educational resources that can increase your tutoring success.

How We Make It Easy for You

Save valuable time

We’ll take care of the business side of being a tutor, from connecting you directly with new families, to setting up easy online payments. No need to worry about finding new students or having to ask families for money.

Keep it simple and stress-free

You can tutor online or in-person as much or as little as you like. And with our extensive support tools, you’ll be your own boss without the headaches. Our platform allows you to set your own rates, schedule sessions and connect with families.

Be more productive

You don’t have to start from scratch! As a Sylvan-certified tutor, you can take advantage of our proven Sylvan Method™ — from our innovative student assessment (so you know exactly where to start for the best results), to our adaptive lesson plans, practice tests, content library, activities and more!

“The student assessment helps me identify learning needs faster. I also love that I don’t need to prep any materials – I can deliver the personalized plan that SylvanSync™ provides for me.”
Wendy, Tutor in Baltimore, MD

What you’ll get as a mySylvan Marketplace+ tutor

You can expect a variety of perks, including:
  • New students (families who are looking for tutors)
  • Your own profile page to market yourself
  • Online payment, scheduling and communication tools to manage your business in one easy process
  • Robust training on our proprietary and proven Sylvan Method where our students can see up to three times more growth than non-Sylvan students
  • Sylvan brand support and trust

Tell me about the Sylvan Method™

Are we a good fit?

We’re looking for passionate tutors. Do you…
  • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to go beyond the scope of the job?
  • Want to expand your teaching skills or find new ways to put them to good use?
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a field that relates to your tutoring subjects? (A state teaching certificate is a plus!)
  • Have the ability to connect with students and create a fun learning environment?
  • Want to make extra income doing what you love?

If so, we want to talk to you!

How it works

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    Create your free tutor account, and apply to be a mySylvan Marketplace+ tutor.

    You’ll share a summary of your teaching expertise, subject areas, hourly rate and the ages you want to tutor. Get more info on how to apply to be a tutor.

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    Explore our resources, so you can start strong.

    If approved, you’ll gain access to easy-to-use business tools. Tutors who are certified in the Sylvan Method™ will also gain access to special training and our best-in-class educational tools.

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    Connect with interested families.

    We’ll connect you with families who need your expertise. You’ll be able to choose from online and in-person jobs based on what works best for your schedule, and you can easily communicate with families before and after tutoring sessions.

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    Start tutoring.

    You can dive right into helping students. Our innovative student assessment allows you to discover the right starting point. And our adaptive lessons will help you deliver exactly what the student needs, saving you time and increasing your impact.

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    Get paid to do what you love.

    We make it easy for you to set your rates, and it’s easy for families to pay online. This means you’re paid in full without any awkward moments!


Find out what it takes to become a mySylvan Marketplace+ tutor.


Ready to make more money doing what you love?