How It Works: Tutors

Take a closer look at the steps to becoming a tutor with mySylvan Marketplace+.

Discover what’s special about being a tutor with mySylvan Marketplace+

And if you want to learn more about the application process, scroll down.


Preparation is everything!

As a teacher, you do an awesome job of preparing for sessions and helping students practice. To help you prepare, here’s what you’ll need for a successful application:

Your teaching credentials

You’ll be asked to share your teaching background, hourly rate, preferred student ages and subjects. Please have your state teaching certificate, college transcript and/or other credentials available for uploading!

Data for a background check

Children’s safety is extremely important to us, and we’re sure it is to you too. We run background checks using a secure, third-party platform that has an outstanding reputation for protecting your data.

Your tutoring profile

This is the profile that local families will use to consider your services. You’ll want to upload a photo, set your hourly rate and give some thought to your headline and description, so you make a great first impression.

Tutor FAQs

Visit our FAQs page for questions we’re commonly asked, so you can make a great decision.

Our application

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    Sign up on our website.

    Once you sign up for a free account, you can access our tutoring application from our website.

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    Complete your application.

    It usually takes 15-20 minutes if you have your materials handy. (You’re also welcome to save it and finish it later.) We’ll review your submission and contact you within two business days to let you know whether you’ve made it to the next step.

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    Complete a phone interview and background check.

    We’ll work around your schedule for the phone interview and take care of your background check. This can take as little as 24 hours (most typical) or up to two weeks, depending on how long it takes to receive your background check results.

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    Find out whether you’ve been accepted.

    If you’re a great fit, you’ll sign the paperwork, set up your calendar availability and start seeing your profile show up in search results. You’ll get your own profile page online, so you can proactively market yourself, too. (Social media is a great tool!)

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    Take advantage of training and best-in-class resources with SylvanSync™.

    We highly recommend that you get certified in the Sylvan Method™, so you can gain access to additional training and our SylvanSync™ instructional platform. Sylvan students can see up to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers.

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