Seer English Online Tutor

Our flexible options allow you:

  • to choose your own start date
  • to choose the grade level & courses you’d like to tutor
  • to take charge of your own schedule

Our fully managed service

  • provides 24/7 support
  • handles all administrative details
  • connects tutors with students in China

Join us now

  • gain valuable hands-on experience
  • work part-time as an independent contractor
  • access free training and resources

How it works

    • After you sign up for a free Tutor Account, you’ll be able to begin the application process.


      Here you complete your Tutor Profile by indicating your avaliable times, choice of courses and by submitting a photo, sample audio clip and resume.
      If you application is approved, you can advance to the next step.

      If you successfully complete our required Tutorial and Connection Test, your Tutor Account will be activated.

      Students access our Tutor Directory to view Tutor Profiles and select the tutor of their choice.

      When a student indicates they would like to work with you, we’ll send you an email.

      When you confirm your availability, your schedule will appear online and we’ll keep it updated.

What is Seer English?Seer English is a platform for live online tutoring that connects English language tutors to English language students in China.

What do I need to become a tutor with Seer English?

In addition to relevant qualifications, you need to be at least 18 years of age.

You will also need a reliable high-speed internet connection and a quiet workspace with adequate lighting.

Are there other requirements?

Yes. In addition to a computer, you will need a reliable high speed internet connection and a quiet workspace with adequate lighting.

What are the system requirements?

Our system requirements are as follows:

  • CPU: At least PC-500 Mhz (1Ghz Recommended), or Mac-Intel Only
  • RAM: At least 1.0 GB of system memory
  • Display / Video Card: Capable of at least a 1024 x 600 resolution and 16-bit color
  • Input & Output: Webcam
  • Audio device: A working headset and microphone, or in-ear headphones with mic
  • Internet: High speed internet access. Broadband – download speed of at least 4-6 Mbps, upload speed of at least 2 Mbps
  • Word Processing: Microsoft Office 2007 or later, PDF Reader / Viewer
  • OS: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista.
  • If you work on a Mac (at least a Mac OS 10.5.8) and you’re able to run Windows applications

– you have the system requirements to apply.

Please ensure that you have applied the latest updates to your OS.

What is QQ International?

QQ is, without a doubt, one of the most popular voice and video chat tools in China. The international version that you will need to download provides the option of an English user interface. You can download and install the latest version of QQ international through our website.

Where can I tutor from?

You won’t be able to tutor from your local coffee shop but you will be able to tutor from the comfort of your home office. Generally speaking, your geographic location will not be a limiting factor. You may work from anywhere as long as you have access to a reliable high speed internet connection and a quiet workspace.

How much time do I need to commit to tutoring?

In order to tutor with Seer English, you must be able to commit to a fixed weekly schedule for a minimum of 40 consecutive weeks. (10 months) Additionally, the fixed weekly schedule commitment must be during our peak and mid-peak times. These times are shown below.

When are tutoring services provided?

Your tutoring services will be provided outside the student’s regular school day. For the student, tutoring sessions normally take place after school, on weekends or during holidays. For the tutor, this means that there are days and times that are particularly in high demand. In Eastern Standard Time, peak tutoring demand occurs during these times:

Monday to Fridays: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Saturdays: 1:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sundays: 1:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Monday to Fridays: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (only need during Summer break – July and August or Winter break – February)

How long does each tutoring session last?

We offer sessions of 25 minute and 50 minute durations. The sessions of 25 minute duration are usually preferred by parents of younger children.

Do courses have a fixed start date?

No, with our courses there is no fixed start date. Sessions begin on the date of your choice.

How much does it cost to join?

Using Seer English as a tutor is completely free. However, your application must be approved before you will be allowed to tutor with us.

What will I be doing?

You will be providing English language learners in China with the opportunity to practice and improve their English language skills through speaking and conversation.

Will I be able to set my own hours?

Yes. As a tutor you will be able to set your own hours and students will only be able to book time slots which you make available.

How long does it take to have my application approved?

After you have submitted your completed Tutor Profile, the approval process should not take more than ten working days. In cases where we do not have enough demand for new tutors, your application may be added to a wait list.

How much are tutors paid?

Tutoring price range from $16 to $30 CAD for each completed 50 minute session or half of this price for the completion of a 25 minute session. This includes a personalized feedback report that tutors are required to submit on the same day that a tutoring session takes place.

How will I receive payment?

You will receive payments through PayPal two week after your last tutoring session.

What are other benefits of being a tutor with Seer English?

We can help formally document the teaching experience you gained through Seer English. Upon request, we’ll provide you with a certificate that confirms your active tutoring hours.

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