Is Spitball legit?

Wondering, “Is Spitball legit?” Yes, Spitball is a legitimate ESL company. However, as of April 7, 2021, I was told by another tutor that it had closed. Please comment below if you are a current teacher for Spitball and have insider tips.

Is Spitball a real company?

Yes, Spitball is real. The company is real and will pay you on time if you teach for them. It is fairly new as it was founded in 2014. The Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer is Anthony Torre and other teachers have reported being paid on time. Spitball is a mobile-based social studying application.

Spitball is a teaching platform that lets you teach adults and set your own pay rate. Spitball also provides class discussions, study notes, and exams for students. 

Teach English Online for Spitball

It is one of many platforms for freelance online English teaching.

Is Spittball legit: Do you get bookings?

Some teachers have found a lot of success on this platform, while others have struggled to get students to sign up for their classes. This platform has the potential to pay well, but reach out to current teachers for insider tips.

Teach English Online for Spitball. No ESL certificate required
  • Overview of Spitball
  • Interactive online teaching platform for up to 50 students
  • Pay: Set your own
  • Students: Teach adults
  • Teacher Requirements: No ESL certificate required, no degree, no teaching experience

Here is a current page of a Spitball Teacher and some reviews of Spitball, too.

How to Sign up to Teach English as a Spitball Tutor

The first thing to do is to head to the Spitball website. Then click “Start Teaching” and fill in your email and choose a password or sign in with your Google account.

You will be sent an activation email.

Then enter your mobile phone number and you will be sent a different code. Enter this code and then you’re in!

Making your profile

Fill in your information and remember that this is what the students will see and on what basis they will select you as their tutor. Here are a couple of tips to put together your best profile:

  • Price – You choose your own price, but remember, the students choose their tutors based on, among other things, the price. So look at the prices other tutors offer on the site and try to find the price that suits you. You can always change it. 
  • Picture – Choose a profile photo that really represents you as a tutor.
  • Opening sentence and bio – This will give the student a sense of you as a tutor and what to expect from your classes
  • Connect to the calendar – All your sessions will be updated automatically to your Google calendar.
Spitball takes a 9% commission per transaction.
Spitball takes a 9% commission per transaction.  

Spitball Pay

Will Spitball Legit Pay Me? Yes, Spitball pays and pays on time. As an ESL teacher on Spitball, you determine your hourly rate during registering on Spitball. You can adjust this any time after creating your profile.

How much does Spitball pay on average?

Spitball pays between $10 – $50 per student per class.

The Nitty Gritty of Pay

  • Spitball takes a 9% commission per transaction.  
  • Spitball uses PayPal which charges a processing fee of approximately 2% – 2.9% + $.30 per transaction.
  • Paying tax is a teacher’s own responsibility because tutors listed on Spitball are independent.

Bottom Line: Teaching for Spitball legit has the potential to pay well, but reach out to current teachers for tips to build an engaging profile. You can find teachers by going to a very helpful FB Group Hired Online ESL Teacher with Job Reviews. The group is managed by a very experienced ESL Teacher Jody Bryant, also a former Spitball teacher.

Consider checking out this site’s chart to see a comprehensive list of all the other online ESL companies you can work for, too.Comparison Chart

Also, you can see this post about companies that pay more than $20 an hour.

Join our forum to connect with other teachers, too.

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” 

Mark Van Doren

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Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.