Teach English Online to Mexican Students

Teach Mexican Students: Top 3 Companies

Here are the top 3 companies you can work for to teach English online to Mexican students. Only roughly 12% of Mexicans speak English, and less than half of those speak it fluently. This means there is a large potential market of students in Mexico who want to learn English. If you are interested in helping Mexican students learn English, there are quite a few options.

#1 Open English

The best company to teach English online to Mexican Students: Open English

If you want to teach Mexican students and you want to earn a high pay per hour, then Open English is the company for you.

Open English offers online English classes to students in Latin America. When you work for Open English, you will teach English to student group or 1-on-1 classes. You can teach students through Open English Junior courses or you can teach adults.

Open English Teacher Requirements


  • A high-speed internet connection
  • minimum 10 hours of availability weekly
  • one year of teaching experience
  • degree required
  • TEFL required
  • Candidates that speak Spanish are preferred.

Open English Pay

  • up to $15/hr

#2 English Key

Teach English online to Mexican Students with EnglishKey

English Key is popular for Mexican students.

English Key is also good ESL company to work for if you want to teach English online to Mexican students. Their teaching hours are very convenient for teachers based in the United States because their peak hours are between 1 PM and 8 PM EST.

English Key Teacher Requirements

  • commit to 10 hours of teaching time per wee
  • native English speaker required

English Key Pay

  • English Key pays $10-15 per hour to native speakers.

#2 LatinHire

LatinHire is also a good option for teachers who want to teach Mexican students. They offer a flexible schedule and, like the companies above, have good hours for teachers based in the US because their peak hours are EST evenings (after 6PM).

LatinHire Teacher Requirements

  • BA degree required
  • 1 year teaching experience
  • Intermediate Spanish speaking ability

LatinHire Teacher Pay

  • LatinHire pays tutors $13 USD

Top Tutoring Platforms for Teaching English Online

If you are disappointed by the pay rates shown above, and you want to target professional, financially successful Mexican students, then consider posting your tutor profile to an ESL teacher platform. If you want to create your own lesson plans and market yourself to a certain student base, there are many platforms that let you do this. Here are some common platforms that let you teach English online your own way:

Consistent Students: Teach for Cambly

Cambly will hire you to teach English remotely from anywhere in the world. If you make yourself public during peak hours in Mexico, or, if you open your schedule during these hours, you can target students from Latin America.

Tips for Teaching on Cambly

Full disclosure: I find that Cambly markets itself more heavily in Brazil and II mostly get Brazilian students on Cambly. However, I have also had students from other countries in Latin America and South America, including students from Mexico. If you state your interest in teaching Mexican students in your profile, you can build a student base that reflects your interests.

Cambly Kids

When you teach for Cambly, you will primarily teach adults, though you can also apply to Cambly Kids to teach kids.

Cambly Teacher Requirement

  • no degree required
  • no TEFL required

Cambly Teacher Pay

  • Cambly pays 10.20 an hour

Pros of Teaching for Cambly

The best part about Cambly is how easy it is. It is easy to get hired and also easy to be a Cambly teacher. To apply to Cambly, you apply online and upload a video of yourself with an introduction. That’s it!

Earn More: Build your own booking platform

You don’t need to work for another company or platform to teach Mexican students English online. You can teach English online, work completely for yourself, and command the high pay you want by focusing on freelance ESL teaching. Build your own booking platform: learn how here.

Learn more about other online opportunities to teach English online by checking out our comparison chart of all the ESL companies. We have listed freelance platforms as well as traditional employers. Check it out below!

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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.