Online tutoring is different from the traditional face-to-face alternative. It presents its own set of challenges. Video conferencing, screen recording, and online courses in virtual classrooms via Zoom are not uncommon anymore in today’s education. But with so many new teaching and learning management tools, most teachers don’t know where to start and what tutoring tools they need for a successful online tutoring session. In this post, I’ll cover 5 of the best online tutoring tools that will help you meet those challenges.

What software do online tutors use?

#1 Kaizena

Kaizena allows you to leave voice-recorded feedback on your student’s work. Students submit their work, and you can provide feedback using voice recordings and grade it right then and there. The creators of Kaizena claim that you can: “Review up to 75% faster than typing with Voice Comments”.

Some of the additional features are tools for easily embedding YouTube videos in your reviews. If you are struggling to keep up with reviewing your student’s homework, Kaizena could be useful.

#2 Quizlet

Quizlet is a popular and easy-to-use online tool for creating flashcards. Quizlet has been around for a while, and you might be familiar with its most common features.

One of the biggest appeals of Quizlet is its vast library of content created by other users. If you want to create a set of flashcards for your students, chances are there’s already a set you can use.

Another great feature beneficial to tutors who are tutoring online is “Quizlet live.” According to their help center: “Quizlet Live in teams mode is an engaging game you can use to study or help students learn. Players work in teams to correctly match the terms and definitions from study sets.”

#3 CommonCurriculum

ComminCurriculum offers a popular digital lesson planner and is not only designed for online tutoring. According to their website: “Cc’s flexible templates make adding standards, rearranging activities, and every other part of lesson planning efficient, powerful, and collaborative .” Some of the features of CommonCurriculum are:

Teachers can create a webpage that you can link to for displaying your lesson plans. Upload documents for all tutoring sessions. It shows a week at a glance and has lots of filters for what it shows.

#4 Skooli

Skooli is a platform that allows students to find tutors for various subjects. If you’re looking to increase your client reach and land some more leads, Skooli might be a good place to start.

They provide a set of features for tutors, such as setting up your own schedule and profile, video calls, etc. You need to be pre-approved before being able to use Skooli. Like with any other tool for online teaching, you should prepare for a commission.


I couldn’t write a post about online tools without mentioning our product – ATutor. ATutor is tutor management software for small tutoring businesses. We help with crucial aspects of your small private tutoring business, such as bookkeeping, invoice generation, and data management. It is ideal for educators who run their own tutoring business and are looking for a tutor management tool that helps them keep track of invoices, student bookings, attendance, and cancellations. ATutor helps with keeping all administrative tasks organized. Some of our features include:

  1. Highly customizable booking page
  2. Flexible and powerful record tables
  3. Professional invoicing tools

This management tool provides a generous free plan for the first month and require no credit card to sign up and no upfront commitment.

About the Author

Brittany Ray

Brittany is a dedicated educator to students in high needs schools, a habitual DIY’er, and an avid runner. She is a high school teacher by day and a passionate freelance writer by night. Her passion and life mission with her work is to help students and teachers in practical ways that will allow them to flourish. Brittany loves spending time with her family and being outside any chance she can get. She loves taking the family on long bike rides and on family hikes in the beautiful surrounding areas of the Midwest. You can check out her projects and life encouragement on her blog.

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