Join the BookNook Tutor Community

BookNook’s K–8 synchronous online learning platform is designed to help schools easily implement high-impact tutoring to improve reading skills. Join our talented team of tutors!

How to Become a BookNook Tutor


Apply Online

Fill out our online application. If you pass our initial review, we'll send you some questions for a one-way video interview. Once you're done, we'll send you a hiring decision within 5-7 business days.


Onboarding & Training

Sign the tutoring contract and complete onboarding tasks for payroll purposes. Then, initiate the background check process (BookNook reimburses for background check fees) and complete the paid tutor certification course(s) relevant to the subjects you are hired for. You will be paid at your hourly tutoring rate for about 2.5 hours ($18/hour).


Join the Community

Log in to our tutoring platform to view available tutoring opportunities and start booking your schedule. You’ll also gain access to our Tutor Community to receive helpful resources and connect with other tutors.


The Mindset We Are Looking For

Our best tutors are experienced educators who are passionate about delivering instruction to K-8 students across the nation need additional reading or math instruction.


You love teaching all kinds of learners

BookNook tutors are excited to teach reading and passionate about working with students from diverse educational, racial, economic, geographic, and cultural backgrounds. You tailor your teaching to kids with different learning styles and needs, from low confidence to high energy—and everything in between.

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You take challenges in stride

From engaging wiggly kids and inspiring reluctant learners to navigating tech platforms and troubleshooting glitches, BookNook tutors approach every challenge with creativity, resourcefulness, flexibility, and resilience.

The Right Fit

The Must-Haves


You meet one of these criteria:

1+ years teaching or tutoring and a bachelor’s degree (or higher)

1+ years teaching or tutoring and current enrollment in a teaching credential program

3+ years teaching or tutoring

Citizenship & Age

You meet all of these criteria:

You are based in the United States

You have a US bank account

You are at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

Make a difference for students who need it most!