Yes, it is perfectly possible to tutor German online without a degree. In fact, if you browse tutor profiles on the largest online platforms, you’ll see that often more than half of the tutors don’t have a degree in teaching German.
It’s true that having a degree in teaching German will enhance your credibility. This will give you a better chance of finding students and being able to charge an hourly rate that you can live comfortably on.
But if you have a natural flair for teaching your native language, plus you are able to communicate in an engaging way (both during lessons and on your profile video), you’ll have no trouble finding students.
Whilst German isn’t as popular as languages like Spanish and English, there’s still plenty of demand. And compared to other languages, there are fewer professional tutors.
You may want to consider taking a short course in teaching German to give you more credibility and help you ensure you don’t have any glaring gaps in your knowledge or skills. You can often find these online.
Fluency in English will also improve your chances of making it as an online German teacher.
If you want to become one of our online German tutors, check out our website and apply.