10 Best Websites for Finding a Korean Tutor [2019 UPDATED]

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Do you love K-pop or Korean drama? Are you intrigued by the mysterious Korean culture and traditions? Or are you fascinated by the amazing food and dying to take a trip to Korea? Learning Korean is the best way to truly appreciate the wonderful things Korea have to offer. And finding a great tutor is often the best way to do that. Here are some of the best websites that can help you find the right Korean tutor for both online and in-person classes instantly.
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Websites for finding online Korean tutor lessons

1. Italki

 
Introduction: With over 5 million students and 10,000 teachers teaching more than 130 languages, italki is one of the largest online language tutoring websites. You can register for customized lessons with the tutors you like and pay at a per lesson basis. It has an intuitive UI design and also comes with a brilliant search function, with useful filters like price, availability, teacher type, native speaker and the tutor’s home country. There is also an option to watch a short video of the teachers introduction as well as browse teacher’s reviews, styles, teaching materials and availability etc. It currently has 103 online Korean tutors offering lessons conducted over Skype, Google Hangouts and Facetime as well as its own video app italki classroom. It also has a rather active language discussion forum that you can participate in.
 
 
Price: $8 – $20/hour, depends on tutors and lessons
 
Pros:
– Largest number of tutors online.
– Have its own discussion community.
– Transparent pricing, great review/ rating mechanism.
 

Cons:

– Review section is not the easiest to read.
– Didn’t do a great job at localizing the website.
 
Overall Rating: 8/10
 
 

2. Verbling

Introduction: Verbling is another great website for finding online Korean tutors. It offers a free 30 mins trial lesson when you first joined and is the only platform to do so. It has all the essential features you need to find a tutor easily and the process is definitely a pleasant experience. Another great thing about Verbling is that all the classes are conducted through their own video-chat system, in which you and your teacher can upload files, message each other and even create vocabulary flashcards together! It also features a discussion forum for you to, well, discuss your thoughts and ask questions on language learning! 
 
 
Price: $10 – $30, depends on tutors and lessons
 
Pros:
– Own multi-functional video-chat system.
– Transparent pricing, great review/ rating mechanism.
– Have its own discussion board and language learning articles.
 
Cons:
– Purchases can only be refunded in Verbling credits.
 
Overall Rating: 7/10
 
 
 

3. Preply

Introduction: Being a fierce competitor of italki and Verbling, Preply also works with a large number of online tutors. Currently it has 66 online Korean tutors available online and the lessons are taught using Skype. It has some rather generous cancellation (4 hrs before lessons) and refund (100% refund or change tutor if you are not satisfied) policies as opposed to the other platforms. Same as italki and Verbling, it showcases the teachers’ reviews, info, availability and intro video on their page to make choosing tutors as easy as it can be!
 
 
Price: $10 – $33/hour, depends on tutors and lessons
 
Pros:
– Generous cancellation policy.
– Transparent pricing, great review/ rating mechanism.
– Advanced filtering system.
 
Cons:
– Harder to navigate through the scheduling system.
 
Overall Rating: 8/10
 
Coupon / Discount: 30% off first payment.
 
 

4. AmazingTalker 

 
Introduction: Launched in 2016, AmazingTalker is an up-and-comer in the online language tutoring industry and is growing at a rapidly. Despite being smaller than its competitors, they still offer a decent matching service. It now hosts 35 online Korean tutors. What truly makes it stand out is its innovative pairing system, which would automatically match you with prospective tutors after asking you for some basic information such as your language proficiency, learning purpose and availability. Furthermore, the tutors matched will send you personal messages regarding their lessons, teaching styles and materials so you can have a better picture of what they can offer and choose the right one accordingly. It also comes with a language learning blog with a handful of tips, suggestions and resources on language learning that you can enjoy.
 
 
Price: $11 – $24/hour, depends on tutors and lessons.
 
Pros:
– Advanced student-tutor matching system, you will be contacted directly by tutors.
– Transparent pricing, great review/ rating mechanism.
– Built-in messenger.
 
Cons:
– Tutor number is somewhat limited, might be harder to find tutors for less-spoken language. 
 
Overall Rating: 8/10
 
Coupon / Discount: $20 credit for signing up.
 
 

Websites for finding in-person Korean tutor lessons

5. Care.com

Introduction: Originally designed to help you find people to care for your family or children. Care.com has since extended its service to include finding tutors for your kids and even yourself! It currently hosts 206 Korean tutors in the whole country and you can see their experience, age and available subjects. This site is useful if you are only looking for in-person private lessons.

Price: $10 – $50/hour, depends on tutors and lessons

Pros:
– Decent review system.
– Easy to find tutors within a certain range.
 
Cons:
– Very limited number of teachers.
– Not specifically built for tutor matching.
– No transparent pricing.
 
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
 

6. Tutors.com

 
Introduction: Tutors.com lets you find, well, tutors for in-person tutoring service on multiple subjects and topics. It currently hosts over 18,000 registered tutors teaching singing, programming and of course, Korean. You can browse tutors’ information, reviews, photos and FAQs or request quotes from tutors you are interested. Be warned though, it could be quite difficult to navigate through the site at times. Still, it is quite useful for finding in-person private lessons near your location.

Price: Inquire for quotes, depends on tutors and lessons 

Pros:
– Will ask you a few questions to understand your requirements.
– Will send you info on recommended tutors.
 
Cons:
– Limited tutor info.
– Not the easiest website to navigate. 
– Few reviews.
 
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
 

7. Heytutor

Introduction: This site works in very similar ways as Tutors.com, and can also help you find a suitable tutor for in-person Korean lessons. You can upgrade to Heytutor Pro for a more tailored matching service if you feel like it. Aside from the different designs and UI, there is literally no difference between theses two sites. Try them both to see which one’s your favorite and start finding the best Korean tutor!

Price: Inquire for quotes, depends on tutors and lessons.
 
Pros:
– Will ask you a few questions to understand your requirements.
– Will send you info on recommended tutors.
 
Cons:
– Won’t let you view teacher’s info unless you fill out your phone number.
– No transparent pricing.
– Really hard to navigate.
 
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
 

Websites for finding both online and in-person Korean tutor lessons

8. Wyzants 

Introduction: If you are looking for both online or in-person private Korean tutors, this is the right place to visit. Its UI is designed beautifully and you can easily find detailed information on teachers, reviews and classes offered. Powerful filter system makes it hassle-free to find tutors that really fit your requirements. Currently there are 49 online Korean tutors and 6 teachers that offer in-person lessons within 40 miles of New York. Prices vary but mostly fall between $30 – $50/hour, with online lessons slightly cheaper.
 
 
Price: $20 – $240/hour (mostly $30 – $50/hour), depends on tutors and lessons
 
Coupon / Discount: 40$ credit for signing up.
 
Pros:
– Transparent pricing, great review/ rating mechanism.
– Able to find both online and offline tutors.
– Lot of tutors on the platform.
 
Cons:
– No tutor intro videos.
– Filtering is somewhat limited.
– No built-in messenger.
 
Overall Rating: 9/10
 
 

9. Varsity Tutors

Introduction: Varsity Tutors is another website for finding Korean tutors online. Much like Wyzants, it offers you a chance to find both online and in-person private lessons. While not as intuitive and transparent as its competitor, it is still a nice source to seek out Korean tutors near you. The downside is that you can’t see the prices directly and would need to ask a quote from the tutors. It will, however, ask you a few questions up-front to understand your learning requirement and would contact you directly regarding the next steps.
 
 
Price: Inquire for quotes, depends on tutors and lessons
 
Price: Inquire for quotes, depends on tutors and lessons
 
Pros:
– Information of recommended tutors will be sent to you.
– Can find both online and offline tutors.
 
Cons:
– No transparent pricing.
– Limited information on tutors.
– Hard to navigate, filter and view all tutors.
 
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
 

10. University Tutor

Introduction: This site works like Varsity Tutors in many ways except it provides much more teacher informations such as students reviews, availability, education background and how far they are willing to travel. Great alternative if you can’t find the tutor you like in other similar websites. It currently has over 1,832 online Korean tutors and 139 in-person tutors in New York. You also won’t be able to see prices directly but will need to fill out requirements and wait to be contacted.
 
 
Price: Inquire for quotes, depends on tutors and lessons.
 
Pros:
– Can find both online and offline tutors.
– Decent information on tutors.
 
Cons:
– No transparent pricing.
– Can’t view content of the review.
– Not really easy to navigate, filter and view tutors.
 
Overall Rating: 6/10
 

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Alicia Mcgill

Alicia Mcgill

Language expert with over 10 years of professional teaching and tutoring experience. Loves surfing, traveling and sharing useful tips and advice on language learning!

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