Become a Guide

Guides empower learners. Through coaching and mentorship, you connect with students to spark creativity and kindle a love of learning.

A Career Like No Other

What does a Guide do?

The primary role of a Guide is to help students with motivation, support, and accountability — specifically in the areas of Math, Reading, and attendance. Guides help students set and reach daily and weekly goals. At least twice a month, guides connect with their assigned students to review progress, inquire about challenges and success, and provide encouragement. At the end of the month, Guides submit an attendance log to help ensure students are on track to reach their yearly hours.

But I’m not a teacher!

If you mean you don’t have a teaching certificate, that’s okay. We don’t require a teaching license or a degree to be a guide. If you love helping kids, we can help you become a guide.

Is this Online or In-Person?

Both. We need caring guides to help online and in-person. And whether you prefer working from your laptop or your living room, we’ll be there… well not in your kitchen, but behind the scenes with lots of support and virtual high-fives.

New - guide your own child

Yes, you can get paid to guide your own child. Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting distance learning, we value you and want to work together on the ever important task of shaping your child’s heart and mind. Parent Guides can now earn up $1,800 per year per child.

Truly the Most Flexible Job You Could Ask For

Customize Your Class

Desks or sofas? Chalkboards or laptops? There’s more than one way to organize a class. Get creative. Make it fun. Make it yours.

Set Your Schedule

Guides and students meet for 20 hours a week. Create a schedule that works for you. And why not? It’s your class.

Invite Students

Pick your grades, invite your students. Yes, you can include your own kids. We can send you interested families too.


Guides earn $100-$200 per student per month. Because even Superhero Rockstar Life-Changing Ninjas have bills.

“I love seeing kids take charge of their own goals and realize they can learn anything they want.”

Fun & fulfilling work that makes a difference

Have Questions about becoming a Guide?

We've Got Answers

Can I guide my own child?

Yes. Some of our best Guides are parents who homeschooled their own children and are now compensated for what they used to do for free.

Is there a minimum number of students I need to Guide?

No. We welcome all guides. If you only want to guide 1 student — even if it’s your own child, you can.

What grades can I guide?

We currently serve grades 7-12. Check back soon for additional grades.

When are pay dates?

Pay dates are on or before: 10/20, 11/20, 12/20, 1/20, 2/20, 3/20, 4/20, 5/20, and 6/20. Guides are paid on the 20th of each month for work completed in the previous month. If the 20th falls on a holiday or non-banking day, pay will be auto-deposited on the previous working day.

I'm ready to sign up. What are my next steps and how long does it take?
There are 3 steps to become a Guide: (1) Apply online, (2) Complete a virtual interview, and (3) Submit your new hire docs. This process can be completed in as little as 1 day if guiding your own children or in about 3 days if guiding other students.
I want to Guide online. Do I still need a site location?

Yes. Guides must oversee at least 1 student in-person for a minimum of 15 hours per week (or at least 720 hours per year). This requires a physical residence. Once this has been established, Guides may oversee additional students online.

Do I need to set up direct deposit?

Yes. For timeliness and efficiency, we do not mail paper checks. All Guides are paid monthly via direct deposit.

Is there a limit to how many students I can Guide?

We allow new Guides to guide up to 10 students in-person and 10 students online for a total of 20 students.

How much are Guides paid?

Liberty Guides are paid $100 per month for their first 2 students and $200 per month for each additional student. An “eligible student” is a student who is (A) enrolled in an approved distance learning program and (B) attending a minimum of 100 hours per month.

My student does concurrent enrollment for college credit. Can I still be his Guide?

Yes, student’s enrolled in an eligible concurrency program such as BYU-Idaho, Liberty University, or Rio Salado are considered “eligible students.” 

How does attendance work?

Online students do not have absences or tardies; Instead they log learning hours. Students should reach 900 total hours per year. This breaks down to approximately 25 hours per week, or 100 hours per month over 9 months (Sep – May).

How do I submit student learning hours?

Guides are provided with a Student Attendance & Accountability log to track hours and learning activities. Be sure to include all class, project, and study time, as well as any learning and extracurricular activities. At the end of each month, you will submit this, along with an academic report.

I have a student wanting to skip 6th grade and enroll in 7th. Can she?

Yes. Any student interested in skipping a grade must (A) complete a brief online assessment to demonstrate capacity, (B) show parent support, and (C) receive permission from a School Administrator. If these 3 requirements are met, then a student may enroll in a grade above their recommended age level.

Can my students use outside resources to to supplement their core classes?

Yes. While all necessary resources are provided for each class, Guides and students can — and are encouraged to — use additional books, content, and activities to complement their core instructional material. Note: Additional resources would be provided at the discretion and expense of the Guide and/or the student’s family.

I tutor/guide/support other non-Liberty students. Is that okay?

Yes. As parents, teachers, and care-givers, many of our Guides juggle multiple responsibilities. Some even work or contract with other schools, partners, or employers. This is allowed as long as it does not hinder or detract from your core responsibilities.

Do my students have to participate in testing?

Yes. We know, nobody loves testing, but as publicly funded students, Liberty learners must complete periodic assessments. Guides should help ensure that their student(s) attend and complete online Math and Reading benchmarks and (if applicable) end of the year testing.

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