Team up with us for
new era of learning

Our mission is to give young people aged 14-24 the tools, professional networks and skills to become future-ready.

You don’t need be a teacher collage graduate, world-famous speaker, or industry leader to teach with us.

Share your knowledge on how to make money online, learn industry relevant skills and build a portfolio that accelerates their career.


Teach the next-gen how to get into your industry

Additional Income
Get paid each time a City as a School member purchases a class.

Motivated Learners:
Show young people what's possible! Work with high schoolers, homeschoolers and undergrads who have chosen to be in your class.

Visibility & ReachFind with new learners across the City as a School network. Scale your offerings beyond your location.

Simplified ToolsNo paperwork, just automated payments, and simple feedback tools so you can focus on supporting your learners.


How to Join

Book a Call

Book a free call to discuss how we can work together and ask us any questions.

Background Check

To ensure the safety of our community we'll run a background check which takes a few days. Read more

Add your offerings

Add yourself to the map and list your experiences so our members can discover and book with you on our app or website.

Monthly Income

Earn each time a learner books a class. Receive automated monthly payments and reach new audiences.

Our Teachers

Reach motivated young people

For organisations & micro schools

Create a calendar for your learning centre's in-person and online offerings.

Increase your reach, be discoverable and let us connect your offerings with motivated young people all over the globe.

Simple tools for managing your micro school, training programs, workshops and events.

Apply as an Organisation

A big mission! But It's easy to get started

The future of skills is a moving target. The only things that's for sure is that the ability to respond and adapt is essential in any future of work. Our mission is to help students learn the skills they need to thrive in any future of work. We matchmake each City as a School members goals and interests with your learning offerings - Are you with us?

1. Become a Teacher

Book a call to discuss how we can work together and ask us any questions. This is completely free of charge for you.

2. ID Verification & background check

To ensure the safety of our community we'll run a background check. Once it's complete (usually a few days), you’ll be able to join our community of learning providers. Read more about our background check process and policies.

3. Present your learning offerings

Add yourself to the map and list your experiences so our members can discover and book with you on our app or website.

4. Empower learners & generate additional revenue

Get paid every time a City as a School member books or checks in. You'll receive a payment from us each month.

Inspire the next generation

Focus on connection & skills with our free templates

Nolej Course Ware Creation
Our teachers get access to Nolej Artificial Intelligence to create courseware in 10 minutes instead of10 hours. WATCH THE DEMO

Free TemplatesMap your concepts quicker, Plan your sessions and Structure your curriculum effectively with our free templates.


Question 1

What does City as a School offer teachers?

We offer a platform for teachers to organize, promote, and deliver online classes. This includes:

Beautiful online listing for your classes
Access to our community of learners
Secure online payments
Integrated messaging
Responsive support via chat, email, and phone

We make it simple for you to begin marketing, signing contracts, getting background checked, giving persnalised feedback, and the back and fourth communications with new families to simplify the logistics, so you can focus on crafting transformative experiences.

Question 2

What topics should I offer?

We encourage you to teach classes on topics you are passionate about and experienced with.

Ideally you work at a company that can offer young people guidance on a project that they can use in their portfolio. If you have a project that young people could build potential solutions for that might be taken on further at your organisation, make that clear in your class description and encourage learners to record the project in their City as a School 'learning record'.

This isn't mandatory! We welcome classes on all subjects and in all formats, for learners up to age 19. We generally suggest offering a range of classes including short-form introductory classes that meet 1-4 times, Interest clubs, as well as longer form semester-long classes.

Our ideal teachers are showing young people how to use the tools of the industry and model great teamwork. For example if you're teaching classes on how to use Unity Game Engine to help teen get into the Games industry or Film CGI / Animation industry. Scope your lesson plan and projects to reflect work that they'll ACTUALLY do in the Games industry or Film CGI / Animation industry.

Our curiosity-cloud is produced once a month from the search results in our learner's search terms. You can use this information to deliver classes which meet their interests.

Question 3

Who can teach?

City as a School does not require formal teaching credentials. We believe that many adults can offer rewarding classes based on their experience and interests. We will soon require criminal background checks before your first class starts. Teachers must be residents of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.

Question 4

What does it cost? And how do I get paid?

It's free to list classes on City as a School. We take a 20% fee on the parent's side on all transactions, so we only get paid when we succeed in bringing you customers. You have full control over the listed price for a class and number of participants. You receive payment automatically each month.

E.g If you want to sell a session for $10 we add %20 (10+2=$12) - This is what the parent sees.
You still make $10. We take $2. This is a legal constraint of marketplaces operating in the UK. UK employment law protects you the educator from being extorted by platforms.

Question 5

Why should I teach on City as a School instead of Outschool, Juni Learning or Coursera

There's lots of reasons, in short we focus much more on careers and placing teens in our network.

We take less money from you than Outschool and we give you co-ownership.

Juni is focused on 1-1 tutoring and STEM tutors from Ivy league. Our teachers are bridges into an industry with real world experience.

Coursera is focused on self-paced, pre-recorded classes to get a certificate. To teach on Coursera you have to be a professor and your university must partner with Coursera. We accept teachers from a broad background who demonstrate that they have real-world, applied experience in their topics.

Question 6

What industries accept portfolios. What classes are best to teach on City as a School?

Here is a list of digital industries that often prioritise portfolios when considering candidates for job opportunities. Your classes should aim to build a portfolio of projects that improve the learner's career goals. If your classes aren't in these industries but still help young people build applied and future ready skills we still welcome them on City as a School e.g. trades based, applied social sciences or public speaking.

Graphic Design & Illustration:
Web Design and Development:
User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface Design(UI):
Digital Marketing:
Content Creation, Youtube, Copy Writing:
Photography and Videography:
Animation and Motion Graphics:
Game Design and Development:
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR):

Question 7

I have other questions!

Get in touch with our team here

Grow with us.

Our Community Leaders lead member trainings and events to improve your teaching practice, scale your online learning offerings and foster a culture of growth. Contact us via the chat widget to promote your professional development opportunities.

James Miller

Ceo & founder

Hiking addict, guitarist, design furniture lover and RISD grad. Operating at the crossroads of design and computer science to craft experiences that people remember.

Dalia Holmes

co-founder, cmo

Mother of 2, DJ, creative marketer, music and art lover. Operating at the junction of data science and intuition to develop marketing campaigns that bring results.

Denise Yoder

co-founder, cto

Serial entrepreneur, vegan, cat mom, always looking for the next gret podcast. Operating at the sweet spot between art and science to delight customers.

Tobias Nash

Senior Developer

Autodidact developer, aspiring astronaut, NBA fan and self-help junkie. Operating at the junction of simplicity and elegance to develop visual solutions that inform and persuade.

Hanifa Lim

Senior Developer

Foodie, Hemingway fanatic, flautist and gamer.  Operating at the sweet spot between genius and madness to inspire the next generation of software developers.

Hector Martinez

Senior Designer

Addicted to typography, striving to get 1% better every day, always trying to get that WOW effect. Operating at the crossroads between beauty and performance.

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Whether large or small, just launched or well established, independent or part of a larger network - you're in good company with us. Let's inspire people to live a life where they can always trust in their skills and thrive.