Very stressful work at home job with low compensation
online tutor (Former Employee) – home – March 7, 2012
I worked for Brainfuse for 3-4 months and that was enough. When I started, the job seemed great, get compensated $8/hour waiting on students and $10/hour if you are helping them. The software used was very good. I never really had much of a problem with it. The students however, would berate you and swear at you if you didn't answer their questions (which was not the job, you were supposed to be guiding them to the answer, not answering their homework). There were monitors which were supposed to be watching the instant messaging conversations between tutors and students, and you were supposed to be able to contact them if you had an issue. I would contact them if I was harassed. Half of the time they just transferred the student to another tutor, the other half I was basically told to deal with it. After the first few months, the company policy changed where I would no longer get paid to wait for a student, but I was still required to sit on the computer during my shift. No thanks!
harassing students, low pay