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Good Place for Side Cash
Math/Physics Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 13, 2016
Practice math and science skills in addition to giving back to students. Pay is ok but definitely beats live tutoring sessions in flexibility.
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Very awful for the students and the tutors.
Tutor (Former Employee) –  New YorkJanuary 7, 2016
The students log in just to get answers, not to learn the material. The students/clients expect the tutors to give out the answers to graded homework. The students/clients can be extremely nasty to the tutors and the tutors can virtually do nothing about it. Also, management supports the students/clients and provide no protection for their employees in the face of extremely rude and aggressive students. The pay is a joke for the stress and the service provided. Basically a tutor gets paid from $11 to $13 an hour and it's extremely unreliable that you will even meet your daily quota of students. Little incentive, also. It is mostly frustrating due to the nasty attitude of the student and the poor management. Mentors are a joke, they do not even know what they are talking about most of the time and just seem to provide review when you do something wrong. Just stay away from this. Extremely unethical, tutors end up giving answers to graded homework for students. They are basically allowing people to cheat.
Pros
Convenient work from home.
Cons
Nasty students. Bad management and mentoring. Low pay rate. Unethical.
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very flexible and convenient work from home tutoring
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, NJDecember 11, 2015
Schedule up to 30 hours a week to work from home tutoring students, or set yourself available to work whenever you're needed.
Pros
work from home, 30 hours a week, flexible scheduling
Cons
part time, pay rate is low for a tutor
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Horrible Mentoring Staff
English/Essay Writing Tutor (Current Employee) –  onlineNovember 18, 2015
Support at this job is non existent. You will rarely hear back when problems with software occur (which is frequent) or if you have questions. My mentor did not follow proper guidelines and never responded to any emails. Hours are flexible as long as you are okay with floating and students, for the most part are great. I look at it as a great learning experience.
Pros
Flexible hours, good experience
Cons
Pay, mentoring, rating system, support
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flexible schedule but pay is really low.
Mathematics Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 30, 2015
Compare with other tutoring site, tutor.com is offering a really low salary. You get around $11 per hour by tutoring advanced level subject and you can get more than $20 per hour at other site. The good things is that the schedule is really flexible; you can just get online and wait for student any time when you are available.
Pros
flexible
Cons
low pay
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Enjoyable Work
TUTOR (Current Employee) –  OnlineOctober 16, 2015
Tutoring students from all backgrounds in Public speaking and Writing was extremely beneficial and enjoyable. In addition, slow time could be used to work on homework or improve my own skills.
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Online company with the freedom to work in the way that is best for you.
Tutor and Mentor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 1, 2015
Tutor.com is an online tutoring company. You can set your own hours, with no real minimum each week. There are a lot of good resources with tips for being more successful, and it is easy to contact a manager with any questions. Students log on to the website and are matched with a tutor in the topic they choose. There are few limits on the time a session lasts. Time is added up, and each subject has an hourly earning amount.
There is not a lot of room for advancement, but most tutors just work as a side job.
Pros
Set all of your own hours and only tutor subjects you feel comfortable with
Cons
Hourly pay could be higher, especially based on the cost for a user.
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good company
Math and Physics Tutor (Former Employee) –  onlineJune 25, 2015
flexibility, nice place to work, good schedule, work from home, enjoyed, good feed back, positive work environment, liked the clients, supervisor
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Online Tutor (independently contracted) (Current Employee) –  Roswell, NMJune 3, 2015
This has been an excellent learning experience. I very much enjoy working with the students. The training and mentoring provided are top-notch. I highly recommend this!
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Great part time job
Online tutor - English (Current Employee) –  VirtualMay 14, 2015
Tutoring usually brings $20-40 an hour, but you have to find your own students and have a place to meet with them, either in your home or theirs. Tutor.com finds the students for you, and you tutor in your own home online. Students range from 5 to ??? and the questions and sessions are varied. Tutor.com provides you with a mentor who helps you improve your approach, and flexibility: as a 24/7 operation, they are there when you are ready.

Pay is relatively low: $10-15/hour, and summer hours are hard to come by. Additionally, you are an independent contractor, which means paying your own SSI/SSDI and taxes.
Pros
Flexibility; work from home
Cons
Low pay; independent contractor
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Flexible Hours and Great Pay
ONLINE TUTOR (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 9, 2015
This online tutoring service consists of typing/using voice services to tutor a student on their question or subject of voice. There is also a helpful drawing board to further demonstrate problems. This service helped me to improve my multitasking and communication skills. Management is very polite and helpful at giving you tips to improve your tutoring skills. Since you work independently, there is no contact with co-workers. The hardest parts of the job are dealing with troubled students and that there are sometimes barriers that prevent you from being able to communicate problems/solutions effectively, since it is an online site. The most enjoyable part of the job is the instant gratification you receive from knowing that you helped a student understand something they were having trouble with. You can also make your own schedule so it is extremely flexible.
Pros
Great pay, helping others, extremely flexible schedule.
Cons
Troubled students can often disrupt tutoring process
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Good Work-from-Home supplementary income
ENGLISH ESSAY & GRAMMAR TUTOR (Former Employee) –  OnlineFebruary 25, 2015
I have been with tutor.com for about 5 months, and I am overall happy with my experience so far. There is plenty of support, especially in the beginning, in order for you to hone your tutoring skills and advance to the next pay level. You can enjoy the freedom of working as a float tutor (where you only sign in when you are available), or you can schedule hours. I find the work enjoyable, because each tutoring session is on whatever topic the student needs help with - as a result there is a huge variety of topics that you'll be working on.
Pros
work anywhere, tutoring/teaching experience, varied topics, make you own schedule
Cons
this is a self-employed position, so no benefits. sometimes it can be difficult to schedule the hours you want, as the higher level tutors get first dibs
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Online Tutoring
English Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, New YorkFebruary 23, 2015
You're able to set your own schedule and work as little or as much as you want. A mentor is assigned to observe your progress, and to give helpful tips on becoming a better online tutor. The hardest part of the job is explaining a lesson or concept via chat box. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
working during peak times to ensure you earn your monetary goal
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Tutoring
Online Tutor (Current Employee) –  InternetDecember 2, 2014
I use an interactive online environment to communicate mathematical concepts to students in need
Pros
flexible schedule, enjoyable to help people learn
Cons
low compensation
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Worst Job experience ever!! Abussive to Latin professionals
Tutor (Former Employee) –  mexicoOctober 29, 2014
Im sorry I didnt listen to this guy! My experience was exactly the same:

I worked with Tutor.com for three months. During that time, I received minimal support from management, experienced significant delays on communication from management’s end, and noted management’s extreme tendency to avoid actual interpersonal communication like it was the plague.

The service absolutely is teeming with abusive students who are rude and disrespectful. Tutor.com’s management and so-called “mentors” will evade your grievances regarding aberrant student behavior, and chastise the tutor for not be able to “meet the student’s needs” even when it’s blatantly apparent that the student is getting a sophomoric enjoyment out of harassing and “trolling” the tutors.

I was terminated from Tutor.com for essentially no other reason than Tutor.com’s management and “mentors” being incompetent and completely unresponsive to concerns and feedback provided by their tutors.

The only way I expect anyone could succeed with Tutor.com long-term is if one:
A. Has no life, no self-esteem or self-respect, and takes no pride in their work
B. Doesn’t mind being abused by students who go out of their way to waste the tutor’s time, and,
C. Doesn’t mind when management ignores your concerns and then blames you for their inadequacies.

In other words, if you value your skills and expertise as a tutor, and take pride in your work, and expect the people you work for to be equally-invested and equally-responsive as you are … then Tutor.com is NOT for you; don’t waste your time.
If on the other hand, you’re callous or ambivalent
  more... enough to not care when students abuse you, and you’ve got plenty of time to burn (no spouse, no kids, no pets, no responsibilities), and you don’t mind a below-average paycheck while your organization reaps money hand-over-fist, then sure, give working for Tutor.com a try. Just don’t come back and say I didn’t warn you  less
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Great Flexible Tutoring Company
Online Tutor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 19, 2014
Greatest thing about Textbook brokers are the flexible hours. You can sign in any time and receive a student. You choose when you want to start or stop tutoring, and what you make is based on your time spent helping students as well as your ratings. To me, this type of process is fair, with only the most hard-working and exceptional tutors earning the most on the website. Also, there is a wonderful supervisor who will help you along the way with difficult situations should you run into one during your session.
Pros
flexible hours at your computer
Cons
not as high paying as other tutoring services
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Tutor.com is a great homebased job
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Tutor.com (home based)June 15, 2014
I enjoy working from tutor.com. I can set my own schedule or i can log in and wait to tutor whenever I want. Tutors have their own mentor who help praise us for what we are doing well and give us resources to help us to improve strategies that we need to work on. Tutors start off on probation but can get promotions to tutor 1, tutor 2, and tutor 3 and earn more pay/hour, and receive bonuses for high ratings. Pay for tutors starting out on probation earn $9/hr plus and incentives for doing a great job tutoring. It does not take very long to move up as a tutor. Tutors in higher education subjects earn more than in elementary/middle school subjects.
Pros
set your own hours, at home, convenient
Cons
may have to float or log in and wait to tutor sometimes
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Nice place to work,
Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 30, 2014
You can set your own hours here which is nice. It's also nice to be able to work from home.
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The Hunger Games Version of Teaching
Part-time tutor (Former Employee) –  NYFebruary 12, 2014
If you can deal with being watched all the time in your interaction with students, and it's about to get much worse with voice tutoring coming on-board, and probably eventually video, then it might be okay for you. But say something uncouth to a student, look out, incoming missile! Give an answer to a question... bombs away! Your survival depends on who is watching you.

Pay is low and occasionally boring. You also have to deal with lots of lazy students who want you to do work for them or foreign students who don't know the language and wan't you to write for them.Tough game to win. I recommend going with competing companies if at all possible.
Pros
scheduling is easy.
Cons
you get low pay and are expendable.
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There are better companies out there
former employee (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 8, 2013
Pay is low compared to other companies. Scheduling is next to impossible. They open it up at, for example, 12 noon to everyone. Within 5 minutes, all of the hours are taken. You could have 100 positive or average ratings with one low rating, and they seem to harp on that one low rating and make you out to be a substandard employee. Only things good, you don't have to commit to a super load of hours each week, and you get to work from home. This wouldn't be a first choice company; probably a 2nd or 3rd choice at minimum.
Pros
low commitment, work from home
Cons
scheduling is next to impossible, reviews are based on one bad student evaluation
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