Pros: flexible hours
Cons: low pay, terrible management
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 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.