Tutor (Current Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – June 28, 2017
Nice if you need to supplement your income and can tutor. The scheduling is fairly flexible, but don't expect to get more than 15-20 hours per week. You do have to pass the subject area tests to tutor a specific area.
Calculus Tutor (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – July 19, 2017
I've had an overall very positive experience working as a part-time tutor with Tutor.com. The scheduling is extremely flexible, and it makes for a great supplementary income source. I've found engaging with students live over the company's proprietary software to be stimulating and enjoyable, as well as keeping my math tutoring skills sharp. However, note that it is difficult to schedule more than quarter-time hours per week, so it fits the role of side-gig.
Being able to work from home on hours that I am able to work with allowed me to work through work and studies while waiting for students to connect to sessions. The software used was clear, concise, and easy to use for both the client and tutor.
The pay is pretty low., that's the main problem. Also not many hours per week. You can do a lot better as a private tutor. But the advantages are that you don't have to find the students (the service brings them to you online), and you can tutor in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes the students are rude and some of the feedback from students or from mentors can be annoying, but you have to develop a thick skin and just do your best, and of course extract what useful advice you can find from the feedback. I think that for young people (college students) it may be a pretty good job. Also if you're stuck at home and want to work at odd hours from home.
Tutor (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 18, 2017
This is a good way to make some extra money in your home. The hours are flexible and the pay is pretty good. Some students can be a little rude or totally unprepared but overall I've enjoyed my interactions with the people looking for tutoring help.
MENTOR AND TUTOR (Current Employee) – Remote – April 9, 2017
I enjoy working as a virtual tutor and mentor. No, you won't get rich, but as a stay at home mom, I make some extra money and enjoy working with students. The job is very flexible, which makes it worth it to me. I started as a tutor and am transitioning to a mentor position.
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 9, 2017
While the product is great & the benefits are very fair, the expectation of working Saturdays, Sundays, etc AND being led by someone who does not understand the higher education sales environment made it very difficult to be successful.
Customer-focused, low pay, little opportunity for advancement, but still convenient work
Math Tutor (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 5, 2017
Way too focused around the customers/students. They can leave bad reviews for no reasons, and that affects advancement and bonuses. Can only block intolerable customers for that current session. It seems like the company doesn't care about the tutors. Very low pay for tutoring. Little opportunity to earn more (I went from probationary tutor, $9/hour, to level 1 tutor, $11/hour, after a month but then have been stuck there for over a year, despite good performance). Only pro is the convenience of working from home. However, I often spend all day online only to get 3-4 hours due to too many tutors and/or too little students.
Customer-focused, low pay, little opportunity for advancement
Tutor (Current Employee) – Remote – January 5, 2017
Helpful mentors and trainers, open schedules. Very exact with their payments, but generally a good part time gig. The students tend to be very polite and catch on pretty quick as well. Overall, check it out!
English and Spanish Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY (really from home) – July 26, 2016
I enjoy the flexibility of working for Tutor.com. We don't really have managers in this position (but my mentor is amazing). I only wish that they paid better/offered more hours. During scheduled hours, if not working with a client, you only make $5.50/hr.
(Depending on your level of tutoring you are limited to 5, 6, or 7 hours a week). You can pick up more hours on Saturday at noon, and they go fast...so trying to "catch more hours" can be stressful.
Personal Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 20, 2016
They charge students $40/hour for the "service" of which the tutor makes between $10-16 of. Since the tutor is doing all of the work, this seems a little lopsided/ Scheduling hours is a nightmare and you have to float to ever make any money. During finals time and the beginning of the school year you can make some decent money, but other than that you will likely spent 60 plus hours on your computer to try to hit the 28 hours per week where they cap you. Also you are independent contractor which mean you pay both employee and employer taxes.
Probationary tutor (Former Employee) – Florida – May 6, 2016
They are saturated with tutors. I signed up with Tutor.com in December 2015. Every Friday for 3 months, I signed in religiously to schedule hours. There were no hours available, ever. Occasionally, they allowed new probationary tutors to schedule hours on Wednesdays, which is the day that higher level tutors can schedule hours. Even then, there were no hours available except for one instance when there were two or so hours available at like 3:00 AM on a Sunday morning. I had school that morning, so I couldn't take those hours.
In short, I was "active" with Tutor.com for three months and was not able to get a single hour scheduled. Not one. What really discouraged me, is that I wasn't even able to get hours when they allowed me to "go to the front of the pack" by giving me the scheduling privileges of a high level tutor. That showed me that I wouldn't be able to get hours even if I had been there for years.
This is all very frustrating for me, because I spent a lot of time preparing for and then taking the two required subject tests (yes, you have to test into two subjects, not one like they pretend), taking the proctored session, and then logging in repeatedly to try and get hours.
Tutor I (Former Employee) – Huntington, WV – April 2, 2016
I Used to tutor math subjects such as algebra and geometry with this company. The hours were never available despite the fact they claim that their existed a huge demand for math tutors. Even as a floater, I would wait over an hour for a session. I would be lucky if I got one 10 minute session per day. I hardly ever broke $100 a month, and honestly it wasn't worth it.
Work at home
Lack of available hours, no guarantee of getting sessions
probationary tutors aren't supported and tech support doesn't address issues
probationary tutor (Current Employee) – online – March 25, 2016
If you want to work for a company that doesn't provide even the basic support system for new employees (probationary tutors), then this is the place for you. I've been a tutor for more than a month and have yet to actually tutor a student. My area of expertise is the one they claim to have the most requests in...