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...
Able to work from home, unfortunately, not very supoortive
Tutor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 18, 2016
Unfortunately, this is a student-led ratings system that determines your promotion level. If you do not do as the students want (despite being against the rules to do this), students rate you poorly and there is no support system used to determine whether students rated legitimately. This is a for-profit company that caters to their investors.
Tutor (Former Employee) – New York – January 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.
Convenient work from home.
Nasty students. Bad management and mentoring. Low pay rate. Unethical.
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.
Mathematics Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 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.
Online company with the freedom to work in the way that is best for you.
Tutor and Mentor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 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.
Set all of your own hours and only tutor subjects you feel comfortable with
Hourly pay could be higher, especially based on the cost for a user.
Online tutor - English (Current Employee) – Virtual – May 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.
ONLINE TUTOR (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 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.
Great pay, helping others, extremely flexible schedule.
Troubled students can often disrupt tutoring process
ENGLISH ESSAY & GRAMMAR TUTOR (Former Employee) – Online – February 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.
Work anywhere, tutoring/teaching experience, Varied topics, make you own schedule
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
English Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, New York – February 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.
Working during peak times to ensure you earn your monetary goal