Tutor (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – April 20, 2013
Great if one gets into self-managing. May have it as a job on the side still. In a big city, difficult with traffic and a strain due to that. Still, good for starting to learn how to run one's own business.
A Great Opportunity for Tutors Starting from Scratch
Accounting Tutor (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 12, 2017
Wyzant is a great opportunity for tutors building up a business. It takes time, and it takes patience, but after a year of tutoring one or two students every two or three months, assuming one provides great service and great results, they will start getting more inquiries, to the point where it will be a viable business opportunity.
There are many tutors on Wyzant who make a great living doing extremely rewarding work. There is something money can't justify when a student tells you, "I failed my first two tests and may not have graduated from college, but thanks to your tutoring, I was able to pass with a B and get my degree!"
If that sounds like something one would like to do with their life, Wyzant is a great platform to start out. Just understand, they take a fat cut off your hourly rate, and if you don't perform, you will not be successful.
That said, the risks and costs have been well worth it for me.
self determined hours, self determined pay scale, self determined culture, self determined job function, only limits are market forces
self determined hours, self determined pay scale, self determined culture, self determined job function, only limits are market forces, high percentage fee split with Wyzant (but worth it)
Tutor (Former Employee) – New Jersey – November 2, 2017
Wyzant is easy to work for. You post your profile and your tutoring fee, clients reach out to you, and you work with the client to schedule a time to meet. We meet and I tutor for 1-2 hours per session. Wyzant sends me a check. I could work as much or as little as I like and choose the distance I prefer to travel. It was a very good experience and I would recommend it to anyone who teaches or knows a subject well.
Accounting & Algebra Tutor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 1, 2017
Worked with Wyzant for about 8 yrs and tutored around 25 students. The overall working relationship was good. Helped many students learn their material and pass their course. Have 2 good reviews posted on Wyzant. Left Wyzant after they couldnt get the email system with a student worked out. Went into private practice after that. Would work with Wyzant again because they do help students.
Tutor (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – September 30, 2017
They do take a big chunk of your earnings. They say you can keep more of y our pay when you log more hours. This can be a little hard because... There is a LOT, I mean a LOT, of tutor competition, especially if you live in a large urban area, like I do. You are competing with hundreds of other tutors, some with Master's Degrees. People are charmed by degrees. Even if you have a great deal of successful experience, but just an Associate Degree, who knows if you will be selected by customers. I don't overcharge on my end, either. I keep it reasonable. Some want to charge customers 70.00 a lesson. However, Out of all the tutor jobs I applied to on Wyzant, I actually got relatively few from Wyzant. No complaints about efficiency and dependability. Website features work okay for scheduling, logging, etc. and getting paid. If you have a question, they answer it in a timely way, also.
Not a lot of bungling by management about logged hours, pay, etc. Pretty responsive to questions, also.
Way too much competition for tutoring jobs. Take too much of your earnings.
English Tutor (Current Employee) – Diamond Bar, CA – September 11, 2017
Wyzant is the best tutoring company I have worked for. You can make great pay by setting your own huors and fees. I have found amazing tutoring clients through this website. The staff is helpful and prompt.
Teacher/ Tutor (Former Employee) – New York, Florida – September 8, 2017
I was very unhappy w the setup. The company takes a whopping 60% of what your rate is.......unbelievable! If you don't mind working for pesos and being treated like a non professional dummy, then Wyzant is for you! A great company that discourages you in your profession because of the way they manage their members' pay rate!!!!!
You're an independent contractor. Your reputation relies on client reviews.
Math Tutor (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – August 28, 2017
At WyzAnt you're an independent contractor. You set your rate, but WyzAnt takes a big chunk of it (though the chunk lessens over time). The web site has an easy user interface.
Your reputation depends on the reviews of your clients.
I was a math tutor. I have a strong background in math and did not have problems handling atypical math classes/assignments, but my clients complained that other tutors were not prepared for such classes. A tutor said they 'knew' algebra for example, but struggled with a unique algebra honors course the client was taking. That algebra tutor had to have passed Wyzant's algebra test (which you can only take once by the way), but the test does not encompass all that algebra can be.
I loved my clients and the reason I left was to pursue a degree. I still think about my clients and hope they are becoming successful mathematicians!
You set your own salary and your own hours.
There are no real benefits. If you do in-home tutoring there's a lot of driving.
Tutor (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 12, 2017
Wyzant provides independent tutors with job opportunities based on the tutor's location. As a tutor, I have had many students, most likely due to the fact that tutors are rewarded with more profile visibility when they respond quickly to student requests. I typically do not have to reach out to new students - they find me first. Though the money is not much, the portion of pay that Wyzant takes is reduced each time a tutor completes a milestone of hours. So there is an opportunity to keep more of your money as you gain additional experience. As a full-time employee during the week, I have found this to be a great opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash while helping others in my field or in allied industries. It can also be used as a stepping stone to permanent teaching opportunities elsewhere should a tutor desire to do so.
Student (Former Employee) – Michigan – August 9, 2017
I had a complaint about a tutor who lack of ethic and responsibility and without asking any questions, I got an email saying my complaint had nothing to do with the company and therefore my account was going to be close. If any account needed to be close it was the tutor one, not mine.