Tutor (Current Employee) – Telecommute. – January 15, 2019
Tutor.com is a great place to work if you want to help students. The best part is reaching that break through with a student live and knowing that you've truly helped someone understand a concept. The workplace culture is focused on helping students and learning. The job is rewarding and even fun. If hours were more consistently available, it would be perfect.
Client Services Manager (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – January 2, 2019
Tutor.com and The Princeton Review offered me a great opportunity to remotely work doing a job I truly enjoy. However the benefits offered from when I started to current have been truly lackluster. The Princeton Review, a renowned Test Prep company, does not actually offer free or even discount pricing on their Test Prep books for employees (or their families) let alone classes. There have been monumental shifts and changes even before the company was bought and even prior to that they were making questionable decisions on who would stay and who would go. I lost some truly valuable coworkers during my time that have made my day to day at times more challenging. I believe they are attempting to right the ship at the moment of posting (Jan, 2019) but time will tell. In regards to upward mobility, I knew it could be an uphill battle since my particular department is on the smaller side but with no plan to elevate or even find additional colleagues dedicated to my position have made things uneasy.
On the positive side, I have managers & directors who truly care about me personally and are good to work for. I have been commended in my time and while there were no perks for recognition, it was very nice to know my work is appreciated in some way. I also have a semi flexible schedule but due to my position and ability, work longer hours if need be.
Overall, this was a great place to continue my career and build up valuable experience that I will be able to put to use in the future.
Too consumer centric. If a student who is lazy or abusive wants to give you a bad review because they have no work ethic or respect, they can do that, and give tutor a bad rating in retaliation, and the tutor is the one who will get scolded, put on advisory, etc.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 24, 2018
Don't work for them! They won't tell you the truth about students, their needs and availability and they will make you a huge problem. They do everything behind your back. They don't even have enough students. Avoid them.
False pay advertisements, impossible to get hours.
English Tutor (Current Employee) – Virginia – August 31, 2018
Despite hiring for specific subject areas while advertising pay rates both in the job ad and during the interview, what they actually pay is several dollars less per hour. Assuming you can get hours. First week seemed easy to come by, but by the time the probationary times open (and I have sat there refreshing down to the minute) everything is gone. You can only schedule 5-6 hours even if they are. In the two months I've been there I've managed to schedule a grad total of 6 hours. My assigned mentor was very responsive to questions and friendly, and despite very little time to work with students the work itself is enjoyable. Sadly the trend with most online tutoring and teaching companies is to employ many (easier to turn over) and provide little stability, pay, or incentives to its staff. Tutor.com is no different.
Theoretically set your own hours, rewarding work
Low pay, false job description, tough to get approved for subjects
This could be a decent part time job if the pay and expectations of tutors were reasonable. The compensation is almost minimum wage for Masters level experience. They expect you to be an expert in all areas without any incentives for time spent researching advanced topics outside of tutoring time. Students are allowed to act rudely whereas tutors must always give service with a smile.
Sitting at home in your PJ's
Low pay (basically minimum wage), Lack of sufficient work hours, Disparaging treatment of tutors vs. students
Nice supplemental income, fulfilling work, but students can be nobs
Academic Coach - Tutor III (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 22, 2018
24/7 flexible scheduling. You pick your own hours, but they are quite inconsistent. No benefits. Management is professional, friendly, and supportive. Fulfilling, but some students are obnoxious. Pay is once per month, which is highly inconvenient, but it is on time and reliable.
Flexible schedule, Fulfilling work, Friendly professional management, Few technical issues, Professional autonomy, Good communication flow from company
Low pay, Pay only once/month, No benefits, Inconsistent hours, Obnoxious or lazy students
Great way to make extra money on the side while in school or as a side gig.
Economics, Calculus, and Statistics Tutor (Former Employee) – Remote – May 31, 2018
Flexible hours. Decent pay. The culture was very customer oriented. Oftentimes, you have to decide between your rating or actually helping the student. Overall, great way to make money on the side. Not as a full time job.
Writing Tutor (Current Employee) – Remote – May 4, 2018
If you have a part-time job and aren't making ends meet, this is an easy, low-risk, low-reward type scenario. You can tutor any time of day or night (although scheduled hours tend to go quickly) and if you tutor at college level you make a decent amount of money per session. If you can do in-person tutoring somewhere else, take it, but if not, this is a good supplement for your career.
Online Tutor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 23, 2018
This company was not great to work for. There was a long list of things that they listed employees could be fired for. The hours were horrible.When I needed a recommendation letter for grad school, they said that they don't do that. I was happy to get the $10-11/hour at the time because I couldn't find another job, but I wouldn't do that again unless I had no income again.
Nice for extra money, but not something to live on
Level 1 Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 29, 2017
Tutor.com is great in terms of flexibility and ease of use. I can claim whatever available hours work for me and pick up floating hours at other times.
The main issue is being able to get scheduled hours, especially during school breaks. You get paid full wage for any minutes you spend in session (scheduled or floating), partial wage for any time you spend waiting for sessions during your scheduled hours, and nothing for time you spend waiting as a floating tutor.
It's a nice means of earning a few hundred extra dollars a month (if it's busy) but is by no means something you can live on.
Another issue is that management sets average session lengths (usually 22 minutes) as goals. However, these seem to have very little relationship to the questions at hand or the subject matter. I routinely receive negative marks on my performance reviews from my mentor for going over time limits, even though I would have to do a substandard job to fit that time frame with the subjects I tutor and the fact that most of the students I get paired up with are college-level.
Good work from home position if you get the right supervisor.
Tutor (Former Employee) – online – October 2, 2017
It was a great place to work online until I was assigned a different and unqualilfied supervisor. She didn't seem to understand basic grammar rules and covered for her own ignorance by trying to micro-manage people. It went from great to awful with that one change. I have friends who still work there and are fine, because she is not their supervisor.