Decent Online Tutoring Company
Tutor (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 1, 2018
You're getting a mixed bag when working with Varsity Tutors, but it's a mostly positive experience. You are an independent contractor that uses their platform, which means you get to set your own hours, pick your own clients, and teach using your personal style. They are also relatively low hassle if things aren't working with a particular client and you want to stop tutoring them. Varsity support staff is quite prompt in their response times and they are always very friendly, which is great.
While Varsity is flexible with scheduling, their compensation rates leave a little to be desired. For most online tutoring subjects, I make $13 an hour. Not abyssmal, but definitely not great, especially if I want to support myself with only this job. For more advanced online subjects (MCAT), I make $25/hr, which is a little better. Definitely less than private tutoring or working for a test prep company. However, I can't complain too much since I do get to work from home. Pay aside, Varsity's platform can be buggy at times and their tech suppor is not always capable of nailing down the issues.