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.
As a self-employed tutor, Wyzant gives you the resources and network to reach more students in your area. Everything else, though, is up to you. You set your rate and decide how many students you want to take on. Most of my students were temporary jobs that lasted a few weeks or months, but I'm sure there are recurring jobs that you can find. The only downside for using Wyzant is that they take a significant portion of your commission at the start. You can even it out by charging a bit more, which seems to be the market staple on the website (i.e. rates are relatively steep, but people are willing to pay for them).
French tutor (Current Employee) – Northern New Jersey – July 21, 2018
It is hard to get paid for your work as much as is fair. However, they are good at finding clients for you. I liked the variety of clients I've had. Wyzant located customers for me at nearby locations for me, in Bergen County and Passaic County, New Jersey.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – June 23, 2018
My experience was very good, you can make your own hours. However, some clients may cancels on arrival, then tutor may lose pay. It is not stable job, it is good for students or as an additional income.
pretty good extra money, depending on your rate/time of year work can be busy, usually tutored 3-5 hours a week, most of the time you'll get inquiries from students but they'll stop following up, can be frustrating/may need to also signup for additional tutoring websites to get enough clientele
Part-time tutor, science and math (Current Employee) – Simi Valley, CA – June 12, 2018
Tutoring for WyzAnt assumes you know the material and are you willing to travel to a student's location to tutor them. I had to prepare 4 templates for each of the 20+ subjects I am tutoring, one each for: in person tutoring with confirmed payment, in person tutoring with unconfirmed payment, online tutoring with confirmed payment, and online tutoring with unconfirmed payment. I must check every morning to see if there are any jobs to respond to. When a tutoring location is beyond my 10-mile driving radius, from my home, I charge $1.00 more per hour, but I must get them to accept the augmented rate before I tutor them. If the student does not like my service, they may rate me less than 5 stars. If that happens I ask them why they rated me less than 5 stars and ask them to increase their rating of me to 5 starts. If they will not change their rating of me, I cancel that job, lose the money for that job, and try to keep my overall average rating as high as possible. I only tutor new students for 1 hour the first time we meet, so as not to lose more money for a bad rating. I have several students that continue year to year but there are always those students and parents that want 2 or 3 hours on the day before a big exam, which is too-little too-late and I'll probably get a low rating, so I prefer 1- 1 1/2 hours per day and 2 - 3 times per week, so that we can go over all the material the student covered in class, and to make sure they can do all their own homework. Do Not Do the Student's Homework For Them! I must write up a summary of the things I did with each studentmore... and submit it after each tutoring session in order to register the job and get paid in about a week. I use direct deposit. I write off the mileage and, tutoring supplies and tutoring food, like coffee donuts and burgers. Most teachers could not do this because this job requires me, the tutor to: be my own administrator, as well as the subject knowledge expert, and the deliverer of the material to the student I am trying to train, at the input rate that the student can successfully absorb. The joy of this tutoring experience is when the parents tell me that their student did well on their recent test, and when I see the student go from tears and fears, to joy and confidence. When I started tutoring I was only able to keep a small percentage of what I charged, and now after having tutored over 400 hours I keep 80% of what I charge. I can also keep 100% of my rate if I find my own students to tutor, but they must pay an additional 7% to WyzAnt. All my students want to be educated, which is different from the students I taught in public high school. There is less stress than teaching, but I must manage the whole process.less
Tutor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 11, 2018
The app is easy to use for searching for and booking jobs. I seemlessly transitioned from tutoring in LA to Chicago when I moved and found new clients right away. I love the ability to tutor online or face-to-face, and easy to become qualified in a variety of subjects. I recommended to another teacher friend who now uses in Boston.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – June 5, 2018
WyzAnt is good for pocket change.. Although I had a good Tutor rating on the site, students were far and in-between. This company is good to work for if you are student looking to make extra cash, or as a side job.