Don't waste your time with this site. If you're serious about becoming a tutor, you would be better off applying to a local agency, or even advertising on social media.
The only "student requests" you'll get via this site are scammer messages. The messages are nearly identical, and will often ask you to teach something vague or unrelated to your topic. Wyzant has been alerted to this since a while ago, and yet the spam persists.
Scammers ask you to contact an email outside Wyzant, after which they'll reply with a request for your phone number, address, or other sensitive information. NEVER fall for this, and if you do get on this waste of internet space, never contact those outside emails in the first place.
Here is a sample message (of many) I've received:
"Hello' i need you to tutor my son Name on drawing, you contact me on scammeremail @ gmail.com thank you..."
All grammatical errors that occur came with original message, and were often repeated with the name/email/subject swapped out.
Additionally, Wyzant's online tutoring service is an absolute bust. It doesn't work on most browsers, and crashes regularly anyway.
Wyzant may say that you need to bring in an audience from outside social media to thrive, but if you're doing that anyway, there is absolutely no reason to use this untrustworthy and neglectful site. Just tally your own hours and make your own forms if you want to go freelance. Or you can apply to local tutoring agencies/after-school programs if you don't want to handle paperwork.
scams, low student traffic, poor video call support