WyzAnt Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Pros
  • WyzAnt provides a great way for students and tutors to find each other (in 5 reviews)

  • Site makes it simple to find work by sending email notifications and it is set up in a user-friendly way (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • They take 40% of pay when you start (in 10 reviews)

  • You can't increase your commission without logging A LOT of hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Not bad, all things considered.

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tutor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Setting your own rate
    Good support from the Wyzant folks
    Website is constantly being improved
    Lots of clients (depends on your location)
    Electronic pay

    Cons

    Wyzant takes a pretty large cut of the tutor's pay
    It can be really hard to get started as a new tutor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking less of the tutor's pay percentage. This may drive down the cost of tutoring and attract more clients. Or, it just might make your newer tutors happier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. This company does what it says it will do and has never been late in paying for services rendered.

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    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at WyzAnt

    Pros

    They have plenty of clients in the pipeline and do all the work of recruiting, collecting fees, and putting them in touch with you. It's a win-win all the way!

    Cons

    None I can think of!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
  3. Great for finding students, with high commissions...

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Tutor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at WyzAnt

    Pros

    Excellent for finding new students to tutor.

    Cons

    High commissions, start at 40%, never less than 20%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commissions are a bit high, maybe offer different incentives and or lower commissions, especially to new tutors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Positive outlook on this company

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at WyzAnt

    Pros

    Setting you own hours, picking your students, great customer support. Also they make it easier to market yourself.

    Cons

    It could take months to find your first student. The pay scale could be more starting off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I was allowed to be very independent. Pay was pretty good, since you get to set your own rates.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WyzAnt

    Pros

    The pay was very good, as long as you make it higher up on the number of hours you have logged.

    Cons

    The training was very limited. Basically there are just a few very simple exams for each subject you want to tutor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training would be appreciated. I had an overall good experience working here though.

  7. Postive overall, nice to have a company help you deal with marketing and procuring clients.

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own rates and schedules.

    Cons

    Difficulty winning clients. Have to contact each potential client and samll percentage pick you or the service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly more hands-on in helping tutors secure clients. Difficult to get into the 20 hour plus mark.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Perfect in terms of flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've loved working for Wyzant over the past few years. It definitely increases the the likelihood to finding students to tutor. Since they get to rate tutors, most people feel more comfortable once you get the ball rolling and get a few reviews. This is especially helpful when parents reach out looking for tutors for their children.
    I love the fact that I can set my own hours and am no forced to have any consistency in my availability except to the long term students. As a student, this was an amazing way to make money and fit perfectly with my schedule.

    Cons

    The percent of commission Wyzant takes off is quite high, especially when you first start. It decreases as you accumulate more hours, which is nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Why I tutor with WyzAnt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Private Tutor in Iowa City, IA
    Current Freelancer - Private Tutor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at WyzAnt (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits of working with WyzAnt, is that i get to pick my students, hours and subjects that I teach.

    Cons

    I don't always have steady work and the travel can be an issue on occasion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Worst Company Ever

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    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at WyzAnt

    Pros

    Great database of students and nothing more to say.

    Cons

    They rape you with a 40% take on your paycheck. If you go around it, then ban you for life. Do you really want someone to rape you like this?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are just pure greed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WyzAnt

    Pros

    Website promotes smiling faces and sunny, grass fields. Their front is to help kids apparently, but no one knows for sure.

    Cons

    I was a prospective tutor, but broadly, the first interaction never passed the primary email response. The agent initiated a condescending tone with threats to remove me from their 'platform' for offering lessons online only. There are four reasonable responses to this position: 1) the website clearly states tutors can provide services online, 2) according to their contract I am a contractor and can't be forced to meet in person, 3) I'm providing lessons for CAD which is an advanced drafting software primarily for college students and the working class (prompting, who else but adults would be requesting CAD tutors anyway? Online - right?), 4) never do business with folks that begin relationships with threats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone including yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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