WyzAnt Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Andrew Geant
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Pros
  • Good job matching students and tutors (in 5 reviews)

  • Great website, very user friendly (in 5 reviews)

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

  • If you work a lot of hours you can change this to their taking only 20% (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great to Work Here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WyzAnt (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can set your own rate of pay; can set your own hours; jobs are listed for tutors; tutors are listed for students Tutors have to take tests to qualify in their subject area

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints about how the business is run, how incentives are dispersed or how tutors and students are supported

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. WyzAnt Tutoring: Generally a Positive Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Math and Science Tutor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Math and Science Tutor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about the WyzAnt model is that the marketing is done for you. You are matched with a prospective student based on their needs and your expertise. This part is seamless, too. Prospective parents or students input their information and what they are seeking, and they can choose among a variety of tutors, judging which one would ultimately be best for themselves or their students. The payment system is also extremely easy, with little hassle. The screening process is also advanced, as well. You are only interacting with potential students and no one else. You can also pick and choose your hours, working as much or as little as you want depending on if you have a full-time job. Generally they do a good job with most aspects of the company.

    Cons

    They take too much of the tutors' pay initially and do not increase the pay percentage at a reasonable enough rate for their more tenured tutors. You can only 'max out' at essentially 80% of what your hourly rate is. Even if you introduce a student whom you are tutoring to WyzAnt, they still want to take a 5% cut of that process. To me, this part is unfair, as the tutors do the work with the students after the initial contact.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay percentages for your more tenured tutors, and have re-tests so that you weed out the tutors who either forget the information or are not tutoring enough to keep themselves active and relevant on the website. Keep the website as is; it is the best and most efficient part of the entire process.


  3. Tutor-Pay half what you earn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time

    Pros

    You pay half of what you ear. So if you charge 30 an hour, your only getting 19 dollars, 10 of it goes to the company. There are certain hours you have to meet to get what, a dollar more of what you originally earn? Even when you "cap out" at 500 + hours, you still pay Wyzant.

    Cons

    Careful what you say through email. They're watching you.


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  5. Work Environment/Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very organized, well set up. Customer service is helpful. Very flexible with how you want to manage your time, students, and rates. Easy to contact students.

    Cons

    Pay percentage is too low, starting at only 60%, and increases too slowly. This forces tutors to charge much higher than what many people are willing to pay.


  6. Extra money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time

    Pros

    You can work as many hours as you want

    Cons

    Wyzant takes a huge percentage of your pay Applied to tons of tutoring jobs and only received a few


  7. Educator/Tutor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am still trying to figure this portion out.

    Cons

    There is NO fine print. This organization is deceptive, deceitful and shady. Hopefully they will need to go 'dependent contractor'.

    Advice to Management

    Become professional. Treat contractors as professional. Be honest and develop integrity.


  8. Tutor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Tutor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Tutor in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WyzAnt (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No enough hours available to tutor.

    Cons

    Not all the student understood they needed to have payment of method to contact tutor.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent experience, so far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at WyzAnt part-time

    Pros

    While Wyzant does the "heavy lifting" regarding finding students and making payments, it is understandable that they want to monitor communications between students and tutors. I have taught online for colleges and they do the same. This understandably protects Wyzant as well as the tutors and students.

    Cons

    Initially, Wyzant does take a big chunk out of the payment (con), however, this business model is clear upfront and there are no surprises (pro)..


  10. Tutor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Science Tutor in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Science Tutor in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has very good time flexibility.

    Cons

    Work is basically on the call.


  11. They are not hiring good teachers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor

    Pros

    You will waste your time for creating your account and taking tests.

    Cons

    It seems offering tutoring job opportunities. However, it is not. Even though, you scored 100 % on that subjects, they are discriminating people.



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